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XW - G1
USER'S GUIDE
Please keep all information for future reference.
Safety Precautions
Before trying to use the instrument, be sure to read the
separate "Safety Precautions".
XWG1-E-1B
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  • Page 1 XW - G1 USER’S GUIDE Please keep all information for future reference. Safety Precautions Before trying to use the instrument, be sure to read the separate “Safety Precautions”. XWG1-E-1B...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: XW-G1 Trade Name: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. Responsible party: CASIO AMERICA, INC. Address: 570 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE, DOVER, NEW JERSEY 07801 Telephone number: 973-361-5400...
  • Page 3 ● Any reproduction of the contents of this manual, either in part or its entirety, is prohibited. Except for your own, personal use, any other use of the contents of this manual without the consent of CASIO is prohibited under copyright laws.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents General Guide ......E-5 Controlling Sounds ........E-34 Using a Pedal ............E-34 Using the Wheels (Bender, Modulation) ....E-34 Getting Ready to Play ....E-8 Using the Assignable Knobs ......... E-34 Connections ..........E-8 Using Sliders............E-34 Power Supply ..........E-9 Using the Hold Button ...........
  • Page 5 Contents Using the Step Sequencer ..E-50 Using the Performance Mode........... E-71 How the Step Sequencer is organized..E-50 Overview ..........E-71 Playing Back a Step Sequence....E-52 Registering and Recalling Editing a Sequence -Simple Editing..E-52 Performances .......... E-71 To turn a step on or off ..........E-53 To register a performance ........
  • Page 6 Contents Using a Memory Card....E-86 Supported Data Types ..........E-86 Card and Card Slot Precautions ......E-87 Loading and Removing a Memory Card ...........E-87 Formatting a Memory Card ......E-88 Saving Synthesizer Data to a Memory Card ...........E-88 To save Synthesizer data to a memory card..E-88 To batch save all Synthesizer data to a memory card ............E-89 Loading Data from a Memory Card..E-90...
  • Page 7: General Guide

    General Guide • In this manual, buttons, knobs, terminals, and other parts are referred to using a combination of group numbers , etc.) and part names. Back Left Center Right Tray • The tray is angled slightly. Take care so items placed on it do not slide off.
  • Page 8 General Guide Center 8 bm (Dial) Indicates name of function when button is held down. Use the [POWER] button to turn power on or off, and the [VOLUME] knob to adjust the volume level. ☞ Page E-9 Use the top three buttons to select the Synthesizer’s mode. Use the bottom three buttons to edit and save tone and other data, and to configure system-wide general settings.
  • Page 9 General Guide Right Use these buttons to select a tone number, performance number, etc. ☞ Page E-19 Use the six buttons on the right to move the cursor on the screen, and the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to change a displayed value.
  • Page 10: Getting Ready To Play

    Getting Ready to Play Connections • Whenever you connect any device to the Synthesizer, be sure to read the user documentation that comes with the device. • This Synthesizer does not have built-in speakers. It will not produce sound unless you connect some device for sound output. Back left Memory card (page E-86) Computer (page E-92)
  • Page 11: Power Supply

    Getting Ready to Play To do this: Do this: Use a pedal Connect an optionally available sustain pedal. For information about the type of effect applied when the pedal is depressed, see page E-74. Input sound from another electronic Use a commercially available connecting cord to connect the output terminal musical instrument (monaural) of the other instrument to the Synthesizer.
  • Page 12: Using Batteries

    • You can get information about accessories that are sold batteries are facing as shown in the illustration. separately for this product from the CASIO catalog available from your retailer, and from the CASIO website at the following URL. http://world.casio.com/...
  • Page 13: Learning To Play By Playing (For Synthesizer Novices

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) ■ Three Synthesizer Modes This chapter gets you started with basic operations by actually using the Synthesizer, while avoiding getting too bogged Use this mode for playing and down in theory and technical details. It is the perfect place to performing.
  • Page 14: Creating Tones

