Manufacturer: CASIO
Condition: New
Item #: CAXWG1
Regular price: $899.99
Sale price: $599.99
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    At A Glance

    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.

    • 6 Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer
    • Sample Looper
    • Sample Player

      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.


      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.


      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.


      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 iPad® 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.

    Technical Specs

    XW-G1 Groove Sampling Synthesizer
    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 Audio 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