Review and Opinion of the Casio PX-360 Privia and Where to Buy It?

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is an electronics manufacturer founded in 1946 and based in Tokyo, Japan. We will now take a look at the Casio PX-360 Privia model, which is priced at approximately $800:

  • 88 weighted keys (The weight of the keys on an acoustic piano, which digital pianos try to imitate to match the touch of the piano. The keys in the high register are heavier and in the high register less. This is different from the sensitivity on the keyboard which serves to regulate the volume of the note. But a weighted keyboard always has sensitivity on the keys) that simulate hammer action and synthetic ebony/ivory textures. This popular Casio system is called Scaled Hammer Action II (Tri-Sensor)
  • 550 sounds (different sounds of piano and other instruments)
  • 200 styles (Accompanying styles that adapt to the chords we are playing. For example they will put a bass and a drum kit that will adapt and synchronize with the notes we are playing on the keyboard)
  • 10 user-configurable styles
  • 128 notes of polyphony (Number of notes that can be played at once. This includes accompaniments that also consume notes. So if you play over an accompaniment more notes will be accumulated)
  • Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Enhancement Technology
  • Dual function (Dual mode allows you to combine two sounds to create a more complete one. Typical is the combination of piano + stringed instrument sound)
  • Split function (dividing the keyboard into two different instruments)
  • reverb (Reverb effect)
  • chorus
  • Master Equalizer or Master EQ (refers to the master equalizer that allows you to adjust the parameters of the sound mix coming out of your speakers)
  • DSP (Digital Signal Processing) effects. These are digital effects that modify the sound of the keyboard)
  • Transposition (Transposition allows you to move the note spectrum of a keyboard. This is to be able to play with transposing instruments. It is not an easy concept but it is made to facilitate the writing of an orchestration for instruments with very different bass and treble registers)
  • Metronome (Basic study element to study and practice the tempo of a piece of music)
  • Pitch bend wheel (Functionality that changes the sound wave of what you play and then returns to its original state)
  • high quality colour TFT LCD screen
  • Midi input/output (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect your keyboard to your computer, record a sound track, and with certain programs click through what you’ve played to musical notes on a score. MIDI tracks store the information of the musical notes)
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • Input for sustain pedal (The sustain pedal of a piano or keyboard is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key)
  • Line input/output (L/Mono, R) to be able to connect to any live equipment without injection box
  • USB port for connecting other devices
  • 2 x 8W speakers, enough to play in a restaurant
  • It weighs about 12 kg so it’s easy to carry in the car

demo review casio-px-360-privia

Now that we’ve listed and described the features of this digital piano there’s no better than taking a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Casio PX 360 and you can hear the different sounds of this piano.

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Now let’s compare the Casio PX 360 with its more common alternatives. Also at the end of the post you will find a section with the best shopping possibilities for this digital piano. But you can go directly to that part of the post by pressing the following button.

Casio PX-360 Privia vs Yamaha DGX-660

In the first comparison we will have the following devices: the Casio PX-360 Privia keyboard with a price of approximately €800 and the Yamaha DGX-660 with a price of €749/£685, with a difference of approximately €65. We will therefore see their differences and similarities in the following face-to-face:

  • Both digital pianos have 88 weighted keys and a hammer effect and sensitivity. The keys of the Casio have the texture of synthetic ebony/ivory. Weighted Keys is the weight of the keys of a real acoustic piano, in the bass range it has heavier keys while in the treble range it has lighter keys. Sensitivity refers to the ability to make dynamics in the performance, i.e. when we step with force it sounds higher than another step with less force.
  • The Casio offers 550 sounds, 200 styles, 10 of which are configurable and 128 notes of polyphony, and the Yamaha offers 554 sounds, 205 styles and 192 notes of polyphony. Remember that polyphony is the largest number of notes that can be played at the same time on a computer.
  • The functions that characterize the Casio are Multidimensional Morphing Air system, dual function, split function and how-to effects: Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ and DSP (Digital Signal Process) effects, pitch bend wheel and sound modulation wheel, plus 2 x 8W speakers
  • The functions that characterize the Yamaha are: intelligent acoustic control, 41 types of reverb effect, 44 types of chorus, 237 DSP sounds and Master EQ by presets, in addition to 37 DSP sounds, plus 2 6W speakers.
  • The Casio has 2 headphone outputs for playing two people at the same time in silence, Input for sustain pedal and input/line output (L/Mono, R).
  • The Yamaha has an auxiliary sound input, including a sustain pedal. Headset output, plus 2 speakers with 6W average power. Triple pedal input. Something important is that it has NO line output.
  • Both digital keyboards have USB MIDI, this means that they can be connected to a computer and work as MIDI controllers in a music composition and production program.
  • The Casio measures 1322 x 293 x 139 mm (H x W x D) and weighs 12 kg. While the Yamaha has a weight of 28Kg and dimensions with the support of 1399 x 445 x 761mm.