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) Play something on the keyboard to hear what the tone sounds Creating Tones like. Use VOLUME to adjust the volume. • Note that the Solo Synthesizer tones are monophonic. If Tone creation is actually what using a synthesizer is all about. you press multiple keys, only the note of the last key Starting from a preset tone, you can change various pressed will sound.
  • Page 15: Using The Step Sequencer And Phrases

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) Next, press the down (w) button to change to the tone To recall a stored user tone, use the same procedure as that name input screen. for recalling preset tones. Let’s try recalling the tone we just saved.
  • Page 16: Phrase Sequencer

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) There are a variety of different built-in arpeggio types. You First, press KEY PLAY so the button becomes lit. can select one the same way as you select a preset tone, edit it, and then save it as a user arpeggio type.
  • Page 17: Recording And Looping A Sample

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) As you do when selecting a tone, you can use the dial to Recording and Looping a Sample select the sequence you want. For now, let’s select preset sequence 2-3, and then press START/STOP.
  • Page 18: Using The Performance Function

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) Always configure Zone Part 1 first. Press PERFORM and Using the Performance Function TONE at the same time to enter the Quick Tone Mode, which you can use for simple Performance editing. If you have read all of the information in this introductory part of the manual, you are finally ready to start using the Performance function.
  • Page 19: Playing A Built-In Demo Song

    Learning to Play by Playing (For Synthesizer Novices) Example: To save the performance to User Bank 2, Playing a Built-in Demo Song Performance 1 Edits saved indicator Use the procedure below to play a built-in demo song that shows off the full versatility of the Synthesizer. Press SETTING and WRITE at the same time.
  • Page 20: Selecting And Creating Tones

    Selecting and Creating Tones bn bo bp Overview The tones of this Synthesizer are made up of the 16 parts shown below, plus externally input parts. This chapter explains how to select, edit, and save tones using Zone Part 1 in the Tone Mode (page E-11).
  • Page 21: To Select A Tone

    Selecting and Creating Tones Built-in sound source Zone Part 1 Zone Part 2 Zone Part 3 Zone Part 4 Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 settings settings settings settings External device (MIDI (MIDI (MIDI (MIDI Channel 1) Channel 2) Channel 3) Channel 4) To select a tone...
  • Page 22: To Edit And Save A Tone As A User Tone

    Selecting and Creating Tones To edit and save a tone as a user Enters a group. tone Exits a group. Selects item. Select the tone you want to edit. • You can select a preset tone or an existing user tone for editing.
  • Page 23: Editable Parameters For Solo Synthesizer Tone

    Selecting and Creating Tones Editable Parameters for Solo Synthesizer Tone Solo Synthesizer tones are synthesized by combining tones of the six blocks, number (1) through (6), in the illustration below. Before actually getting into tone editing, you should spend a little time becoming familiar with the structure and the details of each block.
  • Page 24 Selecting and Creating Tones Description “OSC” is an abbreviation of “oscillator”, which is where a sound is actually produced. These two synth OSC blocks creates sound using a sine wave, sawtooth wave, or other base waveform, just like an analog synthesizer. •...
  • Page 25 Selecting and Creating Tones ■ Editable Parameters of Blocks (1) through (6) • The nine sliders ( ) and four knobs ( ) can be used for quick and easy adjustment of some of the parameters in the list below (page E-34 Preparation Perform the following steps from the screen in step 2 of the procedure under “To edit and save a tone as a user tone”...
  • Page 26 Selecting and Creating Tones Display Text Description Settings Key follow base. Keyboard key that is the center of key follow. KeyFolBase (V) C- to G9* • Setting value can be specified using the keyboard keys. Env.Depth (V) Envelope depth. Specifies how the envelope shown below is applied. –64 to 0 to +63 Pitch envelope.
  • Page 27 Selecting and Creating Tones Display Text Description Settings Original key. Selects the keyboard keys where the externally input sound to OriginalKey (Block (5) only)(V) Block (5) is sounded as-is at its original pitch. C- to G9* • Setting can be specified using the keyboard keys. MicInstLvl (Block (5) only) (V) Mic/inst level.
  • Page 28 Selecting and Creating Tones Display Text Description Settings Legato. Turning this setting on causes subsequent notes to be played smoothly Legato Off, On and connected. Portamento. Turning on this setting applies a portamento effect. Portamento Off, On • This item is not present in Block (6). Portamento Time.
  • Page 29 Selecting and Creating Tones ■ Block (7): Total Block Filter Editable Parameters Preparation On the screen that appears in step 2 under “To edit and save a tone as a user tone” (page E-20), select “Total Filter >Ent” and then press ENTER to enter the group.
  • Page 30 Selecting and Creating Tones ■ Block (8): LFO1 and Block (9): LFO2 Editable Parameters Preparation Perform the following steps from the screen in step 2 of the procedure under “To edit and save a tone as a user tone” on page E-20.
  • Page 31 MODULATION operation LFO1: LFO1 (Block (8)) LFO2: LFO2 (Block (9)) * For details about each setting, refer to the MIDI Implementation document (http://world.casio.com/) and other MIDI documentation. Depth Depth. Specifies how virtual controller is applied. –128 to 0 to +127 •...
  • Page 32: Editable Parameters For Pcm Melody Tone (Non-Drum Pcm Tones

