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#2035876 - 02/19/13 01:32 PM I have a Casio PX-5S GAS
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I gigged with my MP6 last Sunday. I have a good soft case with wheels. My car is big enough to fit it easily. I have been going to а gym regularly for an year. Yet I hated the experience of moving the MP6!

Nord Electro 4 HP could be a solution but is so expensive and cannot layer and split (to my knowledge).

And here comes the Casio PX-5S! Full 88 keyboard with great sounds, layers, splits, effects, etc in a 11kg package. And for $999. Could this be the holy grail of gigging pianos? I have a GAS laugh
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#2035941 - 02/19/13 03:50 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Originally Posted By: CyberGene
Could this be the holy grail of gigging pianos?

I strongly doubt that laugh

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#2035945 - 02/19/13 03:56 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Well, let's call it the *budget* holy grail then laugh
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#2035978 - 02/19/13 04:38 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Other possibilities at substantially less weight than the MP6 (still with plenty of layer, split, and fx capabilities) would be the Yamaha MOX8 and Korg Krome 88. But Casio will have the advantages of lower price, lighter weight, and less depth for better ergonomics when you want to stack a second board above it. We'll see about the sounds...

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#2035990 - 02/19/13 04:59 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: maurus]
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Originally Posted By: maurus

I strongly doubt that laugh


I'm curious, what specifically do you doubt?
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#2035995 - 02/19/13 05:08 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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... that the holy grail can be had for 999 bucks. laugh

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#2035996 - 02/19/13 05:13 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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p.s. -- forgot what may be, for many, potentially the biggest advantage the PX-5S will have over those other possibilities... a really nice action.

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#2035999 - 02/19/13 05:18 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: maurus]
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Originally Posted By: maurus
... that the holy grail can be had for 999 bucks. laugh


It may be preordered from KraftMUSIC for $999 and that even includes a bundle with headphones, USB drive, etc or soft case:

Casio Privia-Pro PX-5S on KraftMUSIC
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#2036003 - 02/19/13 05:22 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: anotherscott]
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Originally Posted By: anotherscott
We'll see about the sounds...


We'll see about the looks...

(Sorry couldn't help myself).

I think the px5 is , apart from the looks, almost perfect. If they would have added aftertouch at perhaps a little extra cost, I think it would have hit the bulls eye for even many more people. Still it's a long wait for April to finally see/ hear the finished product.

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#2036009 - 02/19/13 05:31 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The looks?

The feedback from the show was overwhelmingly positive.











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#2036017 - 02/19/13 05:43 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I must admit I was initially disappointed by its looks but it kind of grows on me and I like it now, at least on the pictures. It might have something to do with a certain childhood memory I have about the first electronic keyboard I've ever played as a kid and that was a white Casio synth my cousin got as a present. I was so deeply impressed by all the sounds and effects that I may have developed a subconscious association between white color and good feeling laugh


Edited by CyberGene (02/19/13 05:46 PM)
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#2036153 - 02/19/13 11:29 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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AUGH! Now Kraft is saying April 30. I've chosen this for my boat studio... GAS here too, and the only thing that eases the agony of waiting is the sense that goodies are still being added...
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#2036154 - 02/19/13 11:35 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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What do you guys mean by "GAS"?
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#2036155 - 02/19/13 11:36 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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It is a bit too early for Kraft to be saying specifically when in April. I do believe it will be early in the month.
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#2036156 - 02/19/13 11:37 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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G.A.S = Gear Acquisition Syndrome

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#2036157 - 02/19/13 11:39 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Nomadness]
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Originally Posted By: Nomadness
the only thing that eases the agony of waiting is the sense that goodies are still being added...



The software has change significantly since the NAMM show. We'll be working on updating all the specs and features on the web and then shooting videos in the coming weeks. Details coming asap.
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#2036165 - 02/20/13 12:04 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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#2036198 - 02/20/13 01:49 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Quote:
...looks...

If you are planning to use one on stage it looks much better than black under stage lighting. This in addition to what AnotherScott has mentioned about legibility of controls under stage lighting. It catches all of the drama of theatrical lighting. Here it reflects the colors of a sunset.


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#2036214 - 02/20/13 02:49 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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#2036219 - 02/20/13 03:33 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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We'll apart from the "looks" thingie , the Casio Px is certainly on my list. Looks promising , can't wait for the added specs where all the additions and improvements are listed, that we're developed since NAMM.

Last time about the looks; I fully understand the visibility/ readability reasons for choosing a non black approach. However what makes it most odd to me is the black box approach on the right side. It sort of abruptly breaks the design flow of the instrument. If that could have been the same white as the rest , or another creative color scheme solution, that would do a lot already. But I'll put it to rest.

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#2036226 - 02/20/13 04:34 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Dave, you're right about the 88 keys. We, piano players, always need the *full* range wink BTW, I am so happy with the MP6 as a touch and sound, and I even discovered a totally new area for me with few of the analog style synth sounds that worked extremely well on the Herbie's Chameleon - such a fun! If it wasn't the weight, it would have been such a great gigging machine! But the topic is about the Casio, so let's wait and see if it's going to set a new standard for a portable lightweight 88-key stage piano.
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#2036308 - 02/20/13 09:30 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: o0Ampy0o]
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Originally Posted By: o0Ampy0o

If you are planning to use one on stage it looks much better than black under stage lighting. This in addition to what AnotherScott has mentioned about legibility of controls under stage lighting. It catches all of the drama of theatrical lighting. Here it reflects the colors of a sunset.


That picture was taken in my kitchen. wink
There wasn't much light...except the sun which was setting. cool (and one overhead light)


Edited by Mike_Martin (02/20/13 01:40 PM)
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#2036393 - 02/20/13 12:20 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Could this be the holy grail of gigging pianos?

If this was the holy grail you'd be able to play your choice of many fully sampled APs, EPs, etc. residing on the USB drive. When will we get that?
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#2036413 - 02/20/13 12:46 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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You don't need full sampling on a gigging board. You need that for a solo piano recording but on stage there are different rules. For example Roland SN pianos are known to be excellent for solo piano recordings and weak on a stage with many other instruments, failing to cut through the mix, etc. Being able to load samples is great but not necessary for a gigging piano.
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#2036477 - 02/20/13 02:46 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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#2036507 - 02/20/13 04:00 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Originally Posted By: CyberGene
You don't need full sampling on a gigging board.

Weren't we talking holy grail? Nords have uploadable voices and are primarily gigging boards.
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#2036510 - 02/20/13 04:06 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Quick edit - just to get rid of the black box :-) It's not art or perfect in my limited time, but with some creativity , you could redesign the rest.

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#2036585 - 02/20/13 06:32 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I tried contacting Casio, but no luck yet.

Do any of you know if the PX-5S is gonna be available in Norway? Mike?
And will it come with a damper pedal included?

I'm considering it for home playing mostly, but also for band purposes.


Really getting sick of waiting to buy a new DP though frown

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#2036586 - 02/20/13 06:35 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I don't know the details of all the distribution world-wide, I'll see if I can get any info from my colleagues at Casio Europe.
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#2036593 - 02/20/13 06:53 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By: CyberGene
You don't need full sampling on a gigging board.

Weren't we talking holy grail? Nords have uploadable voices and are primarily gigging boards.


Well, everybody has his own personal view of what is a holy grail. I'd agree that the more, the better. (With a minus sign for weight and price of course :D) However as of now there is no board to offer all of it.

In my personal view:
Nord Piano is probably OK, however it is almost twice as heavy and 2.5 times as expensive as PX-5S, offers only simple split and layer versus multiple zones and it was only the latest piano to offer delay for example, not to mention more sophisticated effects and chains, keyboard is another story.

Nord Electro is lightweight, however it is not multitimbral (doesn't offer split and layer), is not full size keyboard, etc.

I can say similar things for Kawais, Rolands, Yamahas, Korgs, Kurzweils, etc.

So, in this world of *not so perfect* gigging boards, the Casio seems like the best compromise of price, weight, size, keyboard feel, sounds, features, effects, etc. which in a way makes it a holy grail to me. Yeah, if there was a possibility to upload sounds like in a Nord, it would certainly be even better but who knows if the price could have been the same...


Edited by CyberGene (02/20/13 06:57 PM)
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#2036891 - 02/21/13 11:16 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: dewster]
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If this was the holy grail you'd be able to play your choice of many fully sampled APs, EPs, etc. residing on the USB drive. When will we get that?

Wm. Busch has brought his software libraries into his Kronos. Maybe that's as close as we come to the holy grail today! Check from msg# 2436630 on at http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2437902/3 and the page that follows. Also http://thekronosblog.blogspot.com/2012_12_01_archive.html

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#2037100 - 02/21/13 05:23 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: anotherscott]
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I'm looking at this thing really hard too. I had some Privia about 5 years ago that was nice and ended up moving on to a Kawai MP5 for the control and splits, etc. The 45 pound weight is a pain to lug around with the MP5 and the piano sounds are about equal.

