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    Ever since I first saw the XW-p1 and read it's feautures, I've always kinda thought of it as a modern Arp Quadra of sorts. anyone have thoughts on this?
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    ....including this other WOW! factor: Yamaha PSR-S970 (61 keys): £1,737 Bax shop Casio MZ-X500 (61 keys): £680 Bax shop
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    Mike Martin has produced a number of live clinics over the years following the introduction of the XW synths in 2012. The most recent was uploaded to YouTube in early 2016, four years after introduction. That's just one of the many ways Mike went above and beyond to support the XW series. Mike's support for all of Casio's products is one of the reasons I recommend them. I personally found these clinics, several of which I attended live, quite helpful, especially when the machine was new to me. They are organized below from earliest to latest according to their upload date on YouTube. Note: Even if you have a XW-G1 there are things in the XW-P1 clinics that will apply to your G1. Likewise the clinic on the XW-G1 discusses many things that also apply to the XW-P1.
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    The guitars do have various nuances like body slaps, muted picked strings, fret slides, string noises and various other sounds. These are triggered by velocity and by keys outside of the normal range for guitar. For example, some guitar tones have velocity triggered fret slides.
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    I hope you give us an update after you get your XW-P1, on how its similar to the Quadra.
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    I was hoping someone with a PX-560 would confirm for you. I don't have a PX-560, but an MZ-X500 which is similar. On that model it is possible to use the mixer to adjust pan on part 8 where the metronome plays from. To double check for you, I asked about it in the recent PX-560 live clinic. It turns out the PX-560 cannot do this. Here is the clinic in case you're interested in other options. https
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    Agree, a fade for pads would be very useful. Sometimes I will have 3 pads looping and at the end of the performance I have to remember the best sequence for turning them off as the volume fades. Usually this is acceptable if I start turning them off sequentially just before the downbeat when the volume reaches about 50%. Another option is to just manually fade using the volume control if you don't have to play a repeating outro. Look forward to your results from experimenting with an external controller