    Selecting and Creating Tones Editable Parameters for PCM Melody Tone (Non-drum PCM Tones) There are two types of parameters: PCM melody tone specific editable parameters and the same parameters that apply to the other tone categories. The drum sets in the PCM tones have different editable parameters. See “Editable Parameters for Drum PCM Tone” for more information about them.
  • Page 33: Editable Parameters For Drum Pcm Tone

    Selecting and Creating Tones Editable Parameters for Drum PCM Tone The editable parameters described here are for the drum set tones. There are two types of parameters: PCM drum tone specific editable parameters and the same parameters that apply to the other tone categories. ■...
  • Page 34: Editable Parameters For User Wave Tone

    Selecting and Creating Tones Display Text Description Settings Amp LFO. Group of editable LFOs applied to volume. Items within a Refer to the cell to the Amp LFO >Ent group and setting ranges are the same as “LFO (Pitch LFO)”, above. left.
  • Page 35 Selecting and Creating Tones Display Text Description Parameter Start Point. The overall length of a split is recorded as values as shown in the illustration below. You can change the start point of a split by changing its first number. •...
  • Page 36: Controlling Sounds

    Selecting and Creating Tones PCM drum tones (page E-31) Controlling Sounds K1 : Volume (Drum Inst >) K2 : Pan (Drum Inst >) You can use a pedal, the bender, or other devices, to instantly K3 : Reverb Send (Drum Inst >) change the pitch and volume of notes, the envelope, and K4 : Reverb Send (Same as other tone categories.) other parameters as you perform.
  • Page 37 Selecting and Creating Tones Move the sliders ( ) to adjust the parameters currently assigned to them. • Refer to the table below for information about the parameters assigned to the sliders. For detailed information about each parameter, see the reference pages included in the table. button (Slider) Display Text...
  • Page 38: Using The Hold Button

    Selecting and Creating Tones To change the pitch in octave steps, use the Using the Hold Button OCTAVE minus (–) and plus (+) buttons When the HOLD button is lit (by pressing it), the currently (without holding down TRANSPOSE). sounding note or arpeggio (page E-40) will be sustained. •...
  • Page 39: To Configure Effect Settings

    Selecting and Creating Tones (1) Reverb Adds reverberation to make it sound like you are playing in a room or in a hall. (2) Chorus Combines multiple layers of the same note to create a sound with more depth. (3) Normal DSP A collection of versatile Normal DSP effects help to enhance the sound of tones.
  • Page 40: Effect Settings

    Selecting and Creating Tones Next, refer to the list below as you perform operations with the controls to select items and change settings. ■ Effect Settings Display Description Settings Rev Type Reverb type. Reverb effect type. Type1, Type2 Rev Level Reverb level.
  • Page 41: Saving An Edited Dsp

