Casio limited edition XW-G1 synth with design by Dee and Ricky

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DOVER, NEW JERSEY, JUNE 26 2013 –Casiois pleased to introduce their new limited edition XW-P1 synthesizer created by design duo,Dee & Ricky Jackson. The duois well known for their collaboration efforts withCasio America, Inc.and their highly sought afterCasioG-Shockcollections.Only two units of the Limited EditionXW-G1 synthesizerwere created, which feature the designer duo’s unique Lego® block design and neon leopard print patterns.

“Casiois proud to announce theXW-G1 synthesizercollaboration withDee & Ricky Jackson, saidStephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instruments Division. “Dee & Rickyare extremely talented designers and we have been thrilled with the designs they have created for Casio’sG-Shockcollections in the past. We are excited to provide some lucky consumers with a unique version of the widely popularXW-G1 synthesizer.

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Twin brothersDee & Ricky Jacksonare 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 withCasioon the limited edition customizedXW-G1 synthesizer. All of the details within theXW-G1 synthesizerwere 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 fromCasioand 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, theXW-G1provides 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 theXW-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, theXW-G1has 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,Casiowill be hosting a contest on their Facebook page (https://facebook.com/CasioMusicGear) giving music lovers and fans ofDee & Ricky Jacksonthe chance to win limited editionXW-G1units. The contest will run through August and two units will be given away.

For additional information onCasio’s XW series of synthesizersincluding Dee & Ricky’s custom designedXW-G1, visitwww.CasioMusicGear.com.