Casio XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer

Casio XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer

Casio XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • Six Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synth
  • Sample Looper and Player
  • 300 Editable PCM Sounds
  • Built-In 13-Track Step Sequencer
  • Programmable 16 Step Arpeggiator
  • Phrase Sequencer
  • Four Real-Time Controller Knobs
  • Pitch And Modulation Wheels
  • 1/4" Line In / 1/8" In / 1/4" Out / MIDI
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Casio XW-G1 overview

  • 1Description

The Casio XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer represents a major comeback for Casio in the professional keyboard / synthesizer market. After twenty years without making a new pro synth, they have engineered one designed especially for the DJ and club performer. It boasts exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source (HPSS), iPad integration options that are sure to be popular, and a built-in step sequencer--and that's just scratching the surface.

The XW-G1 features a mode known as Solo Synth, a monophonic lead instrument with a six oscillator design, which can be controlled in real time via four knobs and nine sliders. Two virtual analog oscillators, two PCM oscillators, and a noise oscillator are at your fingertips. You've also got a sixth oscillator, which is external; mic and line inputs on the back of the instrument can be harnessed to function as the audio source for this sixth oscillator. Simply plug your iPod, iPhone, iPad or other device into this input, and it adds to your sound. Conveniently, there's even a dedicated spot on the right-hand side of the keyboard for placing external gear, large enough to accommodate your iPad. This keyboard gives you full control over real-time manipulation of the Solo Synth mode, as opposed to the partial control afforded by the XW-P1. For users who wish to do live looping for performance and remixing applications, with greater access to synthesizer control (as opposed to having a drawbar organ and acoustic patches), the XW-G1 is the way to go.

Your 9 sliders bring the different oscillators in and out of the sound, as well as offering control for other elements, such as the noise generator. The sliders truly give you a more interactive playing experience. The presets in Solo Synth mode offer everything from bright leads to ripping basses, with deeply editable sounds you can customize to your taste. Hundreds of waveforms give you ample choices; you can even access those from Casio's original CZ synthesizers. Enjoy powerful tools, such as reverse key scaling on pitch, enabling you to have sounds or oscillators running in different directions. There are also envelopes galore: Pitch envelopes for each oscillator, plus a master for merged sound. Each oscillator also has an independent filter, with numerous options for filter types, as well as independent key tracking, portamento, dual LFO's and access to a master resonant filter.

You'll find a stunning 300 fully editable PCM based sounds, including pianos, electric pianos, strings, guitars, basses and drums. We also feel pretty confident that you'll enjoy the performance mode that enables you to produce 4 sounds simultaneously: A Solo Synth for the first sound, with three other zones that can be populated by either internal or external sounds. What's more is that you get instant recall of effects, step sequences, arpeggiators and phrases.

The sample looper, similar to a live looping pedal, provides up to 19 seconds of sampling time. Store up to 10 user tones, each of which can contain up to 5 samples, in the sample player. These tones are saved in flash memory for recall at any time.

As if all this weren't enough, add a 13 track step sequencer, a 16 step programmable arpeggiator, pitch bend and modulation wheels, and a phrase sequencer for recording and playing back sounds, and you've got one amazing piece of musical genius on your hands.

Take advantage of the USB port for class compliant connection to Mac and Windows computers. The keyboard also has a MIDI port and 1/4" line outputs, in addition to the 1/4" mic and line inputs for the sixth oscillator and the 1/8" stereo mini-plug line input for connecting and monitoring an iPad or other device without a mixer. The XW-G1 comes with a power supply and can also run on 6 D batteries (not included).