    Selecting and Creating Tones Saving an Edited DSP DSPs are divided among 53 DSP types according to effects. Preset Normal DSPs 0-0 and 0-1 are compressor type DSPs. There are two DSP types: a Normal DSP specific type and a Solo Synthesizer DSP specific type.
  • Page 42: Sounding Arpeggios Automatically

    Sounding Arpeggios Automatically With the Arpeggio Function, you can play various arpeggios Press PRESET/USER to select preset automatically by simply pressing keys on the keyboard. You arpeggios or user arpeggios. can select from a number of different arpeggio types for •...
  • Page 43: Editing An Arpeggio

    Sounding Arpeggios Automatically Select arpeggio hold or synchro ON/OFF. Editing an Arpeggio • If you want to turn on the hold function (HOLD), press STEP +. Each press toggles HOLD between on and There are two arpeggio types: step type and variation type. off.
  • Page 44 Sounding Arpeggios Automatically Use the dial or the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to change the TYPE, NOTE, and VELO settings. • You can also use the 1 to 16 buttons to toggle each step on or off. • While TYPE is selected, use the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to turn the TYPE setting on or off.
  • Page 45 Sounding Arpeggios Automatically Use the dial or the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to change the parameter settings. • The table below shows the contents of the parameter editing menu. Menu Layer Description Settings Parameter >Ent Max Step Maximum step. Can be edited only by step type. 1 to 16 2, 6, , 7,...
  • Page 46: Clearing Arpeggio Data

    Sounding Arpeggios Automatically Clearing Arpeggio Data Use the procedure below to clear preset step data or step data that was edited using Step Edit (page E-42) and create new step data from scratch. • Note that variation type data cannot be cleared. Hold down ARPEGGIO until the type selection screen shown below appears on the...
  • Page 47: Recording And Playing Back Phrases

    Recording and Playing Back Phrases The Phrase Sequencer is a great way to record musical Press STEP + to toggle looping between on phrases that suddenly pop into your mind for later playback. and off. • The Sequencer has 100 preset phrases. OFF : One-time playback •...
  • Page 48: To Change The Tempo Setting

    Recording and Playing Back Phrases To change the tempo setting You can use the phrase selection screen to select the recommended tone for the currently There are two different methods you can use to change the selected phrase as your Zone Part 1 tone. tempo setting: using the TEMPO buttons or tapping a beat with a button.
  • Page 49: Recording A New Phrase

    Recording and Playing Back Phrases Recording a New Phrase In addition to what you play on the keyboard, pedal, knob, and wheel operations are also recorded in phrases. • You can record up to approximately 1,600 notes for a single phrase.
  • Page 50: Phrase Data Settings

    Recording and Playing Back Phrases After you finish configuring settings, save them Phrase Data Settings as described below. When playing on keyboard to start phrase playback (page • Press WRITE to display the screen for saving a E-46), the phrase data will play back in the key it was phrase (page E-49).
  • Page 51: Indicators Next To Phrase Numbers

    Recording and Playing Back Phrases ■ To pause overdubbing during looped playback Indicators Next to Phrase In step 4 of the above procedure, press REC instead of Numbers PLAY/STOP. • This will cause REC to start flashing. The meanings of the indicators that are appended to the •...
  • Page 52: Using The Step Sequencer

    Using the Step Sequencer The Step Sequencer provides up to 16 steps. The Synthesizer’s sliders can be used to control step notes and velocity in real time. The Step Sequencer is not just a rhythm machine, it makes it possible for you to compose music as you play on the keyboard. You can edit each step of a preset sequence to create your own rhythm pattern and save the result as a user sequence.
  • Page 53 Using the Step Sequencer Sequence Parts Patterns 1 through 8 (page E-50) Part Sliders Master Slider Mixer (page E-50) (page E-53) (page E-54) (page E-78) Beat Drum 1 Track Drum 2 Track Drum 3 Track 10ch Drum 4 Track 11ch Note Part Drum 5 Track...
  • Page 54: Playing Back A Step Sequence

