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Casio PX 160 Effect Combinations Help
#2819366 02/23/19 11:14 PM
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Alright, so according to the Casio PX 160 Manual there are effects that you can use for the digital piano:

Brilliance - Make notes brighter or harder (-3 to 0 to 3)
Chorus - Adds more breadth to your notes (Off or 1 to 4 levels)
Damper Resonance - Enables/ Disables damper noise output
Reverb - Makes your notes resonate (Off or 1 to 4 levels)

I would like to know your combinations for these effects, or even if they are worth enhancing my piano tone at all. I like to play classical music if that effects anything. Thank you for your help! smile


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I like the Bright piano sound coupled with Chorus on level 2. It's a decent enough approximation of a Honk-Tonk piano sound, ideal for blues. Other than that, I don't really use the effects much. However, I probably should! So I'll be watching this thread with interest ...


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I had a px 130 some time ago and also play classical music. I liked the stock brillance at 0 and found that effects generally hide the nuances of the piano sound, which is particularly bad for classical music. If the px 160 is somewhat comparable to the 130 I'd go with:

Brillance: 0
Chorus: off
Damper resonance: enabled
Reverb: 1

Reverb takes complexity away by "averaging" the sound, but using it lightly helps to give the sound some depth and realism.

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The samples on my PX-350 (which may, or may not, be the same as the samples on the PX-160) are very "dry" -- they sound like they were recorded in a room with very little reverberation.

"Chorus" is an artificial effect, for a piano -- no real piano sounds like several pianos, slightly detuned from each other (which is what "Chorus" gives you).

"Damper resonance" -- try the sound with, and without it, and use whichever you like best.

Reverb -- that helps to remedy the very "dry" sound of the samples, and gives you something like the sound of a piano in a real, reverberant room (or studio, or concert hall). I like that turned on.

But this is all a matter of taste. Use whatever sounds best, to you. Especially if you're using loudspeakers, rather than headphones - your own room contributes to the sound quality, with speakers.


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