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Big Brother

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Casio CZ-1

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'.

Casio CZ-1 Digital Synth

Review | Making Music, Sep 1986

Casio CZ-101

Review | In Tune, Jan 1985
Professional Polyphonic Synth

Casio CZ-230S

Review | International Musician, Jul 1986
SynthCheck

'Jack of all trades, master of none'? Tony Mills explains himself

Casio CZ1 Polyphonic Synthesiser

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.

Casio CZ101

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.'

Casio CZ101

Review | International Musician, Feb 1985
Synthcheck

Small, digital and reviewed by Curtis Schwartz

Casio CZ230S Keyboard

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.

Casio CZ3000 - The Obvious Solution?

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.

Casio CZ3000 Polysynth

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.

Casio CZ5000

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.

Casio HZ-600 synthesizer

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...

Casio HZ600

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1987
Portable Keyboard

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.

Casio VZ1

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.

CZ Top

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1985
Casio CZ5000

Casio's latest portable synth

Digital Dynamite

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.

VZ-1

Review | Micro Music, Jan 1990

Peter Fitzpatrick gets to grips with Casio's flagship synth - the VZ-1

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This article has no OCR bodytext.Competition

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

This article has no OCR bodytext.Competition

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 | 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.

Patchwork

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.

Patchwork

Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Aug 1987

Readers' patches galore... This month's cream of the crop includes patches for the Casio CZ101, Roland Alpha Juno 2, Korg DW8000, and Yamaha DX7.

Patchwork

Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Mar 1988

Patches for the Yamaha DX21, Roland MKS80, Casio CZ101 and Ensoniq ESQ1 make up this month's selection of readers' sounds for you to try for yourself.

Patchwork

Feature Downloads | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Apr 1987

Another crop of readers' own synth sounds. This month's featured instruments: the original DX7, the Casio CZ, the Ensoniq ESQ1 and the venerable Korg MS20 monosynth.

 

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