We found two very similar digital pianos. However a relevant difference is the keys of the Casio that have the texture of ebony and synthetic ivory, improving its simulation towards a real acoustic piano. The Yamaha stands out with its triple pedalboard input and a slight advantage in the amount of sounds, rhythms and polyphony, the downside is that it cannot be operated on batteries, it only works with the power adapter. Both have good functions for both practice and live use, but in my opinion the texture of synthetic ivory and ebony makes that price increase worthwhile.

We will put the characteristics of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Casio PX-360 Privia

Yamaha DGX-660

  • 88 weighted keys simulating hammer action and ebony/ivory synthetic textures. This popular system by Casio is called Scaled Hammer Action II (Tri-Sensor)
  • 550 sounds
  • 200 styles
  • 10 user-configurable styles
  • 128 notes of polyphony
  • Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Enhancement Technology
  • Dual function
  • Split function
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Master Equalizer or Master EQ
  • DSP effects
  • Transposition
  • Metronome
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • high quality colour TFT LCD screen
  • MIDI Input/Output
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • Input for sustain pedal
  • Line input/output (L/Mono, R) to be able to connect to any live equipment without injection box
  • USB port for connecting other devices
  • 2 x 8W speakers, enough to play in a restaurant
  • It weighs about 12 kg and its dimensions are 1322 x 293 x 147mm.
  • 88-key GHS weighted keyboard
  • Imitates the sound of the Pure CF Grand Piano
  • Includes IAC intelligent acoustic control for sound improvement
  • 192 notes of polyphony
  • 554 sounds
  • 205 styles
  • 41 types of reverb effect
  • 44 types of chorus
  • 237 DSP sounds
  • Master EQ by Presets
  • 100 pre-configured songs
  • Single-key configurable settings
  • One-key adjustment
  • Recording audio to a USB device in WAV format
  • Color screen with lyrics so you can sing while you play
  • Metronome
  • Transposition
  • Microphone input and Harmony vocal effect
  • USB MIDI
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Includes sustain pedal
  • Hull exit. a pity but it has no line exit
  • 2 speakers with 6W average power
  • A weight of 28Kg and dimensions with the support of 1399 x 445 x 761mm
  • Includes lectern and power supply. Triple footswitch available Yamaha LP-7A

And now a video of the Yamaha DGX-660

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our review of the Yamaha DGX-660

Casio PX-360 Privia vs Casio PX-560 Privia

Now we will buy two keyboards from the same brand: the Casio PX-360 which as we mentioned before is priced at €800 and the Casio PX-560 Privia which is priced at around €1089 and as we see there is a difference of around €200 between them. We will see their similarities and differences in the following face-to-face:

  • Both digital pianos have 88 weighted keys and sensitivity and hammer effect with synthetic ebony and ivory. They use the same technology. Weighted keyboard is the weight of the keys of a real acoustic piano, in the bass range it has heavier keys while in the treble range it has lighter keys. Sensitivity refers to the ability to make dynamics in the performances, that is, when we step with force it sounds higher than another step with less force.
  • The Casio PX-560 Privia offers 650 sounds, 220 styles, 30 of which are configurable and 256 notes of polyphony, and the Casio PX-360 Privia offers 550 sounds, 200 styles and 128 notes of polyphony. Remember that polyphony is the largest number of notes that can be played at the same time on a computer.
  • The functions that characterize both: Multidimensional Morphíng Air System, dual function, split function and how effects: Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ and DSP (Digital Signal Process) effects, Pitch Bend wheel and Sound Modulation wheel And 8W speakers.
  • Both have 2 headphone outputs to play two people at the same time in silence, Input for sustain pedal and line input/output (L/Mono, R).
  • Both digital keyboards have USB MIDI, which means that they can be connected to a computer and work as MIDI controllers in a music composition and production program.
  • The Casio PX-560 Privia measures 1322 x 293 x 147mm (H x W x D) and weighs 12kg. The Casio PX-360 Privia weighs approximately 12 kg.

We find with very similar models of keyboards, where logically the Casio PX-560 Privia will always be the winner by being a superior model and more current, however, for its price the Casio PX-360 Privia is not a bad choice.

