Casio Unveils Latest XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer In Legends Collection At South by Southwest 2013

 Casio Unveils Latest XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer In Legends Collection At
                           South by Southwest 2013

Limited Edition XW-P1CO Available Nationwide in Exclusive Chrome Orange Finish

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., March 14, 2013

DOVER, N.J., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Casio America, Inc.'s XW-P1
Performance Synthesizer kicked off 2013 with not one, but two prestigious
industry awards – Electronic Musician's "2013 Editors' Choice Awards for
Affordable Synth Awesomeness" and The Music & Sound Retailer "Best Keyboard
and Sound Module Award of 2012." With the XW-P1's recent success, Casio is
continuing its momentum with the introduction of a limited edition model in a
signature Chrome Orange hue. The XW-P1CO is the successor of the Gold XW-P1GO,
the first model in Casio's Legends Collection – a sub-category of the Casio's
XW series of synthesizers. Ideal for performing artists, the XW-P1CO will be
on display in Casio's booth #201 and 300 at the Music Gear Expo during The
South by Southwest Conference & Festival, March 14-15, 2013 in Austin, TX.

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"We chose Chrome Orange as the newest color for the Legends Collection because
orange is believed to stimulate activity and encourage socialization, which is
perfect for musicians constantly on the go and surrounded by fans," said
Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio's Electronic Musical Instrument
Division. "We feel that our color choice will appeal to musicians of varying
levels seeking to express themselves and truly go beyond sound."

Casio's XW-P1 is the 2012 recipient of Keyboard Magazine's prestigious Key Buy
Award, as well as a National Association of Musical Merchants (NAMM) Best in
Show honoree. Equipped with 61 keys and Casio's exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid
Processing Sound Source, the XW-P1 provides screaming virtual analog
monophonic leads and basses, drawbar organs, complex layers, stereo pianos,
drums and more to produce the sounds and real-time control any performing
musician needs.

A six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound
engines in the XW-P1. Two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM based
oscillators, a noise oscillator and an external oscillator via mic and line
inputs can be combined to make up a single solo synth tone. Each oscillator
has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key tracking, portamento,
two LFO's and access to master resonant filter.

In addition to the solosynth,the XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer is armed with
an arsenal of gig-ready sounds like stereo pianos, vintage electric pianos,
strings, brass, guitars, basses, drums and more. The sounds can easily be
used within the XW-P1's step sequencer to create unique grooves and

Furthermore, the XW-P1 has four real-time controller knobs, pitch bend and
modulation wheels, along with nine sliders to provide control over internal
sounds and external devices. Through standard MIDI ports and with a
class-compliant USB port the keyboard can be used as a controller for other
instruments, including computer software and iPad® based software
applications. It also includes an audio input allowing you to monitor an MP3
player, computer or other device without the need for a mixer.

The XW-P1CO will be available in April 2013 for an MSRP of $699.99 at select
Guitar Center Stores, Musicians Friend, and other independent music retailers
nationally. For additional information on Casio's XW series of synthesizers
and the Legends Collection, visit

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer
Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer
electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio
America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile
presentation devices, disc titles and label printers, watches, cash registers
and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its
corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of
innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

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