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Casio Privia PX-850 User Manual

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PX - 850
Please keep all information for future reference.
Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura.
Safety Precautions
Before trying to use the Digital Piano, be sure to
read the separate "Safety Precautions".
Precauciones de seguridad
Antes de intentar usar el piano, asegúrese de
leer las "Precauciones de seguridad" separadas.


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  • Page 1 PX - 850 USER’S GUIDE GUÍA DEL USUARIO Please keep all information for future reference. Guarde toda información para tener como referencia futura. Safety Precautions Before trying to use the Digital Piano, be sure to read the separate “Safety Precautions”. Precauciones de seguridad Antes de intentar usar el piano, asegúrese de leer las “Precauciones de seguridad”...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: PX-850 Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Responsible party: CASIO AMERICA, INC. Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801 Telephone number: 973-361-5400...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting Ready ......................E-39 Assembling the Stand ..........E-39 Power Outlet ..............E-45 To connect the cable............ E-43 Connecting Headphones ..........E-45 To install the music stand..........E-43 Connecting Audio Equipment or an Amplifier ....E-46 Opening and Closing the Piano Lid....... E-44 Bundled and Optional Accessories......
  • Page 4: General Guide

    General Guide Bottom Rear Front...
  • Page 5: Function Button

    General Guide *CAUTION • Make sure that the cover is fully open whenever you are playing on the keyboard. A partially open cover can suddenly close unexpectedly and pinch your fingers. NOTE • The names shown here are always indicated in bold when they appear within the text of this manual. 1 P (POWER) button 9 ELEC PIANO, LID SIMULATOR button 2 VOLUME controller...
  • Page 6: Power Outlet

    Power Outlet After you finish assembling the stand, turn on the Auto Power Off Digital Piano. For details, see “Getting Ready” on page This Digital Piano is designed to turn off automatically E-39. to avoid wasting power after no operation is performed for a preset amount of time.
  • Page 7: Playing With Different Tones

    Playing with Different Tones VOLUME FUNCTION METRONOME ELEC PIANO SONG a GRAND PIANO Selecting and Playing a Tone The Digital Piano comes with 18 built-in tones. • The names of the tones are marked above the keyboard keys to which they are assigned. To select a tone Select the tone you want.
  • Page 8 Playing with Different Tones Use the VOLUME controller to adjust the Bass Tones (BASS 1, BASS 2) volume. Selecting either of the two BASS (LOWER) tones (1 or 2) in step 1 of the above procedure will assign the NOTE selected bass tone to the low range (left side) of the •...
  • Page 9: Adjusting Acoustic Piano Sound Characteristics

    Playing with Different Tones Adjusting Acoustic Piano Layering Two Tones Sound Characteristics Use the following procedure to layer two tones, so they sound at the same time. The tones of your Digital Piano have built-in elements When specifying two tones for layering, first tone you that give them the characteristic reverberation of an select will be the main tone, while the second tone will acoustic piano.
  • Page 10: Using Effects

    Playing with Different Tones To adjust the volume balance between Using Effects two layered tones Reverb : Makes your notes resonate. While holding down the FUNCTION button, Chorus : Adds more breadth to your notes. use the keyboard keys shown below to adjust While holding down the FUNCTION button, the volume of the layered tones.
  • Page 11: Using The Digital Piano's Pedals

    Playing with Different Tones Using the Digital Piano’s Using the Metronome Pedals Press the METRONOME button. Your Digital Piano comes equipped with three pedals: • This starts the metronome. • The lamp above the SONG a button flash in time damper, soft, and sostenuto with the metronome beat.
  • Page 12: Playing A Piano Duet

    Playing with Different Tones Press the METRONOME button or SONG Playing a Piano Duet a button to turn off the metronome. You can use the Duet Mode to split the Digital Piano’s NOTE keyboard in the center so two people can play a duet. •...
  • Page 13 Playing with Different Tones Changing the Octaves of the duet keyboards You can change the ranges of the left and right keyboards in octave units from their initial default settings. This comes in handy, for example, if the initial default range is not enough when one person is playing the left hand part and another person is playing the right hand part.
  • Page 14: Playing Back A Song

