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Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Since the release of their diminutive yet ground-breaking CZ-101 synth, Casio have been steadily improving the facilities of their Phase Distortion keyboards with each subsequent CZ product. The culmination of those efforts is now manifest in their best-ever synthesizer, the CZ-1, a truly professional performance instrument. Chris Jenkins says 'welcome'.
Review | One Two Testing, Jul 1985
big and sequenced
Review | International Musician, Oct 1986
At last a fully professional, touch-sensitive, Phase Distortion synth! Jim Betteridge waves goodbye to auto-accompaniment forever.
Review | Making Music, Sep 1986
Review | In Tune, Nov 1986
Review | In Tune, Jan 1985
Professional Polyphonic Synth
Review | International Musician, Jul 1986
'Jack of all trades, master of none'? Tony Mills explains himself
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986
Following in the footsteps of their successful budget CZ models, Casio add touch-sensitivity for the professional user. Simon Trask evaluates the results.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985
Programmable Phase Distortion Polysynth
At last, Casio come up with the pro keyboard goods. Paul Wiffen tests the first of a whole range of synth gear from the calculator people, and concludes that it's 'probably the best Casio of all time.'
Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1985
cheap, programmable, digital, poly...
Review | International Musician, Feb 1985
Small, digital and reviewed by Curtis Schwartz
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986
What the ghetto blaster is to hi-fi, the CZ230S is to synthesisers. Annabel Scott takes a spin in Casio's streetwise preset synth.
Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Mark Jenkins reports on this recent addition to the popular CZ range of polysynths and suggests that the Phase Distortion synthesis it employs could well be the answer for those of you caught in the 'analogue versus digital' dilemma.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986
Casio plug a gap in their range by introducing a CZS000 without the sequencer. Trish McGrath uses her fingers to see how it sounds.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985
Programmable Phase Distortion Polysynth with Sequencer
Continuing their fight for pro keyboard acceptance, Casio double the CZ1000's voices and throw in a multitrack sequencer for good measure. Simon Trask casts a critical eye over the results.
Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1987
Looking for a low-cost introduction to synthesis? With its simplified programming method and variant on the Phase Distortion sound, Casio's latest 8-voice, splittable, polysynth could well prove the ideal first choice. Mark Badger explores...
Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987
Budget polysynth or home organ accessory? Casio attempt to find another gap in the market with Spectrum Distortion synthesis. Nicholas Rowland finds it's not too far from old-fashioned analogue.
Review | Music Technology, Sep 1988
iPD Digital Synthesiser
Casio's latest synthesiser employs the successor to the company's own PD synthesis system - interactive Phase Distortion. Bob O'Donnell investigates a new phase in synthesis.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1985
Casio's latest portable synth
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
The CZ101 is the spearhead of Casio's first serious onslaught on the pro-synth market. We check out this contender for the DX's digital synthesis crown.
Review | Micro Music, Jan 1990
Peter Fitzpatrick gets to grips with Casio's flagship synth - the VZ-1
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Competition | Micro Music, Jan 1990
Your demo tape could win you a brand new Casio VZ-1 synthesizer plus a day in ARC's recording facilities
Competition | Micro Music, Feb 1990
Here's your second chance to win yourself a Casio VZ-1 and a day at ARC'S recording studio, so take a look
Getting The Most From Mono Mode - Part 1
Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986
Part 1: The Casio CZ Series
Baffled by MIDI Mode 4 on the Casio CZ synths? Paul Wiffen plots a path through one of modern technology's minefields, and explains how to get the best from it.
Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Apr 1989
The theme of this month's edition of Patchwork is decidedly traditional, as Casio's CZ101 joins the ubiquitous DX7 and D50 as the subjects for readers' programming dexterity.