Casio XW-P1 & XW-G1 Vids!

First up is a brief demo of the XW-P1 from Sonic State @ NAMM, and a teaser vid for the XW-G1 groove synth, also debuting at NAMM. That’s right! Not one, but two new synths from Casio.

YouTube Uploaded by casiokeyboards on Jan 13, 2012

“Introduction to the new XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer from Casio by Mike Martin.”

Some additional notes via the press release:

“Casio has unveiled two new professional Synthesizers: the XW-P1, a 61 key performance synthesizer equipped with Casio’s exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source (HPSS) that meets the needs of the most experienced performing musician, and the XW-G1 groove synthesizer, designed for the DJ and club performer, provides an interactive step sequencer and a sample looper for digitally capturing performance patterns and external instruments.

Designed with today’s professional musician in mind, both the XW-P1 and XW-G1 synthesizers are the ideal tools for performing and recording artists alike. With the launch of two new products Casio has re-entered the professional synthesizer market, ultimately demonstrating its commitment to innovation in the marketplace.

XW-P1:

6 Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer
HexLayer – A single sound made up of 6 components for gig ready splits and layers
Drawbar Organ Mode with 9 sliders, adjustable rotary speaker, key click, vibrato and percussion
400 fully editable PCM based sounds like stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos, strings, guitars, drums and more
Performance mode providing 4 internal or external instrument zones with instant recall of effects, 13 Track Step Sequencer and 16 step programmable Arpeggiators and Phrases
4 real-time controller knobs
Pitch and Modulation Wheels
USB and MIDI ports and a 1/8” stereo line input to connect to an MP3 Player, laptop or tablet
The XW-P1 will be available March 2012 with an MSRP of $699.00

XW-G1:

6 Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer
Sample Looper – Up to 19 seconds of sampling time
Sample Player – 10 user tones with up to 5 samples each can be stored in Flash Memory for instant recall
300 fully editable PCM based sounds
Performance mode providing 4 internal or external instrument zones with instant recall of effects, 13 Track Step Sequencer and 16 step programmable Arpeggiators and Phrases
4 real-time controller knobs
USB and MIDI ports and a 1/8” stereo line input to connect to an MP3 Player, laptop or tablet
The XW-G1 model will be available April 2012 with an MSRP of $799.00

Via this thread @ HCC KSS. Additional information via Matrixsynth

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