AMAZING PIANO AND AN ENTIRE ARRANGER & RECORDER AS WELL!
New AiR Sound Source
Casio’s new AiR (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) sound source provides unmatched realism and detail. This sound engine provides seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. The capacity of the installed memory has been largely expanded to allow longer samples and enhanced waveform data quality, while the Lossless Audio Compression technology allows reproduction of the original piano sample without deterioration of the original sound quality. Fine nuances such as the length of note reverberation and tonal colour are controlled by the player’s touch – just as on an acoustic piano.
The sound produced by an acoustic piano is not only the sound associated with the individual keys that are struck. Other strings with frequencies closely associated with those producing the sounds will resonate as well, adding to the overall sound and giving the music a uniquely rich resonance. The new AiR sound source reproduces this resonance naturally through the use of a stereo resonance simulator for all 88 keys. The resonance created from using the damper pedal is also reproduced naturally across all 88 keys. A continuously variable damper system reproduces even the subtle changes in reverberation that occur in response to delicate pressure changes applied to the damper pedal. The resonance system allows players to perform with an unprecedented amount of expressive detail.
The sound volume and quality changes when the lid on a grand piano is raised or lowered. The Lid Simulator reproduces the acoustic effects of opening and closing the lid with fine detail. You can design the exact piano tone you desire by selecting the degree to which the lid is raised or lowered.
Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II
The new Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard II responds to subtle variations in the time between detection of a keystroke and sound production, depending on the speed of the keystroke. The system uses three sensors that detect the keystroke sequentially, which also enables a sound to be produced repeatedly, even when the key has not fully returned to its resting position. The action relies solely on the weight of the hammer, which become progressively heavier towards the lower end and progressively lighter towards the higher end of the keyboard, simulating the characteristic of the action on a grand piano.
Simulated Ebony and Ivory Feel Keys
The simulated ebony and ivory keys offer the luxurious feel and texture of a grand piano keyboard. The texture allows maximum grip and avoids slipping of the fingers due to moisture.
Key Off Simulator
The new keyboard system incorporates a Key Off Simulator that reproduces the differing lengths of reverberations caused depending on the speed the key is released.
Complete Entertainment Piano
The AP-650 includes 250 pro-quality tones ranging from stereo-sampled grand pianos to vintage electric pianos, organs, strings and more. Combine this with 180 rhythm patterns, the ability to store up to 96 of your favourite setups with the registration feature, and 17-tracks of built in recording, this piano offers unlimited playing pleasure.
Elegant Cabinet Design
The AP-650 is housed in a traditional piano style cabinet, even incorporating a lid that can be opened or closed. Just like an acoustic piano, changes in acoustics and sound dispersion can be achieved by opening or closing the top-board lid, with a red-cloth surface which becomes visible when the lid is open adding to the beauty of this piano.
Audio Recording / Playback
Performances can be recorded in high quality 44.1kHz WAV format directly on to a USB flash drive. The audio function can also playback WAV files directly from a USB flash drive, allowing the use of backing tracks to accompany your playing.
- 256 Note maximum polyphony
- 250 pro quality tones
- 2-way, 4-speaker system, 30w + 30w
- Line output (L / MONO, R)
- Line input (L / MONO, R)
- USB Midi output
- Tone category select buttons for instant access
- Backlit LCD screen