$.99 App Turns An iPad Into A Synthesizer Inspired By The Casio SK-1


iPad Music Software: Retronym has introduced Synth (App Store link) – a new virtual synthesizer app for the iPad.


  • More than 40 instruments
  • Mod wheel
  • Adjustable delay
  • Adjustable distortion
  • Sampler included. Create your own sounds with the microphone! (remember the Casio SK1?)

If you’ve used Synth, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Casio SK-1: Everyman’s Sampling Keyboard

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This video looks at the Casio SK-1: Everyman’s Sampling Keyboard.

The SK-1 is a small sampling keyboard that was made by Casio in 1985. It has 32 mini keys, four-note polyphony, with a sampling bit depth of 8 bit PCM and a sample rate of 9.38 kHz, a built-in microphone and line level input for sampling, and an internal speaker. It also features a small number of four-note polyphonic preset analog and digital instrument voices, and a simple additive voice.

In the video, one man band Willis P. Jenkins demos the SK-1 and explains how he uses it in his music.

via gearwire

Bizarre Steampunk Circuit Bent Casio SK-1

A video demo of a strange electro-mechanical circuit-bent Casio SK-1.