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Casio FZ-10M

FZ-10M (image courtesy of PerfectCircuitAudio)

Released: 1987

MSRP: $2499US


Rack version with 2x sample memory Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Casio FZ-10m is a (pressure and velocity sensitive) 3U rack, 8 voice multitimbral digital sampling synthesizer, featuring additive (48 harmonic), oscillator (5 waveforms or hand drawn), or sample (16 bit, 9-36kHz) sources, digital resonant low pass (24dB) filter, and dedicated 8 stage filter and amplifier envelopes per voice, along with LFO, 8 presets, 3.5" DSHD disk drive, and MIDI. Sample editing includes dual loops with cross-fade, reverse, mix resample, cross-mix splice, and truncate.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
3U rack W:482.6mm D:387mm H:142.6mm 10.7kg no mix (TS/XLR) 8 individual MIDI: IN OUT THRU RS232 (25 pin) no no sustain 40W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
FZ-1 FZ-10m FZ-20m shared 8 3.5" 2HD MIDI SysEx menu based graphic LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
8 8 no Waveform->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
None no pressure DCA-EG LFO MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC4 velocity no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no no N/A N/A MIDI-PitchBend MIDI-CC1 MIDI


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


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16 bit 9kHz 18kHz 36kHz 2MB no auto resample:mix reverse splice:cross-mix truncate


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO digital additive (48 harmonics) draw double sine pulse random saw square Samples - no no LFO MIDI-PitchBend no
Sample digital 64 - no no LFO MIDI-PitchBend key velocity


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
DCF digital MB87186 yes low pass pressure DCF-EG LFO MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC4 velocity no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
DCF-EG 8 8 no no no key velocity key velocity
DCA-EG 8 8 no no no key velocity key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO random saw:down saw:up sine square triangle yes no yes no pressure LFO MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC4 no
Sampler Models
FZ-1 FZ-10M FZ-20M