View and Download CASIO XW-P1 user manual online. Performance synthesizer . XW-P1 Synthesizer pdf manual download. musical instrument, dj equipment manuals, user guides, spec sheets. Casio XW-P1 Electronic Keyboard User Manual. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. The interface isn’t the most intuitive and the manual definitely doesn’t help . The data editor helps to understand the functioning of the XW-P1.
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Just got my new P1 and have it hooked up but this thing is NOT as easy as people have claimed it to be. I am new to synths and had hoped that this board would give me some sounds I need for the music cxsio play in my band.
Just take it one step at a time. Start by watching the videos and following along with your P Tones are a singles sound like piano, strings, brass.
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You combine tones and patterns to make a performance. Solo synth is a big, fat synth sound that usually is monophonic, meaning you can only play one note at a time. For example piano and strings and brass all combines to make one big tone. Again, don’t be overwhelmed.
Watch the videos and read the blogs. Ask questions when you get stuck – we are here to help.
As for sequencing, a sequencer is just that. A piece of hardware or software that plays back a preprogrammed or prerecorded sequence of notes. I recommend this one for sure it shows you gradually how to create the sound you hear from a song you like and how to approach the XW to re-create them even for a newbie its very easy. I’ve got familiar with the XW in a short time not knowing anything about it.
Hey – what you’re looking is for onboard synth presets. I am familiar with going through the presets. But if I can’t find the tone I’m looking for on the presets I need to learn how to create it. How does one go about creating this? I don’t like to say it, but this synth is NOT really for people like myself and like you who play in covers bands. I too was hoping to recreate some great classic synth sounds from the hits, but this machine is very poor at doing that.
It’s great for taking one of its PCM tones and casii here and there and adding layers effects and making lots of new weird and wonderful sounds But as for recreating those classic hits? He is doing this using Logic by the looks of it, he says it’s just a cheap organ, layered with piano and reverbs added, I can’t get anywhere near it. For me, I now mainly use my XW as mankal second instrument, ie utilising the organs and using a couple of acceptable PCM xasio tones.
I have recreated a handful of ” mamual that I can just about get away with but they are nowhere near some of the recreations that are made to look so simple on You Tube. I’ve said it before, if the likes Of Mike Martin did a you tube demo on the XW recreating classic synth sounds from the hits, Casio wouldn’t be able to keep up with demand.
It IS however capable of recreating classic synth sounds once you get delving into its engine. Also have a good listen to some of the downloadable sound files in the download sectionmany of which have classic sawtooth sounds one of which sounds close to the infamous Polymoog ‘Vox Humana’ preset.
Then there’s the nice collection of bass sounds, many recreating the classic MiniMoog. The interface isn’t the most intuitive and the manual definitely doesn’t help other than to give you a brief overview the mono synth is much improved on the G1 for hands on tweaking howeverthough using the data editor makes it much easier when you casioo getting into the Hex Layers.
Mike Martin has done an excellent job single handedly in creating some amazing patches, casik there are some great patches available manaul users in the download section.
If people could hear these well known and identifiable sounds then it certainly increase the interest in the XW’s, even though they are capable of far, far more. Out of the box the XW may not be the best for finding the ‘classic’ synth sounds, casiio make sure you check the PCM section first as there are many excellent sounds in there. It IS however more than capable of recreating almost any synth sound with the right programming, though I agree that is not easy if you are unfamiliar with anything other than the most basic of mono synths subtractive analogue signal pathway.
I am so dammed frustrated. There are just too manusl variables to know where to start. I just manusl to make some sounds for the songs our band nanual. I was told this board was a very user friendly device but I beg to differ. I so want to learn cawio understand but feel there is just no resource to do so. Where can I learn about synthesizers? This manual is terrible. It just makes me more frustrated trying to understand.
I don’t understand it and am ready xe-p1 return it back. Majual down little buckaroo. LFO is a low frequency oscillator.
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Typically used to modulate a wave’s envelope to give it a resonant or beat effect. One textbook on audio synthesis that comes highly recommended as an industry standard in synth courses is this one.
I picked up a copy for myself a few weeks back but this weekend I may actually get some free time to sit down and read it.
I’d recommend starting out by ordering this book and perhaps a few other related works from Amazon to get an idea of what sound synthesis is all about and how to get started designing your own sounds with the standard building blocks which the XW-P1 supplies. One other thing worth mentioning. Programming a synthesizer to get a particular sound rattling around your head is a deep and involved process with ANY synthesizer.
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Working with about a hundred pushbuttons and a 80 character by 8 row LCD is a test of memory skill and hand eye coordination that would try the patience of Job but the results can be very rewarding if you are patient casioo dedicated enough to WORK for it and not demand instant gratification.
