I was on http://casiomusicgear.com and decided to wait the couple of minutes left on their countdown. The synthfiend in me wanted to see something. I was hoping my patience would pay off. The clock wound down and then nothing. No link, no pictures, no video…nada…zilch. Absolutely nothing! What gives Casio?!?! Well, looks like someone in the web department didn’t get their act together. Luckily for me and you, the folks over at Synthopia have a bit of information for us.
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;
-Thirteen-track step sequencer with dedicated drum track.
The rumored price for the Casio XW-P1 is $699.
The nine track step sequencer sounds appealing at least. Look forward to learning more.
It’s been a long time since Casio played in synth game, but they’re back and they claim its “the beginning of a new era.”
I picked up a Casio CZ-1000 for $80 a couple of years back. Phase distortion being the reason why I purchased it. However, oddly, this new synthesizer doesn’t seem to have it. I’m sure there will be some grumbling and the truth is, I’m kind of wondering why no phase distortion myself.
Hey online marketers, when you figure it out, send us a link so we can get excited like the rest of your R&D department.
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