Synth Site: Casio: CZ1 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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well a part time user from usa writes:
(i'm coming from a techno/electronic background) This is a great machine. The same as a cz101/1000/etc. but with a bigger

keyboard, more memory, and it's touch sensitive. Everytime I think I've

exhausted the cz's sound architecture I seem to find something even cooler

to do with it. The 8 stage envelopes are great and have allowed me to always

get good sounds out of it without any outside effects(you can simulate simple

reverb or delay with them pretty easily). Basses are good, pads are good

and the res waveforms can make some really nice airy sounds. Also, the touch sensitivity allows you to get sorta the effect of twiddling with

knobs by mapping the filter cutoff's to how hard you hit the keys. pretty

decent. Every programming function has it's own key(though no knobs) and the whole

thing in general is great for anyone wishing to learn how to program a basic

synth. The unit is also 8 voice multi-timbral which is great for those sequencing on

a budget(no wasted voices). I buy one in a second for around $200 dollars. Even if you hate the sound, you'll have a great controller keyboard for other modules.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
Charles a 0 user from USA writes:
The CZ-1 and the 5000/3000/1000/101 are very digital in the 80's sense of the word. They do sparkling bells, metallic sounds, and absolutely horrible strings. Sounds like the DX-series huh ? They are very similar. They each have a distinctive sound, there's a &quot;DX sound&quot; and a &quot;CZ sound&quot; But the differences a many. First the CZ's are dirt simple to program, they all have the same engine, and they can roar (a metallic digital roar but a roar just the same) You can even do the breathy D-50 thing with them sorta... People can tell what you're trying to do, but it doesn't sound the same. Really Koowl for its time and it does a lot for the peanuts they cost now.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
Miroslav Milosavljevic a part time user from Yugoslavia writes:
I use CZ1 for MIDI keyboard because I have Roland JV 1080 !!!

I don't think that keyboard is so bad (but I did some modifications by myself)

Bye... :-)

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:37
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