DOVER, NEW JERSEY, JUNE 26 2013 – 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-G1 synthesizer were created, which feature the designer duo’s unique Lego® block design and neon leopard print patterns.
“Casio is proud to announce the XW-G1 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-G1 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 withCasio on the limited edition customized XW-G1 synthesizer. All of the details within the XW-G1 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 Jackson.
Equipped with 61 keys and Casio’s exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, the XW-G1 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-G1. 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-G1 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 25th, Casio will be hosting a contest on their Facebook page (https://facebook.com/CasioMusicGear) giving music lovers and fans of Dee & Ricky Jackson the chance to win limited edition XW-G1 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-G1, visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.