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Casio XW-P1 Chrome Orange Performance Synthesizer   

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The XW-P1 is a 61 key performance synthesizer with Casio's exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source. Providing screaming virtual analog monoph...Read More

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6 Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer.

The XW-P1 is a 61 key performance synthesizer with Casio's exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source. Providing screaming virtual analog monophonic leads and basses, drawbar organs, complex layers, stereo pianos, drums and more, the XW-P1 has the sounds and real-time control the performing musician needs.

SYNTHESIZER
The XW-P1 is a 61 key performance synthesizer with Casio's exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source. Providing screaming virtual analog monophonic leads and basses, drawbar organs, complex layers, stereo pianos, drums and more, the XW-P1 has the sounds and real-time control the performing musician needs.

STEP SEQUENCER
Providing everything from pulsing dance grooves to animated synth textures and arpeggios, the Step Sequencer is the first of its kind. With nine tracks for drums, basses, synths and chordal parts, four controller tracks for adding panning, filter changes and other animation to existing parts and eight patterns make up each sequence; the user can build and mix their performance on the fly. Sequences can even transpose live from the keyboard, providing a completely interactive experience.

DRAWBAR ORGAN
In addition to the solo synth and Hexlayers, the XW-P1 performance synthesizer is armed with an arsenal of gig ready sounds like stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, strings, brass, guitars, basses, drums and more. It also has a new drawbar organ mode. Utilizing the nine sliders on the XW-P1 you have full range control over each drawbar. The XW-P1 even has dedicated controls for key percussion and rotary speaker while also providing vibrato, distortion and more for the ultimate drawbar organ experience.

SOLO SYNTH
Utilizing Casio' exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, a six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engine in the XW-P1. The solo synth has the power to deliver classic analog sounds and sounds with an aggressive edge unlike anything else. Two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM based oscillators, a noise oscillator and an external oscillator via mic and line inputs can be combined to make up a single solo synth tone. Each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key tracking, portamento, two LFO' and access to master resonant filter. With impressive modulation and control capabilities at your fingertips, the solo synth is capable of a wide range of sounds and expression.

HEX LAYER
In addition to the solo synth, the XW-P1 also features HexLayer tones. A HexLayer is a single sound comprised of up to 6 components, allowing complex layers, splits and velocity switched sounds. The sliders on the XW-P1 can be used to mix sounds on the fly to create evolving pads and rich synth textures while key velocity can be used to create dynamic velocity switched orchestral sounds and more.

ARPEGGIATOR AND PHRASE SEQUENCER
The XW-P1 has powerful arpeggiators. In addition to typical arpeggio patterns, this arpeggiator can create polyphonic synth gated patterns, acoustic instrument emulations and is even fully programmable allowing you to create your own unique sounds. An additional phrase sequencer allows you to quickly capture any riff that you play on the keyboard and have it available on a front panel switch or triggered and transposed live from a range of notes on the keyboard. The combination of the Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer provides an endless array of sound possibilities.

CONTROL
The XW-P1 has 4 realtime controller knobs, pitch bend and modulation wheels, along with 9 sliders to provide control over internal sounds and external devices. Through standard MIDI ports and with a class-compliant USB port the keyboard can be used as a controller for other instruments, including computer software and iPad based software applications. It also includes an audio input allowing you to monitor an MP3 player, computer or other device without the need for a mixer.

BATTERIES
While the XW-P1 comes with a power supply it can also run on batteries, providing a truly mobile music making experience. You can now create music virtually anywhere.

FEATURES
  • 6 Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer
  • HexLayer
  • Drawbar Organ Mode
SPECIFICATIONS

XW-P1 Chrome Orange Performance Synthesizer

  • Number of Keys 61
    Controllers Pitch Wheel; Yes
    Modulation Wheel Yes
    Assignable Controllers Controllers; 4 Knobs
    Assignable Functions MIDI Messages (CC, RPN, NRPN, Mono After touch, Poly After touch, Pitch, Tempo)
    Editing Controllers 9 Sliders
    Display LCD; 72x31 Dot Matrix + Patterns, with Backlight and Contrast
    Tone Generator Overview; Sound Generator Type; HPSS(Hybrid Processing Sound Source)
    Polyphony 64
    Number of Parts 16
    Total Number of Tones (Preset/User) 620/310