Now with the PX5s being several generations more advanced than my old Privia it must beat down the Kawai MP5 in piano sound and now it has all the other sounds and split capabilities at like 20 pounds. I do like the MP5 action a lot but the old Privia was pretty close.

I like the black and white look, I just wish that they had an option for a music rest. Other than that this thing looks to be just what the doctor ordered.

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#2037138 - 02/21/13 06:17 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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"I like the black and white look, I just wish that they had an option for a music rest."

This! very much this. I keep hoping that the final design will include one, but I'm not sure it will. I'm flabbergasted that some DP manufacturers don't offer one. I understand that it's a stage piano, but I really don't understand why there's not even an option to get a music rest. It's not like it's rocket science to add one to the design.
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#2037599 - 02/22/13 04:27 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: fizikisto]
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If you're creative, you can probably figure out something for a music rest. The plastic ones that come with some stage pianos are flimsy. OK for sheet music, but forget about a big heavy fake book. I think a lot of people have gone to an iPad and iRealb.

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#2037628 - 02/22/13 05:19 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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galaxy4t, yes, I can come up with some kludge to hold my sheets and fake books. Why should I? That's just stupid design, forcing your customer to come up with inelegant and inconvenient solutions to a problem that you could EASILY solve without any real increase in cost to your product. I mean seriously, drill a couple of holes and sell sheet music rest as an optional extra for a reasonable price. I would be *VERY* interested in buying a PX5s, but the lack of a sheet music rest is a dealbreaker for me. Maybe I'm the only person on the planet that feels that that way, and that's o.k, there are lots of other people who will buy this board. I just think it's silly for casio not to do it, because maybe there are a lot of potential sales that won't be made for its lack.
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#2037660 - 02/22/13 06:25 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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#2037670 - 02/22/13 06:35 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I have one of those. Used it with the RD-700SX. Not bad at all, with the main disadvantage being that it added another 1kg to the already unbearable weight of the piano and it could easily roll over if handled roughly.

Indeed, I can't really understand what's so wrong about providing the most basic, plastic detachable note rest which will add $0.50 to the final value.
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#2037673 - 02/22/13 06:44 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Did the previous/current PX-3 include a music rest?

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#2037675 - 02/22/13 06:54 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Yes, it had one. I'm sure if you searched you'd find just as many people complaining that they don't like the music rest we had on the PX-3.
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#2037681 - 02/22/13 07:01 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Right, you can't please everyone...

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#2037683 - 02/22/13 07:08 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The reality is that as the "synth" side of the PX-5S really started to develop, there was a lot of discussion as to whether or not the PX-5S would be a Privia or something entirely different. The 2-tone black / white look is actually borrowed right from our XW series synths. Needless to say there are many 88 note synth / piano type objects that don't have them. As mentioned in another thread, there are so many elements in the sound engine that I'm much happier that we were able to get put in rather than something that doesn't have anything to do with the sound of the product like a music rest.
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#2037700 - 02/22/13 07:43 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I think the PX-5S looks like a really exciting new keyboard. However I also think they made a mistake in not including a music rest. The PX-3 just fitted into a simple groove in the top of the unit and whilst it was not the greatest design ever it served a basic need. Many people will purchase the new Casio as a gigging keyboard often as a piano rather than a synth and these users are likely to prefer the inclusion of a music rest.

Of course as James illustrates you could just put up a separate music stand behind the keyboard but maybe manufacturers are thinking that no one reads sheet music anymore.

I think Casio made an error here as it is so simple to include a basic music stand and please many potential customers.

Let's support music reading - all 88-note keyboards should have a music rest.

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#2037712 - 02/22/13 08:29 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Like so many others, I'm very interested in this board - particularly as a replacement for my FP-4. Unfortunately, the lack of a music rest makes it somewhat less appealing for those times when I need to read music. I have one of those folding stands pictured in James's post above; I wouldn't trust a large music pad or book on one of those in a performance situation. Carrying a heavy-duty stand just makes it more of a hassle. Result? I'm returning to the Nord Piano for the time being. But the PX-5S remains high on my list of possible future band instruments. It seems that Casio is really trying to create a remarkable new flagship out of the PX-5S, and I sincerely hope it's a runaway success.


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#2037716 - 02/22/13 08:48 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Kawai James]
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#2037718 - 02/22/13 08:55 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: funkycornwall]
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#2037719 - 02/22/13 08:57 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I'm sure there are far more robust music stands available - that one sells for just 12.00 GBP on Amazon.

The point I wished to make was that the lack of music rest shouldn't be considered a 'deal breaker' when there are plenty of other solutions available.

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#2037729 - 02/22/13 09:14 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Kawai James]
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#2037734 - 02/22/13 09:25 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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You're correct, but for me the plenty of other solutions which are available include the many different rigs that include a sheet music rest. I'm not saying that with malice, I want Casio to have a huge runaway success with this board (and I really think it will be). Of course I'm aware that free standing sheet music rests exist, but they inconvenient for all the reasons others have stated. And for me, there's one more. I'm interested in getting a new keyboard for my office, but I have very limited space. Having one of those beasts behind my keyboard would probably make it too cramped for me, but it would definitely spoil one of the great advantages of the PX5s (the narrow front to back width of the board). And aesthetically the stand is just an eyesore. So yes, for me it's probably going to be a deal breaker. I think it's a shame because I'd almost definitely get one otherwise; it looks like it will be a heck of a lot of fun to play with.

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#2037735 - 02/22/13 09:27 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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So many players are putting PDFs of their music on iPads now... and there are plenty of iPad stands of every imaginable type, I'm sure there is something that would fit nicely on the Casio. I use a Satechi R1, which manages to fit on just about anything. Very stable (you could add velcro if need be), folds small and flat.

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#2037739 - 02/22/13 09:43 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: anotherscott]
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So many players are putting PDFs of their music on iPads now... and there are plenty of iPad stands of every imaginable type, I'm sure there is something that would fit nicely on the Casio. I use a Satechi R1, which manages to fit on just about anything. Very stable (you could add velcro if need be), folds small and flat.


I find the ipad's 10? inch screen too small for sheet music, the notes must be tiny. I just measured a sheet of paper and it is 14 inches diagonal. How do people even manage reading sheet music on a small screen such as an ipad?
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#2037741 - 02/22/13 09:51 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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It's actually a usable solution for some people. You don't have to show the entire score at once, just two or three lines with the ipad in landscape orientation can be quite readable. It also has an advantage that you can get a bluetooth foot switch to signal page turns.
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#2037932 - 02/23/13 11:53 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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We just added a 10 electric piano demos to our soundcloud page -

https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/
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#2037944 - 02/23/13 12:15 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Mike,
What are the synth patches like? Is it the hex layer or other patches? How many sounds in the 5S?

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#2037946 - 02/23/13 12:19 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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There are few on the page right now but we'll be adding more. To show off some of the synth stuff combined with the arpeggiators:

https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/px-5s-p-xperience

https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/privia-px-5s-arpeggiation-and

Piano layered with big HexLayer:
https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/privia-pro-px-5s-intro

I think total number of preset tones is 370. Of that we made 100 Stage Settings - which have complete knob/slider assignments.
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#2037949 - 02/23/13 12:24 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Mike,
EP patches sound very nice. Pity none of these are in the current PX-X50 series. Maybe in another 3 years?

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#2037957 - 02/23/13 12:33 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Difficult to say without playing and gauging the response, but those EPs sound like they may be as good as in any sample-based DP currently available - regardless of cost. Great job, Mike and Casio!
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#2037959 - 02/23/13 12:35 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: voxpops]
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Difficult to say without playing and gauging the response, but those EPs sound like they may be as good as in any sample-based DP currently available - regardless of cost. Great job, Mike and Casio!


I have no problem putting them against any DP current available regardless of price or color. Keep in mind we're just showing a small taste of what this can do, the variety that the engine is capable of is quite remarkable.
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#2037965 - 02/23/13 12:45 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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regardless of price or color.

Someone is going to have pull their finger out of those Swedish meatballs and get cracking on some new samples...
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#2037966 - 02/23/13 12:46 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: voxpops]
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Agree, they do sound fantastic and competitive with higher priced boards. Hex layer sound samples sound very smooth. The sound is quite amazing to my ears.


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#2037983 - 02/23/13 01:18 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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We just added a 10 electric piano demos to our soundcloud page -

https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/



Even though I'm primarily a classical player who occasionally dabbles in film music, I'm quite tempted to buy one of these PX-5S machines when they hit the stores for use as a traveling practise instrument because they offer such excellent value for the money, especially given that my FP-7F is way too heavy to lug around. Will this model have a dedicated furniture stand and a three-pedal unit like the PX-150/350?

