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Polished Ebony

Casio GP500 Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital Piano

£2,999.00

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£2,999.00

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Casio GP-500

Encased in a body of polished ebony finish the GP-500 was created in collaboration with C. Bechstein, and plays and sounds like a real grand piano. It has full-sized keyboard, many of the features of an acoustic piano, and plenty of extra features of a digital piano.

Keyboard

The Natural Grand Hammer keyboard is convincingly similar to the keyboard of an acoustic piano. The keys move actual hammers and have three movement sensors to give an incredibly nuanced reaction to the playing of a note. The keys are weighted, graded, and have 5-levels of dynamic touch sensitivity, giving the pianist considerable subtlety in note volume.

Duet mode enables the keyboard to be divided into two, smaller keyboards both of equal pitch range and sounded out of different speakers or headphones. The keyboard can be transposed by up to two octaves.

The GP-500 has all three pedals and half-pedalling for the damper pedal, with continuous recognition and 5 levels.

Sound

The Acoustic and Intelligence Resonator (AiR) Grand Sound Source gives Casio’s most complex and realistic sonic experience yet. It mimics the interaction of the various systems in an acoustic piano’s body and produces its own sound complete with those resonances.

The polyphony is 265-notes, making it competitive with the ability of an acoustic piano. There are 35 voices in the GP-500, concentrated on grand pianos from the instrument making traditions of Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna, but also including electric pianos and strings amongst others. 

The Concert play feature allows the pianist to accompany a full orchestra on 15 great classical pieces, including compositions by Tchaikovsky, Pachelbel, and Smetana. The pre-set song library has 60 MIDI songs and 10 free spaces ready to be filled by the user.

There is a 4-way speaker system with a combined power of 100W, enough to play a small venue without using any external amplification. A Lid simulator covers the speakers and apes the effect of a grand piano’s lid by altering the timbre of the sound according the position of the lid.

Digital

All the digital features on the Casio GP-500 are easy to use and easily referenced on the LCD screen. The many digital effects include 12 settings of concert hall, 4 chorus, 7 brilliance, as well as listening position, reverb, and DSP. Layer and Split modes allow the user to choose two different voices and sound them at the same time. A lesson function opens up the GP-500 to beginners and teaches both right and left hand techniques.

There are two recording facilities on the GP-500; a MIDI recorder with 1 song and 2 tracks; and an Audio recorder with 99 songs each up to 25 minutes long.

Music Scene mode has 15 pre-set combinations of voices, effects, and reverb ready to be played with, and there are 10 spaces that the user can fill with their own configurations.

Connectivity includes MIDI In/Out and Aux In/Out ports, and 2 headphone jacks, which can be used for connection to external speakers, PA systems, and sequencers amongst other things.

Amp output

  30W x 2 + 20W x 2

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  1,434×489×963 mm (w/o score stand)

Lesson Function

  Right hand off, left hand off, both parts off

Pedals

  Grand Pedal System 3 pedals(Damper, Soft, Sostenuto) Half Pedal Effect for Damper: Continuous recognition, 5levels position

Recorder

  [MIDI Recorder] 2 tracks x 1 song, approximately 5,000 notes maximum, real-time recording/playback [Audio recording] Max. 99 songs approximately 25 min/song (44.1kHz WAV Format)

Song Expansion

  10 Approx. 900KB (Up to approx. 90KB/song)

Keyboard

Touch Response 5 sensitivity levels/ Off
Number of Keys 88 Keys
Duet Mode Adjustable tone range (-2 to + 2 octaves)
Transpose 2 octaves (-12 to 0 to +12)
Octave Shift 4 octaves (-2 to 0 to +2)

Inputs/Outputs

  Line Out R, L/MONO jacks: Standard jack x 2
Phones: Stereo standard jacks x 2

Power Supply

  AC Adapter : AD-E24500LW

Sound Source

AiR Grand Sound Source
Number of Polyphony (maximum) 256
Number of tones 35
Touch Response 5 sensitivity levels, off
Tuning 415,5 Hz to 440,0 HZ to 465,9 Hz
Temperaments Equal temperaments plus 16 other types
Stretch Tuning 5 types, off, auto setting

Tones

35 built-in tones
BERLIN GRAND, BERLIN GRAND MELLOW, BERLIN GRAND BRIGHT, HAMBURG GRAND, HAMBURG GRAND MELLOW, HAMBURG GRAND BRIGHT, VIENNA GRAND, VIENNA GRAND MELLOW, VIENNA GRAND BRIGHT, GRAND PIANO MODERN, GRAND PI
Tones - Layer/Split Yes

Digital Effects

  Hall Simulator: 12 types, Listening Position Settings: Player's Position 1type, Listener's Position 3types, Chorus: 4 types, Brilliance: 7 levels, DSP: (Preset for some tones)

Metronome

  Beats: 0 to 9 (Tempo range: quarter note = 20 to 255)

MIDI

  IN / OUT

Accessories

  AC Adaptor, Score Book, Music Stand

Built-in Songs

Concert Play (Audio Song): 15, Music Library (MIDI Song): 60, Grand Piano Tone Demo: 6
Concert Play This mode selection gives you the role of solo pianist with an orchestral performance. The sound system plays the orchestral part accompanying you. Works by Tchaikovsky, Pachelbel, Smetana and others

Music Scene

Available with the GP-500BP, the Scene can be created by various combinations of tones, effects and reverberation levels. 15 different Scenes were designed as preset settings according to such theme
Scenes are customisable - up to 10 can be registered
Number of Preset 15 types (+ 10 user area)

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