MATRIXSYNTH: CASIO CZ-1 SOUND DEMO - Lost Patrol Theme

Friday, November 24, 2017

CASIO CZ-1 SOUND DEMO - Lost Patrol Theme


Published on Nov 24, 2017 tiergrinder

"Casio CZ-1, digital synth from 1986.

Instead of the more popular FM synthesis, CZ-1 uses PD (Phase Distortion) synthesis to create sounds.

While it doesn't sound exactly like an FM Synth, it can get to same region and beyond. CZ-1 shines on bright metallic and bell sounds. It also does pretty good string , brass and pad sounds, especially when two sounds are layered in split mode.

CZ-1 has 16 voice polyphony with 2 "oscillators" per voice and also ability to split the keyboard, so that the upper and lower parts play their own sounds. User interface is MUCH more user-friendly when compared to many of the legendary FM synths. Almost all functions have dedicated buttons and sound editing follows the traditional subtractive architecture. CZ-1 has 64 presets and 64 user patches, there is also a possibility to use external memory cartridge to expand the memory to 128 user patches. CZ-1 also has pretty good midi implementation and is multitimbral.

Demo song : Lost Patrol Theme, originally composed by Chris Glaister

All synth sounds are from Casio CZ-1 synth :

Bass : Preset B-4 SLAP BASS
Main Strings : Preset A-4 STRINGS
Backing Strings : Preset G-1 SYNTH STRINGS
Polysynth Chords : Preset A-1 Brass 1
FM Percussion : Preset F-6 Afro Percussion
Guitar : B-1 Acoustic Guitar
Pan Flute : C-7 Recorder
Backing Percussion at end : F-3 Xylophone
Whistle : Preset C-5 Whistle

DRUMS : ALESIS HR16
TOMS : ALESIS HR16

Helicopter sample is taken from old sample CD."

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