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#2038008 - 02/23/13 02:13 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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We just added a 10 electric piano demos to our soundcloud page


Wow! All they sound great. If the price is really $999, it would be a must have digital piano thumb I'm having even more GAS now laugh

I have few questions though. There's something I loved on RD-700SX and I miss on MP6. Is it possible to apply two effects on a sound, say tremolo and a delay, for instance? Also, is there a compressor which can be added on top of that, regardless of the two effects?
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#2038012 - 02/23/13 02:21 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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4 insert effects plus master FX (reverb, chorus etc.). So, yes.
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#2038015 - 02/23/13 02:28 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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OK, but is it possible to apply multiple effects over a single sound (zone)? On MP6 it's also possible to apply different effect on different zones, however it's not possible to apply two effects per zone, hence it's not possible to apply both tremolo and delay which I love on a Rhodes. As a workaround it's possible to use the same sound for two zones and apply affects separately but the result is not good since the effects are applied in parallel and not in a chain.
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#2038016 - 02/23/13 02:32 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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As far as I'm aware, it's possible to have multiple effects on a single sound (chaining the insert FX), but Mike will have to confirm.
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#2038019 - 02/23/13 02:36 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The inserts are 1 per zone. There are 4 zones.

There are three system effects Reverb, chorus and delay. So you can have an insert of tremolo and still have access to chorus, delay and reverb.

There are also EQ and Compression as master effects.

So tremolo plus delay and compression is possible.
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#2038022 - 02/23/13 02:39 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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OK, that perfectly works for me. Thank you! smile
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#2038029 - 02/23/13 02:46 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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So where does the Amp simulator effect sit ? Is that an insert effect, meaning you can't have amp effect and tremolo simultaneously ? Or is it the effect you named as 'compression' master effect ? That would leave the insert effect slot still free for other algorithms.

Wondered if you can have tremolo , or phaser AND amp effect on an EP sound.

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#2038036 - 02/23/13 03:00 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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You can do a basic tremolo using an LFO without using an effect. That stereo panning Tremolo is an effect. There is an interesting trick to get an insert such as amp simulator and add stereo tremolo using the Arpeggiator as a panning modulator.
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#2038046 - 02/23/13 03:15 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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...so the amp simulator is an insert effect (taking in the insert effect slot ) ?

+ Good that you can simulate the required effects with other means by the way.

Q: Are there any more sound demo's to find of the naked AP preset(s) ?

Getting more excited about this board. But the only current AP sound I can find is the one with PAD sound and HEX layers attached.

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#2038056 - 02/23/13 03:33 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Hopefully this new stage piano won't be too hyped up before its release, else it might disappoint people who had way too high expectations in the first place.


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#2038147 - 02/23/13 08:24 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: adak]
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Hopefully this new stage piano won't be too hyped up before its release, else it might disappoint people who had way too high expectations in the first place.


Yes, and perhaps people are getting a little greedy! People are expecting this $999 Casio to do things that keyboards twice the price can't do either. At this price, I think you have to be willing to compromise on a few things. The only gripe I have about it is the terrible/tiny LCD screen - they could have done better there.

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#2038169 - 02/23/13 09:25 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: ando]
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People are expecting this $999 Casio to do things that keyboards twice the price can't do either... The only gripe I have about it is the terrible/tiny LCD screen - they could have done better there.

Ever seen a Nord, ando? wink
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#2038172 - 02/23/13 09:33 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: voxpops]
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Originally Posted By: ando
People are expecting this $999 Casio to do things that keyboards twice the price can't do either... The only gripe I have about it is the terrible/tiny LCD screen - they could have done better there.

Ever seen a Nord, ando? wink


haha, yeah. But I gave up on Nord display screens years ago...

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#2040683 - 02/28/13 10:23 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Does anyone know if it will be possible to get higher levels of reverb than on the PX150/350's?


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#2040686 - 02/28/13 10:27 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The half damper question was just asked in another thread here on this forum. The short answer is no. The rest of my answer is here. http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post2029338

The PX-5S has a completely different effects engine than any of the other products. The reverbs have adjustable depth, can get very long and are quite spectacular IMOH.
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#2040696 - 02/28/13 10:35 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Mike,

Your enthusiasm for the PX5S is quite evident in the NAMM videos. It looks like a real winner! smile
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#2040704 - 02/28/13 10:45 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Thanks Michael,
To say that I'm excited about the PX-5S is an understatement. The instrument was in many ways in its infancy at NAMM. All of the sounds we used for demos at NAMM were programmed in two days leading up to the show (I didn't get much sleep).

Since then the software has come so far. The team at R&D worked really hard and after getting feedback from professionals at NAMM were were able to make some significant improvements to the PX-5S. Less than two weeks ago we finished programming the factory Stage Settings for the PX-5S and in the week since we've triple checked our work against other instruments and in real-world environments. We recently added a lot of audio to our SoundCloud page below and there will be even more added soon.

I have a fair amount of travel coming up in March along with a much needed vacation the last week of the month but I hope that we'll get some in depth videos on the PX-5S done in the next two weeks.
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#2040716 - 02/28/13 11:20 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I almost placed an order yesterday (although I think GC are telling little porkies saying that they'll have stock by March 11th... ), but held off only because the purchase is not essential for me at this stage.

However I did spend a little time with the PX-350. Although the core piano sound is very similar to previous models (with noticeably improved resonance), the action and sound connection is streets ahead, in my opinion. I think it's a remarkable action for a 25lbs instrument, and beats the equivalent Fatar that's in the Numa and Electro HP. The key surface does feel a little weird, but I know that I would be thankful for that degree of grip during a summer gig.

Putting together the snippets heard from Soundcloud, NAMM and yesterday's PX-350 jaunt, I think the PX-5S will punch way above its weight. However, what makes it more appealing to me is the enthusiasm and dedication that Mike and his team are displaying. In the same way that a meal prepared with devotion can taste so much better than one made perfunctorily, I like to think that this enthusiasm will be evident in the end product, and the vibe it generates.
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#2040721 - 02/28/13 11:21 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Sorry Voxpops but no one will have them in March.
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#2040725 - 02/28/13 11:29 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Sorry Voxpops but no one will have them in March.

Yes, that's what I expected. I've come across this before with GC/MF in particular. They will display a fictitious date (presumably to entice you to order) and then consistently put the date back in weekly or bi-weekly increments until actual stock is received. It's a disappointing tactic, and is one of the reasons I prefer to do business elsewhere when it comes to major purchases.
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#2040883 - 02/28/13 04:10 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: voxpops]
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I would expect a high degree of enthusiam on the launch of the 5S once it starts shipping. Mike did a lot of hands on-blogs and workshops with the XW-P1 when it launched. I think the 5S breaks new ground. The new sound chip seems highly capable of breaking new ground with its sounds. I don't think their product line has been this appealing since the ZPI days which this is light years ahead of based on what I've heard so far.

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#2040892 - 02/28/13 04:33 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I've got a lot of travel coming up over the next two months and I'll have a PX-5S with me for most of it. I'll get a list of where I'll be posted soon. Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet some of you in person.
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#2041005 - 02/28/13 07:59 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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I had a 20% MF coupon and would have preoordered one (still will do it later).

Could you tell us how many acoustic piano programs it has? One of the aspects that seems nice is the fact that there is a 4 band eq-

I had a Yamaha P50M piano module from 1996-2010; it was fantastic it had this. Also, the Korg SG Prox had one.
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#2041093 - 02/28/13 11:26 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Shameless bump, but this was pretty fun. My iPod decided to play this song yesterday so I had to give it a try on the PX-5S.

Pink Floyd's On the Run. One Arpeggiator is in use for the main note pattern and simultaneously doing the hi-hat on the same zone, nothing else is sequenced. This is two zones on the PX-5S with different elements on different keys. All sounds are raw waveforms with pink noise used for the high hats and mixed in with the "helicopter".

https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/on-the-run

Not bad for a "piano". wink
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#2041159 - 03/01/13 03:27 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Gosh, you've recreated it so well! shocked
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#2041183 - 03/01/13 06:11 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Good job Mike! If you can do a version of 'The Great Gig in the Sky' that's just as good, I'll take a PX-5S!
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#2041342 - 03/01/13 12:49 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: thomsurf]
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I'm in, for sure. I have sold my trusty Roland/Mackie/KRK/studio rig, and the PX-5S is going aboard. Looking forward to placing the order!

Thanks for all you've done with the community, Mike.

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#2041481 - 03/01/13 04:34 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: thomsurf]
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Good job Mike! If you can do a version of 'The Great Gig in the Sky' that's just as good, I'll take a PX-5S!


Just piano and organ on that song....
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#2041497 - 03/01/13 04:53 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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If this piano is as great as it is, should it not be selling for $1500? Or even $2000? Or more? You don't want Casio to be selling itself short if it puts out a great product.
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#2041500 - 03/01/13 05:04 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: adak]
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@Mike Martin,
Just curious, with what i'm sure are countless hours of fine tuning the sound i was wondering if you and/or your team gravitated towards any one specific set of speakers that you feel brings out the best in the PX-5S, more specifically for in home or studio use?
Thanks, Duke

P.S. Love the sound clips posted in soundcloud would love to hear some electronic/house clips smile

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#2041516 - 03/01/13 05:30 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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During the process I switched back and forth between two brands of headphones and two sets of monitor speakers.

The speakers that you're listening can have dramatic effect when you're doing sound design mainly if you're not used to what the speakers sound like.

As an example at NAMM the PX-5S was running through a QSC system with K10s and subs. We made tweaks during the show until we got used to how the sounds were responding to in the sound system.

