Casio XW-P1 61-Key Performance Synthesizer

Casio XW-P1 61-Key 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 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 his/her 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’s exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, a six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engines 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’s 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.

Awards

 

Keyboard Magazine’s Key Buy Award 
2013 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award winner 
27th Annual Music & Sound Award winner


Specifications

XW-P1 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