Casio Adds Two New Models to Its Celviano Grand Hybrid Lineup

Casio has added two new models to its Celviano Grand Hybrid digital piano line – the GP-310 and GP-510. The new models boast several enhanced features, including a more powerful speaker system, improved harpsichord Tone, and an improved Concert Play mode. The GP-310 and GP-510 digital pianos were revealed in the company’s booth during The 2020 NAMM Show from January 16-19.

The Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid 310 digital piano also comes in white.

 

 

Like their predecessors, the new GP-310 and GP-510 feature full-length Austrian Spruce piano keys and a true grand piano hammer action mechanism, using the same materials and processes as those in C. Bechstein grand pianos (with whom Casio collaborated on the design and construction). They also offer an enhanced touch response algorithm that allows for an even more accurate response — players will feel “enhanced controllability” with a softer touch, enabling “flawless expression” of the most subtle of performances, according to company information. “These feel and sound like an acoustic piano — it’s a much more organic experience,” said Susan VanderSchans, Director of Marketing Communications for Casio America at the NAMM Show 2020. “We’ve made improvements to these newest models based on the suggestions of our European officials and experts.”

Mike Martin, General Manager of Marketing, Electronic Musical Instruments at Casio, explains the Grand Hybrid’s Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard at the NAMM Show 2020. (photo by Jason Emerson)

The new models also offer a high-contrast display which features an inverted color scheme, allowing for easier reading from further distances and wider angles. The overall brightness is now focused on the text, leaving the rest of the display darker so players can focus on their performance.

The GP-310 and GP-510 reproduce the sounds and subtle nuances of the world’s most respected pianos: the Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna Grand Pianos. To convey this sound, the Grand Hybrids are equipped with an upgraded six-speaker Grand Acoustic System, which reproduces deeper, richer bass tones while enhancing the clarity of midrange and treble frequencies. When the volume is adjusted, each speaker is automatically optimized to strike the perfect balance you’d expect from a meticulously maintained grand piano.

With a new equalization option, players have greater flexibility for recording and large-scale performances. Now, players can choose to either maintain the pure sound of the six-speaker Grand Acoustic System when connecting to the line outputs or headphone outputs, or to hear the sound from the speakers exactly as it’s being delivered to the line outputs. Players can also choose to disable the speaker system entirely, even without headphones connected. This solution is ideal for music labs or other educational settings, where the line outputs are used to connect to student headphone interfaces.

 

The Celviano Grand Hybrid digital piano controller panel.

The GP-310 and GP-510 became available in January 2020 at select piano dealers nationwide. To learn more, visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.

One of the hallmarks of Celviano Grand Hybrid pianos is the feeling of owning three of the world’s most legendary grand pianos, dubbed Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna. The new GP-510 and GP-310 models enhance the sound of these sought-after instruments with longer, more natural decay, ensuring each sustained note tells as complete a story as a player intends.

Additionally, a longtime favorite feature for classical players, Concert Play gives players a starring role playing with a symphony orchestra. Now, players can fine-tune the volume of their piano part, ensuring they are right where they want to be in the mix. This adjustment is also available while playing along with the built-in Song library. Other notable features include an improved harpsichord Tone, equalization options, an improved Concert Play mode and more.

The GP-310 and GP-510 became available in January 2020 at select piano dealers nationwide. To learn more, visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.

To hear what the new Celviano Gran Hybrid digital piano sounds like, check out the video below:

 

 

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