    Playing Back a Song AUDIO RECORDER, FUNCTION SONG RECORDER SONG a Press the SONG a button again to stop Playing Back All of the Built-in built-in song play. Songs NOTE Your Digital Piano comes with a Music Library of 60 •...
  • Page 15: Playing Back A Specific Music Library Song

    Playing Back a Song Playing Back a Specific Music Practicing with a Music Library Library Song Song The Music Library includes both built-in songs (01 to You can turn off the left hand part or right hand part of 60), plus songs (61 to 70) that have been saved to a song and play along on the Digital Piano.
  • Page 16: Playing Back Audio Data Stored On A Usb Flash Drive

    Playing Back a Song Playing Back Audio Data Stored on a USB Flash Drive You can use your Digital Piano to play back audio data (WAV files*) stored on a commercially available USB flash drive. See “USB Flash Drive” on page E-26 for more information.
  • Page 17: Recording And Playback

    IMPORTANT! • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. takes no While playing Track 1 Record back. . .
  • Page 18: Using The Song Recorder Button

    Recording and Playback Select the tone and effects (Track 1 only) you Using the SONG RECORDER want to use in your recording. Button • Tone (page E-5) • Effects (page E-8) Each press of the SONG RECORDER button cycles through the recording options in the sequence shown NOTE below.
  • Page 19 Recording and Playback Recording to One Track while Listening Playing Back from Digital Piano Memory to Playback of the Other Track Press the SONG RECORDER button so its Press the SONG RECORDER button so its lamp is lit. lamp is lit. NOTE While holding down the FUNCTION button, •...
  • Page 20: Recording To A Usb Flash Drive (Audio Recorder

    Recording and Playback Deleting Recorded Data Recording to a USB Flash The following procedure deletes a specific track of a Drive (Audio Recorder) song. Anything played on the Digital Piano is recorded to the IMPORTANT! USB flash drive as audio data (WAV files*). If you play •...
  • Page 21 Recording and Playback Start playing something on the keyboard. Playing Back Data Recorded on a USB Flash Drive • The SONG RECORDER button lamp will flash once or twice to indicate that recording to the USB flash drive has started. Press the AUDIO RECORDER button.
  • Page 22 Recording and Playback Deleting an Audio File from a USB Flash Once again, hold down the FUNCTION Drive button as you press the SONG RECORDER button. Files can be deleted one at a time. • The Digital Piano will enter the song recorder playback mode after file deletion is complete.
  • Page 23: Configuring Settings With The Keyboard

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard FUNCTION In addition to selecting tones and Music Library tunes, Release the FUNCTION button to complete you also can use the FUNCTION button in the setting procedure. combination with the keyboard keys to configure effect, keyboard touch, and other settings. NOTE •...
  • Page 24: Keyboard Keys Used For Configuring Settings

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard Keyboard Keys Used for Configuring Settings • The numbers 1 through cq correspond to the same numbers in the “Parameter List” on pages E-23 - E-25. [Left keyboard] Keyboard key (Transpose) USB flash drive mode Format Keyboard tuning (Tuning) Save...
  • Page 25: Tone Selection

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard Parameter List ■ Tones Operation Parameter Settings Type Description Remarks (page E-21) Tone selection See page E-5. Assigns a tone to the keyboard. Default: GRAND (page E-5) PIANO (CONCERT) Reverb Off (OFF), 1 to 4 Specifies the reverb of notes.
  • Page 26: Temperament Base Note

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard ■ Keyboard Operation Type Parameter Settings Description Remarks (page E-21) Keyboard key –12 to 0 to 12 Raises or lowers the tuning of • The transpose setting cannot be (Transpose) Default: 0 the Digital Piano in semitone configured while Music Library steps.
  • Page 27: Back Up

    Configuring Settings with the Keyboard Operation Parameter Settings Type Description Remarks (page E-21) Operation tone Off, On Selecting “Off” disables sounding • This setting is retained even when the Default: On of the operation tone whenever a Digital Piano is turned off. keyboard key is pressed while the •...
  • Page 28: Usb Flash Drive

