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Thomas R Kolb (tkolb@penta.volvo.se) writes:
A nice and promising synth with a light 5-octave keyboard, two user assignable control wheels, a bright backlit display and a cool new synthesis name (Interactive Phase Distortion). Too bad that the sound doesn't quite live up to the synth's appearance. I find it almost impossible to squeeze any real power out of the VZ-1 - whatever I do, it will always sound rather thin and harsh. However, if you need a synth to create those brittle and polite synthetic noises (a'la Erasure), the Casio may be just what you're looking for. And also some of the bell-type sounds are fantastic!

Comments About the Sounds:
Casio says "There's never been anything like this". Well, believe me, that's not the truth. The VZ-1 and Casio's own CZ-series synths aren't exactly lightyears apart.

(Thanks to Thomas R Kolb for this info.)
and Marcos Paulo Suntak for the pic

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x The Easy-VeeZee Web Site Everything about Casio VZ synths
x The Patch King The Best Sounds @ The Best Prices. Thousands of new sounds for over 100 Synths and Samplers. Check us out!
x The Casio room at Synthmuseum.com History and technical information about Casio instruments.
x Casio VZ1 resources % banks of original sounds, other banks of sounds, Cubase mixer map, and Atari ST editor/librarian
x Casio VZ1 @ deep!sonic Find some rare picts behind the panel
x Casio VZ-1 @ deepsonic Pictures from inside of Casio VZ-1 and some demos as mp3.

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