Synth Site: Casio: SK1 Sampler: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Zmaja a hobbyist user from Yugoslavia writes:
You got it wrong in two places: maximum polyphony is 4, not 1, and the keyboard

doesn't respond to velocity. If you're not satisfied with the sounds (who is?), then

have a look at &quot;Circuit Bending and Living Instruments&quot; on -

this guy explains how to rearrange the circuit so as to get more interesting albeit weird


Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
Slappy a hobbyist user from US writes:
This keyboard is awesome. I've had mine since I was like 11, so it definately has the hard core nostalgia factor. I've used it for texture samples like static, distortion, etc. and for live drum samples. It has the best flute sound--well it doesn't exactly sound like a flute, but I've used it on like a million songs and I still love it. Anyway, the SK-1 is also just fun to freak out on.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
Ryan Link a professional user from Seattle Wa USA writes:
Overall and awesome little toy, the envelope section is fun and cheezy to apply on either the sample or the 8 instrument/sounds onboard. A little tricky at first but a lot of fun if u can find one for a small amount of money $5-30 usually, Check Goodwill/Value Village they're teaming with weird stuff sometimes. Also its got a 1/8th output on it so its great to pop into a distortion pedal then into an amp or whatever for a full sound to it. Hopefully myself or someone else will do some small modifications to it, the only one that has been done is a large one to midify it and put it into a modular style really. If u see one, get it! Its weird and quirky and may be worth $$$ in a decade or so like the tb303

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
DAN IEH a professional user from 0 writes:
Hey, try this: sample a VERY short noise with your SK (like a scisors speed closing) and then loop it. Then you´ll find that the sound is continous due to the shot lenght of the loop (thats always go from start to end of the sound). Then apply the envelopes and you´ll get a raw polyphonic synth sound with the true dinamics of the SK amp envelope. You can edit the sound with the additive engine for a more wide sound palette. The idea is use a single-cycle wave (or a nearly short wave) to generate, by looping, a continous synth sound thats responds to the whole amp envelope without end before complete the volume evolution. If you pass the sound throu an analog filter (I use my Teisco S60f) then you get an hybrid polysynth with digital DCOs and a VCF (kinda the stuff you can get out of a Korg DSS1) You can hook a BOSS OC2 octave pedal to create a kind of sub oscillator thats phats the sound. Try it and please be creative with that kind of machines that have a lot of power waiting to be discovered. Trust me, I still use it and I have a Prophecy, ASRX, SP1200, AN1X and S60f.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
Bob Parker a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I got my SK-1 at K-Mart for $30. I consider this only a notch or two above shoplifting. It is my favorite device for sitting on the couch and playing around with sounds and noises. I like to patch a radio into it and randomly sample bits of broadcast, then paly around and see what kind of interesting sound collages I can create. The Most fun I ever had with it was taking it to work when my job was at an early child development center (ages 14 months to 3- years-old). The little ones were awe-struck by it and I like to think that maybe I began one or two of them on the journey to becoming avante-garde noise artists. One of the coolest bits of technology ever encased in cheap plastic!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:36
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