Synth Site: Casio: CZ1 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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JamesGualario a part-time user from United States writes:
I am very impressed with the CZ1. It has an incredibly flexible sound architecture, and a somewhat unclean sound that I am very happy with. It is very easy to program, and I have been able to learn how to use it without having the owners manual infront of me. Similar to DX7??? NOT TO MY EARS.... In my opinion, if you are looking to add a new cheap and unique sound to your rig, the CZ1 is a great candidate. It has a thinner sound than other CZ models, but I find that this makes it stand out in my mix a little more.... BE WARNED: These things are hard to get parts for!!! Pay no more than $250.00 (Assuming it is LIKE NEW) Experiment with bells, basses, sweeps, and industrial drum sounds on it... you will be impressed! Later.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-08-2000 at 13:21
Matt Jasper a part-timer user from u.s. writes:
After more in-depth experiments with the new cz1, I agree with the post by Jon that other czs I've tried (101, 1000, 3000) seem to have a "fuller bottom end". It may be a quirk of my machines, but side by side with identical patches (used quite noisy & complex ones to highlight differences) the cz1 sounded much thinner and even modulated at different rates. Patches sounded sort of similar but something was lost in translation. The cz1 is still great--and has better velocity sensitivity (yet may not work with some patch editors--didn't work w/unisyn) and may fit into certain mixes better--but I'd spring for a cz101/1000/3000/ or 5000 as a best first introduction to cz mania.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-12-1999 at 22:57
a part-timer user from USA writes:
I've got a CZ3000, 1000, and just got a CZ1 and It is clearly my favorite of the lot. It's got more buttons and lights (blue light-up lcd panel) and is touch sensitive and seems to be quite well constructed. Used Gear By Mail ( sold it for 129.99--half of what they charge for a CZ3000 even though the CZ1 is equal or better (they're the same size... about twice as heavy as a cz1000). A great and undervalued synth. Mentally ill noises galore--clanks, twangy bass, roars, wind, nails on chalkboard and satanic auto wreck end of the world noises. Get a few of them and midi them together to impress girls and frighten neighbors. Email me for free deluxe sound files (specify .wav etc. format you'd like) of what the CZ can do.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-07-1999 at 07:06
victor v. poushkar a professional user from Ukraine writes:
CZ-1 is my favourite digital synt. It took me about one month to program the sounds, the previos owner killed nearly all of them. CZ-1 does good monosynt, (it has mono mode) if you are used to the keys. It is NOT for piano players, shure. Also good bass, organs, bells and industrial noises No piano, no General MIDI compartibiliti, no finger bodybuilding

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-18-1998 at 20:46
hb mischling from united states of amerika writes:
Great for basses, bells. A very distinctive sound, albeit a limited one. I just like to tell people that I have a Casio to see the expression on their faces.

posted Friday-Oct-30-1998 at 13:44
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