XW-P1 vs XW-G1

So really, what is the difference between these two synths? 

The most obvious difference is that the XW-G1 is a sampler.  It allows you to load in 50 of your own sampled sounds and create sample loops live.  Loading in new sampled sounds is particularly good for drums and since you can find samples of nearly any vintage drum machine for free on the web this opens a wealth of options.

The XW-G1 doesn’t have the Hex Layers or the Drawbar organ mode of the XW-P1, instead you gain significant control over the Solo Synth.  You can adjust tuning, envelopes and filter of each oscillator independently or as a group using the sliders.

Which one is right for you?  Well that depends, but we’ll try get some audio and video examples up here soon to make the decision easier.



4 responses

  1. krunoslav

    so we cant adjust solo synth on p1 ??

    November 1, 2012 at 7:06 am

    • xwsynthguy

      Sure you can. Using the sliders you have control over the levels of each oscillator. The knobs can be used for filter and envelope control.

      November 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

  2. selfade

    Hi there.
    I`m wondering which one of those two.
    I`d like to make sam ambient, multilayered music with glitches and weird noises in it. Does G1 have pianos samples also? Good piano sound is what I`m also looking for. So far I`m more interested in G1.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    • xwsynthguy

      The XW-P1 does have better pianos, but the XW-G1 does have a piano. The XW-P1 is a bit better at textured layered sounds with the “Hex Layer” mode. Either can do glitches with clever use of either the step sequencer or phrase sequencer.

      December 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

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