At A Glance
The PX-560 is the latest edition to Casio’s Privia Pro line.
- Featuring many of the sound design elements of the award winning PX-5S, the PX-560 adds new tones.
- Uuser-programmable rhythms, built-in speakers, all centered around an amazing, easy-to-use 5.3” Color Touch Interface.
- 5.3" Color Touch Interface , greatest choice of different Sounds and Rythms, at the touch of your finger!
- Tri-Sensor 88-Note Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, for a perfect simulated grand piano feel.
ABOUT THE KEYBOARD:
Introducing the Privia Pro PX-560 Digital Piano, a stage piano unlike any other. From the first look at its striking blue case, you’ll know it’s different. It boasts some of Casio’s most impressive sonic technology, in an easy-to-use instrument that sounds every bit as great as it looks. For the piano player who wants to go deeper, the PX-560 delivers a comprehensive set of features that will take your music further than ever.
TOUCH YOUR MUSIC
Front and center is Casio’s new Color Touch Interface. Its bright, 5.3” display is clear and easy to read, and the interface is inspiring yet simple. You’ll see familiar graphics to help you select instruments and functions, making exploring the PX-560 fun and easy. You’ll find yourself experimenting with new ideas, new sounds, and new ways of creating music.
THE KEYS TO SUCCESS
The PX-560 features Casio's renowned Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard, which accurately reproduces the touch and response of a concert grand piano, despite the PX-560’s light overall weight. As on a real concert grand, the keys are heavier in the lower register, and lighter up top. Your fingertips will immediately feel the ebony and ivory textured keys, which not only feel more realistic, but also give your hands a positive grip to keep your playing on point.
In an instrument like the PX-560, the all-important piano sound must be as rewarding as the keys themselves. Casio’s Multi-Dimensional AiR (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator) Sound Source delivers some of the best piano sounds you’ve ever heard. Its Linear Morphing technology creates smooth transitions between the softer and louder sounds. Damper Resonance gives you the deep feeling of the piano’s soundboard interacting with the strings. String Resonance models the harmonic relationships between vibrating strings. Hammer Response mimics the time between pressing the key and the hammer striking the strings. Key Off Simulation gives you control of a note’s decay by how quickly the key is released. And with a massive 256 notes of polyphony, you won’t have to worry about dropped notes, even while all of these incredible details are being recreated. These specifications are impressive, certainly, but what’s most important is that they combine to form the perfect and complete experience of playing a 9-foot concert grand piano.
A SOUND DESIGN FOR SOUND DESIGNERS
Under the hood, the PX-560 is not just a highly capable stage piano, but a full-fledged synthesizer. Unlike most other synths, going deep into sound design is as easy as touching the display. The PX-560 features Casio’s Hex Layer technology, borrowed from the flagship Privia Pro PX-5S. This means you can create massive splits and layers, with four zones and a total of 14 layers at once. What’s more, you can edit these Tones to sculpt them into something new and all your own. There are three realtime control knobs, as well as a modulation wheel, all of which can be controlling up to two assignable parameters at once. With great-sounding filters, responsive envelopes, and extensive modulation, the PX-560 can be a sonic playground as well as a performance instrument.
BRING THE BAND
Going beyond the traditional definition of a stage piano, the PX-560 includes 550 Tones, covering a huge variety of musical instruments and genres. There are dynamic and expressive guitars, basses, strings, drums, and much more, enhanced by powerful onboard DSP effects. The 220 onboard Rhythms allow multiple instruments to follow your playing, creating a backing band that plays in the style of your choice. In addition to exploring the built-in Rhythms, you can even assemble 30 customized User Rhythms by combining basslines, drum beats, and other elements. You can also create 100 of your own Music Presets, which encompass a Rhythm, Tones, effects, and built-in chord progressions.
TAKE THE STAGE
The PX-560 is designed to perform, and to make you sound your best. You’ll be delighted at how lightweight it is (just over 26 pounds), and how easily you can integrate it into your live setup. Its ¼” outputs and inputs give you great connectivity for PA systems and multi-keyboard rigs, and its dual pedal inputs can be configured to accept an expression pedal, damper pedal, or footswitches.
In addition to fitting just about any commercially-available keyboard stand, the PX-560 fits neatly in Casio’s optional CS-67P wooden stand, making a stylish musical statement in any home. Add the optional SP-33 3-pedal unit to experience realistic soft, sostenuto, and damper pedals, fixed in place for an accurate piano performance. The built-in speaker system has more than enough power to entertain at home. If you connect your favorite music player to its 1/8” stereo audio input, it even becomes a high-quality music dock.
A BUILT-IN STUDIO
When the muse speaks, you owe it to yourself to capture your idea. You don’t want to miss the chance to record your creation. The PX-560 gives you two ways to make sure your work is preserved. There is a 17-track MIDI recorder with editing features, and a USB audio recorder that creates an audio file directly onto a USB stick. You can create the sounds you want to play, record and edit MIDI songs with them, then add external instruments via the audio inputs, and capture the whole mix to share with the world.
