The Casio Privia series a wide variety of versatile, affordable digital pianos, suitable for students, teachers, and performers alike. We recently published some demo videos focused on the PX-150, PX-350, PX-750 and PX-5S models, to highlight these new additions to the popular Privia line. Here is a brief overview of the aforementioned models so you can get a better idea of what each has to offer.
Casio Privia PX-150 and PX-350
The Privia PX-150 and PX-350 digital pianos are Casio’s new and improved versions of their now-discontinued PX-130 and PX-330 models. Available for purchase with or without the Privia 2 Pack, (which includes a furniture-style stand and 3-pedal system) these remarkably lightweight keyboards stand out as some of the best available in the under-$1000 category.
Though similar to the PX-150 in appearance, the PX-350 includes some features not found on it’s simpler and more affordable counterpart, including 180 drum patterns, 250 instrument tones, and a built-in 17-track recorder. In comparison, the PX-150 features 18 instrument tones with a 2-track recorder.
Both models are class-compliant, and feature an 88 note Tri-sensor scaled hammer action keyboard with simulated Ebony and Ivory textured keys that make playing these digital pianos that much more enjoyable. They are also both available in either black (PX-150BK and PX-350BK) or white (PX-150WE and PX-350WE).
Take a listen to the PX-150 and the PX-350 in the following demo videos, presented by Casio’s Mike Martin;
Casio Privia PX-850
Next up is the Privia PX-850, Casio’s classy new flagship model which includes even more deluxe features, including 256 notes of polyphony and a convenient USB port so you can record practices or performances direct to USB.
The PX-850 also comes with a matching stand and pedal board, making it the perfect addition to any home. It features dual 20w speakers along with a unique design which allows you to actually open up the cabinet to further augment the sound as well.
Check out the following video to learn more about the PX-850, and hear a sampling of the included instrument tones.
Casio Privia Pro PX-5S
Finally we have the highly-anticipated Privia Pro PX-5S, which was unveiled this year at NAMM 2013.
Deluxe features like tone editing, pitch and modulation wheels and sliders, hex layer tones complete with real-time filters, and MIDI controller capabilities make it a truly powerful (and did we mention, portable?) powerhouse that defies the stage piano category. But don’t take our word for it – take a listen for yourself in this thorough introduction to the PX-5S;
If you have been looking to buy a couple of BOSS pedals to add to your setup, now is the time! BOSS is currently running a special offer where you can get a free Pedal Juice 9V rechargable power source (a $149 value) with the purchase of any two BOSS single compact pedals. We thought we would take a minute to explain a bit about Pedal Juice and why you should definitely take advantage of this offer!
Power to the Pedal!
Sanyo’s KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice provides up to 50 hours of power to pedals or other devices after just 3.5 hours of charging, and can be recharged hundreds of times – saving you the cost and hassle of constantly replacing 9 volt batteries. For musicians who have dealt with noise and hiss when using AC adapters (due to AC ground loops, spurious noise, hum, etc.) Pedal Juice provides relief in the form of continuous, quiet, clean, stable 9V power. It also comes equipped with two 9V DC outputs so you can power multiple devices- such as pedals, multi-effect units, and portable recorders – simultaneously. Pedal Juice’s compact size (2.5” W x 4.7”D x 1.7”H) integrates seamlessly with your pedalboard, and its water- and shock-resistant enclosure make it perfect for the gigging musician. Find out specifics about Pedal Juice here.
How to Get Your FREE Pedal Juice
To take advantage of this offer, you must purchase two (2) compact BOSS pedals as part of the same order from an Authorized Roland Dealer (which Austin Bazaar is proud to be!) You will need to fill out this coupon and mail it in to BOSS along with some additional proofs of purchase (Terms and Conditions of the offer are listed on the Coupon). So pick out your pedals, mail in that paperwork, and prepare to enjoy the ease of life that Pedal Juice will bring you at home, at gigs, and beyond!
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Thanks again to everyone who made it out to our Fall Fest at the Austin Bazaar storefront on November 17th! This free event included complementary food and drinks, tons of awesome B-stock guitars and gear for sale at closeout prices, and a raffle which benefited the following local music nonprofits and area schools: Rock Raizer, Kids In A New Groove, Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH), Barbara Jordan Elementary, and River Oaks Elementary.
Along with organizing the raffle fundraiser with proceeds going to the nonprofits, Austin Bazaar also donated nearly $10,000 worth of instruments to these organizations – because we believe everyone deserves to rock!
Special thanks go out to our sponsors and those who donated prizes for the raffle (including ESP Guitars, Zildjian, Schecter Guitar Research, Yamaha, SKB, Dean Guitars, and Baby Zach’s Hummus), all of the AB staff who volunteered their time and energy that day and leading up to the event, and all of the local bands who performed (Oh No Oh My, Moneywell Spunt, J. Wesley Haynes Trio, BIG WORDS, and Doves & Sirens).
Here are some photos from that day:
Hey DJ folks! We feel like we’ve been neglecting you a little bit lately. The good news is, Austin Bazaar is beefing up our selection of DJ and lighting gear.
We wanted to showcase the super cool MiN Laser RBX by Chauvet. This baby projects thousands of red and blue beams that cover a HUGE area that looks great even without fog. You can set the color and rotation speeds wirelessly with the remote. The motor spins in both directions at variable speeds that create a lot of different vibes. For more of a hands-off approach, it’s sound activated and automated to go along with the beats of your music. It basically runs itself. And it’s ready to use right out of the box. How easy is that?!
