CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

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Re: CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

Unread post by Fozzer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:14 am

From the Demo's, it looks/sounds like an excellent machine for making lots and lots of different noises... 8O ...

...if that's what takes your fancy!... :roll: ...!

It seems to do just what programmable DX7's, D50's, etc, have been doing since the 1980's...nuffin' much new?

Now my cheerful Roland GW-8L v2, will serve as a Synthesizer with first class, programmable multi-effects, a full Workstation, and an Arranger, ready-equipped with hundreds of first class instrumental voices, and lots of different Styles/Rhythms....all rolled into one!...at a bargain price!...£630 or less!... :D ...!

128 Voice Polyphony...256 MB Wave ROM!

Little, or no "programming" involved...just sit down, switch on, and play....proper MUSIC!!

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Re: CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

Unread post by purcell » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:17 pm

Hello Fozzer!
That cheap new Casio seems to be very simple,effective,latency zero :-),fresh,multipurpose,
...and sounds like
a real minimoog (almost)...!
Instant sit down...and play!
..."with a very special Casio sound" ...somehow futuristic! Somehow "pacman"!
The XW P1+G1 will sell!

One man! All music! (Not sounding as good...as the upper links! - last posting) ..but for that money...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeUMaZkEG3E

"Smorenburgs Rihanna" with XW P1+G1!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wlVxy2XrwE

I think the XW´s will be "must have" instruments!


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Re: CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

Unread post by Rara » Sat May 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Looks like a fun keyboard to have, i'll keep an eye for that :-)
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Unread post by Saul » Sat May 18, 2013 9:33 pm

Looked really good but reviews have not been great and sales pretty poor. I think its that "Casio" name that seems to be their Achilles heel time after time. If they want to get into the pro market they really need to ditch the name. It's been too long associated with watches and cheap feel keyboards.
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Re: CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

Unread post by tux » Sat May 18, 2013 11:46 pm

This is an even better demo of the XW-P1 (in German but worth listening to even if you don't understand German for the sounds):


I must admit, given the low price this synth is very tempting.
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Unread post by Rara » Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 pm

I like ...
I wonder, ... :- ) already having two CZ's ..... having them slightly
detuned of each other then going through the inputs of this XW then both midi controlled
by the XW. sounds like fun. cant get over how cheap they are. :D
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Re: CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

Unread post by Jokeyman123 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:51 am

As a member here originally for my SY77 and several other keyboards, I noticed this older thread for the XW Casios, just posting a warning to new owners of the XW-P1 which I purchased. Be very careful about updating the firmware on this-Casio I think has taken down the firmware update page because of a problem I posted on the Casio user forum website-while doing the upgrade, my anti-virus program which was set to scan files, scanned the Casio firmware as I was sending over via USB connection, interrupted the process and completely disabled the keyboard. I had done a prior firmware upgrade with no problems. The big problem is that the XW cannot be user restored if this happens, it must be restored at the factory service center. I and several others have posts about this at the Casio user forum. I am following up with Casio to see if this problem can be fixed another way. If under warranty, i think it will be repaired no fee. Mine is not under warranty, not sure what the cost will be yet. Not bashing Casio, just warning anyone who might need to know. The keyboard itself had been alot of fun, sounded pretty good and had no other defects in playability.
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Unread post by parametric » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:14 am

MANY THANKS for that important info jokeyman.

Hopefully, the disappeared page will alert those looking. Perhaps they will put up some sort of statement to reassure users?

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Unread post by Saul » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:49 pm

I'm just wondering what they do at the factory to restore the XW that could not be done by the user? Surely this is one of the dumbest things Casio have ever done? A user restore function is a must have feature. Who the hell wants to faff around sending their keyboard back to the manufacturer to be restored to factory defaults? Although having said that, I am assuming this is not a "normal" restore?
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Re: CASIO XW-P1 (real!) SYNTHESIZER

Unread post by parametric » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:13 am

Sounds rather like it needs a chip transplant.

The virus-scan would have constituted an "interruption" in the firmware update - rendering the chip "incommunicado" to the outside world.

I have met this scenario before, upgrading Motherboard bioses, firmware upgrades to satellite receivers (especially the older types that require a com port connection).

Repeated warnings are given that the upload and "flashing" MUST NOT be interrupted - if you don't want a paper-weight . . . .

Flashing the wrong firmware can also trash the device.

Whilst we are all familiar with the "No user-serviceable parts inside" routine, that manufacturers cover themselves with, it is true to say that much MAY be done inside - DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE of such things.

Socketed chips CAN be user replaced, whilst a soldered chip may be too daunting for some - though not impossible.

Many manufacturers will go as far as to deny the supply of parts to users who are NOT service agents - THEY SAY, on safety grounds - though I suspect its to prevent loss of work to their service agents.

I recently suffered this indignity over a pcb-mount headphone socket for a DAT machine.

I'm guessing that Casio need to replace a chip in this case.

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