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Casio CZ-1

CZ-1 (copyright 2012)

Released: 1986

MSRP: $1399US


CZ-3000 with pressure, velocity, 2x memory and polyphony. Architecture Class: FM.

Ebay Description:

The Casio CZ-1 is a (pressure and velocity sensitive) 61 key, 16 voice multitimbral digital synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (8 waveforms with ring and noise mod), dedicated 8 stage pitch, phase, and volume envelopes per voice, along with vibrato, portamento, 128 presets (64 editable), chorus, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1025mm D:341mm H:127mm W:40.38in D:13.44in H:5in 13kg 28.7lbs no stereo MIDI: IN OUT THRU volume no sustain 30W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
CZ-101 CZ-1000 CZ-2000s CZ-2300s CZ-3000 CZ-5000 CZ-1 None Preset:64 User:64 Cartridge:64 cartridge: RA-3 tape: 8 pin DIN MIDI SysEx Dedicated buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 ("Tone Mix") 8 (MIDI) single osc:16 dual osc:8 Tone Mix:4 Solo:1 no Phase distortion


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no pressure DCA-EG pedal Velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no no N/A N/A Pitch-Wheel Mod-Wheel MIDI-PitchBend MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC5 no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI pedal yes 1


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO1 digital pulse saw sine:double square saw/pulse 3 "resonant" Samples +-1 no PhaseEG noise ring glide LFO portamento DCO-EG Pitch-Wheel no
DCO2 digital pulse saw sine:double square saw/pulse 3 "resonant" +-1 no PhaseEG noise ring glide LFO portamento DCO-EG Pitch-Wheel no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
DCO-EG 8 8 no no no no no
PhaseEG 8 8 no no no key no
DCA-EG 8 8 no no no key no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw:up saw:down square triangle no no no no Mod-Wheel no
FM Models
CZ-101 CZ-230S CZ-1000 CZ-2000S CZ-3000 CZ-5000 CZ-1 VZ-1
VZ-10M VZ-8M