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  1. Growl Saxophone Tones

    Here are some "growl" saxophone tones.  A growl-saxophone tone is the kind of tone you get out of a saxophone when you hum while blowing into the reed. The characteristic growl sound have been used often in rock, pop and jazz music; so much so, that it has become almost a cliche. Most ROMplers include such a tone based on samples of a real saxophone played that way. The XW-P1 doesn't, so such a tone must be synthesized instead. Fortunately, the DSP effects make it relatively easy to get reasonably close.
    The attached zip archive contains three solo synth tones and a PCM melody tone.  One of the solo synth tones is simply the ordinary tenor sax sound for comparison. Another, "TenorSaxGrwl," uses the solo-synth's ring-modulation DSP effect while the third solo-synth tone, "TenorSaxGwl2," uses the Autopan effect to create a very fast tremolo (an actual tremolo DSP effect is not available to the solo synth). The PCM melody tone uses the tremolo DSP effect. 

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  2. Smooth Crossfading in a Hex Layer Tone

    The attached zip archive contains two examples of crossfading between two waves in a Hex Layer tone. Crossfading is a much smoother way to transition between two waves with playing force than velocity switching. 
     
    In these examples the crossfading occurs between two waves that are sampled from the same instrument and which are used for the velocity-switched "60's E.Piano" PCM melody tone (P2-0 in the PCM Piano category). One sample was presumably recorded from a low-velocity strike; the other from a high-velocity strike. A key feature of the crossfading is that the full dynamic range of the instrument is maintained over the velocity range. 
     
    One example—3-SEG_XF.ZLT—uses all six layers while the other—2-SEG_XF.ZLT—uses only four layers, leaving the final two layers available for introducing other waves. Two additional files are included in the zip archive: TESTVELO.ZSS and TESTVELO.ZPF. These can be useful to test for the smoothness of the transitions between each segment in the final tone. The first file is a sequence that repeats the same note at increasingly higher velocities over the total velocity range. The second file is a Performance that calls up the sequence and the tone. The Performance is required only because the single active track of the sequence needs to point to Part 1 not Part 8. That assignment can only be done from within a Performance. Load the Performance, the sequence and the tone wherever you want in your XW-P1 then edit the Performance to tell it where you put the sequence and the tone.
     
    A full description of how the crossfading is accomplished can be found here.

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  3. Won't Get Fooled This Time

    Here is my second attempt at the "Won't Get Fooled Again" organ. It follows on from an XW-P1 discussion called "Arpeggios !" and this time I do use the arpeggiator, with only two steps, to give the basic pulse rhythm. It's based on my previous "Fooled Again" upload, so there is a solo-synth tone to create the slow filter sweep, a performance so chords can be played and now an arpeggiation as well. The arpeggiator has taken over the job of LFO2, so the low frequency clunking that was evident in the previous version as the two LFOs fought over the filter is now gone. You can tweak the total filter parameters in the solo synth to alter the sweep and change the tempo to alter the speed of the pulse. As before, this was done on a G1, so make sure a full drawbar is assigned to zone 2 of the performance to make it work on a P1.
    I've just updated the performance to bring the tempo closer to the actual song. Assignable knob 1 and 2 are now set to control the total filter cutoff and resonance respectively.

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  4. Cavern Flutes

    A hex layer patch. Sounds like flutes playing in a huge cavern

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  5. SoloSynthBass

    Start the start button while playing.

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  6. Hex & Solo XW-P1

    XW-P1 Attempts

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  7. 80s Hex Layers

    Some hex layer and PCM tones I've worked on.

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  8. various Hex Layer sounds 001

    Don't know if these will be useful, but I thought I'd upload some Hex Layer sounds. General synth bell kinds of sounds and pads and stuff. Here is a demo of these sounds I posted on SoundCloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/hypnotuba/casio-xw-p1-hex-layer-demo-001
    I also included a Performance called "LoFiBellDron" for use with the sound "bell<>fades". It just assigns the knobs to the DSP effects parameters (in this case, the Lo-Fi effect.) I also added a very simple phrase sequence ("2BarLiveDtne") I recorded which just moves knob K2 back and forth. I use it a lot for automatic detune control for Hex Layers. Turns everything into nice chorusy sounds. lol I included these two files because I use them in the sound demo above.
    note: Even though I put an "001" at the end of the file name, I doubt I'll ever upload 1000 different bundles of hex layer sounds.

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  9. Pseudo-Envelope Controlled Filter Sweep of Hex Layer Tone

    Here's an example of a filter sweep for a Hex Layer polyphonic tone. This is accomplished using a "pseudo-envelope" created using the step sequencer, which is used within a Performance to modulate the center frequency of the bandpass filter in the Wah DSP effect within a custom Hex Layer tone. The tone is based on the preset tone "Analogued" (P2-8) but modified with a different attack and to turn off the LFO in the Wah effect. A so-called "Null" arpeggio is used only in zone 2 (which consequently becomes silent) in order to trigger the pseudo-envelope on every keypress to emulate a real filter envelope. You can read more about the technique here.
     
    There are four components in the zip file: a Performance, a custom Hex Layer tone, a step sequence and an arpeggio. Load them where you want to in your XW synth. Now edit the Performance to point to all of the other components.
     
    NOTE: The control of the step sequencer necessary to create the pseudo-envelope requires that "S.Seq NRPN" be "On" in the MIDI settings menu; see page E-70 in the User's Guide. This is a global setting that is not saved in each Performance, hence you must enable this as a separate step. 

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  10. Power!