We will put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Casio PX-360 Privia

Casio PX-560 Privia

  • 88 weighted keys that simulate hammer action and ebony/ivory synthetic textures. This popular Casio system is called Scaled Hammer Action II (Tri-Sensor)
  • 550 sounds
  • 200 styles
  • 10 user-configurable styles
  • 128 notes of polyphony
  • Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Enhancement Technology
  • Dual function
  • Split function
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Master Equalizer or Master EQ
  • DSP effects
  • Transposition
  • Metronome
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • tFT colour LCD screen of good quality
  • MIDI Input/Output
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • Input for sustain pedal
  • Line input/output (L/Mono, R) to be able to connect to any live equipment without injection box
  • USB port for connecting other devices
  • 2 x 8W speakers, enough to play in a restaurant
  • It weighs about 12 kg and its dimensions are 1322 x 293 x 147mm
  • 88 hammer-action weighted keys with ebony/ivory texture
  • 650 sounds
  • 220 styles
  • 30 user-configurable styles
  • 256 notes of polyphony
  • Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR system, which is a chip that assists in sound processing
  • Dual function
  • Split function
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Master Equalizer or Master QQ
  • DSP effects
  • Transposition
  • Metronome
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Sound modulation wheel
  • Quality TFT colour LCD display
  • MIDI Input/Output
  • 2 headphone outputs for playing two people at once in silence
  • Input for sustain pedal
  • Line input/output (L/Mono, R) to be able to play live without any extra to increase signal strength (injection box)
  • USB port for interacting with other devices
  • 2 x 8W loudspeakers suitable for a restaurant for example
  • Includes SP-3 sustain pedal
  • It has dimensions of 1322 x 293 x 147mm (height x width x depth) and a weight of 12kg

And now a video of the Casio PX-560 Privia

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our review of the Casio PX-560 Privia.

Casio PX-360 Privia vs Yamaha P125

Again, we will look at the Casio PX-360 Privia keyboard with a price of €800, and now together with a best-selling Yamaha P125 which is priced at €566/$650/£518, with a difference of almost €240 we will see its differences and similarities in the next section:

  • Both digital pianos have 88 weighted keys and a hammer effect and sensitivity. The Casio has a texture of ebony and synthetic ivory.
  • The Casio offers 550 sounds, 200 styles, 10 of which are configurable and 128 notes of polyphony, and the Yamaha offers 24 sounds and 192 notes of polyphony.
  • The functions that characterize the Casio are: Morphing-air multidimensional system, dual function, split function and how-to effects: Reverb, Chorus, Master EQ and DSP (Digital Signal Process) effects, pitch bend wheel and sound modulation wheel
  • The functions that characterize the Yamaha are: intelligent acoustic control, reverb effect and Master EQ, Resonance Attenuator and Sound Boost.
  • The Casio has 2 headphone outputs for playing two people at once in silence, Input for sustain pedal and input/line output (L/Mono, R). And 8W speakers.
  • The Yamaha has auxiliary sound input, including sustain pedal. Headset output, plus 2 speakers with 7W average power. Also the free “Smart Pianist” App for iPhone/iPad.
  • Both digital keyboards have USB MIDI, which means that they can be connected to a computer and work as MIDI controllers in a music composition and production program.
  • The Casio measures 1322 x 293 x 147mm (H x W x D) and weighs 12kg. While the Yamaha weighs 11.8 kg and measures 1326 x 166 x 295 mm with the stand.

With two digital pianos of good brands and models, the Casio offers a large number of sounds, rhythms and polyphony notes in addition to its keyboard with its ebony/ivory synthetic texture, making it the best choice. However, the Yamaha is still a great option for the price it has.

We will put the characteristics of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences:

Casio PX-360 Privia

Yamaha P125

  • 88 weighted keys that simulate hammer action and ebony/ivory synthetic textures This popular Casio system is called Scaled Hammer Action II (Tri-Sensor)
  • 550 sounds
  • 200 styles
  • 10 user-configurable styles
  • 128 notes of polyphony
  • Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Enhancement Technology
  • Dual function
  • Split function
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Master Equalizer or Master EQ
  • DSP effects
  • Transposition
  • Metronome
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • high quality colour TFT LCD screen
  • MIDI Input/Output
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • Input for sustain pedal
  • Line input/output (L/Mono, R) to be able to connect to any live equipment without injection box
  • USB port for connecting other devices
  • 2 x 8W speakers, enough to play in a restaurant
  • It weighs about 12 kg and its dimensions are 1322 x 293 x 147mm
  • Keyboard with 88 weighted keys and 4-level pressure sensitivity
  • 192 notes of polyphony
  • CF Sound Engine
  • 24 voices
  • Effects ( 4 Type Reverb, IAC, Damper, Sound Boost )
  • Dual function, split and duo
  • Metronome
  • 21 demo songs and 50 piano songs
  • Recorder with capacity for 1 song
  • 2 Standard headphone outputs
  • Sustain pedal (half-pedal option FC3A)
  • Input for triple pedalboard ( included in some packs )
  • Aux output [L/L+R] [R]
  • USB to Host
  • Compatible with Smart Pianist App
  • 2 Speakers of 7w each
  • Power consumption: 9w
  • Dimensions 1.32m x 16.6cm x 29.5cm
  • Weight 11.8kg

And now a video of the Yamaha P125:

If you want to know more about this model don’t miss our Review of the Yamaha P125.

Where to buy Casio PX 360

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