Casio has certainly pulled out all the stops with this one, which offers four-layer dynamic stereo piano samples with seamless transitions and a wide dynamic range — in other words, more realism.
In-built is the simulated sound of open strings when the dampers are raised, thanks to the Acoustic Resonance DSP (Digital Signal Processor).
128 notes of polyphony should ensure complex performances, pedal use, and layered sounds don’t result in dropped notes.
How an instrument feels to play is critically important, and Casio’s “Ivory Touch” Tri-Sensor scaled hammer action keys should satisfy in that department.
There are 16 tones built in, a duet mode that allows simultaneous playing by two people in the same range, plus a two-track recorder.
Available from April, with a price tag of $1799.99 for the black polished cabinet edition or $1399.99 for the black matte version.