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I have a Roland VG-8EX and wonder what the audio/sonic possibilities are with the External Input on the Casio XW-P1.
I love the VIO Guitar and HRM that are still unique to VG-8EX. If I play my VG-8EX through the External Input along with the XW-P1 preprogrammed synth patterns, how is the VG-8EX sound affected, or could it be unaffected at all?
Thanks in advance for the advice!
I was going to turn my attention to the XW-P1's "king of the engines" (well, at least in my opinion): The Solo Synth. I really was. Honest. But then I got curious about the Solo Synth's External Input option. And the Variax was sitting only a few feet away...well...
My first surprise was an "Osc On" button for the external input. Now, how could there be an Osc On for an External input? Well, I turned it on, and as I played the guitar, I could transpose it in real time from the keyboard. The fidelity wasn't exactly killer, but it had a sort of uniquely strange personality.
In the audio example, the guitar did a lot of tonic/flattened 7th in the beginning. Except it didn't. The guitar was playing the tonic the whole time, and I loaded a phrase into the XW-P1 that transposed the guitar down to the flatted 7th.
Hey Mike - are you proud of me for finding another use for phrases? Triggering guitar patterns!
It's really late, and I need to get up early tomorrow. So, I'm not going to explain exactly what I did in this audio example, but I'll tell you it involved varying amounts of triggered envelopes, DSP ring modulator processing, delay, reverb, and some drum sequence I kicked in so I could do tempo sync triggering on the envelope and delay.
Fun stuff!! Normally I wouldn't post something this raw, and I'm not even scratching the surface (just touching it lightly) but hey, I figure by the time we've hit post #327 I'm among friends. This is some pretty wild stuff...and I imagine it will be a lot wilder once I figure out how to tame it.
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08-27-2013 07:40 PM
For those that have found this review, here is an update on some resources for the XW-series.
This site has a place where you can ask questions but also a downloads section with a bunch of new sounds.
Lots of tutorials and information
The Facebook users group:
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09-07-2013 08:21 PM
Hi wish.. I don't think you're biting off too much.. The P1 plays very nice with other synths and DAWs... You just need to tackle the features one step at a time.. plenty of help in the users groups and on YouTube. And your new gear will keep you out of trouble!