Casio Digital Piano Reviews of Casio CDP100, Privia and Celviano Electric Piano
Casio digital piano is available in two major series: Casio Privia and Celviano digital piano.
Casio Privia boasts of a realistic acoustical grand piano sound including the
nuances of pianissimo and fortissimo.
Compact and light, the Privia line also has the tones of pipe organs, strings
and more with a key feature that allows the simultaneous playing of two tones
and a split feature that allows the keyboard to split into two different tones.
The Privia Casio digital pianos editions are:
PX-830 BP - The use of new linear morphing AiF sound source makes “playing” this model a pleasure. The 3-sensor hammer
and action on the keys is a pleasure to the touch. With 16 tones for varied
sound experience the unit also has ports for USB, a pitch bend wheel and line
PX-830 BK - This model has the same qualities of the BP series. The
difference is in the casing. This 88-keys Casio digital piano is a joy to play.
PX-730 BK/730 CY - Like the 830 series has 128-note polyphony. The qualities
are similar to the 830 series aside from the streamlined casing.
PX-130 BK - This portable digital piano produces extremely good quality tones.
Casio PX130 would suit most homes, churches and schools.
PX-330 BK - This portable Casio electronic piano has the tone and sound
quality of the larger models. It has 88-keys with a scaled hammer action. This
model is great for the home, stage and music studio.
PX-410 R - This model has fewer features than the other models but is a
synthesizer with a 16-channel mixer function.
Casio Celviano Series
The Celviano Casio digital piano series is the right musical instrument for
beginners. It's very affordable and is sure a great value for its price.
Generally the functions are easy to manipulate and the keys are weighted enough
for a real piano touch. Here are some of the popular models in the Celviano
Casio CDP-100 Review
Casio CDP100 digital piano has 5 different sounds: grand piano; grand piano2,
electric piano, harpsichord and the strings. The grand piano sound is acceptable
so are the harpsichord and string sections. Casio CDP 100 is a great jazz
accompaniment but the grand piano 2 is not at par. Casio CDP-100 is a plug and
play piano but does not have a metronome that could be useful for beginners.
Casio AP80 - This one-man band could bring the sound of a complete orchestra.
It has a whole range of accompaniment, built-in tones and instrumentations and
an expandable library of 80 songs downloadable from the casiosongs.com. It
features Casio's HL sound and a scaled hammer action keyboard for an authentic
"feel" of a piano keyboard.
Casio AP24 digital piano has adjustable scaled hammer keys which feels
heavier in the lower register and lighter in the higher keys. The sounds are
from acoustic instruments backed-up by a powerful chorus and reverb effects and
sound system. The two pedals are for a dedicated damper and sostenuto feature.
The Casio AP24 digital home piano has an overall high quality sound and a real
piano touch. Easy to use and best suited for beginners and intermediate level
Casio AP-500 Sample Video
Casio AP45 - Its 88 weighted hammer mechanism is akin to a real grand piano.
This Casio digital piano has 64-note polyphony where the pianist can
simultaneously play 32 notes. The built-in 16-tones are as close as they can get
to an acoustic piano where the integrated ZPI sound source is tweaked based on
the pianist's touch and chosen programs. It has an integrated metronome to help
beginners with their rhythm and timing. This model is adaptable for computer
downloads and files transfer.
Casio AP38 - A full 88-note keyboard that has a recording feature. Other
notable features aside from the usual 64-note polyphony and built-in sounds and
tones (grand piano, honky-tonk, electric piano, harpsichord, vibraphone, and
even synth pad and more) are its 17 digital effects and tone layering and split
key function, transposition and tuning capabilities and metronome.
Other models under Casio digital pianos are: Casio PS20 (which some reviews
say are at par with the pricier
KORG and Roland);
AP 220; AP 420 and AP 620.