CASIO XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)

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This video, via RobertKarasekGermany, features a series of audio demos of the new Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer.

Not a lot of blah blah blah in this video, just a lot of direct sound demos showcasing some of the more ‘synthy’ sounds of the Casio XW-P1.

The Casio XW-P1 retails for around US $500.

If you’ve used the Casio XW-P1, let us know what you think of it!

The Casio VL-Tone VL-1 – Da, Da, Da

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Despite profound limitations, the Casio VL-Tone VL-1 has become, at least for some, a desired vintage synth.

The Casio VL-1 VL-Tone, released in 1982, combines a calculator, synthesizer, and sequencer. The synthesizer is monophonic, lofi, and has pretty cheesy presets.

Even the lack of MIDI, the horrible sequencer and terrible preset rhythms, though, did not keep the VL-Tone from finding its place in songs like Trio’s Da, Da, Da.

Today, it’s desirable as a portable instant 80’s soundbox.

Demo video by RetroSound.