The XW, like most professional workstations and performance synths, is very deep and complex internally and it will take time and EFFORT to understand it intimately enough to make it turn on a dime at your command. Fortunately, the XW’s, like a lot of other pro maunal these days also come with computerized editors and patch librarians to make your journey a little easier and give a better, more graphic and detailed understanding of its inner workings and what it can and cannot do.
If you want something you can simply plug in, hit a button and sound like Pink Floyd, then I’d suggest finding out exactly what they use for gear and buy the exact same gear for every band you want to emulate. If you really want to make those sounds on any other keyboard however, you will end up having to spend a lot more man hours working at programming it than you spent to pay for the keyboard itself.
That should help you get started. If you want to learn more then buy the book I linked. A XW-P1 is very difficult the first time. Patience, perseverance, experiment and joy. The data editor helps to understand the functioning of the XW-P1. I had no knowledge of synthesizers and music literally. There used to be a dedicated webpage somewhere with mp3s of all the most famous synth “hooks” from the earliest to the latest, don’t know if it still exists-good place to listen and try to emulate each with programming-yes programming is the key.
Remember, the XW represents what used to be separate pieces of hardware, each requiring some real patient studying and experimenting-there is the sequencer look at the old modular sequencers to see what you’re dealing with in the XWmidi data recorders-look at the old Yamaha, Roland and others-I learned on the Roland MC, what a brain-melter that was.
Then you have a synthesizer-fully programmable with a huge database of raw waves-that is where you will find your classic “synth” sounds, but you have to know how to manipulate resonance and which basic waves to pick primarily to get that hollow type of sound such as used in the Cars “Let’s Go” and many others-I think that was created with a square wave with a lot of resonance and some high-frequency filtering.
And then you have the ability to use drawbars to emulate Hammond sounds-an art in itself if you’ve ever sat at a real Hammond with bass pedals, it took years for the best players to figure out how to use these drawbars and leslie effects for dramatic and mood-creating sounds listen to Garth Hudson on Cat-Scratch Fever I think it was and how he used the clavinet-Up On Cripple Creek-and he had no synthesizers at all. I have studied synthesis and music technology since the Stone d Age and am still finding ways to create on the XW that are not in the manual but require my interpretation and experimentation, but then that’s part of the fun for me.
It must be hard if you are starting with an abstract concept of creating synth sounds without first having the experience of manipulating a sound directly with physical knobs and cables althought the XW has some of those too, just to find out what happens to your sound.
I learned that on the early Moogs and a Sequential Circuits Pro-One, which taught me the amazing array of sounds possible just with a few basic waveforms-a sine, a sawtooth and a square wave can create an incredible cross-section of sounds if you know how to manipulate the envelopes, add some ring modulation and resonance, or simply layer two waveforms and slightly detune or sync the 2 I don’t know if the XW can do that, I’m still studying it myself!
And just a few hours later I was tweaking my own sounds, making performances, ect. Let me make this clear: If you go ahead and return the XW, and buy a Roland Gaia, or something else, it’s going to be just as painful to learn it. In every keyboard you buy, there’s a learning curve – this should be expected. But I think that the XW is one of the easiest to learn. But in terms of presets, you will not find a current synthesizer with more than the Casio.
If you’re unsatisfied with it, you won’t be any happier with what’s currently out there. The Cars – “Let’s Go”. I can think of three or four Solo Synth presets that would cover that opening part perfectly. Oops-the track I meant was “Chest Fever” by the Band. Seriously man, I zone out to dyslexia land when I see a solid 40 line block of text with no paragraph breaks. We’ll ALL thank you for it.
It makes a hell of a lot more sense to my tired old eyes now than before. If I can just get started on one thing I think it will get me motivated to learn. It sounds nothing like “Let’s Go,” but we can edit it so it can.
Casio XW-P1 instruction manual and user guide
Second, go to the drawbars or sliders, and turn Layer 1 all the way up, 2 all the way down, 3 halfway, 4 all the way up, and 5 and 6 all the way down. Now from there you have part of the tone right. I’ll post back here soon Look at you Kenny. The rubber pad on your new XW-P1 still smells and you’re already here helping out. I have been working on the main synth lead for that song since this came up here.
I just need to upload it eventually. Also, you may figure this out on your own but I think Casio need to release a libary of patches even if you have to purchase them for the XW series. Honestly there’s nothing stopping anyone here from releasing all of their patches as a commercial package, but in the true sense of community and good fellowship everyone on this board has seen fit to release cqsio patches as open source and public domain.
The money grubbing accessories market is one reason why I don’t own Roland or Yamaha. We have over free downloads here for the XW’s and it’s steady growing. I just uploaded my attempt at the cars sound.
It needs more work but I figure I share it as is.