The Casio VL-1 was the first synthesizer of Casio’s VL-Tone product line, and is sometimes referred to as the VL-Tone.
Released in 1981, the VL-1 is notable for its kitsch value among electronic musicians, due to its cheap construction and its unrealistic, uniquely low-fidelity sounds.
- LCD display capable of displaying 8 characters.
- Real-time monophonic music sequencer, which could play back up to 99 notes.
- 10 pre-loaded rhythms, which included waltz, samba, swing and bossa nova.