Solo Synth Mode

Utilizes Casio's exclusive Hybrid Processing Sound Source (HPSS)
Monophonic lead instrument with a six oscillator design, which can be controlled in real time via four knobs and nine sliders
Two virtual analog oscillators, two PCM oscillators, and a noise oscillator are at your fingertips. You've also got a sixth oscillator, which is external; mic and line inputs on the back of the instrument can be harnessed to function as the audio source for this sixth oscillator. Simply plug your iPod, iPhone, iPad or other device into this input, and it adds to your sound. A dedicated spot on the right-hand side of the keyboard provides space for this external gear and is large enough to fit your iPad
Keyboard gives you full control over real-time manipulation of the Solo Synth mode, as opposed to the partial control afforded by the XW-P1
9 sliders bring the different oscillators in and out of the sound, as well as offering control for other elements, such as the noise generator. Sliders truly give you a more interactive playing experience
Presets offer everything from bright leads to ripping basses, with deeply editable sounds you can customize to your taste
Hundreds of waveforms give you ample choices; you can even access those from Casio's original CZ synthesizers
Enjoy powerful tools, such as reverse key scaling on pitch, enabling you to have sounds or oscillators running in different directions
Envelopes galore: Pitch envelopes for each oscillator, plus a master for merged sound
Each oscillator also has an independent filter, with numerous options for filter types, as well as independent key tracking, portamento, dual LFO's and access to a master resonant filter

Sound Engine Designed Especially For DJ And Club Performers

300 fully editable PCM based sounds, including pianos, electric pianos, strings, guitars, basses and drums
A performance mode that enables you to produce 4 sounds simultaneously: A Solo Synth for the first sound, with three other zones that can be populated by either internal or external sounds. Instant recall of effects, step sequences, arpeggiators and phrases

Sample Looper

Similar to a live looping pedal
Provides up to 19 sec sampling time

Sample Player

Store up to 10 user tones, each of which can contain up to 5 samples
Tones are saved in flash memory for recall at any time

13 Track Step Sequencer

Offering everything from pulsing dance beats to animated synth textures and arpeggios, this step sequencing tool is a true original
Boasts nine tracks for drums, basses, synths and chordal parts, as well as four controller tracks to add panning, filter changes and other animation to existing parts
Eight patterns comprise each sequence
You have the freedom to develop and mix your performances on the fly
You can even transpose sequences live directly from the keyboard, for a totally immersive and interactive experience

16 Step Programmable Arpeggiator

In addition to conventional arpeggio patterns, this tool is capable of producing polyphonic synth gated patterns and acoustic instrument emulations
Fully programmable, enabling you to create your own distinct sounds

Phrase Sequencer

For recording and playing back sounds
Gives you the power to quickly capture any riff you play on the keyboard and make it available on a front panel switch, or trigger and transpose it live from a range of notes on the keyboard

Additional Controls And Connectivity

Pitch bend and modulation wheels
Take advantage of the USB port for class compliant connection to Mac and Windows computers
Also has a MIDI port and 1/4" line outputs, in addition to the 1/4" mic and line inputs for the sixth oscillator and the 1/8" stereo mini-plug line input for connecting and monitoring an iPad or other device without a mixer

Power

Comes with a power supply and can also run on 6 D batteries
In the Box
Casio XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer
  • Power Supply
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Casio XW-G1 specs

    Keyboard Hybrid Processing Sound Source (HPSS)
    Polyphony 4 zone performance mode: Solo Synth plus 3 other zones for internal or external sounds
    Oscillator 6x oscillators: 2x virtual analog, 2x PCM, noise and external (for iPod, iPhone, iPad or other device)
    Presets Broad array of editable sounds from leads to basses
    Arpeggiator 16 step
    Fully programmable
    Produces conventional arpeggio patterns plus polyphonic synth gated patterns and acoustic instrument emulations
    Sequencer 13 Track Step Sequencer:
    9 tracks for drums, basses, synths and chordal parts
    4 controller tracks to add panning, filter changes and other animation
    8 patterns comprise each sequence

    Phrase Sequencer for recording and playing back sounds
    Controllers 9 sliders
    4 controller knobs
    Sounds 300 fully editable PCM based sounds
    Pianos, electric pianos, strings, guitars, basses and drums
    Sample RAM Flash memory can store up to 10 user tones, each of which can contain up to 5 samples
    Outputs 1/4" line
    Inputs 1/4" mic and line
    1/8" stereo mini-plug line
    Ports USB, MIDI
    Display Yes
    Power Included power supply
    Can also operate on 6x D batteries (not included)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 17.8 x 6.2"

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