MATRIXSYNTH: CASIO CZ-101 Digital Phase Distortion Synthesizer

Monday, July 31, 2017

CASIO CZ-101 Digital Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is a very nice, vintage 1980's Casio CZ-101 keyboard, a cool, smaller version of the Casio CZ-1000/CZ-3000. The keyboard is in great condition electronically with normal usage scuffs.

Used by many famous bands (Erasure, Radiohead among others), it is a digital synth with great programming capabilities and a nice variety of analog-like traits and sounds. It is equipped with a 8-stage envelope design.

It uses Phase Distortion (PD) synthesis for the great sounds, similar to the Yamaha DX synthesizers. It also has four types of vibrato settings, a simple LFO-type section with triangle, square, ramp up or down waveforms as well as rate, depth and delay settings. Four Portamento adds classic glide effect.

It has oscillators with 4-note polyphony, a built-in noise and ring modulation and is MIDI equipped with 4 monophonic multitimbral parts.

You can create lots of new sounds, notably percussive sounds. Great for standard stage/studio work, the synth is very cool strapped as a guitar (it is also battery operated) for a stand-up stage performances.

The synth is in excellent working condition with all keys and functions operating correctly.

Sorry, my niece model and the strap do not come with the synth. :( :( "

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