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  • Hi, some news regarding new patches from others like Kid Nepro & Co.? I've not much time di program, and I remember Mike was talking about agreements with other programmers, in order to get some new patches...

    the XW-P1 has a great potential, but I'm not able (and I've no time) to dig deeply into it....

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    • So does anyone have a path or a direction for me to build an emulation of the beginning of Riding the Storm out on the W?
      Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

      Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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      • Quote Originally Posted by deanmass
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        So does anyone have a path or a direction for me to build an emulation of the beginning of Riding the Storm out on the W?




        Do you mean the Doors' "Riders of the Storm?"
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        • No, the REao Speedwagon tune. He did it originally with a Mini Moog. Basically a siren like 3+ octave pitch bend.
          Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

          Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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          • It's portamento on the REO Speedwagon song, basically on a sawtooth based lead synth sound, with the filter pretty much wide open.



            Referring to this version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTBv4kAdk_w



            Sounds like the notes being used are A to about C an octave and a 3rd higher and back down to A, an octave higher than the A that the sweep starts on. So it's not 3 octaves, it's really only just a little more than one octave.



            Fairly slow portamento. On some versions I hear a delay with feedback for about one repeat so that there's a thickness that isn't there on other versions.



            Surely there is portamento parameter on the XW-P1 but I haven't dug into the manual yet to see how to get at it.

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            • Thanks. Funny, as long as I have been using synths, I have very little experience recreating sounds. Never played keys in a band, but now and starting.
              Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn

              Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

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              • Hello! I just got an XW-P1 and was trying to record slider movements into Sonar 8.5 while in hex layer mode, and the NRPN data is...unusual.







                This picture shows the data from moving the nine sliders in hex layer mode. I moved them all from the bottom to the top, but you can see the first six sliders (individual layer levels) put out data that starts in the middle and then wraps around. This is a problem while the XW-P1 is in local off mode and receiving the data from the computer because the levels of the layers become unusable, as a volume of 0 ends up being in the middle of the slider's movement.



                I hope I am not overexplaining this. The sliders work fine in solo synth and drawbar organ modes. I should add that controlling the levels in a hex tone locally work fine, it's just the MIDI data the sliders send is messed up. And I think it behaves the same whether sending over USB or the 5-pin MIDI port.



                Is this a known issue or is it something that could be addressed in a firmware update? Or am I just doing something wrong? Oh, and if it matters, I have a gold XW.



                Thanks for any help!

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                • Mike, his videos, and this thread sold me on the XW-P1. Brown truck day is tomorrow. I think it will be a nice addition to my JX-8P and JV-1080.

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                  • Quote Originally Posted by Travst
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                    Mike, his videos, and this thread sold me on the XW-P1. Brown truck day is tomorrow.




                    GREAT!!
                    -Mike Martin
                    Casio America, Inc.

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                    • Mike - is there a chance that Casio Data Editor ported for android, version for tablet would be an extra. Your Data editor is a programmed in QT and QT is multiplatform framework. I recently bought this synth and I'm delighted with it. Mike, your great videos helped me to decide buy this extraordinary keyboard. 5-stars for Casio "Nice to see this brand again".

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                      • I'm an intermediate keyboardist (guitar is my primary instrument) and purchased the Casio to add to my JX-8P and JV-1080. The synth and organ functions were the most appealing to me prior to purchase. While this keyboard may not suit the pros who are using top-of-the-line units, it will appeal to a lot of people who are beginners or intermediate users like me.



                        I received my P1 last night and had some time to set it up and get a feel for the synth. I purchased a customer return unit from AMS for $399. What a deal.... the synth is as-new with no marks or cracks. The build seems good to me-while the unit is mostly plastic, it seems solid and it is very light at 11 lbs. Nice.... I can pack the Casio in one hand and my Ultimate Support AX-48 in the other and go play in church by plugging in to the board there.



                        My first impression was that the keys are spongy, as has been pointed out. However, they are very consistent and after a short time I didn't notice. However, a slightly lighter touch would be better I think. And that's my only criticism of the synth so far. Deep editing will take some time to learn, so my time was spent on presets and working with the organ after a factory reset.



                        My impression of the organ function was that it is pretty fair sounding. However, I've heard enough of the demos to know that there are some good sounds in there, but it will require more practice with programming to tease them out. The solo synth sounds very good and, as with the organ, it will take some practice to build some great sounds. The organ should work well for live performances, but it will be difficult to pry me away from my NI organ plugins for recording B3 tones.



                        My Android tablet plugged up to the line in so that I could play along with recordings. I'll do some more testing of this with some apps that I'm trying out to see if the tablet could provide all the accompaniment that I need for a short live performance. All in all, the P1 is very impressive and is packed with features. Reading the manual is bit intimidating in that there is a lot to learn to fully utilize this synth. I will be downloading the editor and like the poster above, I'd love to see an Android version.

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                        • The main thing you want is an impedance conversion, which the Zoom can do. First I'd suggest not using the effects in the Zoom and checking out the ones in the XW-P1. Odds are the XW-P1 effects would obviate the need to use the Zoom stereo effects. However, if there's a particular Zoom effect you like (e.g., a certain distortion), I'd suggest running it in mono. Combining outs can lead to unpredictable results.



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                          • Quote Originally Posted by voice of truth
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                            I obviously overlooked the basic waveforms that I discussed, and for that I do humbly apologize. I obviously failed to notice them, and so I will return to that area and give it another go. However, the sound quality is something that I am very much sure about. Good luck to you and Casio with this and any other products that may be released in the future. Without a doubt you will indeed have a piece of the market whose desires meet up with what this gear can provide. And again I do apologize for that slight oversight of mine and appreciate you correcting me.




                            Its sounds like ur pissed cuz u didnt get something for nothing, don't hate on Casio for doing business man. I'm pro of over 40 years world class musician I have'nt even play one of these and I can tell you now that I will like it. It's a powerful $500 unit, and will be a good addition to my rig. Since it has the ability to stack the tones this alone to me is worthy of my cash not to mention the many other features it provides. Maybe you just don't know how to program, but rest assured I do.

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                            • ok Casio here goes, XW-P1 I think this is a slammin keyboard for the price!! hands down. I like the 6 layers hex, solo synth stuff, step, phrase seq, arp is cool.I'm a pro of 40 years and know programming synths, been using Roland since I was a kid. I just got the keyboard a couple of days ago in the UAE (Dubai) and am looking to program it. I know the tones are good cuz in the PCM melody tone their clean, but wen I go to program the hex its really distorted. So the other person in the harmony central forum was right, except that he couldn't find a way to program it like me. I have gotten it to where it wont distort or crackle. If you guys can somehow fix this, and make a row of buttons or pads to directly access the user/presets sounds your on your way to a excellent pro keyboard!!! You already have achieved a great success here with the XW-P1. Resonance filter in the hex layer would also be nice, stacking the tones through midi in the mixer section would also be good, access to the preset PCM tones in hex mode would also be very good.

                              I'm very glad to have purchased this unit and am looking forward to making music with it, kudos to you Casio (Mike Martin) you guys rock!!! I stumbled across your board by accident, cause in the UAE there isn't really a big market for Roland so I went down to my local shop where Casio was and they had this unit for sale. I have programmed some very good sounds and will post them in Harmony Central for others to enjoy. Thanks Casio!!! Happy Camper

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                              • Hi Travst,

                                This is a top notch unit. I do have all pro gear and I'm glad I bought this unit. It takes some time to get used to, but all in all it is a very good board and I'm looking forward to making music with it, if you need some tips I will be glad to help, just hit me up

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