Why We Love Casio Privia PX S3000
The Privia Series of Digital Piano is one of the most successful product line of Casio.
And with the launch of the latest members in the Privia Series the Casio Privia PX S3000 and PX S1000, Casio has raised the bar up to a new height.
It was launched in NAMM 2019 and won the "Best in Show Award".
The Privia Series Digital Piano are always known for :
- Stunning Sound Quality
- Great Feel
- Lightweight & Portable
- Fine Design
- Genuine Price
PX S3000 is perfect example of craftsmanship, let it be for its value, great features or its beautiful design and of course its exceptional sound quality and effects; .
It is one of the compact and slim (NOTE: slimmest) digital piano in market as of today.
So, Without much delay lets take a quick look at the feature highlights of S3000 :
With the highlights being mentioned lets look at each of the section in more detial.
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88 - Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Damper and String Resonance
AiR Sound Technology
Hall Simulator, Reverb Effects
3 Year Warranty
Touch Response Keys
Tone - 600
Rhythms - 180
USB MIDI Port
Light Up Keys
Light Lesson Mode
Tone - 400
Rhythms - 150
Dance & Reverb Effect
Tones - 400
Rhythms - 100
Scaled Hammer Action Keys
Sound Projection Speaker
Key Slider Cover
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Privia PX S3000 Features and Specs In Detail
The PX S3000 is fully compatible with your music room or any decor and mood.
The slim design with seamless glossy panel & unibody case unleash a deluxe acoustic grand, which is almost of the same size as that of its keys.
It features the slim, smart and stylish design, beautifully refined top panel with superior touch sensors.
The touch sensor function buttons gets illuminated only when they are activated.
I really liked the illuminated sensor buttons, they look wonderful in dark.
And when the function gets deactivated the top panel looks seamless smooth and glossy. A perfect blend of innovation and beauty.
The layout of the keyboard is pretty simple, one side contains all the necessary buttons and control and the rest or most of the part of the keyboard is all touch control.
You can change the tempo up and down or can cycle between different sounds via its touch sensitive buttons, which is easy to use.
For an instance, if you continuously keep clicking the piano button on the panel, you can easily access the different categories within each major instrument category, like harpsichord and so on.
This is especially useful when there are a lot of sounds in a particular category.
Like in the category called Others, which has everything from cents to guitar and wind instrument and more 400 sounds in that one category, so you wouldn’t have to go one by one.
You can just click onto the category Others and can easily play jazz, basses, brass, solo flute, saw lead sounds and many others sounds.
It features 88 keys with weighted smart scaled hammered action keyboard with ivory and ebony textures enabling which allows the player to play with faith and confidence even in humid atmosphere.
The overall feel of the keys and weighted keybed is surprising well. Casio has done a wonderful job in mimicking the Acoustic Piano experience in Digital Piano.
The Keys are also touch sensitive which means the sound of the tone directly depends upon the intensity of the keypress.
The Velocity Sensitive Keys allows you to be more expressive
PX S3000 has 5 level of sensitivity control option which is not so common in digital pianos in this price range.
Tones and Resonance Effects
The PX S3000 has 700 tones, 200 rhythm and songwriting tools.
The tones include grand piano, electric pianos, organs, string sounds etc.
It also has several pads including synth pads and also choir sounds.
It features a category called others, there are bunch of other kind of sounds where you have everything from wind instruments to a lot of other instruments like sitar, breathy alto sax etc.
Also, it features a maximum polyphony of 192 with AiR as its sound source.
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Resonance -The Casio PX S3000 features 2 resonance.
The Advanced string resonance reveals the harmonic relationship between resonating strings.
Whereas the damper resonance improves depth & richness.
Hammer response & key off simulation offers more enhanced detail that reacts normally to the dynamics of piano.
Rhythms and Accompaniment
The rhythm and accompaniment features on PX S3000 are pretty typical and standard.
