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Casio XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer Keyboard

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    Description
    The XW-G1 groove synthesizer is designed for the DJ and club performer providing an interactive step sequencer and a sample looper for digitally capturing performance patterns and external instruments.

    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.

    Solo Synth

    Utilizing Casio’s exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, a six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engine in the XW-G1. 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.

    Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer

    The XW-G1 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-G1 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.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators: 6
    Waveforms: Pulse, ROM, Saw Up, Sine, Square
    ROM Size: 8 kb
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Velocity
    Sampling: 16 bit, 42 kHz, Beat Slicing, Gated, Granular, Loop, One Shot (Phrase)
    Sampling Notes:
    Sampling Times:
    5 Sec (Approx.) at Stereo/42KHz
    10Sec (Approx.) at Mono 42KHz
    20Sec (Approx.) at Mono 21KHz
    Envelopes: 4
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    Pitch, Amp, Filter, LFO
    Filters: 2
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sine
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 100
    Patches ROM: 100
    Multipatches RAM: 100
    Multipatches ROM: 100
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB, WIFI
    Arpeggiator
    + Modes: Phrase measure and note quantize, overdub
    + Patterns: 100 Preset, 100 User

    Effects
    + 10 Reverbs
    + 5 Chorus
    + Master: 4 Band EQ
    Sequencer
    + 16 Step Sequencer
    + Tracks 1 - 8
    + Patterns 200
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Numeric
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 42
    Power: AD-E95100
    Production
    Year Released: 2014
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.casio-usa.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $799 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $599 - convert
    Used Price: $200 - $350 - convert
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