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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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Technical Specifications
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
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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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