Casio Privia PX-3 (No Longer Available)
88-key Stage Piano with Ivory Touch Keyboard, 64 Effects, and MIDI I/O
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From Our Research Team:
Take This Lightweight Instrument to the StageWhen you're a performer, the weight of your instrument matters. An 80-lb. keyboard may sound phenomenal when you play it. But when you realize you need three people to help you move it, every time you need to move it, you'll be wishing you chose a lightweight, unbelievable-sounding instrument, such as the Casio PX-3. At only 23.6 lbs., you can carry the PX-3 by yourself. But just because it's lightweight, don't think you're compromising here. The PX-3 features a fantastic set of sounds, so you'll have everything you need when you gig - acoustic pianos, electric pianos, and a variety of must-have instrument sounds are in here.
More than that, the Casio PX-3 features an "Ivory Touch" 88-note scaled hammer-action keyboard, so it plays beautifully - just like the acoustic piano you started out playing. But unlike your original acoustic piano, the PX-3 is extremely portable and decked out with 64 effects for getting creative with your sounds. The effects can be applied to two tones and you can assign two buttons to control the effects.
When it's time to outfit your stage setup with a new keyboard that's not just inspiring but also gig friendly and gig ready, the Casio PX-3 deserves your attention. It's lightweight, it sounds amazing, and it's priced to fit nicely into any gigging keyboardist's budget.
Casio PX-3 88-key Digital Stage Piano Features at a Glance:
The Casio PX-3 is a gig-friendly 88-key digital stage piano!
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AMAZING VALUE !
by christian Jansen from SingaporeCASIO from Japan has just as good Digital Pianos as Yamaha..what stands out is the Price. The Sounds don't sound thin or washed with effects..its very well Sampled in this age , Pianos are very detail... read more [+]...can't complain..of course we don't compare them to a real Grand Piano.... The MIDI IN/OUT plus USB is icing on the cake..Yummy !
April 9, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
TRS outputs will nicely serve in studio or live. I use it Primarily as my MIDI controller with my DAW. 88 HOT keys. I will use the onboard sounds as audio tracks into my DAW.... the Keys don't feel too Heavy..which is nice while fully weighted( Ivory Touch,MInd You ). The other reviewers has said most of what I would have said. ... go and audition it. It may be a Casio..but its a winner... The Sampled Piano sounds has better flavor over my E-mu Systems ,Emulator IV K 16MB piano samples ! The E4K was from the mid 90's though... Grab the PX-3..its a limited edition release . close [-]
Great Action, light weight
by Dharm Khalsa from Santa Fe, NMI just got back from touring in Russia.. this keyboards amazingly low weight allowed me to check the keyboard in its fight case (Gator) in at the airline weighing in right at 50 lbs and not pay extra.... read more [+] This keyboard is incredibly playable... the action is awesome... first class all the way... really as playable as the other various weighted keyboards I have, and at like half the weight it just makes it so much more portable. My only complaint are the internal sounds... they are ok.... passable... but not good enough for what I wanted. So I run midi out from the keyboard, through an interface and into Mainstage on my Mac laptop. The the Mainstange sounds are awesome and I love Mainstange for performing anyway. I dont love having to connect another thing though. The Previa actually has a USB out, which would conceivabley allow you to run right into the computer without needing an interface. I did not try that out yet, but it would allow travel without one more piece of equipment... the interface. SO.... all in all I am totally thrilled with this because it does what I needed perfectly... I needed great playing action plus light weight... and THAT is so great to have! close [-]
March 29, 2012
Music Background: Musician and Producer
Awesome keyboard. Awesome price.
by bern hayward from new york, nyFor my money, this is the only stage piano anyone should buy unless you have an unlimited budget. I looked at used RD-700's and other new Rolands and Yamahas and NOTHING can touch this for the price o... read more [+]r the piano sound.
November 9, 2010
Music Background: pro musician, songwriter, producer
The B3 organs do not let you use a volume pedal, but that is the only thing wrong with this keyboard. It is HALF THE PRICE of some of the other keyboards I looked at which also weighed many times more. IMHO, the electric pianos are excellent and as good as anything out there. And it's got a great feel. I play four and five hour gigs and my hands don't hurt after the gig as they do on my Yamaha P140.
It is extremely light. 23.6 pounds. Unbelievable. It's lighter than my flight case for my Yamaha. I haven't toured with it, but it feels sturdy and I'm not worried. Will update if there's a problem. Totally recommended so far. close [-]
Lovely, functional and reliable board.
by Ryan D from Boston, MAI bought the PX-3 to console myself when parting with the old upright piano in my house. Piano has been an integral part in keeping my head on straight during the stressful times of the year, and I kn... read more [+]ew I wouldn't last long without one.
January 23, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist Recording Engineer/Musician
I also greatly enjoy messing around with plugins, layers, pads, synthesizers and the like through MIDI. Basically, I wanted a keyboard with a true piano feel but the power to do even more hidden beneath the keys.
My experience with the PX-3 has been great. It's incredibly lightweight, the lack of built-in speakers was a great design choice. It sounds good, the keys both feel and respond good, and the board has a ton of features and customization that I haven't even brushed upon yet. You can make a ridiculous number of custom presets which are easily accessible with two button presses, a big bonus for the gigging keyboard player.
I think the traveling pianist, gigging musician and studio hermit will all find something to love in this great-sounding, lightweight powerhouse of a package. Remember, if you don't like the onboard piano sounds, there's a whole market of fantastic Steinway sample libraries to choose from that you can easily access through MIDI. What's most important is how the piano feels on your fingers, and this one feels very, very right. close [-]
by: Dr. Christopher Rutkowski
The Holy Grail of stage pianos is the ideal combination of a great-sounding acoustic piano, a... read more »
Wyndell, Mckinney, TX
Casio Privia PX-3
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