    Here's a Hex Layer tone based on the same idea described here but layered with other waves to make something far more useful. 

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  11. What??

    Here’s an interesting sound I discovered by accident. I named it after the reaction I had when I first heard it.
     
    The basis for this Hex Layer tone is a mix of two waveforms: Sy_MM Ramp (658) and Sy_MM Saw (659). They are perfectly complementary; the same waveforms with opposite phases. If they are mixed together with the same amplitudes and at the same pitch they exactly cancel and you hear silence.
     
    If, on the other hand, the pitch of one is offset a little bit, as they are here they will cancel only at the start of the note and then drift out of phase as the note progresses. The result is a thin pulse tone that changes to a square wave, the rate of change depending on the pitch offset as well as on the pitch of the note you play. If the note is held long enough the waveform will change back to a pulse and cancel out briefly again cyclically. It’s essentially a controlled form of pulse-width modulation.
     
    Another tone that layers this one with additional elements to achieve something a lot more powerful can be found here. 

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  12. Violinist

    A modified violin tone. I tried to emulate finger vibrato on the strings. This works well for slow music.

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  13. Jump Patch

    This is my goto 80's rock synth patch. See what ya think and play around with it. Hope you enjoy it.

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  14. Supertramp

      Tentei criar um som de piano parecido com o do grande Roger Hodgson . referência ao timbre da música Logical Song - Supertramp . editado no modo Hexlayer Eu fiz uma programação seguinte : I tried to create a piano sound similar the great Roger Hodgson .
    reference to the timbre of music Logical Song - Supertramp .
    edited in Hexlayer mode
    I made a Next Programming:

    Layer 1= PCM Wave 063 (60's EP-2)
    Volume [+110]
    CoarseTune [-12]
    Cutoff [-50]
    Atk. Time [+127]
    Rls. Time [+127]
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    Layer 2= PCM Wave 064 (Dyno EP-1)
    Volume [-66]
    CoarseTune [-12]
    Cutoff [-38]
    Atk. Time [000]
    Rls. Time [000]
    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Layer 3= PCM Wave 076 (Trem.EP1-2)
    Volume [-94]
    CoarseTune [-12]
    Cutoff [000]
    Atk. Time [000]
    Rls. Time [000]
    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Layer 4= PCM Wave 024 (Dance Piano)
    Volume [-108]
    CoarseTune [-12]
    Cutoff [-17]
    Atk. Time [000]
    Rls. Time [000]
    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Layer 5= PCM Wave 019 (Rock Pno-Rt)
    Volume [-100]
    CoarseTune [00]
    Cutoff [000]
    Atk. Time [000]
    Rls. Time [000]  

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  15. Extreme Piano

    um som de Piano com uma
    edição simples, porém  melhorou significativamente.
    usei o um PCM Piano 00 ( Stereo Grand Piano).
    a partir dele fiz as seguintes alterações:
    Atk . Time [+40]
    Rls. Time [+20]
    Cutoff [-12]
     
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    Piano sound with a
    simple editing , but improved significantly.
    I used a PCM Piano 00 (Stereo Grand Piano) .
    from it I made the following changes:
    Atk. Time [ 40 ]
    Rls . Time [ 20 ]
    Cutoff [ -12 ]

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  16. "All" file for XW-P1: 80s, New Wave and Post Punk

    Here is an "all file" with the patches I use, some 80s sounds (Tears For Fears, New Order, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Japan, OMD, Eurythmics)...
    More than 40 patches.
    Hope that it's useful for someone.
    Be careful and back up yur previous settings!

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  17. Bob pack

    Meu Set Pessoal

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  18. Saw Lead, Saw Lead II, Tyrian, VA Thing

    Tones from a beginner
    All tones except VA Thing are made by layering the same wave and playing with detune and fine tune.
    "Tyrian" is an attempt to emulate the sound from Alexander Brandon's music from the good old space shooter, Tyrian 2000. Set the cutoff to -40 for a more subtle tone.
    VA Thing is a bit unfinished, since it uses only 3 layers, the others are muted or turned off.
    Any constructive suggestions on how to improve these sounds are more than welcome.
    Have a nice day !

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  19. Hungarian Minor UP

    The Hungarian Minor scale
    .ZAR Areggio Data File
    Enjoy!!

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  20. Movie Choirs

    A hex layer Tone. Heavy on choir layers. Last two sliders add wet and delay.

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  21. SynBased (Hex Layer)

    Powerful Hex Layer. The synth sounds are the basis of this hex layer. Download it and try it. Play to your liking.

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  22. Kevan Barrett

    My first effort at getting a meaty synth brass sound. Hope it's of use to anyone out there.

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  23. Astral Pad

    A sort of Brian Eno type pad

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  24. Mildly Distorted Organs

    A couple of mildly distorted organs modified from melody tone presets.

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  25. Lead Electric Guitar (Solo Synth)

    My attempt at some lead guitar sounds using the solo synth. All three use the modulation wheel for something other than vibrato.
     
    (1) Lead Guitar.ZSY is based on an overdrive guitar PCM wave (0312) with some mild distortion added. It uses the mod wheel to increase release time.
     
    (2) LeadGuitrHrm.ZSY uses the same base sound but the mod wheel crossfades it with a detuned guitar harmonic PCM (0328). Rolling the wheel up after a sustained note introduces what hopefully sounds like feedback.
     
    (3) LdGtrAutoHrm,ZSY uses the same PCMs as (2) but adds an envelope to the harmonic sound that automatically fades it in if a note is held for a few seconds. The mod wheel determines how much of the harmonic sound is heard.

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