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Average rating: 3.7 out of 5
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David Waldman a part-time user from Silver Spring, MD writes:
Just obtained one of these (circuit bent for my convenience by one Tim Koza) from an Ebay auction. Having had the soldering iron treatment inside, replete with 8 3-way toggle switches and 20 RCA jacks arranged like a modular synth patchbay, this MegaCasio makes millions of unexpected squeaks, grunts, oinks and farts, far beyond the normal un-bent palette.

So my review is colored by the myriad of sonic pathways that circuit bending has given it. By themselves, the sounds are cheesy (what else). The bends affect upper and lower manuals differently, including (thank Heaven!) the drum sounds, which shatter into psychedelic sillinessessess. Many of the sounds are unrepeatable, and do not track across the keyboard. For example, adjoining keys might make an echoed snare drum sound and an LFO's piano. Extremely cool.

An heirloom.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-11-2004 at 22:48
stoned van pyro from Brazil writes:
I have this shit! No MIDI... NO FUN!

Its a Kid Keyboard. Sampler tools sucks a lot!

Grrrrr!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-03-2003 at 11:55
dollfullofrivets a professional user from u.s. writes:
Probably paid a little to much for this ($50 us), but they are soooo hard to find now-a-days. At first i was looking for an sk-1 but I came across this on e-bay and couldnt resist it's cool double keyboard (how many synths have this?). No midi like most casio's of the time but what it does lack it deffinately makes up for in fun. It has either four or two sample banks pending how long you want those samples. The samples then can be put through a number of different wave forms, reversed, etc. to create a tottally new sound. Unfortunately it has no memory so when you turn it off there they go. Best thing for this is to tape record the middle c so you can resample and get something similar later (it has line in for sampling). The out put is an rca on the back or a 1/4" head phone on the front (think early analog synths ;P). Real good for noise/experimental music. And if you are not embarased by mini keys (heh) then it could make for a good on the fly live sampler for those experimental jams or you wanna-be Jack Dangers. All in all I would never sell mine, tooo much fun.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-29-2001 at 16:03
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