    Using the Step Sequencer If you want to change to a different sequence, Playing Back a Step Sequence enter the Step Sequencer Mode and change the A step sequence can be played back from the Performance, sequence bank and/or number. Tone, or Step Sequencer Mode.
  • Page 55: To Turn A Step On Or Off

    Using the Step Sequencer Next, while holding down STEP To turn a step on or off SEQUENCER, press the 1 to 16 button that ■ On (Sounding) corresponds to the step number of the last note Press the 1 to 16 button of the number of the step you of the tied group.
  • Page 56: Using The Master Slider To Change Note And Velocity Settings

    Using the Step Sequencer ■ Selecting a Slider Function Use the PART minus (–) and plus (+) buttons Pressing SLIDER A/B toggles the sliders between two to select the part whose slider assignments you functions. want to change. Example: Preset sequence SLIDER A/B unlit: L (NOTE) Press SLIDER A/B to select the set of sliders...
  • Page 57: Inputting Step Data By Playing On The Keyboard, Etc

    Using the Step Sequencer Press ENTER. Inputting Step Data by Playing on the This will display the master slider setting screen. Keyboard, etc. You can input note, velocity, and other step data by performing keyboard, pitch bend, and knob operations as you play.
  • Page 58: Changing The Timing Of Pattern Switching

    Using the Step Sequencer Changing the Timing of Pattern Switching To sound a single part (solo mode) Perform steps 1 through 3 of the procedure under “Changing the Solo1 Channel” on page Press STEP SEQUENCER and then press E-55. EDIT. Use the up (q) and down (w) to move the •...
  • Page 59 Using the Step Sequencer ■ Step Sequencer Parameters Setting Range and Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Description Screen Contents Trk On/Off >Ent Track editing (track on/off) • Pressing EDIT while in the Step Sequencer Mode will display the same screen as Trk On/Off >Ent. Pattern Pattern number 1 to 8...
  • Page 60 Using the Step Sequencer Setting Range and Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Description Screen Contents Track Param >Ent Track parameter Max Step Maximum step. Specifies the number of steps played back 1 to 16 by a part. If the specified maximum number of steps is exceeded during playback, playback returns to the first step.
  • Page 61 Using the Step Sequencer Setting Range and Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Description Screen Contents Copy >Ent Data copy Track Copies data from another track. Copies step data and part Copy source part name parameter data. Copy source pattern number •...
  • Page 62: Changing Slider Settings

    Using the Step Sequencer cursor (U, q, w, I) buttons to cursor (U, q, w, I) buttons to Use the Use the move the brackets % or the cursor to the item move the item selection cursor (0) to the item whose setting you want to change, and then you want and then press ENTER.
  • Page 63: To Save An Edited Sequence

    Using the Step Sequencer ■ Preset: Scale, drum, velocity slider presets To save an edited sequence cursor (U, q, w, I) buttons to move the Use the brackets [ ] to an item and then use the minus (–) and Press WRITE to display the screen for saving a sequence.
  • Page 64: To Play Back A Chain

    Using the Step Sequencer cursor (U, q, w, I) buttons to Use the To play back a chain move the cursor to an item and then input the Hold down CHAIN until the CHAIN screen setting you want. appears. Chain number Measure Use the dial,...
  • Page 65: To Save A Chain In Smf Format To A Memory Card

    Using the Step Sequencer To save a chain in SMF format to a memory card • Before performing the following procedure, insert a memory card into the Synthesizer. Hold down CHAIN until the CHAIN screen appears. Use the dial, buttons, or the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to display the chain you want to save.
  • Page 66: Recording And Playing Back With The Sample Looper

    Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper You can use the sample looper to record and loop up to To record with the sample looper 19 seconds of input from Synthesizer play, a microphone, or line, and to overdub a previously recorded loop. •...
  • Page 67: Adjusting The Tempo

    Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper Menu Description Settings Precount (precount). Specifies the precount inserted before recording starts when the Precount Off, 2 to 8 record start method is manual mode (ML). Threshold level (Threshold). Specifies the threshold level that must be exceeded by the Threshold input sound to start recording when the record start method is auto mode (AT).
  • Page 68 Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper (1) NORM-AT: (4) SPLT-AT: Records a new sample with auto start. Creates a sample by linking together recordings of a • Length (recording time) setting specified number of samples, each of which is a specified length.
  • Page 69 Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper (5) OVDB-ML: Depending on the Rec Mode you selected, Enables overdubbing of an existing sample from the perform one of the procedures described below beginning. Only manual recording is available for this to start recording.
  • Page 70 Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper ■ BEAT-AT ■ OVDB-ML When using the OVDB-ML Rec Mode, you need to select Play something on the keyboard, input sound the existing sample you want to overdub before you from the microphone or connected electronic perform step 1 of this procedure.
  • Page 71: To Use The Step Sequencer To Record A Sample

    Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper To use the Step Sequencer to To play back a sample record a sample Hold down REC until the sample selection screen shown below appears on the display. Select the Step Sequence you want to use for recording with the sample looper.
  • Page 72: Indicators Next To Sample Numbers

    Recording and Playing Back with the Sample Looper Press PLAY/STOP to start sample playback. To save a sample • During playback, a display like the one shown below appears, which lets you determine the current sample Press WRITE to display the screen for saving a sample. playback position.
  • Page 73: Using The Performance Mode

    Using the Performance Mode Overview Registering and Recalling Performances You can use the Performance Mode to perform with up to four tones assigned to the keyboard. In addition to tone assignments, you can also save effect, Step Sequencer, and To register a performance other settings as a setup (called a “performance”) which can be recalled at any time, even while you are playing, to Press...
  • Page 74: To Recall A Performance

    Using the Performance Mode Press EDIT. This will display the top screen of the performance editing list. Zone 1 to 4 on/off and keyboard range settings Select items and change settings on the screen using the same procedures as those used when selecting a tone.
  • Page 75: Editable Performance Parameter List

    Using the Performance Mode Display Description Settings Master Equalizer. Turning on this setting filters out master equalizer items contained in the Effect Master EQ Off, On Parameter group of the Editable Performance Parameter List (page E-73). Sample looper. While this setting is turned on, you will not be able to call up the sample looper Looper items in the Sequencer Parameter group of the Editable Performance Parameter List (page Off, On...
  • Page 76 EQ Low Gain - EQ High Gain: Master EQ >Low Gain - High Gain (page E-38) the left. *1 For details about each setting, refer to the MIDI Implementation document (http://world.casio.com/) and other MIDI documentation. *2 After selecting these parameters, press ENTER again and then adjust the items below.
  • Page 77 Using the Performance Mode Display Description Settings Step Sequencer key shift Switches the Step Sequencer key shift function between on and off Key Shift Off, On (page E-52). Pattern Step sequencer pattern number. Selects the step sequencer pattern (page E-50). 1 to 8 Arp On/Off Arpeggio on/off.
  • Page 78 Using the Performance Mode Display Description Settings • Play Part: 1, 6 Phrase 2. Specifies the playback part and performs phrase playback. Can be assigned to keyboard range C6 to B b 6. When Phrase 2 is configured, the Phrase 2 Stop operation can be •...
  • Page 79 Using the Performance Mode Display Description Settings MIDI output on/off. Specifies whether or not MIDI send of the information of each part is MIDI Out Off, On performed from MIDI OUT/THRU. USB output on/off. Specifies whether or not MIDI send of the information of each part is USB Out Off, On performed from...
  • Page 80: Other Useful Functions

    Other Useful Functions cursor (U, q, w, I) buttons to Use the Using the Mixer select the item you want, and then use the The mixer lets you make adjustments to the tone, volume dial or minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to level, and other settings* of the Synthesizer’s sound source change its setting.
  • Page 81: Instant Adjustment Of Settings Using The Sliders And Step Buttons