    Then you will be able to play them back on the memory Digital Piano. • MIDI files and CASIO format files stored on a * XX = 01 to 99 USB flash drive can be loaded into the Digital Piano’s Music Library (61 to 70).
  • Page 29: Connecting A Usb Flash Drive To And Detaching It From The Digital Piano

    CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held in any way liable for any use of this Digital Piano that is illegal under copyright laws.
  • Page 30: Formatting A Usb Flash Drive

    USB Flash Drive While holding down the FUNCTION button, Formatting a USB Flash Drive press the format keyboard key. • This will cause the SONG RECORDER button lamp IMPORTANT! to light. • Be sure to format a USB flash drive on the Digital Piano before using it for the first time.
  • Page 31: Saving A Recorded Song To A Usb Flash Drive

    USB Flash Drive While holding down the FUNCTION button, Saving a Recorded Song to a press the save keyboard key. USB Flash Drive • This will cause the GRAND PIANO (CONCERT) button lamp to light. Use the procedure below to save data you recorded on the Digital Piano to a USB flash drive as a MIDI file (SMF format 0).
  • Page 32: Loading Song Data From A Usb Flash Drive Into Digital Piano Memory

    USB Flash Drive Press the SONG a button. While holding down the FUNCTION button, press the keyboard key that corresponds to • This starts the data save operation. • When saving is complete, the L/R lamps will go out the USB flash drive mode. to indicate that the USB flash drive mode has been •...
  • Page 33: Deleting Data From A Usb Flash Drive

    USB Flash Drive Hold down the FUNCTION button as you use Deleting Data from a USB the SONG SELECT keyboard keys to select Flash Drive a song number (61 to 70). You can use the procedure below to delete song data stored in the “MUSICLIB”...
  • Page 34: Simple Play Back Of A Song On A Usb Flash Drive

    USB Flash Drive Hold down the FUNCTION button as you use Simple Play Back of a Song on the SONG SELECT keyboard keys to select a USB Flash Drive a song number (61 to 70). You can use the procedure below to play back a user song (page E-36) stored on a USB flash drive without loading the song into Digital Piano Music Library memory (song numbers 61 to 70).
  • Page 35: Error Indicators

    USB Flash Drive Error Indicators The following shows how the lamps indicate the error type when an error occurs due to data transfer failure or some other reason. Lamps Error Type Cause Action 1. The USB flash drive is 1. Correctly plug the USB not connected to the flash drive into the USB Digital Piano’s USB...
  • Page 36 USB Flash Drive Lamps Error Type Cause Action 1. The USB flash drive — data is corrupted. 2. USB flash drive Wrong Data contains data that is not supported by this Digital Piano. There is not enough Reduce the size of the song Digital Piano memory data.
  • Page 37: Connecting To A Computer

    Configure the music software settings to Windows XP Professional (32-bit) select one of the following as the MIDI device. *2: Windows Vista (32-bit) CASIO USB-MIDI : (For Windows Vista, Windows 7, *3: Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) Mac OS X) USB Audio Device: (For Windows XP) USB port •...
  • Page 38: Using Midi

    (machines) produced by different manufacturers. NOTE • For detailed information about MIDI Implementation, visit the CASIO website at: • While holding down the FUNCTION button, press the keyboard key that corresponds to the USB device See “Send channel” and “Local control” on page E-24.
  • Page 39 ■ To load a song into user song memory User songs MUSICLIB .MID: SMF format data (format 0/1) (Music Library 61 to 70) .CM2: CASIO original 1. Open the MUSICLIB folder. format data 2. Copy the song file (.MID or .CM2) to the number- Recorder RECORDER BIDREC01.CSR: CASIO...
  • Page 40 Connecting to a Computer ■ To transfer Recorder memory data between the Digital Piano and your computer To transfer the Piano’s current Recorder Digital memory data to your computer, copy the contents of the RECORDER folder to your computer. To return Recorder data you previously saved to your computer back to Recorder memory, copy it back to the RECORDER folder (and replace the current RECORDER folder contents).
  • Page 41: Getting Ready