Twice during the show, Joe Sample played the PX-5S at a different location in the booth. Same type of sound system but very different speaker and sub placement. The subs were way too loud. Listen to the Joe Sample Wurly recording, you'll notice that it sounds thin and has no body. That's because there was way too much bass so we just rolled the low end out using the PX-5S EQ. It sounded great there, but the recording is not so good.

There are so many studio monitors these days. There are some great ones...of course you can spend more the price of the PX-5S on monitors. Which ones should you use??This is like saying which DAW should you use. I'd say, the one you're most used to.


Edited by Mike_Martin (03/01/13 05:31 PM)
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#2041526 - 03/01/13 05:38 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: adak]
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I don't think they cost as much to build as you might think. But Casio is smart in that they spread their cost over many models and are able to offer them at lower price points because of this. If you look at the Privia line only, they use the same basic hardware like the keybed, samples, and sound chip in all their models. The differences are in the extras each model has. Most companies know how many units they need to sell to recoup their cost. Once they hit this number, the rest is profit.


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#2041614 - 03/01/13 09:41 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: adak]
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Originally Posted By: adak
If this piano is as great as it is, should it not be selling for $1500? Or even $2000? Or more? You don't want Casio to be selling itself short if it puts out a great product.

@adak - Don't give them ideas like this. Yeesh! It's not a $2K slab. $2K will buy a slab with escapement feel, 3-pedal support with partial pedaling, non-looped synthesized piano decay, multiple sampled pianos, 900+ quality sounds, in a sleek non-controversial case, etc. Anyways, the PX-5S will make an excellent $999 product, but I'm looking towards the PX-850 myself. Shame it doesn't have some of the PX-350's goodies, because there's no way I'm shelling out for an AP-650 without a massively serious discount.

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#2041642 - 03/01/13 11:33 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: xorbe]
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I'm not so sure you will find all of the features you mentioned even in a $2000 board.

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#2045914 - 03/10/13 12:20 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Michael H]
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Does anyone know if it will be possible to get higher levels of reverb than on the PX150/350's?


Yes:

https://soundcloud.com/casiomusicgear/px-5s-reverbed-piano
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#2046020 - 03/10/13 04:05 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Cool.

Repeated question:
can we have a 'normal' (no big verb) AP fragment as well, whenever you find the time ? Still curious about the dry AP sound in different styles (classic fast passages, classic slow passages, few jazz fragments - some nice pedaling techniques).

It is supposed to have the better incarnation of the AP Air engine, with full resonance effects etc. And perhaps some new tweaks to the piano presets. Wonder what it sounds like (solo)...it's still a stage 'piano' after all, despite all the extra new features and sounds.

Thanks.

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#2046026 - 03/10/13 04:10 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JFP]
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Cool.

Repeated question:
can we have a 'normal' (no big verb) AP fragment as well, whenever you find the time ? Still curious about the dry AP sound in different styles (classic fast passages, classic slow passages, few jazz fragments - some nice pedaling techniques).

It is supposed to have the better incarnation of the AP Air engine, with full resonance effects etc. And perhaps some new tweaks to the piano presets. Wonder what it sounds like (solo)...it's still a stage 'piano' after all, despite all the extra new features and sounds.

Thanks.


Any piano without half pedalling is going to struggle, IMO. That was such a huge disappointment for me. My check was practically in the mail until I read that it still uses the old on/off pedal. I find it utterly baffling when all the other Privias have half pedalling. Why Casio? Why?!

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#2046044 - 03/10/13 04:37 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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OK , forget the pedaling part. Just give us some nice AP demos in different styles.

Shame about the half pedal. Put my thoughts about that in the other thread...

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#2048673 - 03/15/13 11:00 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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We are at SXSW this week. Although a little primitive using a webcam we'll be streaming live from the Music Expo today and tomorrow from 12:00pm to 6:00pm Central. We did it yesterday and from what I understand the audio quality was decent. So if you have questions or these is something you'd like to hear, join the chat and type away.

http://www.ustream.tv/casiomusicgear
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#2048980 - 03/16/13 03:26 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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This is really worth watching if you can as it shows the flexibility of the instrument.

Mike Martin does a great job of demoing the instrument.
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#2048989 - 03/16/13 04:17 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Mike,

I don't suppose you got to try the PX-5S though the new EV ZLX 12P. I am led to believe that they are amazing - especially for the money.
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#2049066 - 03/16/13 09:48 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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We will be on ustream again today from about 12-6 central time. Come join in, ask questions.
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#2049068 - 03/16/13 09:49 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I've heard great things about the EV's. We've been using QSC speakers over the last year and they've been great.
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#2049461 - 03/17/13 02:46 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Thank you, Mike Martin for setting up that live stream, and answering all my questions.

That was the first time I ever watched something like that and have my questions answered.

Looking forward to the PX5S release soon!



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#2061208 - 04/08/13 10:05 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Anyone know if the PX-5S is on it's way to the shops any time soon?

I'm really thinking of getting the PX-5S but i have also looked at the PX-350(although never played one). Does anyone have any input comparing these two boards?

I'm mostly gonna be playing at home and some band situations and would like to have the built in speakers of the 350, though getting some monitors for the PX-5S would be an alternative. The PX-5S also seems really appealing with it's great control features.
Will it be a good board for home use as well as stage?

Any input would be much appreciated!

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#2061212 - 04/08/13 10:14 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I'd wait for the PX-5S...
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#2061220 - 04/08/13 10:27 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Deltron]
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Will it be a good board for home use as well as stage?

Basically, you're getting Casio's best piano engine, with all resonance features activated, new and vastly improved electric piano tones and effects, plus a hex-layer synth section.

What you'll be missing is the half-pedaling feature, which will make it less appealing for more serious classical and jazz work, and no built-in music stand or speakers. So, apart from these absent features (for which there are workarounds), it will be just as good at home as on stage!
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#2061232 - 04/08/13 11:00 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The PX-5S will ship to stores at the end of this week.
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#2061397 - 04/08/13 05:23 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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#2061475 - 04/08/13 08:07 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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The PX-5S will ship to stores at the end of this week.


Correction, they shipped last Friday
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#2061736 - 04/09/13 07:19 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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#2061872 - 04/09/13 12:16 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Thanks for posting. Stephan De Reine just seems to be having so much fun improvising on the PX-5S! The overall sound is very pleasing and dynamic. The octave above middle C seems to suffer a little - which has long been noticeable in the Casio range (you can hear a slight "plinkiness" in single-note runs) - but measured against the fact that no DP is perfect at any price, it's no biggie, IMO. And the PX-5S has a lot more capability than many other stage pianos when you consider what else is available on-board.
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#2061962 - 04/09/13 02:15 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: voxpops]
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Originally Posted By: voxpops
...The octave above middle C seems to suffer a little - which has long been noticeable in the Casio range (you can hear a slight "plinkiness" in single-note runs)


"Plinkiness" - that's the word I was looking for to describe it. No biggie indeed for stage use and certainly not in the light of the total package offered in this price range. But for more serious classical / subtle Jazz music I'm still not sure. Would have to try before buy (as always). Playing with the volume ADSR curve won't help much ; it's the sound itself that thins out pretty fast after the initial attack in the mid/high range, after which it rings on very nice and smooth for along while , but the initial phase misses some 'body' ; I think this is also what Voxpop means by plinkiness.

No Casio bashing - just honest personal judgement and again as a whole the PX5S is a very interesting beast that will please lots of people. Probably some AP presets will be more suitable for classical performance than others anyway. The "Dolce" is already a big difference (although some attack 'thinness' remains , compared to a high end SW or hardware DP).

If the PX can be tweaked enough to give the mid/high range attack a bit more (longer) substance that would help scratch off the last major difference to the more expensive competition in terms of AP sound. The PX has already a lot more to offer in the rest of the feature and sound set...

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#2062102 - 04/09/13 07:04 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JFP]
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Just heard that my PX-5S has been shipped... excited! I'll post first impressions...
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#2062150 - 04/09/13 09:22 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I wrote this on the other forum where you posted Nomadness...but this is relevant here too:

I'm deeply humbled that you pre-ordered the PX-5S. I admit, I was surprised to find out that we shipped some out a week earlier than I expected.

As I mentioned a few pages back in this thread we have have a firmware update coming. There are some significant new features but this update also gives me the opportunity to go back over the 100 Stage Settings and make some revisions. We're doing things like tweaking knob/slider assignments and other improvements like using the new toggle footswitch feature for rotary speaker effects and more.

It may be sooner but my estimate is about a week before the update is posted. The PC/Mac editors will follow shortly after.

We will be posting Stage Settings and other tones regularly but these will require the 1.10 update. They're not backwards compatible to 1.00. Anything you create however will be forward compatible to 1.10.

I'll be posting tips and guides as often as possible over at http://priviapro.wordpress.com
especially over the next couple weeks.

Thanks,
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#2062362 - 04/10/13 12:01 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Do you have any knowledge of when it will be available in Scandinavia?
The Casio distributor don't seem to have any info

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#2062373 - 04/10/13 12:39 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Mike_Martin
The PX-5S will ship to stores at the end of this week.


