Casio’s Celviano AP-260 and AP-460, as well as the Privia PX-760 and PX-860 offer a number of new features including a Hall Simulator and Concert Play. The latest Celviano and Privia digital pianos will be on display in Casio’s booth (#B5900) during Winter NAMM.
Concert Play allows musicians to play along to 10 classical pieces. For each of these 10 pieces, recordings of a symphony orchestra are included and users can select to hear them with or without the piano part. There is also a lesson feature, which allows musicians to practice a piece at a slower tempo until they are ready to play it at normal tempo with the orchestra. The 10 pieces are appropriate for a variety of skill sets from beginner to advanced.
In addition, new stereo string ensemble tones were developed for this line of Celviano and Privia digital pianos. These string sounds can be played individually or layered with Casio's Concert Grand Piano sounds. There are also new electric piano sounds derived from the Privia PX-5S Stage Piano. The new models include a digital effects system called Hall Simulator. Based on acoustic measurements of real locations around the world, users have the ability to select simulated environments to play the piano. Presets include the Dutch Reformed Church, Berlin Hall Philharmonic, the French Cathedral in Berlin, and more.
The new Celviano and Privia models also come equipped with Casio’s proprietary AiR technology. The AiR sound provides damper resonance, which enhances the sounds of the dampers lifting off the strings when pushing on the sustain petal. Casio’s AiR technology also compensates for the speed at which hammers strike strings at different velocities and key ranges.
The AP-260 will be available in black or brown for an MSRP of $1,499.99; the AP-460 will be available in black or brown for an MSRP of $1,899.99; the PX-760 will be available in black or brown for an MSRP of $1,099.99; and the PX-860 will be available in black or brown for an MSRP of $1,499.99.