Casio Intros Two New Inexpensive Sampling Keyboards


Casio America has introduced two inexpensive digital sampling keyboards, the CTK-2090, above, and the LK-175V, below. They will be sold exclusively at Target.

According to Casio, build on the legacy of the SK-1, an inexpensive 8-bit sampler from nearly 30 years ago, that offered the ability to synthesize sounds from waveforms, envelopes, vibrato, portamento, rhythms, and sampling.

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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 Privia PX5S First Look

Here’s a quick look at the new Casio Privia PX5S from the 2013 NAMM Show.

On first look, the new keyboard could be mistaken for one of Casio’s standard electric pianos. But, as this video demonstrates, it much deeper, offering synthesis features, insert effects, four-zone MIDI controller capabilities, a hammer action keyboard, four arpeggiators, 256 voice polyphony and more.

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Is This The Most Powerful Casio Synth Ever?


It looks like Casio has a new synth to introduce at the 2013 NAMM Show!

This image has leaked out of a new full-size Casio keyboard that looks a bit like one of their digital pianos crossed with the XW-P1 synthesizer, introduced at the 2012 NAMM Show.

The new Casio synth is also rumored to be ‘the most powerful synth” that they’ve ever built.

We’ll have the details on this new Casio synth when they are officially available.  In the meantime, check it out and let us know what you think!

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.