Correction, they shipped last Friday


Hi Mike,
Thanks for all your updates and info on this product. I pre ordered with guitar center, I was wondering if you already shipped to them as well. Haven't heard from them yet.
Thank you for your time.

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#2062418 - 04/10/13 02:54 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Deltron]
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Do you have any knowledge of when it will be available in Scandinavia?
The Casio distributor don't seem to have any info


They are probably working that out during the meetings at Musik Messe this week. Sorry I don't have any specific information.
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#2062419 - 04/10/13 02:55 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Itsgotta]
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The PX-5S will ship to stores at the end of this week.


Correction, they shipped last Friday


Hi Mike,
Thanks for all your updates and info on this product. I pre ordered with guitar center, I was wondering if you already shipped to them as well. Haven't heard from them yet.
Thank you for your time.


GC like many of our other accounts did pre-order the PX-5S. I don't however know how many existing orders they have vs how many we shipped them in this first shipment. I would suggest that you contact them directly.
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#2062551 - 04/10/13 08:13 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Hello:
Just wanted to let you all know that my PX-5S was just delivered. I haven't even opened it let but wanted to thank Mike Martin (like many have done before me) for being such a great ambassador for this product. I ordered my PX-5S the day I saw Mike's first demo online at NAMM which actually was the day after I bought a Steinway B piano. I would have thought that my GAS would have been satisfied for a while with the Steinway B...especially since it is my first full size grand...I already own 5 other baby grand pianos and a dozen or so MIDI controllers/keyboards including a Casio CDP-200R and a Casio PX-330, but Mike's enthusiasm and commitment to this product is so addicting that I had to order it sight unseen. Hats off to you Mike and Casio for coming so far since the first Casio CZ-101 I had some 30 years ago.

I should probably stop rambling here, throw some batteries into the PX-5S and the battery powered Roland KC-110 amp I just picked up for the 5S and go play some tunes out in the street or something....

cheers

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#2062575 - 04/10/13 08:47 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Thanks JimaSound,
I look forward to hearing what you think.

Stick to the Stage Settings at first on the right side of the keyboard. These all have pre-assigned controllers (sliders/knobs). Later if you want to change something or choose from the other "ingredients" you can choose from the tones on the left side.

I heard today that the 1.10 update is scheduled for Monday. cool
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#2062684 - 04/11/13 01:06 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JimaSound]
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I believe this product will break new ground for Casio, and expect them to garner another award from Keyboard Magazine for offering a stage piano with a nice touch, great sounds, and unbeatable value. A number of the sound demos for the 5S show it is highly capable. Hopefully stores will have demo units to try as I never ran into a PX-3. I'm looking to unload the older Casio I have and am interested in the 5S. Hope you like your new Casio.


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#2062786 - 04/11/13 07:47 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JimaSound]
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Hello:
... I bought a Steinway B piano ... I already own 5 other baby grand pianos and a dozen or so MIDI controllers/keyboards...

I should probably stop rambling here, throw some batteries into the PX-5S and the battery powered Roland KC-110 amp I just picked up for the 5S and go play some tunes out in the street or something....
cheers


For better of worse, when people see street performers they don't imagine that they own 5 baby grands and a Steinway, and a home that can hold all that.

I believe this is called "living the dream".

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#2063321 - 04/12/13 06:57 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JimaSound]
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Originally Posted By: JimaSound
Hello:
Just wanted to let you all know that my PX-5S was just delivered. I haven't even opened it let but wanted to thank Mike Martin (like many have done before me) for being such a great ambassador for this product. I ordered my PX-5S the day I saw Mike's first demo online at NAMM which actually was the day after I bought a Steinway B piano. I would have thought that my GAS would have been satisfied for a while with the Steinway B...especially since it is my first full size grand...I already own 5 other baby grand pianos and a dozen or so MIDI controllers/keyboards including a Casio CDP-200R and a Casio PX-330, but Mike's enthusiasm and commitment to this product is so addicting that I had to order it sight unseen. Hats off to you Mike and Casio for coming so far since the first Casio CZ-101 I had some 30 years ago.

I should probably stop rambling here, throw some batteries into the PX-5S and the battery powered Roland KC-110 amp I just picked up for the 5S and go play some tunes out in the street or something....

cheers


And ?????

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#2063327 - 04/12/13 07:36 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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He's still playing it.. wink

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#2063381 - 04/12/13 09:43 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Good batteries !

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#2063382 - 04/12/13 09:45 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I got mine yesterday. I only began playing it late last night.
Long day at work. I only used headphones and I really like the sound of the piano's.
Have to set up the PX5s with my studio monitors tonight or tomorrow.
Unfortunately, I'm off to work, so I can't play with my new toy until tonight frown

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#2063433 - 04/12/13 11:19 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Can´t wait to hear what you guys think. I´m concidering importing one from the states since it will be much cheaper and the px5s won´t be here till august i was told by the distributor.

My mother would be able to bring it back for me but still anxious about taking it on a plane, at least without getting a flight case (which i wouldnt even need afterwards).
Anyone have any experience bringing keyboards on-board a plane? Or maybe sending it in its original wrapping?

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#2063498 - 04/12/13 01:51 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Hopefully the local GC stocks this on the show room floor soon.

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#2063508 - 04/12/13 02:11 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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For the lucky ones that have received one like me, did you get a printed
manuals with it. I only got the user guide and fold-out poster, but not the manual.
If it is to come with it I could drive to Mike Martin's home and pick it up smile

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#2063512 - 04/12/13 02:20 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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#2063513 - 04/12/13 02:21 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Deltron]
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#2063515 - 04/12/13 02:30 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Thanks Mike. I actually already printed out the most of the manual before
I got the unit. I'll finish printing the last 15 or so pages that I didn't print
and put in a 3-ring binder.

From the little I played with it last night and this morning I can say the
PX5S is really deep in what it can do.

Will the PC editor make it easier to edit the patches?

P.S.
Thanks Mike for answering all our questions.

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#2063517 - 04/12/13 02:34 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The editor shows you more at once but there isn't anything that can't be done from the front panel. It will be released next week with the firmware update.
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#2063528 - 04/12/13 02:50 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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My installation is getting a dedicated iPad, so I'm looking forward to the tools! Two probably obvious RTFM-ish questions, Mike:

- What is the firmware update process? Hopefully done via the USB stick... I occasionally get products that require a Windows PC serial port, and that's a pain here.

- How "robust" is the headphone output? I see the two jacks, which I assume are parallel for two sets of cans, but I'm wondering if the Sennheiser HD 598 will be happy (I know the 600 and 650 generally require amping). Haven't ordered it yet, but finger is hovering over the CHECKOUT button. I think the open-backs with great soundstage and little coloring will be nice unless I'm mixing with mic sources, then I can switch to my cheapie closed cans. (Reading headphone-centric forums is maddening... not only are there a wide range of contextual applications that affect perception, but it's like any community that gets highly specialized, yielding so much information and deep analysis that it becomes a rabbit hole of pre-purchase decision research. Don't want to hijack this thread with that topic; the question is specific to output drive level... I suspect it's not an issue at all.)

My PX-5S arrives Monday! It's gonna be a long, long weekend...
Steve


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#2063530 - 04/12/13 02:55 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The firmware update is done from a "USB Stick".

As for the headphone I've never heard anyone complain about the volume level on any Privia product. I use Sony MDR-7506 and never had an issue with lack of volume. wink
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#2063532 - 04/12/13 03:00 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Great on both - thanks!

By the way, I'm probably echoing other sentiments that pepper this thread, but just want you to know... my decision on buying the PX-5S unseen was driven by a number of factors, a significant one of which is your active presence in the user community. As far as I know, only Casio and Kawai do that in any meaningful way... and the others should take a lesson from you guys. It makes a HUGE difference in perception of a manufacturer. There were a few specific models that I crossed off the list because I could never get answers beyond user speculation or published specs.

Cheers,
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#2063610 - 04/12/13 04:44 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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This sounds absolutely brilliant!
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#2063640 - 04/12/13 05:40 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Nomadness, you are, of course, obliged to post pics of the PX-5S on your sailboat!

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#2063660 - 04/12/13 06:44 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Kawai James]
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Nomadness, you are, of course, obliged to post pics of the PX-5S on your sailboat!


Definitely! Should be an interesting installation... it will live in a drawer under the desk and lift out for use (fiddly with cables, but not as messy as the original hinging-desktop idea). My perch will be a gas-lift Soundseat throne with custom pedestal base, the studio mic is on a Heil boom attached to the mast support (useful for standing with flute as well as voice while seated), speakers are Klipsh KHO-7 just above the racks, cans are the the Sennheiser HD-598 with closed-back units for mic work, and a 12U rackspace contains the studio goodies (Edirol M-16DX, Tascam DP-008, Fusion amp, signal routing, and so on). The center panel, mostly comm gear, has an iPad for sheet music (we don't need no steenkin' music stand!). Pedals protrude from a little cabinet wall in the foot well, including a JamMan looper. Acoustics of the space are probably not great; last time I did an audiobook chapter aboard, I draped blankets around. But I'll just have to live with that.

