Since 1980, Casio has been creating musical instruments using constantly evolving technology. Today, players of all levels enjoy Casio instruments at home, on stage, and in the studio.
For over 300 years, the piano has been embraced around the world as a vehicle for artistic expression. Its design has evolved through time, but the fundamental structure is still true to tradition.
From the moment your hands touch the keys, the Grand Hybrid delivers the authenticity your performance demands. The revolutionary new Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard is made with full-length wooden concert grand piano keys, using the same materials and processes as the C. Bechstein concert grand pianos. A keypress sends a hammer along the same vertical path as a grand piano, with the same essential weighting and pivot points, resulting in a true and uncompromising piano touch.
The GP-510 features a newly-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.
Casio’s AiR Grand Sound Source provides not just one, but three of the world’s finest grand pianos. Dubbed the Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna Grands, each one is the result of countless hours of precise analysis and study of their unique characteristics. They are faithful and expressive recreations of these distinctive pianos. with the Berlin Grand sound having been developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein. String/damper resonance, mechanical sounds, and other subtle nuances complete the experience of owning three of the finest pianos on Earth.
The GP-510 enhances the sound of these sought-after instruments with longer, more natural decay than its predecessor, ensuring each sustained note tells as complete a story as you intend.
Our hearing goes beyond simply left and right, and we can detect the origin of sound in all directions. Using an exclusive six-speaker amplification system, the new Grand Acoustic System reproduces the three-dimensional sound field generated by an acoustic grand. The top speakers present sounds normally heard rising upwards, and the downward-facing speakers present sounds heard from below the soundboard. This simulation fills the room with rich, complex sound, reaching both the performer and the audience.
The GP-510’s speaker system has become even more powerful than its predecessor, with larger drivers making even more effective use of the powerful built-in amplifiers.
The newly-enhanced speaker system 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.
New equalization options allow greater flexibility for recording and large scale performance. Now, you 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 - Minus the equalization that optimizes the sound for the Grand Acoustic System. You 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 all-important soft pedal is essential for accurate dynamics, not only in volume, but in tone. The new GP-510 improves the effect of the soft pedal by adjusting the changes in both volume and tonal color based on the strength you use to strike the keys while the pedal is pressed.
A newly-enhanced harpsichord Tone has been added, including the distinctive "key-off" sound that occurs when lifting your fingers from the keys.
A longtime favorite feature for classical players, Concert Play gives you a starring role playing with a symphony orchestra. Now, you can fine-tune the volume of your piano part, ensuring you are right where you want to be in the mix. This adjustment is also available while playing along with the built-in Song library.
The high-contrast display on your Grand Hybrid 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 you can focus on your performance.
The GP-510’s innovative Scene feature lets you save and recall a snapshot of many important settings including Tone selection, split/layer, Concert Hall, effects and more. Many preset Scenes are included. For example, select the “Debussy” Scene and you’ll be presented with his favorite piano, with appropriate resonance settings, placed in a venue where his music might be best appreciated.
Many people these days seem to be interested in the industries heavily promoted “hybrid pianos" as an alternative to acoustic models.
Most of the instruments sold as hybrids are actually digital pianos with regular piano actions to get a closer to acoustic feel. The digital manufacturers have been improving the actions since day one to try to come as close to an acoustic experience while playing as possible, and this is the ultimate outcome.