Casio Privia PX560BE 88-Key Digital Stage Piano


This Casio PX560 digital piano review brings you the positives and negatives of the Casio PX560 piano. This digital piano is one of the latest additions to the Privia Series. It is a great piano that serves home playing as well as gigging musicians.

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CASIO PX560BE 88-KEY DIGITAL STAGE PIANO SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard

  • 3 Sensors Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II 3 sensitivity levels
  • Sound Source – Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source
  • Linear Morphing & Hex layer – yes
  • Polyphony (maximum) – 256

Tones

  • 650 Built-in Tones
  • 400 User Tones
  • Layer – yes
  • Split – yes
  • Duet Mode – yes
  • Octave Shift – yes
  • Editor – yes

Simulator for acoustic piano tones

  • Hammer Response – yes 8 Levels
  • Damper Noise – yes 16 Levels
  • Damper Resonance – yes 16 Levels
  • String Resonance – yes 16 Levels
  • Key off Simulator – yes

Digital Effects 

  • Reverb – 17 Types (Editable)
  • Chorus – 16 Types (Editable)
  • Delay- 6 Types (Editable)
  • Mester EQ -4 Bands Parametric EQ
  • DPS – 20 Types (Parameter Editable DSP)
  • Auto Harmonize – yes

Recorder

  • MIDI Recorder – 16 Multi-Track + 1 System Track 100 Songs Approximately 50,000 Notes Real- Time Recording, Punch-in/out Song, and Track Edit: Delete, Copy, Rename
  • Audio Recorder – 100 Songs Recording/Playback Format: .wav (16bit, 44.1kHz, Stereo) Length of recording per song: approx. 74mins
  • Preset Temperaments – 17 Types
  • Rhythm Editor – yes

Rhythms 

  • 200 Built-in Rhythms
  • 30 User Rhythms
  • One Touch Preset

Songs 

  • 100 User Songs (Song Expansion)
  • 32MB Capacity for user songs
  • 6 Demo songs
  • Tempo Setting – 20 ~ 255BPM Tapping Function
  • Metronome – 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 beats; tempo range: 20 to 255
  • Key Transpose – 25 Steps (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)

Pedals

  • SP-3 Optional
  • SP-33 Half-Damper pedal Operation – Yes (with optional SP-33 pedal unit)

Tuning Control 

  • A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz

Lesson Function 

  • Part ON / OFF (16ch Mixer)

Music Preset 

  • 305 Built-in Presets Chord Progressions 100 User Presets Editing Parameters

Registration Memory 

  • 96 Setups (4 areas x 24 banks)

Display

  • 3″ Color Touch Panel
  • Pitch Bend Wheel -Yes
  • Modulation Wheel – Yes

Controller 

  • 3 Knobs

Power

  • Source – DC 12V
  • Supply – AC Adapter: AD-A12150LW
  • Consumption – 10 W
  • Auto Power Off – yes

USB Connectivity

  • USB port (to Host) – Yes
  • Pedal – 2 (Damper Assignable)Connector for 3- Pedal Unit Expression Pedal Available
  • USB Flash Drive Port – Yes
  • Midi in/out – Yes
  • Phones – 2 (3.5mm Stereo Mini, Front)
  • Line In – Yes (L/MONO, R : 6.3mm Mono Standard)
  • Line Out – Yes (L/MONO, R : 6.3mm Mono Standard)
  • Audio In – Yes (3.5mm Stereo Mini)

Speakers and Amplifiers

  • Speakers – 4.72″ x 2, 1.97″ x 2
  • Amplifiers – 8 W + 8 W

Weight with stand 

  • 5 lbs. (48.5 lbs. optional)

Size with stand

  • 0″ x 11.5″ x 5.8″ / 52.0″ x 11.5″ x 30.4″ [optional]

Included Accessories 

  • Score Stand
  • SP-3 Pedal
  • AD-A12150 AC Adapter

Optional Accessories 

  • 3 Pedal System (SP-33)
  • Keyboard Stand (CS-67P)

CASIO PX560 DIGITAL PIANO REVIEW – FEATURES

The Casio PX560 comes packed with easy to use functions and features that pianists of all skill levels will appreciate. Let us go through some of its key features below.

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Keyboard

This piano has a Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action 2 88-keyboard. It has the same action and size similarities to that of an acoustic piano. Here, the lower keys are heavier, become lighter as the keys get higher. This action keyboard comes with an ivory key finish that prevents fingers from slipping, especially when playing for extended periods.

Sound

The use of Casio’s newly developed sound technology known as Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator sound (AiR) expresses authentic vibrations of an acoustic piano.

There are 650 different tones and 220 different rhythms by genres. In addition, there’s an option of adding 400 user tones of your choice. What’s more? The digital piano comes with a very high polyphony of 256, allowing you to smoothly play all types of songs.

Layer Mode

This function allows you to simultaneously play two different sounds on one key. For example, you can play a piano sound and an organ sound simultaneously on one key.

Split Mode

This feature allows you to simultaneously play an instrumental sound on each side of the keyboard. For instance, you can play the piano on the right hand while the left hand is playing vibration.

Dual Mode

Also known as, classroom mode, the Dual Mode allows the player to divide the keyboard into two separate parts under same chromatic scale. This feature gives an illusion of playing on two different pianos, great for teacher-student interaction.

Recording and Connectivity

With this digital piano, you can record up to 100 songs. Even more, a MIDI feature will allow you to record over 1000 songs.

Connecting this instrument to your Computer, iPhone, and iPad can be done through the available USB Port.

Casio PX560 also allows an external amp connection, a great output for use on those public performances.

Color Touchscreen Display

Another great additional feature with this piano is the 5.3” color touchscreen that allows easy control of your piano.

Pros

  • Has a great piano sound
  • Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
  • Comes with a color screen display
  • An integrated classroom mode
  • It comes with built-in recording options
  • It is compact and lightweight
  • 256-note maximum polyphony

Cons

  • The speakers are quite small and not as loud as expected.

The Casio PX560 is quite a versatile instrument that will perform well in professional settings as well as a school or home piano.

This piano will be a great fit for beginners and intermediate level players for both its functions and portability. You can carry it with ease whenever you go.

From this Casio PX560 digital piano review, we’re convinced that you now have a good idea of what you can get into.

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