casio-xw-pd1.jpgThe Casio XW-PD1 is an all-in-one machine that has an almost endless supply of sounds with which you can create beats, tracks, synth parts … whatever you desire!

The XW-PD1 is an all-in-one machine that includes all the features essential for laying down tracks, such as a synthesizer, a sequencer, a sampler and effects. It has an on-board speaker and can run on batteries. There are knobs, pads, sliders and more arranged in an intuitive manner that suits studio and live use.

There is a lot more information at the casio site. Look for this coming to stores sometime in March. In the meantime, check out the brief demo that was given to us:

Dave Chick
I'm a film / TV composer based in Vancouver BC. Music has always been part of my life, but my first career was in the technology industry as a consultant and project manager. I helped to build and open the Experience Music Project – a rock and roll museum in Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University. I also hold a diploma in Audio Engineering from the University of Washington and I’m a graduate of Hummie Mann’s acclaimed Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.