TOOLS FOR SCHOOL
The PX-560 includes features that are especially beneficial for private lessons and music labs. Duet mode splits the keyboard into two equal pitch ranges, letting two people (i.e. teacher and student) play side by side on a single instrument. Classroom mode adds the ability to send each side to an individual audio output, making it compatible with the most popular third party piano lab systems. Two front panel-mounted headphone jacks also make the PX-560 great for lessons or practice.
PLAYS NICE WITH OTHERS
Like all Privias, the PX-560 has a class-compliant USB port which connects to a PC, Mac, or iOS device with no drivers needed. Easily control your favorite music software, without any extra setup.
- 650 tones
The term tones indicates the different tones stored in the instrument.
- 5,3 inch LCD touch panel (coloured)
- 256-note polyphony (max.)
Number of voices (tones) that a musical instrument can generate at the same time. Polyphony reflects a digital instrument’s capability. This is particularly significant when playing on an advanced level, using the pedals or using several timbres at the same time.
- Synthetic ebony and ivory keys
- Scaled Hammer Action II
The II in Scaled Hammer Action II indicates that CASIO developed an improved keyboard. “Hammer action” means that the digital piano’s keyboard is weighted with small hammers in order to provide realistic touch sensitivity, just like that of a real grand piano. “Scaled” means that the weight of the keys decreases from the low to the high keys, just like with an acoustic instrument.
- Tri-Sensor keyboard
CASIO's new keyboard action mechanism features three sensors per key that detect the intensity with which the key is struck to reproduce the response of a grand piano. This precise measurement also allows extremely sophisticated playing techniques at a high repetition speed.
- New multi-dimensional AiR Sound Source
AiR is the acronym for “Acoustic and intelligent Resonator”, which is CASIO’s newly developed multi-dimensional sound production. This sound production and other innovations constitute the common core of the new digital piano technology. The result is the unprecedented, natural-sounding digital reproduction of a grand piano’s playing and sound properties.
- Touch response
Enables dynamic playing by differing sound intensity and sound behaviour in response to the keystroke. A light, slow stroke sounds soft and gentle while a hard stroke sounds loud and powerful.
- High resolution velocity
High Resolution Velocity is a new technology by CASIO, which is approved by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. Instead of 127 steps, this technology provides 16,000 steps of the keyboard’s touch response allowing to realise every nuance of grand pianos’ dynamics.
- Damper Resonance
The nuances generated by pressing the damper pedal are authentically replicated.
- Hammer Response
The feel of an acoustic piano also comes from the delay between striking the key and the sounding of the string. The size and mass of the hammer head and the time that elapses until it hits the strings are directly linked to the pitch and striking intensity on the keyboard. This mechanical property of an acoustic instrument is reproduced by CASIO’s “Hammer Response” technology.
- String Resonance
CASIO's unique string resonance system ensures precise simulation of the sympathetic and interacting piano strings for all 88 keys. The nuances generated by pressing the damper pedal ("damper resonance") are authentically replicated.
- Audio recording function
The audio recording function enables the user to record in professional CD quality onto a USB storage medium or SD card (depending on the instrument). The recording can be burnt or played back on every common medium.
Digital effect used to double the timbre, making the sound more vibrant, broader and much livelier. This effect is used especially for digital piano or organ timbres.
Digital Effect that puts reverberation on the timbre.
- Duet mode
This feature is designed, just like “Split”, to divide the keyboard into two zones. However, in this case, the range and the timbre are identical. This feature allows two musicians to play a piano duet or to practice together on one instrument.
- Octave shift
This setting shifts the octaves on the keyboard to the more comfortable middle zone when playing pieces of music which require the musician to play on the very low or high zone of the keyboard.
This function layers two timbres, such as soft piano sounds combined with bowed string instruments, perfectly suited for ballads as well as slow and romantic songs.
Possibility of dividing the keyboard into two zones playing differing timbres, e. g. bass with your left hand and piano or vibraphone with your right hand when playing jazz or swing.
The metronome keeps the beat in the preset time signature as an orientation guide for tempo.
- Transpose function
The transpose function shifts the scale on the keyboard by a set interval, e.g. so that an F would be played with the C-key.
- Music presets
Helps when playing well-known songs by allowing the musician to preset elements such as tempo, rhythm and timbre.
- Connector for 3-pedal unit
Classic pedal unit similar to most upright or grand pianos: 1x damper pedal, 1x sostenuto pedal and 1x soft pedal.
- Headphones (2x)
Possibility to connect standard headphones. When headphones are connected, no sound will be released through the instrument’s speakers.
- Pedal (2x)
Port for connecting a regular pedal or simple footswitch.
- USB interface (PC)
Port for a USB cable to connect the instrument with a PC or Mac for the purpose of MIDI and/or data transfer.
- USB flash memory port (storage medium)
Port used to connect customary USB storage media to your instrument for the purpose of data transfer.
- Line IN (L/Mono,R)
Input (L/R with standard sockets) to connect an audio source with line level (e.g. another instrument or sound card) to an instrument.
- Line OUT (L/Mono, R)
Audio output on line level to plug the instrument into other professional devices such as PA or mixer console.
- MIDI (In, Out)
Input and output socket for 5-pin MIDI-plugs to connect MIDI compatible devices to each other.
- Speakers with 2x 8 Watt
- Octave shift