Casio Digital Synthesizers – XW-G1  Price : $

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

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; 72×31 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
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