Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer

61-key Synthesizer with Built-in 13-track Sequencer, 400 Editable PCM Sounds, USB, and Arpeggiator
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An Affordable Performance Synth

Casio rejoins the synth market with the Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer. The six oscillator monophonic solo synth engine sounds amazing and was designed with the performer in mind. Yes, you get access to the original Casio CZ synth sound in the XW-P1. This gig ready 61-key synth has a large stable of sound ranging from pianos to brass to bass and drums. An onboard 13-track sequencer is perfect for live gigs. The 16-step programmable arpeggiator lets you create complex patterns. Add a serious synth to your rig at an affordable price with the Casio XW-P1!

Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer at a Glance:
  • Performance synthesizer
  • Sounds for any gig
  • Heavy-duty sequencer
Performance synthesizer

The Casio XW-P1 is a powerful six oscillator monophonic solo synth that is ready to gig. You can combine all six oscillators to make a single tone. You get two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM oscillators, one noise oscillator, and one external oscillator for use with line and mic inputs. Each oscillator has their own filter, portamento, envelopes, key tracking, a master resonant filter, and two LFOs. The XW-P1 is an extremely powerful synth that lets you really edit and tweak each setting. You also have access to the original CZ synthesizer's waveforms.

Sounds for any gig

Beyond its solo synth capabilities, the Casio XW-P1 houses a library of gig ready sounds including pianos, electric pianos, brass, strings, guitars, basses, guitars, drums, and more. The new drawbar organ mode features nine steps for each drawbar so you can dial in killer B3 tones. Vibrato, percussion, and rotary speaker controls are available on organ modes. XW-P1 also features the new HexTone sounds. A HexTone is a single sound comprised of six components, allowing complex layers, splits and velocity switched sounds.

Heavy-duty sequencer

Creating animated synth textures and arpeggios or heavy dance grooves is easy with the Casio XW-P1's step sequencer. This unique sequencer gives you nine tracks for basses, drums, 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. You can build and mix your performance on the fly with the XW-P1 synthesizer. A 16-step programmable arpeggiator gives you the power to create complex and innovative patterns.

Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer Features:
  • 61-key performance synthesizer
  • 6 Oscillator Monophonic Solo Synthesizer
  • HexTone - single sounds made up of 6 components
  • Drawbar organ mode with nine slides
  • 400 editable PCM sounds
  • 16-step programmable arpeggiator
  • 13-track sequencer
  • Four real-time controller knobs
  • Can operate on 6 D batteries
Add a gig-friendly synth to your setup with the Casio XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer!

Additional Media

XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer User Manual

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Hybrid
Number of Keys 61
Type of Keys Synth-action
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Polyphony 64 Notes
Number of Presets 400
Arpeggiator Yes
Audio Playback 1/8" Input
Sequencer 13-track
Audio Inputs 2 x TS, 1 x 1/8" (TRS)
Audio Outputs 2 x TRS
USB 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Pedal Inputs 1 x Sustain/Assignable
Power Supply Included
Height 4.8"
Width 37.3"
Depth 15.1"
Weight 11.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number XW-P1

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 21 reviews
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5/5

Casio XW-P1

I've only had this a few weeks with little time to play on it, but have been going over reading the manual over as much as I can. This synth is amazing with all the stuff you can do on it, if you haven't heard it you can see what it dose on U-Tube, it is light weight made from a hard plastic, no it's not a Roland, Korg or Yamaha but can do things the other can't. After I saw it on U-Tube I just had too have it, So I parted with my Korg Kross on Ebay to make space on my keyboard stand. For $ it is a great synth for the beginner or could fit in a pro's stand. The most bang for the buck is right here. Every synth has different aspects of sounds and how you make those sounds. My keyboard rig is as follows, Roland Gaia Sh-01, Roland XP-30,Casio XW-P1, Korg Minilouge and Arturia Keystep keyboard controler. yes it's over kill but each one creates a sound of it's own. I'm only half way through the operation of it, but from what I've learned so far, this is a great first keyboard . And to say the least , the people at Sweetwater are just outstanding, they are right there keeping you in the loop of things, just can't say enough about the people there, they are right there with you, all along the way with videos or answering questions if you have a problem.
Music background: Guitar / Bass / Synthesizer / Vocals
5/5

Great Synth

Very simply put, I do not think a more powerful synth can be purchased at this price point. Don't be thrown by the name, this is NOT a toy. Rumor has is that this synth is being quietly discontinued. So if you're looking for an outstanding gigging synth, or an affordable yet powerful synth for your studo, pick one up.
Music background: Musician
5/5

Fantastic!

This is the perfect gigiing synth. Sounds amazing, ultra portable, plenty of I/O , lots of controls, arpeggiator, key play.... I cannot understand how CASIO managed to put so much for so little! Also , performs beautifully in my studio!
Music background: SERIOUS HOBBYIST, WeekEnd Warrior!
5/5

Absolutely Amazing

Forget whatever you might think of the name Casio. I took a chance and I'm blown away. This is an amazing board. Choose one feature and it is well worth the $499. The step sequencer alone is worth the price but the sounds this thing can make are truly inspiring. The factory presets are ok, but ITS A SYNTH you won't believe the sounds you can get out of this thing.
Music background: Pro Musician
5/5

great synth for live gigging

This is a great synth for live gigging. I love the fact that unlike my Motif I do not feel like I need a forklift to move it around. It lightweight and easy to carry and move. The factor sounds are Ok but once you start messing around with the sounds it is amazing what it can crank out. The step sequencer is a joy to use and quite fun. I also love the rubber pad on the right hand side. For live gigging this is very handy for either a small mixer or a midi controller. In my setup I use this for a Novation Launchpad which fits there perfectly. All in all I am not sure how Casio was able to pull this off for the price point but this is a steal of the year. I would also like to thank Mark Maxwell my sales engineer for once again giving me great service before and after the sale. Once again Sweetwater is the best!
Music background: Professional Live Sound Engineer, Hobbyist Keyboard Player

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

My favorite part of the Casio XW-P1 is the sequencer. Without any training, I had beats kicking and bassline bumping. Patch changing is simple, editing parts is a breeze, and learning the more in-depth in and outs takes no more than 15 minutes. The extreme ease of use is inspiring, the synth sounds are more than adequate for even the synth elite, the price is ridiculously low, and the fun factor is off the charts. This is not only a synth/sequencer for beginners, it's also a must-have for the old-school Casio drum machine and synth enthusiasts.
See also: Casio, Casio Synthesizers