Casio Sets the Stage for High-Mobility DJ Equipment
New All-in-One VJ/DJ Controller and Tough Performance Headphones Kick Off
Winter NAMM 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Casio America, Inc., an
industry leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, is proud to
announce the launch of two new products in its XW series that were developed
with the on-the-go professional DJ in mind. The XW-J1 is an all-in-one
controller for iOS devices and PCs, while the XW-H1 are tough performance
headphones. Both the XW-J1 and XW-H1 will be exhibited in Casio's booth
(#5900) during Winter NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 23-26,
"Casio is thrilled to offer innovative new products to support professional
DJs and music enthusiasts with a mobile lifestyle," said Stephen Schmidt, vice
president of Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments Division. "We are
committed to providing advancements to the XW series, which is comprised of
synthesizers, controllers and headphones that will enable DJs and musicians to
create their own unique sound."
The XW-J1 is an all-in-one VJ/DJ controller for creating remixes of audio and
video from music players, smartphones, and PCs that supports OS X, iOS, and
Windows platforms. Musicians can mix music using the djay app, transforming
their Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a full-fledged DJ application by
using all the songs from their iTunes library to get ready to rock their next
party with unprecedented ease. In addition, musicians can mix videos using
the vjay video mixing app from Algoriddim GmbH, transforming their iPad,
iPhone, or iPod touch into a mashup application for their music and videos.
For on-the-go professional DJs, the XW-J1 allows for a cool club scene to be
created in virtually any venue with minimal gear. The XW-J1 connects to a Mac
with a USB cable or to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod device with a built-in 30-pin
dock connector and features plug-and-play capability to instantly take control
of the djay software or app. Musicians are ready to mix and scratch with no
bothersome set-up procedure. The controller fully supports all djay platforms
(Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone) and seamlessly integrates with iTunes so musicians
can mix music from their iTunes library. Along with instant access to their
iTunes library, the integration also provides musicians with hands-on
browsing, easy in-track searching and the ability to save unique mixes
directly in their iTunes library.
For easy mixing, the XW-J1 delivers all the legendary quality of Vestax
professional hardware. The mixer controls are built using high quality faders
and rotary knobs. Additionally, the controller features sound blending with EQ
and filters, Harmonic Match™ for in-key mixes and tempo detection. For easy
remixing, the XW-J1 features advanced audio FX, auto-loop, a live sampler and
Along with the XW-J1 controller, the XW-H1 tough performance headphones were
also designed for the on-the-go professional DJs and music enthusiasts as they
are tough, lightweight, and combine high audio fidelity with superb usability.
The headphones provide balanced, clear sound and were designed by audiophiles
to reproduce accurate, natural sound across the entire audio spectrum. From
crisp, clear trebles to rich, deep bass notes, the headphones meet the most
exacting standards of audio quality so musicians hear music exactly the way
they intended. For encapsulated comfort and focused listening, the headphones
feature comfort-fit ear pads that were selected through extensive testing to
be comfortable to wear even during long mixing sessions. They also feature a
detachable, tangle-free cable that makes it easy to store while on the move
and a folding headband for easy portability and protection.
The XW-J1 retails for an MSRP of $399.99, while the XW-H1 retails for an MSRP
of $159.99. Both products will be available in March online and through
specialty music dealers. For additional information regarding Casio's
portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please 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 www.casio.com.
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