Casio Privia PX-560 Stage Piano / Synth

It’s disputable whether the PX-5S or the PX-560 is the flagship model. They’re both top of the range in slightly different ways. I would say that the 5S is more of a midi controller and the 560 is more suitable for home use, although it’s still used on stage by many professionals. Both models are deeply editable, but the 560 has built in speakers, a 17 track midi recorder and auto-accompaniment, whereas the 5S has more knobs and sliders and 4 ‘zones’ for splits etc.

Ideal for all genres of music including classical, jazz etc.

I’ve had two of these, after selling the first one in a fit of madness I bought another. I just wish that you could edit the events in the midi recorder!

The PX-360 incidentally is slightly cheaper and exactly the same, but less editable - ideal for home use I guess.


  • Nice piano sounds plus many others
  • Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard
  • Polyphony: 256 notes
  • 650 preset tones, plus 400 user
  • 17 track midi recorder
  • Audio recording to USB
  • Hex layers (6 tones into one)
  • One arpeggiator
  • Built in speakers
  • Optional wooden stand available
  • Weight: 12kg
  • See: Here for full details
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