    Other Useful Functions Instant Adjustment of Settings using the Sliders and Step Buttons You can use the 1/9 to MASTER sliders and the step (1 to 16) buttons to make instant changes in mixer settings. Press MIXER. This displays the mixer screen. Use the KEY SHIFT, SLIDER A/B, and 1-8/ 9-16 buttons to change the part assigned to the...
  • Page 82: Mixer Settings

    Other Useful Functions Mixer Settings ■ Part 01 through Part 16 Settings Display Description Settings Part on/off. Turns each part on or off. This is the same parameter that is turned on and off by the Part Off, On 1 to 16 buttons (page E-79). Part tone.
  • Page 83: Global Synthesizer Settings

    Other Useful Functions Global Synthesizer Settings The following are Synthesizer settings that can be configured globally. • Tuning (Fine tuning of note pitch) • Local Control • Master Coarse Tune (Tuning of note pitch in semitone steps) • Initial Power On Mode •...
  • Page 84: Using Midi

    For details about the MIDI specifications of this Synthesizer, see the “MIDI Implementation” document at the website located at the URL below. http://world.casio.com/ • Use a separately available or commercially available MIDI cable to connect the MIDI terminals of your Synthesizer and another electronic musical instrument for exchange of MIDI data (page E-8).
  • Page 85: Deleting Data Saved On The Synthesizer

    Other Useful Functions Display Description Settings Arpeggio NRPN change. When this setting is turned on, a Synthesizer arpeggio type (page E-40) can be Arp NRPN Off, On selected by a MIDI NRPN message from an external device. * To apply setting changes, turn the Synthesizer off and then back on again. A message to that effect appears on the display whenever you exit a setting screen.
  • Page 86: Initializing Synthesizer Global Settings And Data

    The message “Complete!” will appear on the display when delete is complete. Press SETTING to exit the setting screen. • You can visit the CASIO website (http://world.casio.com/) to download the Synthesizer’s factory default settings and data, and transfer it to the Synthesizer, if you want.
  • Page 87 Other Useful Functions Press ENTER. This displays the playback screen. • In the case of a demo tune, playback will start automatically. In the case of an SMF music file, use the minus (–) and plus (+) buttons to select a file and press START/STOP to start playback.
  • Page 88: Using A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card You can save Synthesizer user area data to a memory card Description Data Type and load data from a memory card to Synthesizer memory. (File Name Extension) You also can play music files (MIDI files) stored on a memory User arpeggios Arpeggio data edited with the card on the Synthesizer.
  • Page 89: Card And Card Slot Precautions

    Using a Memory Card Card and Card Slot Precautions Loading and Removing a Memory • Be sure to observe the precautions provided in the Card documentation that comes with the memory card. • Memory cards have a write-protect switch. Use it when you want to protect the data on the card from accidental deletion.
  • Page 90: Formatting A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Formatting a Memory Card Saving Synthesizer Data to a Memory Card • Format a memory card before using it for the first time. To save Synthesizer data to a memory card • Before formatting a memory card, make sure it does not have any valuable data stored on it.
  • Page 91: To Batch Save All Synthesizer Data To A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Use the up (q) and down (w) buttons to To batch save all Synthesizer data to a move the item selection cursor (0) to “Card memory card Save” (or “Save” if you want to save all data) Press SETTING.
  • Page 92: Loading Data From A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card To batch load all Synthesizer memory data Loading Data from a Memory from a memory card Card Press SETTING. Use the up (q) and down (w) buttons to • Make sure that all of the data you want to load is in the move the item selection cursor (0) to MUSICDAT folder on the memory card.
  • Page 93: To Rename A File On A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card To rename a file on a memory card Insert the memory card into the card slot. Press SETTING. Use the up (q) and down (w) buttons to move the item selection cursor (0) to “CardUtility” and then press ENTER.
  • Page 94: Connecting To A Computer

