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Casio CZ-230S

CZ-230S (copyright 2012)

Released: 1985



CZ-101 with sequencer, speaker, rhythm patterns, and no front panel (MIDI only) programming. Architecture Class: FM.

Ebay Description:

The Casio CZ-230s is a 49 (mini) key, 8 voice digital synthesizer, featuring vibrato and portamento, 100 presets (4 editable via MIDI only), 4 track step sequencer, PCM based rhythm machine, a built-in speaker, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
49 mini keys W:806mm D:206mm H:76mm 3.9kg no mono rhythm MIDI: IN OUT THRU no no no 5.4W 9VDC (- tip) 6 D batteries


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
N/A None Preset:96 User:4 tape: 8 pin DIN (sequencer) MIDI SysEx Dedicated buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
4 single osc:8 dual osc:4 Tone Mix:1 Solo:1 no Phase distortion


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
None no DCA-EG yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no 4 track step-time sequencer and rhythm machine 200 steps Preset:20 rhythms (80 patterns) User:10 rhytms (3 measures/ea) MIDI Pitch-Wheel MIDI-PitchBend MIDI-CC5 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no MIDI no None no


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" +-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
Percussion digital ? - no no no 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