The Groove Synthesizer XW-G1 adds new inspiration to club music. A complete interface provides real-time control for new-concept track making. A 16-step Sequencer installed in the XW-G1 gives birth to original groove tracks.
It incorporates rotating knobs and slider switches with various parameters assignable, depending on the circumstances. Control cool sounds any way your senses desire for distinctively original track making.
16-step sequence patterns in a loopSpecific patterns selected from 100 x 8 variations on preset groove music performance patterns, representing such genres as techno, house, hip hop and electro, are played back in a loop. You can create original tracks, adding your own arrangements by controlling the sound for each beat with the 16 ON/OFF buttons, for instance, and by changing notes and velocities in real time with the 9 Sliders. A Chain Function has been added as well to let track makers link together up to 99 multiple musical performance patterns and play them back in a loop. This permits creation of up to 100 variations on the original patterns.
Performances conducted on the instrument itself as well as external sounds can be looped for up to 19 seconds and overdubbed. This feature is useful for creating tracks to serve as original sound sources. Track makers can use the Beat mode to record a single-beat sound segment and repeat it a specified number of times, the Split mode to take multiple samples consecutively in a single recording, or the OVDB mode to conduct overlapping recordings on top of recorded samples. The Sample Bar enables you to select the appropriate mode for any particular circumstance.
Up to 10 types of sound sources with a maximum of 50 tones prepared using the Sample Looper can be stored (in the Split mode). These tones can be used during a keyboard performance, for loop playback of Step Sequencer sequences or as user drum sound sources. Varying the pitch, filter or amplifier with the dedicated Envelope Generator is also possible.
Various complete Solo Synthesizer tones, from standard synth sounds to highly distinctive sounds, are available.
It incorporates 766 incorporated synth waveforms adopted from trendy club scene sounds as well as 701 drum waveforms and 20 drum set variations carefully selected from club music. Together, they facilitate creation of super-cool, high-energy groove tracks.
Various phrases and functions, including Sequence Phrase, Tempo Switching, Effect and Control Change, are assignable to 25 keys. The parameters can be switched instantaneously or phrases played back, capabilities realizing superior real-time operability.
5.4 kg lightweight body for easy carrying to a club or party. Battery-powered operability assures access to a power source, even in circumstances such as outdoor performances.
5 Year Warranty
All Casio keyboards, digital pianos and synthesizers purchased from an authorised Australian retailer are backed by a 5 year warranty.*
*warranty conditions apply.