    Configure the music software settings to select • USB port one of the following as the MIDI device. CASIO USB-MIDI : (For Windows 7, Windows Vista, Mac OS X) • Never connect to a computer that does not conform to USB Audio Device : (For Windows XP) the above requirements.
  • Page 95: Saving And Loading Synthesizer Data To A Computer And Editing Synthesizer Data On A Computer

    A special Data Editor application is required in order to perform operations such as these. Go to the CASIO WORLDWIDE site at the following URL. http://world.casio.com/ At the site, select a geographic area or country.
  • Page 96: Reference

    Reference Error Messages Display Cause Required Action Message Format 1. The current memory card format is not compatible 1. Format the memory card on the Synthesizer (page with this Synthesizer. E-88). 2. The memory card capacity is greater than 32GB. 2.
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    Reference Display Cause Required Action Message File Name When renaming a file on a memory card, attempting Use a different name. to specify a file name that is already used. Invalid Tone You selected a Synthesizer tone for a part other than Select Synthesizer only for PART1 (ZONE1).
  • Page 98 Reference Symptom Action In certain keyboard ranges, the volume This is due to system limitations. It does not indicate malfunction. and tone quality sound are slightly different from those in other keyboard ranges. With some tones, octaves do not change This is due to system limitations.
  • Page 99: Specifications

    Reference Specifications Model XW-G1 Keyboard 61 standard-size keys Touch Response 2 types, Off Maximum Polyphony 64 notes (1 to 32 for some tones) Tones 420 preset, 220 user Solo Synthesizer Tones 100 preset, 100 user PCM Melody Tones 300 preset, 100 user...
  • Page 100: Operating Precautions

    Power Supply 2-way Batteries 6 D-size zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries Battery Life Approximately 35 hours (alkaline batteries, using the optional CASIO CP-16 headphones) AC Adaptor AD-E95100L Auto Power Off Approximately 6 minutes after last key operation during battery use, approximately 4 hours after last key operation during AC adaptor use.
  • Page 101: Dsp Effect List

    Reference DSP Effect List DSP Type List ■ Normal DSP Types • Type numbers 01 through 14 are single type DSPs, while numbers 15 through 46 are dual type DSPs. A single type DSP is one with a single structure, while a dual type is a combination of two single type DSPs. •...
  • Page 102: Dsp Parameter List

    Reference 04: Enhancer DSP Parameter List Phase shifts low-range sounds and high-range sounds of the ■ Normal DSP Single Type DSP Parameters input signal to enhance the signal’s profile. Parameters and Value Ranges: 01: Wah 1 :Low Frequency (0 to 127) Adjusts the low range enhancer frequency.
  • Page 103 Reference 08: Flanger 11: Reflection Applies wildly pulsating and metallic reverberation to sounds. An effector that extracts early reflections from reverb. Applies LFO waveform is selectable. acoustic presence to sounds. Parameters and Value Ranges: Parameters and Value Ranges: 1 :LFO Rate (0 to 127) 1 :Type (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Adjusts the LFO rate.
  • Page 104 Reference 14: Lo-Fi 3. Find the same type names in the table under “Normal DSP Single Type DSP Parameters” on pages E-100 through Applies various types of noise to the input signal to reproduce E-102, and note the operation and setting ranges of the a retro Lo-Fi sound.
  • Page 105: Supported Input Characters

    Reference 05: Delay Supported Input Characters Parameters and Ranges 1 :Delay Time (Range: 0 to 127) (Param A) 2 :Feedback (Range: 0 to 127) 3 :Damp (Range: 0 to 3) Adjusts damping of the high-range. 3 results in maximum damping. 4 :Wet Level (Range: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (Param B) 5 :Tempo Sync (Range: Off, 1/4, 1/3, 3/8, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 1, 4/3, 3/2, 2)
  • Page 108 This recycle mark indicates that the packaging conforms to the environmental protection legislation in Germany. MA1204-B Printed in China XWG1-E-1B...