MATRIXSYNTH: Casio VZ-10M Synthesizer Module SN 000696 w/ Original Box & 4 ROM Cards

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Casio VZ-10M Synthesizer Module SN 000696 w/ Original Box & 4 ROM Cards



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"Includes original box, user manual , MIDI manual, quick chart

4 ROM Cards

ROM Card 100 - Card that comes with the unit
ROM Card 110 - US Collection
ROM Card 130 - European Collection
ROM Card 140 - Hi Powered Collection

The LCD backlight is a bit dim, and there is a small amount of rack rash on the top, but other than that its in amazing condition.

The VZ-10M takes a hybrid approach to its sound generation and uses Phase Distortion for ring modulation and waveform generation but true Frequency Modulation Synthesis to generate harmonics. The end result is a unique and hauntingly space-age sounding synthesizer with many smooth "twangy" textures - but it can also be very harsh and noisy when complex phasing is employed. Thumping bass-lines and sweeping pads are its strongest points but it is also very capable of analog-ish brass and strings.

Polyphony - 16 voices
Multitimbral - 8 parts duo-phonic
Oscillators - 8 iPD Modules across 4 Pairs
Waveforms - 1 sine, 5 saw, 1 noise, 1 noise + sine
LFO - 2 LFO generators for Tremolo and Pitch
Envelope - 9x 8-stage envelopes (8 amp, 1 global pitch)
Memory - 64 preset patches, 64 user patches, 64 patch external cartridge (via RC-100 ROM card)
Control - MIDI In, Out and Thru"

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