All good as long as I don't take a rogue wave with open hatches or suffer a knockdown......

Yarrh,
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#2064097 - 04/13/13 03:45 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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http://www.synthzone.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/364890/OT_CASIO_Privia_Pro_PX_5S

Edit: a few interesting examples, but what was this guy smoking...


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#2064180 - 04/13/13 07:18 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Is this a re-chargable battery pack?

Very interested in "busking" someday
with a digital..
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#2064227 - 04/13/13 08:57 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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The unit takes 8 AA batteries. But it says only use alkaline and not NC rechargeables.
I haven't tried it on batteries yet. Been having to much fun playing with it still.
I have to sit down with the manual and really go thru this monster smile

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#2064237 - 04/13/13 09:36 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: EPW]
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The unit takes 8 AA batteries. But it says only use alkaline and not NC rechargeables.



hmmmm... they do make rechargebale alkaline
AA's now-a-days....

Otherwise would make for expensive busking..
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#2064358 - 04/14/13 06:05 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Possum SP280Krome]
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That vid was brilliant! 10 m of energy. . . Good piano.
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#2064360 - 04/14/13 06:20 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: EPW]
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Originally Posted By: EPW
The unit takes 8 AA batteries. But it says only use alkaline and not NC rechargeables.
I haven't tried it on batteries yet. Been having to much fun playing with it still.
I have to sit down with the manual and really go thru this monster smile



Can you give us a short impression on how the 'other' sounds are on the PX5S ? I mean, not the piano's or synth/hex layer sounds, of which we heard quite a lot already, but the sounds like organ (real drawbar emulation?), strings, acoustic instruments, basses etc.

I know the synth sounds , AP's and EP's are pretty good, but how the rest - do you need another board for the extra sounds ? The guy in the vid stops short exactly at the moment he was going to touch the organ and acoustic sounds...

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#2064410 - 04/14/13 10:17 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I'm out for the day with famaily. I'll try to report back tonight smile

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#2064440 - 04/14/13 11:28 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: EPW]
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I'm out for the day with famaily. I'll try to report back tonight smile


You are selfish and thoughtless person.
And...

WE'RE your family now so.....

REPORT!

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#2064476 - 04/14/13 12:35 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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"Famaily" is his band name, so don't be so harsh on him; he's out for a gig ;-)

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#2064481 - 04/14/13 12:42 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JFP]
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"Famaily" is his band name, so don't be so harsh on him; he's out for a gig ;-)


That makes it even worse somehow f

LOL!
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#2064708 - 04/14/13 10:38 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Sorry guys rush out the door. I should of just not responded to the thread.
Just got back with a long day with wife, kids and my in-laws.
We drove out to the the Volvo car museum. I never was there and my father in-law
wanted to go out there to see the cars again and show the grandchildren them.
We all had a wonderful time and then went out to Culver's for dinner and Custard:)

Now back to the PX5s. I only played around for the last hour with the unit.
Still getting the hang of how to edit tones.
Getting there and enjoying going through the 100 stage setting.
There is so nice organ sounds to play with, but I was having the most
fun with the rhodes and clav sounds to be honest. Also I was going
over some pop ballads with the piano and strings stage settings and got lost just playing. So I guess that is a good sign. As far as gigging that is long past for me. Might use it to help out school for plays as in the past or for contemporary church mass.

I need to reread the manual on how to do the phase recordings tonight. I got lost trying to record one just before coming up here to the computer. Probably something
simple I'm missing.

All in all I am having fun with the unit. Hopefully on my next day off I can
get it setup in my practice room to the monitors and hear how it sounds without using headphones. Also want to try recording some of my playing to a USB thumbdrive.

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#2064961 - 04/15/13 12:22 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Mine is out for delivery... I'll report on first impressions once she's unpacked!
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#2065041 - 04/15/13 03:26 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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The editor shows you more at once but there isn't anything that can't be done from the front panel.

This is how it's done right.
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#2065217 - 04/15/13 10:53 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Very first impressions:

Shipping and packaging... excellent. Box arrived crisp and secure from Kraft, with their added accessories in a second box.

Audio quality... scared me, until I realized that the free Audio-Technica ATH-T22 headphones included with the Kraft "Bonus Pak" are worth exactly what I paid for them. Fortunately, Sennheiser 598 is arriving tomorrow. (I had one other set of cans that are way better than the freebies, but the cord is so short I have to either lean way left or dance over it while playing!)

Documentation... much more needed. The tutorial and user's guide are only marginally useful if you are trying to understand the architecture... but I'm sure that with huge popularity of this board there will be a lot more information soon. A good conceptual piece would be highly useful for beginners, along with some setup examples.

Keybed feel... even better touch than expected. Kind of a sharp thunk on release compared to my only real data point (RD-700SX), but it is uniform across all the keys. Key surface texture is nice, and they look good as well.

Aesthetics... Quite crisp and lightweight (an important feature for me in the boat, as well as anybody looking for portability). Surprising how good it feels for being well under half the weight of my last board. Panel legends are quite readable, and LEDs are non-intrusive. For such a lightweight box, the case is surprisingly stiff and secure... can probably take a few bumps in handling.

AP sound... still working on it (while figuring out the interface). Initial default had substantial sustain pedal noise and way more open-string resonance (sounded like all strings, not just harmonically related), but those are easily editable. Sound is little thin for my taste yet, but I'm still using those temporary headphones and am early in the learning curve, so it is too early to presume to judge. Long sustain, and my ear did not pick up any obvious looping or other artifacts.

Variety of sounds... huge, especially with all the layers and zones I haven't even figured out how to play with yet. As with my previous board, there are clearly some included tones that will be delicious standouts, and others that are "meh." I hear this is pretty much normal for all manufacturers...

Power and cabling... very nice. 12V barrel connector is right angle, not one of those fragile cylindrical ones, though I would still not want to give it a serious yank for fear of damaging the internal connector mounting. Switching power supply runs cool, and has its own cord (not a wall wart). The battery tray is very clever and will be real win for a lot of people.

User interface... too early to give any kind of detailed assessment, but it is nice to be able to use the knobs to quickly scroll items and tweak values in the editor. Not exactly self-explanatory (see above re documentation), but it looks like you can drill as deep as you want from the front panel. The LCD is small, so a lot of information is packed into a few pixels.

Upgradeability and interfacing... a huge win on this compared to most. It's MIDI class-compliant, so no drivers needed, and firmware upgrades are via front-panel USB stick.

Company support... with Mike here, probably awesome. This was a huge factor in the decision to purchase this unit (I even had pre-sale questions to a couple of other vendors go completely unanswered... can't imagine actually needing help!).


DISCLAIMER: I've only had this for a few hours, and have been mostly doing other things... but I wanted to share a few initial thoughts before they are displaced by work-arounds, tweaks, and the kind of added knowledge that makes it hard to remember what it was like when you first discovered something. Looking forward to finding out how to use the iPad with it (an app?), and will certainly be running Galaxy or other software piano at some point. Overall, I'm impressed at the cost/performance ratio, and it fits my lightweight application very well without also being a big compromise in quality.

Cheers,
Steve



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#2065222 - 04/15/13 11:01 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Understood about the documentation. Don't forget the blog at http://priviapro.wordpress.com

New tutorials going up there all the time.
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#2065228 - 04/15/13 11:10 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Been checking that blog, Mike - thanks!

Would it be helpful if I send you (off-list) a few of the questions that come up from the perspective of a new user? I have been a tech/documentation writer for ages, and might be able to help spot some areas where other newbies are likely to have questions... including the "overall concept" stuff.

Cheers, and I look forward to posting photos of the nautical installation!
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#2065230 - 04/15/13 11:12 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Please do, send me a PM. ;-)
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#2065234 - 04/15/13 11:20 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Let us know what you think of the organ sounds Nomadness. No real demos have been provided by anyone so far!

Excluding the guitar/bass/organ demo...


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#2065235 - 04/15/13 11:23 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Organs: Stage Settings ending in 6.
0-6, 1-6, 2-6 and so on.
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#2065251 - 04/15/13 11:50 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Congrats Steve - sounds like an excellent board.

HwyStar, there's a shortish audio recording of one of the PX-5S's organs at the page below:

http://www.amazona.de/2013/04/report-musikmesse-frankfurt-2013-e-pianos-organs/5/

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#2065356 - 04/16/13 05:34 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Interesting link ;
- I was again impressed by the Numa Concert AP sound; pretty organic. The rest of the Numa sounds is...meh..

- The Artis example is unfortunately way to much into overdrive and compression to give a good judgement (at least I hope this isn't how it really sounds).

- Drawbar organ on PX5s seems pretty good ! AP is still a bit thin in the mid-high range to my taste, but that may be personal preference.

