MATRIXSYNTH: Casio HT-700 keyboard demo - "Interplanetary"

Friday, June 26, 2020

Casio HT-700 keyboard demo - "Interplanetary"


Alfonse

"Casio Casiotone HT-700 keyboard (1987)

The HT-700 is from the digital-analogue hybrid "Spectrum Dynamic" synthesis family of Casio keyboards. It's a mini-key variant of its larger siblings the HT-3000 and HT-6000, and a slightly more sophisticated, editable version of the Casiotone MT-600, with the same basic presets. It has a DCO-VCF-DCA synthesis structure, but using initial waveforms that vary over time, with a resonant analogue filter and a stereo chorus effect with three modes. Parameters can all be edited, with control of ADSR envelopes, and one parameter can be tweaked in real-time using the data wheel.

All sounds you hear in the track were made using the HT-700 and recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, and reverb were added as required. Individual drum hits were sampled from the rhythm pattern editor mode and sequenced in the DAW; the sequences were based on the 16Beat1 and Disco1 patterns on the HT-700, but allowed panning and processing of the lo-fi PCM samples.

Music: "Interplanetary" (C) Copyright 2020 Alfonse
From new EP "F", available here: https://ffm.to/alfonsef"

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