    Doing so risks damage to the stand and/or Digital Piano. • You can find the screws in a plastic bag inside of the packing material. • If anything is missing or damaged, contact your local CASIO service provider. E-39...
  • Page 42 Getting Ready 3-1. Remove the four screws (two on each end) If you plan to locate the piano and stand from back board where it is not against a wall, you need to extend the anti-tip brackets at the base of side panels .
  • Page 43 Getting Ready Insert angle brackets into the gap between Use the screws to securely fix the brackets the anti-tipping bracket and the side panel. to the pedal unit After adjusting the position (height) of pedal unit , fully tighten the screws that you From the outside of side panels temporarily tightened in step 5, above.
  • Page 44 Getting Ready Go around to the front of the Digital Piano After checking to make sure the six screws and securely tighten the three screws that secure side panels are fully shown in the illustration below. tightened, cover the heads of the screws with screw caps Mount the piano onto the stand.
  • Page 45: To Connect The Cable

    Getting Ready Install the headphones hook Insert the plug of the AC adaptor that comes (16-1) Insert the headphones hook O into the two holes with the Digital Piano into its power terminal on the bottom of the piano. (DC 24V). (16-2) Use the screw P to secure the headphones hook in place.
  • Page 46: Opening And Closing The Piano Lid

    Getting Ready To close the lid Opening and Closing the Piano Lid Carefully lift up slightly on the lid. Use the fingers of your left hand to press IMPORTANT! back on the support bracket ( ) as you • Use both hands whenever opening or closing the lid, and take care that you do not close it on your fingers.
  • Page 47: Power Outlet

    Getting Ready Power Outlet Connecting Headphones Your Digital Piano runs on standard household power. Front Be sure to turn off power whenever you are not using PHONES jacks the Digital Piano. Using an AC Adaptor Use only the AC adaptor (JEITA Standard, with unified polarity plug) that comes with this Digital Piano.
  • Page 48: Connecting Audio Equipment Or An Amplifier

    Keyboard amplifier, etc. Standard plug • You can get information about accessories that are INPUT 1 sold separately for this product from the CASIO INPUT 2 catalog available from your retailer, and from the CASIO website at the following URL.
  • Page 49: Reference

    Reference Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action Page No sound is produced when I 1. The VOLUME controller is set to 1. Rotate the VOLUME controller more towards press a keyboard key. “MIN”. “MAX”. 2. Headphones or an adaptor plug is 2. Disconnect whatever is connected to the E-45 plugged into one of the PHONES PHONES jacks.
  • Page 50: Product Specifications

    Reference Product Specifications Model PX-850BK Keyboard 88-key piano keyboard, with Touch Response Maximum Polyphony 256 notes Tones • Layer (excluding bass tones) • Split (Low-range bass tones only) Effects Brilliance (–3 to 0 to 3), Reverb (4 types), Chorus (4 types), DSP, Damper Resonance, Hammer response, String resonance, Lid simulator, Key Off Simulator Metronome •...
  • Page 51: Operating Precautions

    Be sure to read and observe the following operating contents of this manual without the consent of precautions. CASIO is prohibited under copyright laws. • IN NO EVENT SHALL CASIO BE LIABLE FOR ■ Location ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, Avoid the following locations for this product.
  • Page 52 Reference AC Adaptor Handling Precautions Model: AD-E24250LW 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions on hand. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this product near water. 6. Clean only with a dry cloth. 7.
  • Page 53: Appendix

    Appendix/Apéndice Tone List/Lista de tonos Song List/Lista de canciones Bank Select MSB/ No./Nº Song Name/Nombre de canciones Tone Name/ Program Change/ MSB de selección de Nocturne Op.9-2 Nombre de tonos Cambio de programa banco Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66 GRAND PIANO CONCERT Étude Op.10-3 “Chanson de l’adieu” GRAND PIANO MODERN Étude Op.10-5 “Black Keys”...
  • Page 56 This recycle mark indicates that the packaging conforms to the environmental protection legislation in Germany. Esta marca de reciclaje indica que el empaquetado se ajusta a la legislación de protección ambiental en Alemania. MA1207-B Printed in China...

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