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#1488825 - 08/05/10 04:33 PM Re: New Casio Privia PX-3 [Re: JFP]
galaxy4t Offline
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Registered: 08/28/08
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Good point! Their quality control is spotty especially on their keybeds. Some have keys that loosen up and wobble noticeably from side to side sometimes catching on adjacent keys. The gaps on the keybeds also isn't always uniform. Considering the price of their products is considerably more in the UK and Europe, seems like issues like these would be deal breakers, but it is hard to guage from a forum how widespread they are. In the states Casio is considered good for the money, but is also seen as being built to a price point.


Edited by galaxy4t (08/05/10 04:34 PM)

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#1557840 - 11/14/10 08:51 PM Re: New Casio Privia PX-3 [Re: Dusky]
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Dear Mr. Mike Martin, I am addressing/asking you for lack of a satisfactory answer from Casio technical support. I recently purchased a PX-3 and used it in concert to control a Yamaha Motif E-S onstage @ a 2,300 seat venue with the rock group with which I am a member "Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers" alongside Mr. Bruce Springsteen.
I am happy with the key deck and action so far as well as the light weight, however, I am astonished and disappointed at the apparent oversight in not including a modulation thumb wheel and especially volume/expression pedal electronics with this 30 year anniversary piano.
In my opinion, observation and use of many keyboards over 30 years in the music business, these options/features are a necessity when using a keyboard as a controller to mimic for example; organ leslie speaker efects via a "toggle" ( or thumb wheel, not a button you have to hold down ) or adding volume/modulation effects to piano/synth sounds via an expression pedal while both hands are busy playing, again, not a "button" you have to hold down.
I had to find a replacement 88 key controller to replace my current digital piano that is failing after 15 years of use . I imagined what I was looking for to be first and foremost a realistic piano "feel", small physically, and lightweight, all of which so far the PX-3 satisfies, again, however, the lack of these industry standard features leaves me no choice but to consider returning the PX-3 and continuing my search for a suitable replacement again. I would very much like to continue using this, and other products by Casio but I need a forthright answer as to whether these modulation issues can be readily addressed by Casio. Perhaps some type of modification etc. I would very much appreciate any help/suggestions in this regard. Let me know of alternate contact info etc., if any. Sincerely, l.j.

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#1557881 - 11/14/10 09:50 PM Re: New Casio Privia PX-3 [Re: L.J.]
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Originally Posted By: L.J.
I am astonished and disappointed at the apparent oversight in not including a modulation thumb wheel and especially volume/expression pedal electronics with this 30 year anniversary piano.

I suspect this limitation was imposed by the apparent need to use the existing PX-330 enclosure for this limited edition, rather than develop new molds and mechanics.

Originally Posted By: L.J.
these options/features are a necessity when using a keyboard as a controller to mimic for example; organ leslie speaker efects via a "toggle" ( or thumb wheel, not a button you have to hold down )

The "Assignable 2" button can function as a Leslie toggle (hit once to speed up, hit again to slow down).

Originally Posted By: L.J.
or adding volume/modulation effects to piano/synth

A volume pedal can easily be added by taking the outputs of the PX-3 and running it through a traditional style volume pedal with in and out jacks.

Originally Posted By: L.J.
I need a forthright answer as to whether these modulation issues can be readily addressed by Casio. Perhaps some type of modification etc. I would very much appreciate any help/suggestions in this regard.

I believe a Behringer FCB1010 connected to the PX-3's MIDI in will allow you to use its two pedals as expression and modulation pedals. You might also be able to program one of its footswitches to change rotary speed.

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#1557893 - 11/14/10 10:05 PM . [Re: galaxy4t]
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#1557926 - 11/14/10 11:02 PM Re: New Casio Privia PX-3 [Re: L.J.]
galaxy4t Offline
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Loc: Lakewood, CA
L.J.
If you want to try and contact Mike Martin, you might try going to the Keyboard Corner on the music player forum. You might try and PM him. I don't think he hangs out much on this forum any longer.

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