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Casio XW-G1

6-Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer

Product Code 70360

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The XW-G1 groove synthesizer is designed for the DJ and club performer providing an interactive step sequencer and a sample looper for digitally capturing performance patterns and external instruments.

Step Sequencer
Providing everything from pulsing dance grooves to animated synth textures and arpeggios, the Step Sequencer is the first of its kind. With nine tracks for drums, basses, synths and chordal parts, four controller tracks for adding panning, filter changes and other animation to existing parts and eight patterns make up each sequence; the user can build and mix their performance on the fly. Sequences can even transpose live from the keyboard, providing a completely interactive experience.

Solo Synth
Utilizing Casio's exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, a six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engine in the XW-G1. The solo synth has the power to deliver classic analog sounds and sounds with an aggressive edge unlike anything else. Two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM based oscillators, a noise oscillator and an external oscillator via mic and line inputs can be combined to make up a single solo synth tone. Each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key tracking, portamento, two LFO's and access to master resonant filter. With impressive modulation and control capabilities at your fingertips, the solo synth is capable of a wide range of sounds and expression.

Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer
The XW-G1 has powerful arpeggiators. In addition to typical arpeggio patterns, this arpeggiator can create polyphonic synth gated patterns, acoustic instrument emulations and is even fully programmable allowing you to create your own unique sounds. An additional phrase sequencer allows you to quickly capture any riff that you play on the keyboard and have it available on a front panel switch or triggered and transposed live from a range of notes on the keyboard. The combination of the Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer provides an endless array of sound possibilities.

The XW-G1 has 4 realtime controller knobs, pitch bend and modulation wheels, along with 9 sliders to provide control over internal sounds and external devices. Through standard MIDI ports and with a class-compliant USB port the keyboard can be used as a controller for other instruments, including computer software and iPadĀ® based software applications. It also includes an audio input allowing you to monitor an MP3 player, computer or other device without the need for a mixer.

While the XW-G1 comes with a power supply it can also run on batteries, providing a truly mobile music making experience. You can now create music virtually anywhere.

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  • Number of Keys 61
  • Controllers Pitch Wheel; Yes
  • Modulation Wheel Yes
  • Assignable Controllers Controllers; 4 Knobs
  • Assignable Functions MIDI Messages (CC, RPN, NRPN, Mono After touch, Poly After touch, Pitch, Tempo)
  • Editing Controllers 9 Sliders
  • Display LCD; 72x31 Dot Matrix + Patterns, with Backlight and Contrast
  • Tone Generator Overview; Sound Generator Type; HPSS(Hybrid Processing Sound Source)
  • Polyphony 64
  • Number of Parts 16
  • Total Number of Tones (Preset/User) 420/220
  • Tuning A4=415.5Hz - 440.0Hz - 465.9Hz (0.1Hz-Step)
  • PCM Tones Preset/User Tones; 300/100
  • Tri-Element Stereo Piano No
  • Tones with User Wave 10
  • Drum Kits (Preset/User 20/10
  • Solo Synthesizer Preset/User Tones; 100/100
  • Maximum Polyphony 1
  • Oscillator Blocks 6 (Synth 1/2, PCM1/2, Ext Input, Noise)
  • Portamento Yes
  • Legato Yes
  • PWM Yes
  • External Input Yes
  • Pitch Shifter Yes
  • Noise Generator Yes
  • Non-Resonant Filter Yes (6)
  • Resonant Filter Yes (1)
  • Amplifier Yes
  • Oscillator Mixer Yes
  • LFO Yes (2)
  • Envelope Generators Pitch, Amp, Filter, LFO
  • Assignable Virtual Controllers 8
  • User Wave Number of Waves; 10 Sets of 5
  • Wave Format 42/21KHz, Mono/Stereo
  • Sample Looper External (Mic/Line) Sampling Specifications; 42/21KHz, Mono/Stereo
  • Resampling Specifications 42/21KHz, Mono/Stereo
  • Sampling Length 5Sec (Approx.) at Stereo/42KHz 10Sec (Approx.) at
  • Mono/42KHz 20Sec (Approx.) at Mono/21KHz
  • Sampling Modes New (Auto, Manual), Beat (Auto), Split (Auto), Overdub (Manual)
  • Auto Trigger Sampling Mode Yes
  • Storage Functions Load/Save User Wave Tone
  • Effects System Reverb; Preset Types; 10
  • System Chorus Preset Types; 5
  • Limitations System Chorus, DSP and Solo Synthesizer are mutually exclusive
  • Master Effect EQ; Editable 4 Band EQ
  • DSP Number of DSP Sets (Preset/User); 100/100
  • PCM Tone Effect Categories Compressor, Distortion, Enhancer, Wah, Auto Pan, Tremolo, Rotary, Phaser, Chorus, Reflection, Tempo Sync Delay , Ring Modulator, LoFi, 2-Module Multi
  • Solo Synth DSP Tempo Sync Delay, Distortion, Ring Modulator, Chorus, Flanger, Pan
  • Algorithm Types 46(Normal Tone DSP) 6(Solo Synthesizer DSP)
  • DSP Lines 1
  • Audio Player Storage Type; SD Card
  • Number of Songs 999
  • Audio File Format 42kHz Stereo
  • Limitation io Playing, Musical Playing(SMF, Step Sequencer) are mutually exclusive.
  • Step Sequencer Number of Tracks; Mono x 8, Poly x 1, Control x 4
  • Number of Patterns / Step Sequence 8
  • Number of Step Sequencers (Preset/User) 100/100
  • Number of Chains (user) 100
  • Maximum Number of Steps 16
  • Key Play Yes
  • Other Note Gate, Note Swing
  • Phrase Sequencer Number of Phrases; 100/100
  • Number of Tracks 1
  • Play Mode Loop, Hold, Key Play
  • Capacity 8KBytes/Pgrase, 128KBytes/100 User Phrases
  • Recordable Events Note On/Off, Controller Operations
  • Arpeggiator Other; Phrase measure and note quantize, overdub
  • Number of Patterns (Preset/User) 100/100
  • Data Types Variation, Step
  • Editing Function Variation; Parameter Edit
  • Step 16-Step Edit, Parameter Edit
  • Performance Number of Memories (Preset/User); 100/100
  • Parameter Categories Tone, Effect, Mixer, Controller, Sequence, Phrase, Arpeggio, MIDI
  • Recall Parameter Filter Yes
  • Number of Keyboard Zones 4
  • Multifunction Key Yes
  • Transpose Range; +/- 12
  • Octave Shift Range; +/- 3
  • Tempo Range; 30-255BPM
  • Tap Tempo Button/LED; Yes
  • MIDI Clock Transmit/Receive; Yes
  • Storage SDHC Card; Capacity; 2GB-32GB

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