Oh, by the way - I think Casio did such a good job getting all these extra sound processing features into the PX, that they may have fallen into the pitfall of overdoing effects in the programming of the presets. Damper resonance and key off effects (Rhodes) etc , don't have to be that unnaturally obvious. Perhaps a bit more modest programming in the next update . Just an advice, I know how tempting it is to show the nice features you have build-in, but beauty is in the (small) details - not "in your face" . Of course you can change it, but nicely perfected factory presets would save a lot off time.

- Roland is again very nice classical SN AP sound (as long as you don't hit it too hard). Still like it a lot.

- Physis - very dynamic , but indeed its slight touch of this artificial pianoteq attack / mid sound. I wonder if it's a 'problem' when you play it yourself, because the connection and interaction with the sound is than so much more important than the last bit of realism. However to listen to it lacks this final touch of realism. But who's going to record a DP for a commercial classical music release...these DP's are mostly for playing yourself anyway. On stage - I think it doesn't matter much either ; other things are important there, like how the AP mixes with the other players and how it sticks through the noise the others and environment produce.

Examples; keep them coming ;-)

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#2065377 - 04/16/13 07:09 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Quote:

h, by the way - I think Casio did such a good job getting all these extra sound processing features into the PX, that they may have fallen into the pitfall of overdoing effects in the programming of the presets. Damper resonance and key off effects (Rhodes) etc , don't have to be that unnaturally obvious. Perhaps a bit more modest programming in the next update . Just an advice, I know how tempting it is to show the nice features you have build-in, but beauty is in the (small) details - not "in your face" . Of course you can change it, but nicely perfected factory presets would save a lot off time.


I can only guess this was at MusikMesse? They turned UP the effects for the purpose of their demos. Personally, I prefer some of them a little quiter, sometimes louder, it depends on what I'm playing. By default they're in the middle.
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#2065378 - 04/16/13 07:16 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Hi Mike,

Thanks - that's very well possible of course. I once had listened to a demo unit of Kawai and had a similar experience - all the piano designer effects we're turned to eleven ! Sounded pretty bad, but when turned to normal all was well.

Sorry I overlooked the probability they exaggerated the effects on the show floor. Hope the factory presets are less 'overdone' ;-)

Nice overall package you guys created. Initial sales figures must be good. Are the organs realtime drawbar emulations by the way, of fixed samples settings of different organ characters ?

Cheers, hope you enjoyed your well-deserved holiday...

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#2065380 - 04/16/13 07:23 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I know for a fact that they turned them up. They were asking me to make them as sound as possible for their demos....both damper effects and key off noise.

There are some Stage Settings that have some drawbar control, we will be creating downloable banks with more. In the case of the drawbar organs, we have a sample of a single drawbar that is transposed to properly emulate the pitch of different drawbars. Of course there are traditional organ samples too.


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#2065423 - 04/16/13 09:33 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JFP]
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- Physis - very dynamic , but indeed its slight touch of this artificial pianoteq attack / mid sound. I wonder if it's a 'problem' when you play it yourself, because the connection and interaction with the sound is than so much more important than the last bit of realism. However to listen to it lacks this final touch of realism. But who's going to record a DP for a commercial classical music release...these DP's are mostly for playing yourself anyway. On stage - I think it doesn't matter much either ; other things are important there, like how the AP mixes with the other players and how it sticks through the noise the others and environment produce.

While this is mostly very true, however my question: are You speaking from Pinanoteq 4 or already from Pianoteq 4.5?

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#2065558 - 04/16/13 01:11 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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HwyStar, there's a shortish audio recording of one of the PX-5S's organs at the page below:

http://www.amazona.de/2013/04/report-musikmesse-frankfurt-2013-e-pianos-organs/5/


Thanks so much for the link James!

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#2065740 - 04/16/13 10:08 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Hello:
It's probably about time that I give you folks my first thoughts on the PX-5S...sorry for the delay...my studio has 100 clients that need time sensitive audio work done every month, we have 2 studio locations and the staff consists of me, myself and I. Two of the staff are constant slackers so I never seem to have enough time because I am always covering for them. grin

The PX-5S is just simply a great keyboard in terms of value, touch, sound, integration and portability. I have already commented on the great work that Mike and the rest of the Casio team is doing with the 5S which really brings added value to this rig but I do have to admit the 5S had me at: battery.
In the early 80's I gigged with a Prophet 600 and then with an added Yamaha DX7 as marching keyboardist with a 250 member marching band playing in a large football stadium. I had a very interesting 3 bicycle wheel contraption strapped to me with the keyboard/s in a plexiglass housing to keep the rain off them. I had retractable power and audio lines going to a heavy duty cart which two people pushed around behind me that had giant 12 volt truck batteries, power inverters and powered PA speakers. This rig could certainly kick some decibels but it was converting DC power (batteries) to AC (for the speakers) and then back to DC for the keyboards. Not very efficient. Could have done a battery "mod" on the keyboards but couldn't afford to have that go sideways so I left well enough alone. At that time I really wished that pro keyboards came standard with a battery backup system...and 30 years later Casio finally did it. thumb

OK....I am stalling here....and I know it...the actual reality is that I am having so much fun with this keyboard that all I have really done with it...is play it a lot...just the presets with small tweaks using the knobs. At this time...I am in no position to give it any kind a review because I haven't actually cracked into it's "engine" at all.

Mike's tip with sticking with the Stage Settings at first and then choosing "other ingredients" is really good and that's what I have done.

It's been a while since I had that feeling of playing a keyboard that for whatever reason is breaking new ground for what I use keyboards for. Some notable keyboards that I put in this category from the past that I still use today because of this fact are: Hohner Clavinet D6, Fender Rhodes, Prophet 5, Yamaha CP-70, Yamaha DX-7 and Yamaha Motif 8.

I can say at this point that the touch and action on this keyboard is extremely good for this price point. I am very particular on what kind of 88 key-keyboards I use for midi control in the studio depending upon what kind of parts I am playing.

I currently use:
Numa Nero (midi controller)
Kurzweil Midi Board (midi controller)
M-Audio keystation Pro 88 (midi controller)
Yamaha KX-8 (Midi controller)
Yamaha Motif 8
Casio PX-330
Kurzweil PC88
Alesis QS 8
M-Audio Prokeys 88SX

Each one of these boards brings something different to the table in terms of touch and feel but the 5S definitely goes to the top of the class. It is amazing how tighter this keyboard feels over the the previous action in the PX-330 (a key action I actually like a lot). Once you get used to the "ivory touch" on the 5S...you kind of miss it when you go to other keyboards. I also shouldn't forget to say that the 5S is only 25 lbs. thumb

Now lets talk polyphony. I have in the archives somewhere..the monophonic Korg synth.(can't remember the model off hand) that was multi-tracked to tape in the studio just to be able to play chords for the original NASA theme song. Now looking at the 5S's 256 note polyphony...is a game changer. I always check new keyboards to see how well they steal played notes when they get over their polyphony limit by holding down the sustain pedal. Haven't even thought about this with the 5S.

Some other little things I noted so far:
- Whether you like the white color of the 5S or not (personally I really don't have any preference except I will note the fact that this keyboard stands out in the crowd and I would think that Casio doesn't really mind that at all) the black writing around the controls is very easy to read. All the back connection jacks are listed on the top which is very helpful.

- The power switch is very easily found on the top panel by the volume control....no more trying to reach it from the back or the side. It is a momentary switch which you actually have to hold a bit to turn the unit off...should help with accidentally turning the power off. Of course if the plug gets pulled you have the batteries to keep you going. I am using Eneloops 2 gens. rechargeable bats 1900mah + power rating 1.2V. AA's. The 5S seems to do OK with these...but I need to test how long they actually last. Manual mentions run time of 3-4 hours with headphones on ...we shall see. I wondered about the 5S accidentally being turn on in a gig bag but the 5S has a auto off function of 5 minutes when in battery mode if it is not being played (4 hours...if it is plugged into a AC socket)

OK...I started with this post with batteries and will end here with batteries. I will try to come back here and report more about this 5S later...but then again....maybe not because I will be to busy playing it.

cheers
JimaSound (yes Tom Fine...I am "living the dream"...Thank You for noticing)

p.s. I forgot to mention something I didn't like about the 5S...well....I thought the EQ's could be a little more robust..........never mind...that is being dealt with on the next firmware update that should be out soon.


disclaimer: I am not affiliated or work for Casio...but these days...it definitely sounds like a fun gig.

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#2065748 - 04/16/13 10:22 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JimaSound]
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I am using Eneloops 2 gens. rechargeable bats 1900mah + power rating 1.2V. AA's. The 5S seems to do OK with these...but I need to test how long they actually last.


Great review - love the "side notes"
But you may want to check on those
Nickel battereies - thought I read
somewhere that nickels were a non non this Casio...
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#2065751 - 04/16/13 10:32 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Now you sound like me. I just learned to use the audio recorder and have mostly
been playing with the presets and just tinkering a little to with the stage settings.

I was scared to listen to myself, but I didn't sound to bad:)
I'm getting the hang of the layout of the board. I still have to try the batteries.
I think I'll do that after this post:)

I don't have a lot of equipment to compare the PX-5s to. I had a Alesis QS8 that I
donated to my kids school music department. They are still using it.
I have a Studiologic VMK188plus that has been having velocity troubles with some keys and I decided I needed a keyboard with sounds again. This way I don't have to have the computer on and a VST running to play late at night. Just turn on the unit and play.
Anyway, off to try out the batteries.

