Posted by: Nigel

XW-P1 - 01/22/12 04:17 PM

Posted by: analogcontrolfreak

Re: XW-P1 - 01/22/12 04:58 PM

Oh! Sorry Nigel, I hadn't realized you had posted something on the XW-P1. Next time I will scroll down.

Cool synth though!
Posted by: elwoodblues1969

Re: XW-P1 - 01/26/12 09:22 PM

Wow...the only pro-style synth to come from Casio in 20 years & yet there's not too much enthusiasm over the upcoming XW-P1 here on this forum(despite the fact that it has gone viral on YouTube. keys dance

This is the most comprehensive video I've found;

Posted by: elwoodblues1969

Re: XW-P1 - 01/26/12 09:25 PM

Posted by: analogcontrolfreak

Re: XW-P1 - 03/14/12 05:04 PM

I do like the fact that this synth is under $1,000.00. Let's face it, not too many people can afford a $1,000.00 or more synth. I know I can't.

Were Casio's original synths rather expensive? The ones from twenty years ago?
Posted by: analogcontrolfreak

Re: XW-P1 - 03/15/12 04:28 PM

Has anyone tried the new Casio?
Posted by: analogcontrolfreak

Re: XW-P1 - 04/09/12 06:28 PM

This synth is going fast and becoming quite popular. Sweetwater has sold out of it already and has to order more. I tired it a bit, but I would need more time. Also the store where I tried one. The sales reps were not too keen or helpful with keyboards, as they were with guitars.
Posted by: tgeorges

Re: XW-P1 - 06/13/12 09:39 AM

I have indeed tried the XW-P1 - at my local music store a couple times. I'm very tempted to get it, as it has several features that I like that are missing from my year-old WK-7500, such as:

- Assignable controllers
- Realtime mix using sliders (hex mode)
- 8 levels on organ drawbars
- Real MIDI ports
- plus excellent synth sound creation possibilities and greater performance mode capability

Some things I still wish it had include Filter LFO for PCM and Hex mode sounds, simultaneous chorus and DSP (to get a truer organ emulation, among other things), more realistic rotary speaker and phaser effects, and better electric piano tones.

As a performance keyboard, I like the XW-P1 over the WK-7500, with the exception of fewer keys. I don't use the auto-accompaniment in a band setting, so none of the WK's arranger features are very useful in a live setting. But the XW-P1 with its real-time mixing and knob assignments - another story.

Now if ONLY Casio would allow the filter LFO on hex mode tones!
Posted by: Nigel

Re: XW-P1 - 06/14/12 01:35 AM

Thanks for that feedback on the XW-P1. I also play in a live band and don't need auto accompaniment so like you I am interested in a performance synth that can cover piano, electric piano, organ and virtual analog sounds. And the price of the XW-P1 is hard to beat.