Intermediate players, serious learners and experienced players will be happy with the 88-note scaled hammer-action keyboard that also features a 17-track sequencer and 128-note Polyphony. Professionals looking for the best sound may not feel satisfied (though it can be their add-on keyboard).
Pros Good pricing overall, Sounds are much better overall.
Cons Bass and middle octaves sound much better than the higher octaves.
Suitable for the gigging musician, and also useful for learning.
This is a much improved piano, in terms of sound quality & key action, compared to it's predecessors and one of the best in this price range.
Compared to the px-150, the px350 comes with more tones, a 17-track recorder, and few more features.
Gigging musicians will really like its lightweight built and can use several features onstage for accompanying.
You get 88-keys with fully weighted scaled hammer-action keyboard. The USB connection makes it easy to connect your piano to the computer, and the 17-track recorder really lets you be creative and create complex songs. The Duet Mode allows two players – you and your teacher to go through the lessons.
Competition Check If it's a Casio, you'll definitely find a model from Yamaha that's similarly spec'd. In this case, it's the Yamaha DGX-640 (standard GHS action) which is also an 88-key piano with accompaniments.
You can use it to accompany or play solo. It not only has a stunning piano sound, you can layer several sounds to create various rich tones.
Besides the piano sound, you also get premium organs & electric piano sounds which most keyboardist love to use.
A pitch wheel controller is also provided to add authenticity to other instrumental sounds such as harmonica and guitar.
Besides layering, you can also split sounds across the keyboard for playing multiple parts simultaneously. This is especially handy if you're also going to play the bass lines, in addition to chords.
All in One Band
If you're a singer as well, you can do it all by yourself or probably just pair up with a singer; the keyboard comes with 180 backing rhythms and intelligent accompaniment phrases. You can also download additional MIDI files for playing them back.
For Composing & Songwriting
Songwriters will love the 17-track sequencer as it lets you create songs with multiple instruments.
You can always save your work to a USB storage device or back to the computer.
Here's what one of the users had to say about this piano:
"If you are used to playing traditional pianos, I suggest the cabinet with the 3 pedal system. The right pedal in the 3 pedal system from what I understand offers a gradient instead of just on or off per the pedal that comes with the unit. I bought this because I wanted a very good piano sound (which this definitely has) and a bunch of other tones that I could use should I decide to play around with them. I think this one has 250 different sounds. Thus far I haven't left the grand piano sound that it defaults to though...it truly does sound excellent. Read more..."
Nice weighted keys, much better sound quality overall, polyphony sufficient to play complex passages / arrangements, and a 17-track sequencer ensures the experienced players and serious learners have something to look forward to.
Experienced players looking for the best piano sound may want to explore more options.