favorite
favorite
hide
unhide
flag

Posted

print

Vintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual - $325 (Minneapolis)

Vintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 1 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 2 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 3 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 4 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 5 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 6 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 7 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 8 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 9 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 10 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 11 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 12 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 13 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 14 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 15 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 16 thumbnailVintage 1984 Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer with Power Supply & Manual 17 thumbnail
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Casio
model name / number: CZ101

more ads by this user

The CZ-101

includes power supply and manual

Copied from Wikipedia -
The CZ-101 was the first and best-selling synthesizer in this line. Approximately 68,500 were manufactured. Released in November 1984, it was one of the first (if not the first) fully programmable polyphonic synthesizers that was available for under $500. In order to keep the price low, several compromises were made. The CZ-101 only had 49 keys (4 octaves from C to C) instead of the 61 keys most synthesizers had. Instead of full sized keys, the CZ-101 used miniature keys. It had pegs for a guitar strap so it could be worn, a compartment for 6 D-size batteries, and a headphone output but no internal speaker.

Copied from Vintage Synth Explorer-
The CZ-101 is a digital synth with plenty of analog-like traits and sounds to interest most anybody. It has a good 8-stage envelope design and uses Phase Distortion (PD) synthesis which gives it some pretty great sounds. The sounds are very similar to the Yamaha DX synthesizers, and they're much more affordable. PD is Casio's own take on digital synthesis from the mid-eighties and is found in all of their CZ series. You basically modify digital waveforms (it has eight basic wave types, e.g. sine waves) to create various sounds. It can create wild new sounds, notably percussive sounds.

Make no mistake, the CZ-101 is no toy - Three sets of 8-stage envelope sections are used to modulate your sounds extensively. The first is used to modify the DCO pitches over time. Another 8-stage envelope section in the DCW is used to modify the Phase Angle over time (like filtering). Finally the DCA amplifier also has an 8-stage envelope to modify the volume of sounds over time. For further tweaking the CZ-101 employs some surprisingly analog effects. Four types of Vibrato make up a simple LFO-type section with triangle, square, ramp up or down waveforms as well as rate, depth and delay settings. Portamento adds that classic glide effect from one note to the next. Double up on the oscillators with 4-note polyphony. Built-in noise and ring modulation. It's also MIDI equipped with 4 monophonic multitimbral parts.
Later CZ-series models like the CZ-3000 and CZ-5000 used this new Phase Distortion synthesis in more professional instruments. But none are as small and portable as the CZ-101 is! It can even be strapped on like a guitar and run on battery power. The CZ-101 has been used by Cirrus, Moby, Jimi Tenor, Vince Clarke, Jimmy Edgar, and They Might Be Giants.


demo on you tube -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZI8H5jCpH0&list=PLe08Lbpy8pPbVOueQikTUmJ4mH_RvubhF&index=2


Click on the "more ads by this user" link to see other items I have for sale

key board keys electronic electric piano synth classic key board keys electronic electric piano classic digital drums organ keys synth synthesizer amplifier

post id: 7741572470

posted:

updated:

best of [?]

loading
reading
writing
saving
searching