Radical music creation center.
Casio has always kept themselves at the forefront of electronic musical equipment, and have traditionally done so with an open mind. This free thinking has rendered many wonderful designs that are unique to the electronic music industry. One of the latest innovations is the XW-PD1, an electronic music creation hardware device that looks, thinks and sounds like no other.
The first thing that will strike you is its appearance. Owing more to spaceships in movies than it does to traditional “groove box” devices, it is housed in a Ferrari Red chassis with a pad grid on one side and control and registry devices on the other. It features a powerful step sequencer, incredible sounds, professional-quality effects and remixing capability.
Crisp, Pro Sounds
You need a wide variety of sounds if you’re going to make dance music. That’s why the XW-PD1 is fully equipped with the hottest sounds arranged by professional musicians and DJs/producers. Drums in a wide variety of idioms, rich basses, orchestral hits and instruments, and other-worldly sounds that are impossible to describe are avaiulable to orchestrate your grooves.
Sequence Loops with Ease
With rotating lights, the new Sequence Step Keys allows you to check the rhythm pattern at a glance. Grooving to the music with an eye on the rhythm pattern, you can easily create your own original beats and produce unique tracks just by tapping outrhythms on the pads. Then, all you have to do is lay melodies and bass lines over the top!
Transform Your Creations with Powerful Effects
The XW-PD1 comes with 200 different effects to dramatically transform your sounds. Intuitively arrange music to your taste by, for example, emphasizing hooks or inserting floor-pounding drops. Control the music however you want.
Remix Your Favorite Tracks
Connect the XW-PD1 to a smartphone or digital audio player via a mixing console and mix or remix your favorite tracks. Apply effects to manipulate songs freely and sample your favorite parts to insert into other songs, giving new life to your favorite music. In addition, the XW-PD1 lets you jam simply by connecting a keyboard or other electronic instrument.
- Powerful sound engine
- Versatile step sequencer
- Pro-quality effects
- Remix capacity