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Casio CZ-1000


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Casio CZ-1000

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Added: 19-Dec-98  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued  |   S/H price: £200 - £400

Casio CZ-1000

Great little synth utilising Casio's 'Phas-Distortion' Synthesis. Has full 49 size keys (about 5 octave scale), comes real cheap around 200-400 Sterling mark at a bargain price, and all in all not bad for the money.... like the CZ-101 this goes up to 8 note poly and can be split to deliver 1 or 2 oscillator voices where then as far as i remeber the polyphony drops as you stack oscillators.... you can have the resulting voices layered if i remember, to get 1, 2, or 4 part multi when using a sequencer.


These CZ's have a hard solid sound, maybe like an Ensoniq Esq sorta hard... with an edge... these CZ's can create some very good basses too.... ideal for hard house & other harder or tech styles, but they'll do pretty much anything if it's creativity from a cheap synth you want as opposed to 'well-known' sounds....no res filters on these tho..... but the CZ-1000 comes with limited effects...a splitable keyboard.


The Bigger CZ-5000 was much loved by Derrick May.... these CZ's are worth looking at.


If you want to get into classic Casio CZ sounds but don't have the hardware you can use Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ Synth available here - This plugin can load and use actual Casio CZ patches so can also act as a librarian software for the physical hardware units: https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/4-Synth/1158-VirtualCZ

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Product:  Casio - CZ-1000
Name: God
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Date: 18-Apr-99

Kick ass synth, run it with some chourus and it a god sent!

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Product:  Casio - CZ-1000
Name: Dunk
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Date: 03-Dec-01

First synth I bought, used to have an early casio home keyboard which was really well built, there was even proper wadding behind the speaker!
The cz however is very different, abviously built to a budget.
Really programable with eight stage everything and an lfo. You can have kinda wavetable sounds but with two waves!
No analogue sounds, (not suprising!) the amount of patches called analogue bass etc. ho ho ho.

This thing does mean front 242 bass. No efects no nothing, (perhaps a bit of hiss!) Very hard and short. My favourite sounds(those I have sampled to keep) are the built in elec. piano which is a detroit piano, very smooth, and a string I progammed which is the nicest totally synth string I have got. Lots of detuned movement is possible with the 8 stage envelopes.
There is a filter of sorts, envelope controlable, "unique" i think is the word!
I bought a yamaha tx81z which unfortulately overshadowed this synth but I still like the strings on th CZ1000.
These things are too cheap, they dont force you to program them hard enough.
I can imagine a parallel universe where these things are a grand each, and people are putting out records full of really odd music...

Midi implementation is shoddy, you can use it for 4 voices but the sounds have to then be monophonic and just use one layer. Much better as a one sound instrument, for bass or pads I'ld say.
There are some drum kit sounds which are interesting to say the least!

Good fun, in conclusion ,
buy one then set it on fire at the end of the set!

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Product:  Casio - CZ-1000
Name: nick
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Date: 19-Mar-03

if your selling your casio cz-1000 please give a price and call me on 94606403.thanks

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Product:  Casio - CZ-1000
Name: kelvin
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Date: 25-Jun-09

necesito sonidos de cz1000

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