Casio Collaborates With Designers Dee & Ricky To Create Limited Edition XW-P1 Synthesizer

Casio Collaborates With Designers Dee & Ricky To Create Limited Edition XW-P1

Two Units to be Given Away through Casio's Facebook Page

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., July 2, 2013

DOVER, N.J., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio is pleased to introduce their
new limited edition XW-P1 synthesizer created by design duo, Dee & Ricky
Jackson. The duo is well known for their collaboration efforts with Casio
America, Inc. and their highly sought after Casio G-Shock collections. Only
two units of the Limited Edition XW-P1 synthesizer were created, which feature
the designer duo's unique Lego® block design and neon leopard print patterns.

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"Casio is proud to announce the XW-P1 synthesizer collaboration with Dee &
Ricky Jackson, said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio's Electronic
Musical Instruments Division. "Dee & Ricky are extremely talented designers
and we have been thrilled with the designs they have created for Casio's
G-Shock collections in the past. We are excited to provide some lucky
consumers with a unique version of the widely popular XW-P1 synthesizer.

Twin brothers Dee & Ricky Jackson are two extremely talented designers who
come from Staten Island, NY. The pair has a heavy list of celebrity co-signs
and has now ventured into the Electronic Musical Instruments world with Casio
on the limited edition customized XW-P1 synthesizer. All of the details within
the XW-P1 synthesizer were enhanced with the duo's style.

"We are thrilled with the end result of the synthesizer. We hope some very
deserving musicians win the 'two of a kind' units from Casio and enjoy the
unique Lego® block design and neon leopard print patterns," said designer, Dee

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.

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.

Beginning Tuesday, June 25^th, Casio will be hosting a contest on their
Facebook page ( giving music lovers and
fans of Dee & Ricky Jackson the chance to win limited edition XW-P1 units. The
contest will run through August and two units will be given away.

For additional information on Casio's XW series of synthesizers including Dee
& Ricky's custom designed XW-P1, 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, mobile presentation devices,
disc title 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

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Contact: Christine Azzolino/Amanda Pecora, Coyne PR, (973) 588-2000,,; or Sue Vander Schans, CASIO
AMERICA, INC., (973) 361-5400,
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