Published On: Thu, Nov 17th, 2016

Casio Releases New Flagship Electronic Keyboards MZ-X series for Professional Musicians

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Casio MZ X300

Casio MZ X300

Casio India Co., Private Limited proudly announces the revival & resurrection of its MZ series.The new MZ-X series is the evolutionary successor to Casio’s powerful MZ-2000 Series instruments. It is the most ambitious keyboard from Casio and will jump-start the performing musicians’ creativity with its authentic sound, intuitive Color Touch Interface, and extensive control. This new flagship keyboard will enable musicians around the world to perform, create, and inspire like never before.

 

The most premium series of Keyboards developed by Casio till date, the MZ-X Series will feature two models, MZ-X500 (Body Color: Blue) and MZ-X300 (Body Color: Black).The MZ-X300 has 900 preset tone patches and 280 rhythm patterns, while the MZ-X500 features 1100 preset tone patches and 330 rhythm patterns. The MZ-X series features revolutionary sound quality with the new MXi sound engine. The target groups for these keyboards are Performing/Studio Musicians and Music Examination students/teachers looking for a premium keyboard.

 

The features that make the MZ-X stand way in front of the competition include a 5.3” LCD Color Touch Interface, which makes it incredibly easy to explore and navigate. Withcompletely new and improved tones likeAcoustic guitars tones, which now include fret noise, harmonics, string slides and body slaps& Basseshaving smooth glissando from note to note,the tones can be easily modified to suit the musicians’ tastes, thanks to the real-time control knobs and sliders.Along with this, the MZ-X500 boasts Casio’s powerful Hex Layer technologyfirst made available on the PX-5S, PX-560, and XW-series instruments. As always, the brand has not forgotten to add the timeless sound of a Vintage Tonewheeel Organ with physical sliders that give the user precise drawbar control, and easy onscreen buttonsto provide essential adjustments.

Casio MZ X500

Casio MZ X500

 

The MZ-X Series contain hundreds of flexible and great-sounding new Authentic Rhythms, representing musical genres from around the world including Latin, Middle Eastern, European, Asian, and ten entirely New Indian rhythms. These Rhythms have multiple intros, endings, and variations, and use advanced chord detection to deliver complete accompaniment ensembles. They are ideal for solo performances, songwriting, or just enjoying a jam session with a band of professional musicians. Adding on to this, Patterns can also be easily created and combined to form custom Rhythms using the Pattern Sequencer.There’s further possibilities of importing external rhythms using the Pattern Converter, which converts SMF data to rhythm data in the MZ-X Series format.

 

Apart from the amazing sound quality, the MZ-X Series is a song writer’s dream, containing a 16-track MIDI recorder with a full suite of mixing (48 Channel Mixer + EXT In/LINE IN, MIC IN) and editing features, plus powerful effect processors and USB audio recordingas an upload-ready WAV file.The series is completely expandable(up to 32GB) and customizablewith extensive mixing and editing tools.

 

Casio’s MZ-X500 offers 16 touch-responsive multi-pads for broadening performance capabilities. The pads can be used to trigger preset patches and samples {Sound Input from EXT IN (LINE IN, MIC IN)} created by the user, as well as to play back musical phrases&chords, allowing the users to enhance a performance with percussive hits and additional melodies.Similarly, the MZ-X300 has 4 multi-pads which can be used for triggering phrases, samples, chords and more. Such amazing features makes this series really easy to sell, thus would help to expand business portfolio for Casio.

 

On top of all this there are 96 Registrations Banks to store all key settings of the keyboard and are available for recall at the press of a button. The option to connect any of the latest Assignable Expression Pedals further expands the players’ possibilities, be it the stage or an exam hall.

 

The MZ-X Series’ bass-reflex speaker system puts out a staggering 40 watts of power, and sounds rich and clear at any level. A 4-band parametric equalizer is included to customize the MZ-X to suit any space, ensuring that the performing musician will always sound at his best.

 

Features Highlights:

5.3″ display Color touch Interface | 61 Velocity Sensitive keys | MXi sound source | 128 Note Polyphony | 1100 Preset/650 User Tones (MZ-X500), 900 Presets/450 User Tones (MZ-X300) | Hex Layers Synthesis Capabilities (MZ-X500) | 330 Preset/100 User Rhythms (MZ-X500), 280 Presets/100 User Rhythms (MZ-X300) | 16 Velocity Sensitive, backlit Multi-Pads (MZ-X500), 4 Multi-Pads (MZ-X300) | Easy Split & Layer | 96 Performance Registration| 48 Channel Mixer + EXT In | Pitch bend Wheel & Modulation wheel | Headphone output | USB and Standard MIDI I/O | Direct Access transpose | Expression Pedal Input | 20W + 20W Speaker System

 

MZ-X500 will be available at MRP of Rs. 65,000 and MZ-X300 at MRP of Rs. 50,000.

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