    PCM, Melody, PCM Drum, Drawbar Organ, Hex Layer, Solo Synthesizer

    GM Compatible Level 1
    Mixer Yes
    Tuning A4=415.5Hz - 440.0Hz - 465.9Hz (0.1Hz-Step)
    PCM Tones Preset/User Tones; 400/100
    Tri-Element Stereo Piano Yes
    Tones with User Wave N/A
    Drum Kits (Preset/User) 20/10
    Hex Layer Number of Tones (Preset/User); 50/50
    Description A single tone with 6 components. Independent filter, pitch, envelope key zone, velocity range and effects mix for each layer
    Drawbar Organ Number of Tones (Preset/User); 50/50
    Description 9 Step Drawbar organ mode with 9 dedicated sliders, percussion control, key click and rotary speaker
    Solo Synthesizer Preset/User Tones; 100/100
    Maximum Polyphony 1
    Oscillator Blocks 6 (Synth 1/2, PCM1/2, Ext Input, Noise)
    Portamento Yes
    Legato Yes
    PWM Yes
    External Input Yes
    Pitch Shifter Yes
    Noise Generator Yes
    Non-Resonant Filter Yes (6)
    Resonant Filter Yes (1)
    Amplifier Yes
    Oscillator Mixer Yes
    LFO Yes (2)
    Envelope Generators Pitch, Amp, Filter, LFO
    Assignable Virtual Controllers 8
    Effects System Reverb; Preset Types; 10
    System Chorus Preset Types; 5
    Limitations System Chorus, DSP and Solo Synthesizer are mutually exclusive
    Master Effect EQ; Editable 4 Band EQ
    DSP Number of DSP Sets (Preset/User); 100/100
    PCM Tone Effect Categories Compressor, Distortion, Enhancer, Wah, Auto Pan, Tremolo, Rotary, Phaser, Chorus, Reflection, Tempo Sync Delay, Ring Modulator, LoFi, 2-Module Multi
    Solo Synth DSP Tempo Sync Delay, Distortion, Ring Modulator, Chorus, Flanger, Pan
    Algorithm Types 46(Normal Tone DSP) 6(Solo Synthesizer DSP)
    DSP Lines 1
    Audio Player Storage Type; SD Card
    Number of Songs 999
    Audio File Format 42kHz Stereo
    Limitation Audio Playing, Musical Playing(SMF, Step Sequencer) are mutually exclusive.
    Step Sequencer Number of Tracks; Mono x 8, Poly x 1, Control x 4
    Number of Patterns / Step Sequence 8
    Number of Step Sequencers (Preset/User) 100/100
    Number of Chains (user) 100
    Maximum Number of Steps 16
    Key Play Yes
    Other Note Gate, Note Swing per Track
    Phrase Sequencer Number of Phrases; 100/100
    Number of Tracks 1
    Play Mode Loop, Hold, Key Play
    Capacity 8KBytes/Pgrase, 128KBytes/100 User Phrases
    Recordable Events Note On/Off, Controller Operations
    Arpeggiator Other; Phrase measure and note quantize, overdub
    Number of Patterns (Preset/User) 100/100
    Data Types Variation, Step
    Editing Function Variation; Parameter Edit
    Step 16-Step Edit, Parameter Edit
    Performance Number of Memories (Preset/User); 100/100
    Parameter Categories Tone, Effect, Mixer, Controller, Sequence, Phrase, Arpeggio, MIDI
    Recall Parameter Filter Yes
    Number of Keyboard Zones 4
    Multifunction Key Yes
    Transpose Range; +/- 12
    Octave Shift Range; +/- 3
    Tempo Range; 30-255BPM
    Tap Tempo Button/LED; Yes
    MIDI Clock Transmit/Receive; Yes
    Storage SDHC Card; Capacity; 2GB-32GB
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5.0

AWESOME!

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • No Speakers

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music

Comments about Casio XW-P1 Chrome Orange Performance Synthesizer:

The Casio XW-P1 is an awesome synth! It has so many advanced features that it will keep me busy learning and playing music for a long time.

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5.0

Great for electronic music

By 2Shy

from Fair Haven, vt

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Pros

  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • No Speakers

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music

Comments about Casio XW-P1 Chrome Orange Performance Synthesizer:

I love this synth. It's full-featured and lightweight. If you're just starting ouyt and know nothing about music, but what to learn, this is a great piece of equipment---coupled with Apple's Logic Pro X.

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