Friday, 26 June 2015

Casio XW-G1 vs Casio CTK-7000

My first thought is "should I even be comparing the two instruments as they are so different?" but it's something that I'll enjoy doing on paper. I may do a full rant on this one day as I really feel that casio have shown that they have the technology to make an amazing workstation.

In short - the fact that you can create a 16 Bar loop on the CTK-7000 is amazing but you are limited to two drum tracks and the quantize is either straight 16s or triplets (16T). With the XW-G1 you can have more drum tracks and apply the % of groove that you prefer. The problem lies in that you have to focus on one bar at a time and have to then chain the bars togther to create a longer groove.

At the moment I prefer the XW-G1 over the CTK-7000 due to the fact I am obsessed with being able to record different sounds without stopping (it's a shame that all the sounds are merged into one signal and not separate tracks).
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The last comment would have to be the synthesis feautures of the G1. The fact that you ca program, save and sample an 808 Boom on such a cheap keyboard is great to me.

Thanks to https://www.youtube.com/user/MioMillioni for the question.

Peace!


2 comments:

  1. Agree, looping withot stopping looks like a lot of fun. Woulb be great, if the recording would have multiple tracks. Do you know any product that does that (+sampling)?

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  2. Hi, I think the most common are the boss RC products. I have the RC-300 which can do 3 stereo tracks. The RC-505 can do 5. There is a roland keuboard that can do this but using MIDI. The FA-06 or 08.
    Peace!

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