In this series of videos, Joe Evans (Runningonair) takes an in-depth look at the Casio CZ-1, the flagship synth of Casio’s CZ line.
Most synthesists are familiar with Casio’s CZ line from the Casio CZ-101, which is an entry-level mini key synth from the mid-80’s. Even the CZ-101, though, had some features that are rare on modern synths – like 8-stage envelopes and multi-timbrality.
The CZ-1 adds features like a full-size keyboard, with velocity and aftertouch, and 16-voice polyphony.
Check out the CZ-1 video series, embedded above, and let us know what you think of this classic Phase-Distortion synthesizer!