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Casio HZ-600


Released: 1987

MSRP: $499US


Pro version (no speakers or accompaniment) simple subtractive synth with shared analog filter. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Casio HZ-600 is a 61 key, 8 voice duotimbral digital synthesizer, featuring a digital oscillator (32 waveforms) and dedicated ADSR filter and amplifier envelopes per voice, along with a shared analog resonant, low pass (24dB) filter, LFO, stereo chorus, 40 presets (20 editable), and MIDI. The HZ600 can be powered by batteries (6 D) or 9V adapter.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1000mm D:274mm H:93mm W:39.38in D:10.75in H:3.69in 5.96kg 12.8lbs stereo stereo MIDI: IN OUT THRU volume no sustain 3W 6 D batteries AD-5 CA-5 9VDC 850mA (- tip)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- none Preset:20 User:20 Cartridge:20 card: RA-100 (RAM) no semi-dedicated buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 8 no DCO->VCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no DCA-EG pedal 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


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


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO digital complex:32 Samples - no no LFO Pitch-Wheel no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog NJM2090 yes 24dB low pass VCF-EG no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
VCF-EG sustain attack decay release no no no no no
VCA-EG sustain attack decay release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO random saw:up saw:down square triangle yes no no no Mod-Wheel MIDI-CC1 no
Conventional Models
HZ-600 HT-700 MT-600 HT-3000 HT-6000