Ed

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#2065789 - 04/17/13 12:32 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Originally Posted By: JimaSound

I am using Eneloops 2 gens. rechargeable bats 1900mah + power rating 1.2V. AA's. The 5S seems to do OK with these...but I need to test how long they actually last.


Great review - love the "side notes"
But you may want to check on those
Nickel battereies - thought I read
somewhere that nickels were a non non this Casio...


Earlier in this thread:[post]

Originally Posted By: EPW
The unit takes 8 AA batteries. But it says only use alkaline and not NC rechargeables.
I haven't tried it on batteries yet. Been having to much fun playing with it still.
I have to sit down with the manual and really go thru this monster smile


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#2065790 - 04/17/13 12:39 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Random tinkering update:

I just noticed that the Apple wireless keyboard fits perfectly atop the right side of the PX-5S, with its little cylindrical battery-tube structure hanging over the back to keep it from sliding around.

Cheers,
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#2065791 - 04/17/13 12:41 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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smile
I recently discovered that myself, I was going to take a picture for the blog. thumb
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#2065892 - 04/17/13 07:52 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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When does the PX5S become available in the UK?

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#2065930 - 04/17/13 09:47 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Paul,
I don't know yet. I'm trying to find out from other Casio staff. My best guess would be June
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#2066079 - 04/17/13 04:04 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Originally Posted By: CyberGene
I must admit I was initially disappointed by its looks but it kind of grows on me and I like it now, at least on the pictures. It might have something to do with a certain childhood memory I have about the first electronic keyboard I've ever played as a kid and that was a white Casio synth my cousin got as a present. I was so deeply impressed by all the sounds and effects that I may have developed a subconscious association between white color and good feeling laugh


Gene - I know EXACTLY what you mean.
I will freely admit I have a "prejustice"
against Casio for just that reason.. I
assosiate them with "toys" and not pro-level.

Why do I not feel the same way about Yamaha?
They have plenty of toy keyboards out there too....

This is my problem tho, and this looks like a quality
instrument so I may have to get over it so that I many just own soon!

Also, I noticed they don't put "C A S I O" on the back
but rather "Privia" - kinda of like Privia is the "BRAND", not Casio - kinda makes it seem like an "Acura" under the Honda banner. Hope that makes sense. blush
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#2066238 - 04/17/13 10:01 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Yamaha has predominantly offered serious products and along the way a relative few toys. Casio was predominantly a toy/recreational brand product until a few years ago.

When I first started looking for a DP I was astonished to see pros recommending Casio. Of all people, if a pro feels good enough about Casio to use one on stage Casios are worth considering.

The white/black/blue color scheme of the PX5S is fine to me. I just would have preferred an orange "P" and white text on black for "Privia" instead of all black text on white.

They use both "CASIO" and "Privia" on the back of the PX5S, BTW.


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#2066249 - 04/17/13 10:29 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I can verify that both the Casio and the Privia name are on the back of the unit.

Sorry I worked a 12 hour day and I'm to tired to play with my new toy.
If interested there is some reviews over at
http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2465609/27

Ed

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#2066328 - 04/18/13 01:41 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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The Casio Privia line has been well regarded for some time now. I don't think many pros thought highly of Casio until the PX-330 was released. I think that model helped change many negative opinions about Casio and the Privia line. Truth is Privia has been a successful product for Casio going back to the PX-100 which I think was the first Privia. It also didn't hurt that they reorganized the musical instrument division and brought in people who know the business and have been around for decades. That's why your seeing products like the PX-5S.

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#2066587 - 04/18/13 02:40 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: EPW]
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Originally Posted By: EPW
I can verify that both the Casio and the Privia name are on the back of the unit.



I see that in the pics now.. the other
views I have seen were only of the
"bass" side of the back.

Looking forward to hearing more about
this DP...
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#2066949 - 04/19/13 07:34 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I don't want to wait until August to get mine here i Scandinavia and am concidering ordering one from the states. This would mean I loose my waranty here and would have to send back and forth to the states if anything goes wrong.
And that would be expensive.

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#2066980 - 04/19/13 08:46 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Is the half-pedal feature something that
can be added via a firmware update???
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#2067010 - 04/19/13 09:50 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Is the half-pedal feature something that
can be added via a firmware update???


Nope - we had that discussion before. The only solution is to use a pedal to MIDI converter and go into MIDI IN at the Casio. With a half-pedaling capable pedal attached to the MIDI converter of course...

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#2067066 - 04/19/13 11:22 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: JFP]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Is the half-pedal feature something that
can be added via a firmware update???


Nope - we had that discussion before. The only solution is to use a pedal to MIDI converter and go into MIDI IN at the Casio. With a half-pedaling capable pedal attached to the MIDI converter of course...


Sorry .. must've missed that somehow...

Anywho.. any idea which one of these bozes
would work for this: MIDI Convertor Boxes - So many choices!!!
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#2067082 - 04/19/13 11:45 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Anywho.. any idea which one of these bozes
would work for this: MIDI Convertor Boxes - So many choices!!!

The Pedal Controller.

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#2067102 - 04/19/13 12:17 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: anotherscott]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Anywho.. any idea which one of these bozes
would work for this: MIDI Convertor Boxes - So many choices!!!

The Pedal Controller.


So the pedal goes into the TRS *1/4" input,
the MIDI out goes into the Privia. Does the
Privia go into MIDI IN?
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#2067133 - 04/19/13 01:24 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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So the pedal goes into the TRS *1/4" input,
the MIDI out goes into the Privia. Does the
Privia go into MIDI IN?

Yes, though only for the purpose of supplying power to the box. (They also make a separate power adapter you can get, but usually you can tap power off the host keyboard that way.)

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#2067833 - 04/21/13 01:10 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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So I went ahead and bit the bullet shocked
My Px5s should be here later this week.

It's funny how I have come full circle...
my VERY first keyboard (toy really)
was a Casio SK-1... the $99 "sampler" keyboard:


This is a bit of a step-up!

I will be using it in a wide variety
of applications: MIDI controller,
street "busking", practice when
late so acoustic doesn't bother the Mrs.,
as well as playing with all the synth.

Thanks Mike and everyone for their valuable input!
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#2068594 - 04/22/13 11:09 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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If anyone is wanting one of these,
I would say: Giddy-Up.. they are
going fast. Many places are already
sold-out!
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#2069454 - 04/23/13 04:47 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Since I am returning to my Casio roots,
I just HAD to order one of these to
"complete the look"! blush

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#2069536 - 04/23/13 07:00 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Since I am returning to my Casio roots,
I just HAD to order one of these to
"complete the look"! blush




Just make sure when you get it the buttons are evenly spaced apart and at an even height! Make sure the alarm isn't muffled either!!
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#2069541 - 04/23/13 07:12 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Wow, the memories!
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#2069562 - 04/23/13 08:22 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Kawai James]
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Wow, the memories!


Really takes you back, right? I saw one on a
TV show and wondered "Do they still make those?"

Yup.. they do.. only $25... Casio how DO you do it? grin
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#2069566 - 04/23/13 08:34 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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I remember receiving one for my birthday as a child - I was the envy of everyone in my class. wink
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#2069567 - 04/23/13 08:36 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Kawai James]
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I remember receiving one for my birthday as a child - I was the envy of everyone in my class. wink


LOL - you must be around my age...it was cool
back then.. Now... N E R D! If my kid
wore one of these he would get picked on until
my the bully's throat was sore!


Edited by Plinky88 (04/23/13 08:37 PM)
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#2069688 - 04/24/13 12:20 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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I saw one on a
TV show


Breaking Bad? smile I also had one of those as a kid! It was soooooooo cool! I am still tempted by the idea laugh


Edited by CyberGene (04/24/13 12:20 AM)
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#2069807 - 04/24/13 08:19 AM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
I saw one on a
TV show


Breaking Bad? smile I also had one of those as a kid! It was soooooooo cool! I am still tempted by the idea laugh


It was "The Office" when Jim imitated Dwight.

[video:youtube]http://youtu.be/Utu5SnO9PIg?t=44s[/video]


I watch Breaking Bad but didn't remember until
you mentioned it.. yup William White has
a Databank too!

For $25 it's good for a laugh..,,


Edited by Plinky88 (04/24/13 01:42 PM)
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#2070177 - 04/24/13 07:03 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Mike_Martin]
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Paul,
I don't know yet. I'm trying to find out from other Casio staff. My best guess would be June
One of the local stockists checked the distributer who said they weren't sure if they would bring to the UK 'at all'! Other online co's have an item but no price or availability just 'coming soon'.

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#2070181 - 04/24/13 07:13 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Since I am returning to my Casio roots,
I just HAD to order one of these to
"complete the look"!

I've still got one of these:-

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#2070183 - 04/24/13 07:19 PM Re: I have a Casio PX-5S GAS [Re: CyberGene]
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^ That's beautiful!
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