It’s time for the first annual Austin Bazaar Fall Fest! This free event supports nonprofits that help bring music and art to children and communities in need across Texas. This is a community event featuring live music (Oh No Oh My, Moneywell Spunt, J. Wesley Haynes Trio, BIG WORDS, Doves & Sirens + More), free food & drinks, giveaways, contests and more!
Plus Music Gear at LIQUIDATION PRICES!
The party kicks off at Noon on Saturday, Nov. 17th at our flagship store and warehouse at 2306 W. Howard Lane, right off I-35 and Howard Lane. First 100 guests guaranteed a free gift!
And here’s the best part- RSVP on our Facebook event page here by clicking “going”, and you’re entered to win this $500 Yamaha APX700 Acoustic-Electric Guitar in Vintage Cherry Sunburst. That’s nothing to sneeze at!
Additional Event Sponsors include:
PLUS amazing selection of new and b-stock instruments at special sale prices. If you’re in the market for a Taylor guitar, this is the time to buy because we will be offering our entire Taylor selection at blow-out prices. Additional deals include free deluxe gig bags with purchase, great deals on band instruments, and amp and keyboard prices that can’t be beat! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Our selected nonprofits will have representatives on-hand to accept donations of new musical instruments from Austin Bazaar and get the word out to the attendees. In addition, partial proceeds of the day’s sales will be donated to the nonprofits.
The non-profit organizations Austin Bazaar will be supporting are:
We can’t wait to see you there! For more info, email email@example.com
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
We’re continuing our “AB Gives Back” series of videos highlighting local organizations with a video showcasing Helping Hand Home for Children, a non-profit in Austin that provides residential treatment services, therapeutic foster care, adoption services, and an on-site charter school for children.
The Home is the oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County, and serves more than 150 children from all over Texas every year. Children with severe emotional or behavioral problems are referred to the home by Child Protective Services, adoption agencies, or from individual families in order to have a safe place to heal and overcome past trauma and other difficulties.
An Austin Bazaar employee who previously worked with Helping Hand Home (HHH) suggested we donate instruments to the organization. The Home provides a variety of extracurricular activities for the kids – including music classes led by volunteers and supported by local organization Kids in a New Groove. Although the Home provides music lessons for some of the kids, they have a limited number of instruments. Austin Bazaar believes that every child deserves the gift of music, so we donated a truckload of guitars, basses, amplifiers, ukuleles, violins, metronomes, and tuners to the children at HHH.
“They’re going to be so excited when they see that they all can actually have their own guitar, because right now they share one guitar,” said Veronica Meewes, Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at HHH.
Check out the video below for more information about Helping Hand Home for Children and find out how you can contribute to this awesome organization:
The Jupiter-80 and Roland’s Jupiter Legacy
On March 21, 2012, Roland announced the release of the Jupiter-50, a slimmer, stripped-down version of their Jupiter-80 which hit the shelves in 2011. Though the JP-50 was engineered as a more portable and affordable version of its big brother, the JP-80 holds its own as a live performance keyboard and powerful production tool in the studio.
Veteran keyboard players, music producers, and songwriters may recall Roland’s Jupiter-8, which pushed the limits of analog synths back in the 1980s. It’s been widely used by everyone from Stevie Wonder to Duran Duran. Designed around Roland’s SuperNATURAL sound modeling technology, the JP-80 continues that tradition of bringing synthesis to another level while adding a plethora of modern features.
The Jupiter-80′s SuperNATURAL sounds permit maximum expressiveness and realism in producing acoustic instrument tones. Intuitive Behavior-Modeling parameters take this a step further by organically integrating subtle nuances like flamenco guitar strums and multi-mallet vibraphone rolls into your performance. The JP-80 also boasts an impressive virtual tonewheel organ and a wide array of “Supernatural Synths” that are a pleasure to play on its 76-note semi-weighted keyboard.
Jupiter-80 Demo Video Series!
For those of you curious to see the aforementioned features of the Jupiter-80 in action, we have produced a series of videos to showcase some of the synth’s Registrations and SuperNATURAL sounds and also provide an introduction to the JP-80′s screen interface and controls.
In the first two videos of our series, Roland’s Ed Diaz dissects some of the built-in Registrations on the Jupiter-80 and discusses how this synth pays homage to classic synthesizers of the past (such as the Juno 106). Videos 3 to 5 discuss Single Parts, behavior modeling parameters, the semi-weighted action on the Jupiter-80, and the synthesizer’s virtual tonewheel organ.
Austin Bazaar now sells Open Box and Used Gear!
What is Open Box? Open Box products are as good as new and sell at a discount. In some cases, they were simply returned by the customer before being played or they may have been used as display products in our storefront. We also do a lot of demo videos, so they might have seen the light of day for a test run only!
All open box products are fully functional, have been tested, and may even include the original manufacturer’s warranty. There may be minor cosmetic damage such as a scratch or dent, but nothing that will affect the instrument’s integrity.
Don’t like it? Not up to your standards? You can send it back! However, defective products must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. You’ll just need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a return authorization. More details on the return policy can be found on each product page.
Check out some of our Open Box picks for the week!
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22 years ago the music world lost an incredible singer-songwriter and blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Those of us lucky enough to live in Austin, Texas, are reminded daily of SRV’s impact and legacy. From the radio stations who still play his tunes to the iconic statue of SRV at Auditorium Shores, our city continues to celebrate his life. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen Stevie Ray jam, or have never seen him play, watch the video below. The crowd’s attire may look slightly outdated, but SRV’s ability to make a guitar sing will never go out of style.