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2015 - Day 1

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144 | 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | JANUARY 6-9, 2015 Casio Trackformer Series Enables DIY Dance Music BOOTH 11006 Casio America is launching its new Trackformer series of DJ equipment that enables individuals to emulate their favorite DJs and producers. With the XW-DJ1 DJ controller and XW-PD1 Groove Center, dance music fans can create, mix and play or produce their favorite tracks on their own. Designed with a large 7-inch platter that provides the feel of an analog turntable, f lter controls and cross fader, the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller allows users to en- joy the popular "scratching" DJ style when mixing and creating tracks. The XW-DJ1 ($299) is compatible with Casio's Djay app for iTunes, which was chosen as an Apple Design Award winner. The XW-DJ1 integration with Djay provides direct controls for cue points, tempo sync, effects, looping and more providing us- ers a tactile experience for mixing and performing music. Users can also connect to Spotify and mix along to their favorite songs. Additionally, the compact XW- DJ1 is extremely portable because it is battery-powered and offers a built-in-speaker for enjoyment anywhere, anytime. The XW-PD1 Groove Center ($399) is equipped with the sound engine from Casio's XW series of synthesizers, which features preset patterns produced by pro- fessional beat makers that cover dance music genres such as Trap and EDM. The XW-PD1 design includes 16 pads and four knobs for fast real-time music pro- duction. The XW-PD1's outer ring contains 16 buttons that can be used to control the step sequencer, select tracks, effect and more. Users can create powerful rhythms and phrases with the pads as well as apply DSP effects such as f lters, delays and ring modulators. The XW-PD1 includes drum kits for a variety of styles. NEW & NOTEWORTHY NEW PRODUCTS DEBUTING AT 2015 INTERNATIONAL CES

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