Nashville Keyboard Players Summit – Part 1

Casio partnered with Music Player Network to put this piece together.  We brought together Nashville’s top session players at Ocean Way Studios for an intimate discussion about being a studio musician in Nashville. Stephen Fortner hosts a discussion with keyboardists Matt Rollings, Michael Whittaker, Steve Nathan, Charlie Judge, David Cohen, David Dorn.

We’ll see some playing (using a Privia PX-S3000) in a future episode.

Special thanks to all the amazing keyboard players listed above who contributed their time and shared their stories, to Steve Fortner for winding them up and letting them go…and especially to Steve Nathan – for helping make this happen.

More to come soon!

 

Casio Hiring Product Specialists

If you’re a tech-savvy keyboard player or pianist, we might just have the perfect gig for you.

Casio, a world leader in electronic musical instruments, has opportunities for part-time work in several major cities throughout the US. We are looking for outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic pianists/keyboard players who love using and talking about music technology. Currently we are looking in the following areas:

Orlando, FL
Miami, FL
San Diego, CA
Milwaukee, WI
Portland, OR
New York, NY (and Long Island)
Detroit, MI
Cleveland, OH
Northern NJ

As a part-time trainer/merchandiser, You’ll be visiting Casio’s network of dealers, training their staff on how to effectively demonstrate and sell our keyboards and digital pianos. You’ll also be checking to make sure our products are being displayed properly, conversing with staff and store managers, and reporting back to Casio. We’ll provide you with all the materials and training you’ll need.

Requirements:
1. Fluent spoken and written English, additional languages are a plus
2. Keyboard skills and understanding of music technology (will need a keyboard for application video as below)
3. Retail sales experience, musical Instrument sales a BIG plus
4. Access to a car (up to 4hr/day travel with mileage reimbursement)
5. Strong communication, presentation, and training skills
6. A flexible schedule

If this is you, please record a quick 2-minute video and upload it to YouTube as unlisted. The video doesn’t have to be professionally produced, a phone video is fine. In this video, please:
1. Describe why you’d be perfect for the job
2. Give us an example of your keyboard skills
3. Demonstrate and explain various functions on your keyboard

Send the link to the video along with your resume to training@casio.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NAMM 2019 Performance Highlights

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Shawn Stockman

WHAT A SHOW and what an incredible line-up of musicians demonstrate Casio’s new PX-S1000 and PX-S3000. Artists included Steve Weingart with bassist Ben Shepherd, Kristian Terzic, Nick Smith, Darrell Lavigne, Roshon with Patrick Bolton, Anthony Patterson and the one and only Larry Dunn. We even had a special appearance from Shawn Stockman.

 

We have hours of video that we’re still sorting through but we’ll bring you some of the best of the individual performances very soon.

 

 

Casio CT-X3000 and CT-X5000 Differences Explained

While they look similar, there are some significant differences in these two models besides price. In this video, Mike Martin explains nine significant feature differences between the CT-X3000 and CT-X5000.

Don’t have 3 minutes to watch the video? Here are the 9 differences in a nutshell:
  1. Speaker System: The most noticeable difference between CT-X3000 is 12W and the CT-X5000 is an amazing 30W!! 
  2. Battery Power: They both come with power supplies but the CT-X5000 is the only model in the CT-X lineup that can’t run on batteries due to the higher amplification.
  3. User Rhythms:The CT-X3000 has 50 User Rhythms, while the CT-X5000 has 100 User Rhythms. 
  4. Direct Access Category Buttons:The CT-X5000 provides quicker access to tones and rhythms with 16 buttons for direct access to categories.
  5. Connectivity:The CT-X5000 adds 1/4″ Left/Right Line Outputs and a Mic Input with access to the system effects.
  6. Assignable Modulation Button:The CT-X5000 also has an assignable button for tone vibrato or real-time effects control like rotary speaker.
  7. Backlit Registration Buttons:For easier viewing on stage the 8 Registration buttons are backlit on the CT-X5000.
  8. System Effects:The CT-X5000 offers more Reverb, Chorus and Delay choices.
  9. System EQ:They both have EQ presets but the CT-X5000 adds a programmable System EQ.

WE WANT YOU!

Are you a piano or keyboard player? Do you love technology? Are you outgoing and friendly? Casio, a world leader in keyboard instruments, has opportunities for part-time work in several major cities throughout the US.
You’ll be visiting Casio’s network of dealers, training their staff how to effectively demonstrate and sell our keyboards and digital pianos. You’ll also be checking to make sure our products are being displayed properly, conversing with staff and store managers, and reporting back to Casio. We’ll provide you with all the materials you’ll need.
We’re looking for people with:
1. Fluent spoken English, additional languages are a plus
2. Retail sales experience, musical Instrument sales a BIG plus
3. Access to a car (up to 4hr/day travel with mileage reimbursement)
4. Strong communication, presentation, and training skills
5. Keyboard/musician skills preferred
5. A flexible schedule
We’re currently in need of people in these areas:
Minneapolis, Dallas, Austin, Las Vegas, Boston, Denver and Phoenix
If this is you, please record a quick 2-minute video describing why you’d be perfect for the job and send it to artistinquiries@casio.com
We look forward to hearing from you!