Casio MZ-X500

61-Key Music Arranger Keyboard 330 Rhythms

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The Casio MZ-X500 Series is the successor to Casio's powerful MZ-2000 Series instruments.
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The Casio MZ-X500 Series is the successor to Casio's powerful MZ-2000 Series instruments. It will jump-start your creativity with authentic sound, intuitive Color Touch Interface, and extensive control. The new flagship keyboard will enable musicians around the world to perform, create, and inspire like never before.

Over 1,100 high-quality Tones are provided, (over 900 on MX-Z300), covering a global variety of instruments. No matter what type of music you want to play, the MZ-X Series delivers.Acoustic guitars include fret noise, harmonics, string slides and body slaps. Basses have smooth glissando from note to note. The new Versatile Tones provide these and other nuances, delivering incredible realism. The Tones can be easily modified to suit your tastes, thanks to the realtime control knobs and sliders. You can also draw on a selection of 20 different effects to fit any occasion.

The MZ-X Series faithfully reproduces the timeless sound of a vintage tonewheel organ. The rotary speaker is also simulated in great detail, giving you the complete vocabulary of this revered instrument. The physical sliders give you precise drawbar control, and easy onscreen buttons provide you with essential adjustments.

The MZ-X Series contains a 16-track MIDI recorder with a full suite of mixing and editing features, plus powerful effect processors and USB audio recording. Select an ensemble, record a performance, then connect a mic, add some vocal effects, and record your performance as an upload-ready WAV file.

The MZ-X Series contain hundreds of flexible and great-sounding Rhythms, representing musical genres from around the world. Latin, Middle Eastern, European, Asian, and other global Rhythms are included, as well as a full spectrum of pop, jazz, rock, dance. These Rhythms have multiple intros, endings, and variations, and use advanced chord detection to deliver complete accompaniment ensembles that react smoothly to the way you play. They are ideal for solo performances, songwriting, or just enjoying a jam session with a band of professional musicians.

Patterns can be easily created and combined to form your own Rhythms, making the MZ-X Series completely expandable and customizable. If you have a vision for the perfect backing band, you can quickly generate all the performance elements you want, with extensive mixing and editing tools.

The bold, bright 5.3-inch display puts you in the driver’s seat, and makes it incredibly easy to explore and navigate the MZ-X Series. You’re always just a few touches away from any essential function, and selecting Tones and Rhythms is easier than ever. Enjoy interactive visual tools like mixers, synthesizer functions, effect controls, and more. It can even be used as an X/Y controller for the built-in effects and filters, controlling two parameters with just one touch. Onscreen text is large and easy to read from any angle, no squinting required.

Casio MZ-X500 Includes:

