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

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5/5

, Casio is back in the game( keys are a bit plastic though) .wav .midi music interface needs work

This is one of the best rompers i have had in years, But as many had said download the new sound updates from casio. But wow, I have had the new juno d series and i would say this guy make the juno seem flat. There is actually so much crammed into this thing it can be daunting. A have spent hours just programming new sounds, which is what i like about rompers. I do not have an ipad so editing is a challenge. But I have owned many synths and understand it's architecture. Now I do admit the keyboard its self is a little to light weight and feels like i will break easily and make a-lot of noise. But, the only thing missing is touch pads to play drums. But Paired with a tablet, a guitar or your vocoder and you have the perfect pair.
Music background: Collector, Professional
5/5

I love it...

I got this because I wanted and organ/Leslie sound, but since I'm not a full-time keyboard player, I didn't have the budget for Hammond/Nord/Korg family of keyboards. I got this about 6 months ago and I think it's just perfect for what I do (normally play bass, but also keys sometimes). I don't use the synth lead much, but the sounds there are pretty good. Hex layer is awesome or terrible (depending on selection), and I rarely use the sequencer, but a friend who has played with this and can make better use of it says it's pretty good. I DO use the tremolo piano and drawbar organ, and they sound great, even in a pro/band situation. This is not one of the "toy" Casios of yesteryear. Probably not quite enought for a pro key player, but for the occasional like myself the price for performance is great.
Music background: Pro 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 Value

This thing is really a beast, it can do so much! The menus could be a little more intuitive, but there are online video demos that are good. If you get one, be sure to download the new sounds that were created by Casio and users from the Casio forums site. There are some great Moog inspired sounds and others that are available to download on an SD card and add to the synth. I really needed something to jumpstart my music again and this thing did the trick.

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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.
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