FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CASIO PARTNERS WITH APP DEVELOPER CONFUSIONISTS TO INTRODUCE MIDI DESIGNER XW IPAD APPLICATION
Free app unlocks new sonic territories within Casio’s XW Series synthesizers
DOVER, NEW JERSEY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 – Casio America, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of keyboards and other electronic musical instruments, is proud to announce its partnership with developer Confusionists LLC to unveil the new MIDI Designer XW iPad application.
The original MIDI Designer Pro application, developed by Confusionists LLC, can be used to manipulate sounds within a variety of MIDI instruments and has become an essential tool among MIDI enthusiasts. In recent months, Casio designers have collaborated with Confusionists LLC in order to build a version of the app designed specifically for Casio’s XW Series of synthesizers.
Available now from Confusionists LLC, MIDI Designer XW allows users to control every parameter found within the XW’s powerful Solo Synth engine, unlocking stunning new performance and sound design capabilities. Users can also manipulate multiple parameters at once, a feature that is not possible by just using the front panel controls or the standard computer-based editor. As a result, XW users can now explore a whole new range of sonic territories.
General Manager of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division, Mike Martin shares, “We’re very excited to introduce the MIDI Designer XW to users of the XW Series and beyond. The XW’s are extremely versatile, powerful instruments, and the layout and control provided by this app will allow users to explore all of its sonic landscapes in an entirely new way.”
"The XW Solo Synth features advanced technology, and we're thrilled that Casio chose MIDI Designer to build this awesome controller,” said Dan Rosenstark, CEO and Author of MIDI Designer “We're excited to see how the MIDI Designer Community modifies and extends this layout. Version 1.1 gives us a glimpse, with a fabulous and functional design refresh on the XW layout by Community innovator Chris Gretton.”
Casio’s award-winning XW Series consists of the XW-G1 groove synthesizer and the XW-P1 performance synthesizer. Both instruments feature a powerful monophonic lead synth, an unprecedented built-in step sequencer and performance controller functions. The Solo Synth–just one of the powerful sound engines in the XW Series–has a unique six-oscillator design and can emulate classic analog synths, create powerful leads and huge bass sounds. Each XW also features a 9-track step-sequencer for creating drum tracks, bass lines and more.
MIDI Designer XW is available to both existing XW users and those who do not own an XW, allowing anyone to explore the depth of the engine within these instruments. Customers can upgrade to MIDI Designer Pro with an in-app purchase, allowing them to further customize the layout and use the app with other MIDI gear.
To learn more about the MIDI Designer XW and download for free, please visit: http://www.casiomusicgear.com/products/menu_xw/.
For additional information regarding Casio’s portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
About Confusionists LLC
Confusionists LLC, New York, NY has been creating quality music software since 2007. Confusionists' flagship product is MIDI Designer Pro, the best professional MIDI controller for iOS. MIDI Designer Pro been praised in numerous professional music magazines, and is used in studios, theaters, VJ and DJ booths all around the world. MIDI Designer Pro is also the platform for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear. For more information, seewww.midiDesigner.com.