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  • Casio XW-P1

    So mine came Saturday...

    Spent some time over the weekend playing with it.

    But, it is going back. And, for any of you who think Casio is in capable of making really cool synths....google it...you are wrong..

    The chassis is SO cheaply made, it literally feels like one of their department store models. Some of the sounds? Really cool. Features? pretty damn good. I'd NEVER gig with it though, mostly because I suck as a kb player but also because one minro drop and this thing will be damaged.

    If they took this brain, and put it into say, a KORG level chassis, added a USB flash drive slot AND a USB slot to power a USB LED light ( the color contrast is for **************** on the knobs), from what I have done with it, it would be awesome. For now, back it goes. What they really need to do, is get the G-Shock Watch gang to design the chassis.
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn<br />
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    Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.</div>

  • #2
    So it sounds good and the features are good, I can live with that. I bought a case for mine for $49.

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    • #3
      AND a USB slot to power a USB LED light

      You can get other kinds of rig lights that will work. Sounds like a pretty minor quibble...

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      • #4
        Can you elaborate more about how it sounds? I could care less if it was purple with pink polka dots and held togther with chewing gum if it sounds good for $500.

        I read a review earlier where the guy raved about the piano and organ sounds and then said he was sending it back because it was smaller than he expected.:facepalm:

        I'm already prepared for it to have somewhat of a cheap look and feel, as long as it doesn't literally come apart while I'm playing it. They had to cut corners somewhere to get the price where it is and have all the features incorporated into it. It looks like a cheap chassis in the videos, so I'm not surprised by that at all.

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        • #5
          SD cards are NOT the dominant pocket storage media for one. They work, but I have 3-4 flash drives on me all the time. People use them as keychains. SD was the wrong choice. Both would be fine.

          RE: Dropping. Plenty. But more, bumping, drunk falling into it, bass played whacking it with the head of his bass. Are you honestly telling me you think these chassis are gig worthy? I am not being sarcastic....I want the thing. Like it, but it seems like it is gonna get trashed.

          The light thing is a minor quibble, but I was feeling quibbley :P
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn<br />
          <br />
          Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.</div>

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          • #6
            RE: Dropping. Plenty. But more, bumping, drunk falling into it, bass played whacking it with the head of his bass.


            I think I play in calmer environments than you do. ;-)

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            • #7
              I just found this on another forum.

              "Build quality:
              The knobs and sliders feel smooth. The entire case is hardened plastic, doesn't feel flimsy. So my take is it's quality "consumer" gear. My Kurzweil is steel and built like a tank. But I don't expect any issues with the XWP1"

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              • #8
                Seriously, dude, what the hell do you expect from a five hundred dollar synth?

                So its gotta sound awesome, have awesome features, AND be built like a tank?

                What's ironic is that Casio as a company is known for their robust construction. Not just their keyboards past and present, but also their watches, cameras, and phones. My old Gz1 phone was so tough, there are youtube videos of people throwing it off of buildings, driving over it with tractors, and it still works.

                But hey if it doesn't work for you, cool, move on.

                Personally I'm working on figuring out all the cool stuff I can do with the wicked sequencer, and the strangeness I can achieve with the hex layers.

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                • #9
                  Can you say anything more about how it sounds other than "Really cool" and "pretty damn good"?
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                  • #10
                    $500 street for so much features ?
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                    • #11
                      **************** this. I ain't feeding you trolls.

                      The chassis sucks. I'll wait for the module or pick one up used for $199 in 6 months.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">Good deals with - Yarbicus, CBH5150, BozzofAngels, Alvin Wilson, Harris Quinn<br />
                      <br />
                      Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.</div>

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                      • #12
                        can u name a "Chassis" that doesn't suck for $500
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                        • #13
                          At that price, I could buy 2 Casios and they would last longer than 1 Korg M50. With these prices I'm only interested on the sound.
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                          To arise and go forth singing,<br />
                          Sing my songs and say my sayings,<br />
                          Hymns ancestral harmonizing,<br />
                          Lore of kindred lyricking.<br />
                          In my mouth the words are melting;<br />
                          Utterances overflowing<br />
                          To my tongue are hurrying,<br />
                          Even against my teeth they burst.</div>

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                          • #14
                            Well I guess we learned from this thread that if you suck as a keyboard player or have a tendency of falling into your keyboard when drunk, stay away from the XW-P1 because it's not for you. OH, and flash drives make great keychains.

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                            • #15
                              You can't safely leave a USB thumb drive in during transport.


                              Those little micro drives would be safe. They only stick out about 1/4". :thu:

                              <div class="signaturecontainer">Too many keyboards, not enough music.</div>

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