NAMM Leak: It looks like Casio will be announcing a return to the professional synthesizer market at the 2012 NAMM Show.
Reader aymat sent us this image of the Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer. No official specs are available yet on the Casio XW-P1 synth, and the QR code links to a placeholder site.
Casio made a variety of synths and keyboards in the 80’s that could probably be considered ‘cult synths’. Several of their older synths are powerful, but none have achieved the revered status of synths from other companies.
The Casio XW-P1 is rumored to be a “lead and groove oriented hybrid synth” that will be priced around $700. If you click through to the full-size image, you’ll see hints that this may have both virtual analog and organ emulation capabilities.
We’ll have official details as they are announced.