Why Casio Privia PX 350 Is Still Getting Love
Casio Privia PX 350 Review: The digital piano which we will review today is an old piano (released in 2012) from Casio and is Casio Privia PX 350.
There are couple of new models which are generally quite better then PX 350 (PX S1000, PX S3000, PX 160, Yamaha P 125) but still PX 350 is still made its place in the heart of many Casio Digital Piano lovers.
The PX 350 is a marvelous instrument and it got 250 sounds 180 different rhythms so you can create a whole huge variety of music from every possible genre.
It is available in two colors Dark Black and Bright White. And if you opt for a bundle you will get the matching color stand with the chair and many other additional accessories.
So lets begin the detailed review and let’s see what PX 350 has to offer to us.
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AiR Sound Technology
Scaled Hammer Action Keys
2 Way, 4 * Speakers
Multi Track Recording
Lightweight (25 Lb)
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
Casio Privia PX 350 Specs and Features
The Hall Simulator Effect
The first thing to state about PX 350 is that it has excellent acoustic piano sound.
The reason the sound is so good is because they're using Cassio's AIR sound system AIR stands for acoustic and intelligent resonator.
Although having a beautiful and rich sound the couple of sounds that I personally liked from the pianos are electric piano and string sounds as well.
Damper Resonance Simulator
Apart from just having a beautiful sound it also has a damper resonance simulator. Which is generally found on high end pianos.
The damper resonance simulator actually makes the effect tone like its fading away slowly (the exact term: long natural delay).
To activate the damper resonance simulator you need to hold down the included sustain pedal and press the desired key. Then you will hear a simulation of the sound interacting with the tailpiece of piano just like an acoustic piano.
Keyboard of PX 350
Coming to the keyboard. The keys of PX 350 is the Cassio's tri sensor 2 scaled hammer action piano keys.
Like an acoustic piano they're heavier on the bottom and gets lighter up to the top.
And the keys also have a simulated ebony and ivory texture.
The texture on the keys comes useful when you're playing in a very humid situation.
Generally playing in a humid situation for long time results in sweating of the fingers which makes your finger very slippery and ultimately hampering your performance.
This is where the ebony and ivory texture on the keys comes handy. The texture helps in getting a perfect and confident grip on the keys despite the humidity and long hour of playing.
The 88 keys are fully weighted and the keyboard totally weighs around 26 pounds.
So, if you're gigging with it you're going to love its versatility and the lightweight it offers as a stage piano.
https://www.doomsquadmusic.com/item/casio-px-350/Also very important if you're gigging with it you've got two quarter inch outputs so when you need to connect to a mixer or an amplifier or some kind of recording device PX 350 got you covered on that.
When talking about connectivity options the piano also has a USB port on the back.
The USB option also allows USB MIDI transfer so you can hook it up and treat it as a master controller in your studio.
Check This Video Of PX 350 Demo and Sound Quality From Casio
Casio Privia PX 350 also provides two of the most needed modes. The Layer and Split mode.
You can layer sounds together and if you push the split button you can split the keyboard so you can have an acoustic bass sound on your left hand (just an example) and another instrument in the right hand part.
You can also layer two sounds in the right hand and have sounds in the left as well.
There's another great feature on the keyboard which makes it perfect for taking lessons or teaching them and that is called duet mode.
If you hold down duet mode function key and press split function turn duet mode on you will get two equal pitch ranges. By activating the duet mode you will get two sets of middle C as the keyboard gets divided in 2 part with equal pitch ranges.
With duet mode you can have a teacher and a student seated at the same piano or two students for that matter and can watch the other player’s hand placement and learn from it.
So it's great in music labs if you want to save space and have two students seated at the same piano.
Or in case if you're giving or receiving lessons it's a perfect instrument for that as well.
Recording, Playback and Music Production
As far as music production goes the PX 350 is very powerful for song writing and creating your own Tunes.
It has a 17 track recorder built in and if you need a little bit of inspiration it also has 180 rhythms so you can play along with these rhythms.
The rhythms are great for getting some inspiration or recording a demo with.
Another great add-on is that you can also hear what you're playing with the very powerful built in amplification system.
So if you're not using the line outs or using headphones you can hear with the built-in speakers.
The overall sound quality and loudness of the speaker is quite decent and will be more than enough for a small hall or room.
Casio privia PX 350 also allows you to record your play directly to the USB.
You need to put the USB drive on the front panel and can save your work as a two channel WAV file.
The quality of the recording will be like digital CD recording of 25 min of length.
It’s a great way to capture your moment of inspiration that you can easily share with other.
You can not only capture what you are playing on the keyboard live but other instrument as well.
In addition to audio recordings the USB thumb drive can also be used to record the sequences that you have made on the board.
As the PX 350 features a 17 track sequencer that you can use to layer different instrument tracks together including the built-in rhythms part.
Casio PX 350 Alternate
The Best Alternative Of Casio PX 350 is Casio Privia PX S3000. The Price is almost same so don't forget to check it. (Check Detailed Review Here)
My Experience with Casio Privia PX 350
As I said above PX 350 is a good decent digital piano but is quite outdated when compared with latest digital pianos from the Casio or other digital piano manufacturers.
Overall my experience with the keyboard was very good and I used it for more than a month as one of my student bought a used version from eBay.
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The keys are natural and nice and weight action really feels well. The sound of the speakers are also good and powerful but not as much as PX 760.
The price is comparatively a bit high but it delivers what it promises.
So that’s all from our end hope this Casio Privia PX 350 review helped you guys to make a better decision.
Keep Playing and Spread Love.