Casio Giving Away Two Limited Edition XW-P1 Synthesizers

casio-synthesizer-giveawayCasio is giving away two custom XW-G1 synthesizers, styled by design duo, Dee & Ricky Jackson.

Only two units of the Limited Edition XW-G1 synthesizer were created, which feature the designer duo’s Lego block design and neon leopard print patterns.

Casio is hosting the giveaway on their Facebook page through August.

Casio Announces Limited Edition Gold XW-P1 Synthesizer

Casio has announced a limited edition version of its XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer.

Casio re-entered the professional synthesizer market earlier this year with the launch of two products, the XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer and the XW-G1 Groove Synthesizer. Keyboard has rated the XW-P1 as a Key Buy.

The gold XW-P1GD was designed in partnership with New York streetwear design firm aNYthing. It’s is limited to 200 synths.

Here’s the official intro video for the XW-P1GD:

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Casio Looking For UK + Ireland’s Best Synth Player

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Casio today announce the launch of their Turn Up Your Noise Competition – their search for the UK and Ireland’s best up and coming synth player.

The winner of this competition will not only win an XW-P1 state-of-the-art synthesiser, but will also a slot performing with G-Shock at Boardmasters Festival in Newquay, Cornwall later this year.

The competition is part of Casio’s drive to support new talent, which kicked off with the launch of the ‘Synth Sessions’ last week in London, with electric performances from the likes of Bright Light Bright Light, DEMS, Engine Earz Experiment and Artful.

This series of live events will continue throughout the year, providing a platform for up and coming talent alongside more established counterparts.

The Synth Sessions mark Casio’s re-entry into the professional synthesiser market with its new XW range, created for performing and recording artists.

There are two models; the XW-P1 is designed to meet the needs of performing musicians, while the XW-G1 groove synthesiser is designed for the DJ and club performer.

For all details, see the Casio Facebook page.

Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)

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Here’s a nicely done overview video for the new Casio XW-P1 synthesizer.

The video, via Sweetwater, features Mike Martin from Casio doing a fairly deep demo of the Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer. Martin shows off a lot of sounds, the ability to mix oscillators on the fly, and the new Casio synth’s sequencing and arpeggiation capabilities.

The best aspect of the video, though, is that it includes a ton of audio demos of the keyboard’s sounds, without all the noise that comes with the overviews from this year’s NAMM Show.

Check it out and let us know what you think of the sound of the new synth, based on the demo!

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The Casio XW P1 Performance Synthesizer (In Depth Demo)

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Here’s an in-depth look, by Daniel Fisher, at the new Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer from the 2012 NAMM Show.

The Casio XW-G1 is a ‘groove synthesizer’ equipped with a keyboard and designed to offer the various kinds of digital equipment used by club DJs, including the ability to create and play back a variety of rhythm patterns and musical phrases.

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The Casio XW-P1 Synthesizer (NAMM Sneak Preview)

Here’s another look at the Casio XW-P1 Synthesizer, which will officially debut at the 2012 NAMM Show.

The Casio XW-P1 Synthesizer seems to have come out of nowhere. The last real Casio synth came out in something like 1988 and, as a result, a lot of readers that have experience with vintage 80’s Casio synths are excited by the announcement.

Here are preliminary specs for the Casio XW-P1 synth:

  • The XW-P1  is a hybrid Lead and Groove Synth;
  • Mono solo section with up to six oscillators: two virtual analog, two PCM, noise, and external audio;
  • Poly section with ‘a wide variety of gig- ready sounds';
  • Drawbar organ mode;
  • Nine-track step sequencer with dedicated drum track.

The rumored price for the Casio XW-P1 is $699.

Note: This info comes via Sonic State & KeyboardMag and should be considered unofficial. We will have official details on the Casio XW-P1 next week as they become available.