  • AC adapter
  • Music stand

Casio MZ-X500 Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 61 Piano-style keys
  • Touch Response: 3 sensitivity levels, Off
  • Sound Source: MXi (Multi-Expressive Integrated) Sound Source
  • Polyphony (max): 128
  • Number of Built-in Tones: 1,100
  • Stereo Sampled Piano Tones: Yes
  • Tone Edit: Yes
  • User Tone: 650
  • Drawbar Organ Function: 9 drawbars (16', 5 1/3',8', 4', 2 2/3', 2', 1 3/5', 1 1/3', 1')
  • Virtual Tone Wheel: Yes
  • Preset Virtual Tone Wheel Organ Tones: 75 (Included in 1,100 preset tones.)
  • User Virtual Tone Wheel Organ Tones: 50
  • Percussion: Second / Third
  • On Click: On / Off
  • Off Click: On / Off
  • Rotary Effect: Fast / Slow (Uses DSP)
  • Reverb: 20
  • Chorus: 25
  • Delay: 20
  • DSP: Equalizer, Compressor, Limiter, Enhancer, Early Reflection, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Auto Pan, Rotary, Drive Rotary, LFO Wah, Auto Wah, Distortion, Pitch Shifter, Multi Chorus, Ring Modulator, Delay, Piano Effect
  • Master Comp: Editable
  • Master EQ: 4 Bands Parametric EQ
  • Auto Harmonize: 12 types
  • Arpeggiator: 100 types
  • User Arpeggio: 100 types
  • Layer: Lower 1 - 4, Upper 1 - 4 Assignable (Max 4Tones)
  • Split: Yes (variable split point)
  • Number of Built-in Rhythms: 330
  • One Touch Preset: 330
  • Auto Accompaniment: CASIO chord, Fingered 1, Fingered 2 (6th off), Fingered 3 (on bass), Full Range Chord
  • Controllers: Start/Stop, Intro1 - 2, Variation1 -4/Fill-in, Break, Fade In/Out, Ending 1 - 2, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Accomp On/Off, Ritardando, Auto Fill-In, Tap Start
  • Chord Type: 37 Types
  • Pattern Sequencer: Real-time Recording, Event Edit (Delete, Copy, Insert, Quantize, Step Recording ), Part Parameters, SMFImport
  • User Rhythms: 100
  • Number of Demonstration Songs: 6
  • Number of Music Presets: 305 preset with chord progression, chord edit
  • User Presets: 100
  • MIDI Recorder: Real-time Recording, Track Edit, Event Edit ( Delete, Copy, Insert, Quantize, Step Recording ), Punch-In/Out,Over Dubbing, SMF Import
  • User Songs: 100 songs, 17 tracks per song (1system track + 16 multi tracks)
  • Approximate Data Capacity: 50,000 notes (1 song)
  • Recording Source: Keyboard play, keyboard playwith Auto Accompaniment and with Music Preset, MIDI Recorder playback, sound input from EXT IN (LINE IN, MIC IN)
  • Audio File Format: .wav (16bit, 44.1kHz, Stereo)
  • Recording Capacity: Up to 100 audio files (maximum recording time: approximately 90 minutes for a single audio file)
  • Center Cancel: Yes
  • Requirement: USB memory, up to 32GB
  • Number of Pads: 16
  • Velocity: Yes
  • Phrase: 30
  • Sampling: 30
  • Chord: 20
  • Multi: 20
  • User: 100
  • LED: Yes
  • Sampling Time: Long: 9 seconds x 4, Short: 3seconds x 32
  • Event Edit: Yes
  • Chord Sync: Yes
  • Synchro: Yes
  • Articulation: Yes
  • Mixer: 48 channels + EXT IN (LINE IN, MIC IN), 9-slider operation
  • Registration: 8 sets x 12 banks (96 setups)
  • Freeze: Yes
  • Registration Sequence: 12
  • Pedal SW Assignable: Yes
  • Sustain On / Off SW: Yes
  • Scale Tuning: Equal temperaments plus 16 othertypes, Scale Fine Tune ±99 cents
  • Key Transpose: ±1 octave (-12 to +12 semitones)
  • Tuning Control: 415.5 - 440.0 - 465.9Hz (0.1Hzunits)
  • Octave Shift: ±3 octaves
  • Metronome: 0(Off), 1 - 9 beats
  • Tempo Range: J = 20 to 255 per minute
  • Volume: Adjustable
  • Display: 5.3" touch panel color LCD
  • Pitch Bend Wheel Pitch: bend range: 0 to 24 semitones
  • Modulation Wheel: Yes
  • Knobs: 3 (Assignable x 2, Value x 1)
  • Sliders: 9
  • General MIDI: 16 channel multi-timbre received, GM Level 1 standard
  • Internal User Memory (Tone, Rhythm, Song,Registration, etc): 256MB
  • PEDAL 1: Yes (Mono standard jack)
  • PEDAL 2 / EXPRESSION: Yes (Stereo standard jack)
  • PHONES: Yes (Stereo standard jack, Front)
  • LINE OUT: Yes (L/MONO, R for each; Standard jack)
  • LINE IN: Yes (L/MONO, R for each; Standard jack)
  • MIC IN: Yes (Mono standard jack), MIC Volume
  • SB TO HOST: Yes
  • DC IN: Yes (24V)
  • Supported USB Memory: up to 32GB
  • Functions: SMF Playback (up to 320KB per file),File Storage, File Recall, File Delete, Format, Audio Data Playback / Storage
  • Save/Load: User Tone, User Rhythm, User MIDI Data, User Music Preset, User Registration Memory, User Pad Bank, User Sample,User Phrase, User Arpeggio
  • Size: 4.7" x 2 + 2" x 2 (2-way, 4-speakers)
  • Bass-reflex System: Yes
  • Speaker ON/OFF: Yes
  • Amplifiers: 20W + 20W
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 37.4" x 15.7" x 5.9"
  • Weight: 16.8 lbs
  • AC Adapter: AC Adapter AD-A24250LW included
  • Stand: ARDX
  • Pedal: SP-20, SP-3
  • UPC Code: 079767314620

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Zachary H on 10/23/2017 ✔ Verified

Love this unit, has a lot of features that are great in the studio or just all around

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