When you play chord the keyboard will recognize the harmonies & it will adjust the accompaniment patterns (you can also play the rhythms without the accompaniment pattern on) accordingly.
You can start and stop the rhythm and also can add in fills, intro and endings with the keys, if you want to.
It can be done with the buttons present in the panel which is standard.
The low ‘F’ will start the beat and stop it, so basically, it is kind of like your start and stop button.
Then, the ‘E’ key will sync the ending so it will go into the ending, the pre-program ending.
Then ‘D’ is variation and ‘C’ is normal.
Nonetheless, through keyboard you can easily shift between accompaniment and rhythm.
You also have the liberty to play the rhythms without the accompaniment pattern.
One cool thing to mention about this keyboard is it does have an input for expression pedal.
Rhythm and Control Menu
When you press the down arrow on the panel, you can have access to the rhythm menu which has all different rhythm tracks that you can use.
PX S3000 is loaded with features such as split mode, arpeggiator and layer.
It has DSP effects, including classic things like chorus, flanger, tremolo and several others. There is also AMP cabinet simulators as well.
Below control you have the registration menu which has various banks that you can store your sounds in, so you get everything dialed up, you get it exactly like you want and then you can recall things.
It includes a damper pedal and a sustain pedal input for a pedal unit, there is also an audio end which is an eighth inch, so if you want to play the music that you are practicing there is a MP3 you can plug it in and it will play through the speakers and you can practice to it.
There is also an expression pedal input. It does have a much needed headphone jack.
The duet mode splits the keyboard into equal halves for teacher and student convenience.
Like the previous series, PX S3000 also features displays and touch sensor which is exposed only when the power button is turned on.
Therefore, is easy to see & use it in any light situation.
When the power is turned off, the lights vanishes leaving the seamless panel of the piano.
The dynamic control of this model offers you with the necessary options required and get rid of the one that are not necessarily required.
It has a backlit bright LCD display that enables you to stay informed & makes exploration a breeze.
Next, we have the recording feature that will allow you to record yourself playing and also the rhythm track as well including any fills and any variations that you wish to add.
It offers to records 3 tracks and 5 songs.
This piano does have pitch bend and it has 2 knobs, which can be used to control various settings, the top one is used to control cut off. The buttons are all touch sensitive, really easy to use.
With the down arrow you go to the rhythm menu, which has all the rhythm tracks that you can use in your song.
Chordana App Integration
Just like its younger brother PX S1000, the PX S3000 can be played via Casio's free Chordana Play App.
You can download this app through your respective play store may it be Google Play or iTunes Store as it can be operated in both Android and iPhone, in order to modify your model to suit your mood.
You can easily change instrument settings, control MIDI recorder, view PDF scores, use optional SP-34 3 pedal unit while playing to turn pages and the integrated audio player allows you to access independent control over pitch & tempo and can eliminates melody or vocals from audio file.
Quick Glance at Features
My Experience With Casio PX S3000
Reasons To Buy
Reasons To Avoid
As a reviewer my primary focus is look for stumbling blocks in any musical instruments.
But both of the latest Priva Series digital pianos gave me a hard time to find so.
The Casio Privia PX S3000 is the next generation of Privia PX S1000 which is of course the upgraded version of the latter model and is therefore features more versatile piano with most unique and remarkable functions.
What differentiate this model with the previous one is that, it carries many exceptional and brilliant features like in-built 200 rhythm, 700 tones, expression pedal, 3 track MIDI recorder, type A + B USB, auto harmonize function, pitch bend wheel and the powerful sound clarity.
The audio end allows you to play music that you are practicing, you can plug in the mp3 and it will play through the speakers and you can easily practice.
Its sleek body design, sound effects, in built tones, MIDI, Bluetooth connectivity, resonance, its very own application: the Chordana Play, and the price, makes it more preferable and best in the line and is therefore has a great demand.
Trust me, you won’t find any piano in this price range with such features and the sleek design body out there.
You will love to have one and would be proud of it for ages.