Casio has tripled the sample size of the main piano sound in Privia PX -350 as compared to their previous flagship Privia PX – 330. They’ve also adjusted the key sensors so that there’s a lot more going on than what you may be used to from a digital stage piano.
Features in the Casio Privia PX-350
The PX-350 has sustained resonance, which simulates the sound of all the strings vibrating in sympathy with actually-played notes when the damper pedal is down.
Casio PX-350 also has AIR (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator), their digital strategy for interpolating between the four velocity-switched sample levels. You get smoother dynamics, finer control, and longer samples with barely noticeable loops.
New in the PX-350 are a super-wide stereo string patch and some ballsy drum sounds. The bass/piano splits (with both acoustic and electric basses) work in many situations, and you will find the pitch-bend wheel convenient, which you can whip out at least once a night even on piano trio gigs.
PX-350 is also good for gigs because of its Registration button which can recall a sound category. Registrations save the entire state of the instrument and can include rhythm and auto-accompaniment that starts right up.
The Main Highlight
The most interesting of the features is the audio recording feature. You will be able to plug in a USB flash drive and record anything that goes on in the instrument as a CD-quality (16-bit/44.1kHz) WAV file. This is ideal for capturing fleeting songwriting ideas, documenting practice for feedback from a teacher, or turning a solo gig into a demo.