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  • Quote Originally Posted by muf
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    I think you can use phrase sequencer.




    I have played around with the phrase sequencer, but I have never tried including a phrase as part of a chain of patterns. Do I just devote one part in the sequence to triggering different phrases?











    Quote Originally Posted by muf
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    You can chain few patterns into a simple loop, but maybe you should consider to use some DAW instead. That is what I was told :-)




    Yes, I am very happy that I finally got my DAW to work. That seems to be easier than building pattens in the on-board step sequencer. However, the power to switch patterns at the press of a button is very tempting. My DAW doesn't let me do that!

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    • You could use Ableton Live, give the free trial a spin! You could build up several patterns and switch them at will.

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      • Quote Originally Posted by kbeaumont
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        You could use Ableton Live, give the free trial a spin! You could build up several patterns and switch them at will.




        And you can not only switch patterns at the press of a key on your keyboard, you can switch scenes that contain multiple patterns. Ableton Live is a totally brilliant program and a good companion for the XW-P1.
        Simplicity, my new album project, is now streamable from my YouTube channel.

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        • just bought my flightcase for the XWP1 @ http://megacase.com/en/

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          • Well, I just got through identifying all of the GM locations for the drum kits in both my XWG1 and my XWP1. In the following list, the kits are identified in a farily self-explanatory manner. The ones which are only supported by either the P1 or the G1 are identified as such. All the rest are supported by both, including the ones which do not say XW at all, (i.e., standard GM kits):



            [General MIDI Drums]

            0=Standard 1

            1=XW Standard 2

            2=XWP1 Standard 3

            3=XWP1 Standard 4

            8=Room

            9=XW Hip-Hop

            16=Power

            17=XWP1 Rock

            24=Electronic

            25=Synth 1

            27=XWP1 Dance 3

            28=XW Dance 2

            29=XW Dance 1

            30=XW Synth 2

            31=XW Trance

            32=XW Jazz

            40=Brush

            48=Orchestral

            49=XW Ethnic

            50=XW Ethnic 2

            51=XWG1 Kicks

            52=XWG1 Snares

            53=XWG1 Hats & toms

            54=XWG1 Groove 1

            55=XWG1 Groove 2

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            • Quote Originally Posted by bpstudios
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              Well, I just got through identifying all of the GM locations for the drum kits in both my XWG1 and my XWP1.




              Very helpful, and much appreciated! Thanks.
              Simplicity, my new album project, is now streamable from my YouTube channel.

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              • Here's wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season and a healthy, wealthy and productive new year!!! Now you all have a five day weekend to crank out some righteous tunes on your XW's so let's hear em!







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                • I have a Yamaha damper pedal, and when I connect it to the Casio it gives me the reverse effect. That is, the piano sustains when the pedal is in the up position, and stops sustaining when the pedal is in the down position.



                  Apparently the switch for the Yamaha pedal is "normally closed," wheras Casio is expecting a "normally open" circuit. Does anyone know if there is a setting some place in the Casio for this?

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                  • nope, but you can get a new M-Audio or On stage pedal for about $25.

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                    • Quote Originally Posted by kbeaumont
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                      nope, but you can get a new M-Audio or On stage pedal for about $25.




                      Thanks, I thought so. I even tried the trick where you hold the sustain pedal down while turning on the keyboard. That switches the polarity of the switch on some keyboards, but it made no difference here.

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                      • Here is something really interesting I found while playing the XWG1 as a GM sound bank. On channel 14 only, the GM patch called "Lead 1 (square)" acts like a real Casio synth patch, not just the boring old GM sound. Also on channel 14 only, the GM patch called "Lead 2 (sawtooth)" acts like a real Casio synth bass. All the other patches on channel 14 are just regular GM sounds, and no other channels appear to have this feature. It's very strange, but I'm glad to have these extra sounds.

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                        • I found a few more hidden "bonus" sounds, like the ones I described in my previous post (above this one). Apparantly channel 15 is in on the deal too, where Lead1 and Lead2 act like they have very short sustain. And on channel 13, Synth Bass 1 is a different type of synth bass.

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                          • Does anyone know if there has been a software update to give a better overdrive effect (asking primarily for use with the Drawbar organ mode).?

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                            • I am most likely to purchase the P1 within the next few days. The seemingly fantastic feature set, great reviews and low cost have swayed me from purchasing a much more expensive synth ie Kurz PC3 LE, MOX6, Krome. This will be my second synth ever (I bought M-Audio Venom two years ago). I need more acoustic sounds (Venom has almost none) and hope the sequencer will help me as well.

                              I have been reading reviews of the P1 for couple of and then found this one. Wow so much good info, tips, and excitement. I love my Venom but have joined a band and need more sounds. I was quite surprised to see so many mentions of the Venom in these pages! I can't wait to route the venom through the P1 as a sound input and to see what the P1's sequencer can do with it.

                              I recently came into a good chunk of money and am also getting MacBook Pro and Ableton Push with full suite. As this will be my first DAW, controller, and hardware sequencer, am I biting off more than I can chew? Any comments on how the Ableton stuff and the P1 will compliment each other? Thanks, Jon

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                              • Just adding a note for anyone finding this excellent, comprehensive review from an Internet search or directly via Harmony Central. There are now a number of great, free resources for the XW-P1 on the Casio Music Forums (http://www.casiomusicforums.com) including many sounds, a FAQ and a document written by yours truly called "The XW-P1 Companion". Check it out.
                                Last edited by AlenK; 04-11-2016, 07:10 PM.

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