At the back of the album cover of the Rendez-vous album by Jean-Michel Jarre is a list of used instruments. In short: Seiko DS 250, Synthex, Moog, Roland JX 8P, ARP 2600, Fairlight, Emulator II, Eminent, AKS, Lynn 9000, Memory Moog, Drumulator, Laser Harp, RMI, Seiko DS 320, OBX, DX 100, Matrisequencer, TR 808, Prophet, Casio CZ 5000, Baby Korg personal keyboard.more
Casio's CZ series of phase-distortion digital synths make for a unique sound. After all, there are 8-stage envelopes and 2 oscillators per voice for a thicker tone. Their sound is similar to the Yamaha DX synths but is much easier to program. The CZ-5000 may be at the pinnacle of Casio's synthesizer line, and it is still a great low-cost means of getting into vintage digital synth sounds today. The CZ-5000 is not analog and has no filters. But many still find it useful where strange synth sounds are needed such as industrial and electro types of music.more
Perto do CZ-1 é inferior em tudo, menos na construção (são iguais). Possui uma sonoridade única, bem característica dos synths da Casio na década de 80. Apesar da síntese Phase-Distortion, não ser tão popular como a síntese FM da família Yamaha DX, ela produzia sons bem interessantes, além de ser muito mais fácil de programar. Tive um, e hoje bate um pouco de saudosismo ao encontrar alguns vendendo na internet.
Phase-distortion digital synth - the sound is quite unique. 8-stage envelopes and 2 oscillators per voice and can produce a very interesting tones and voices.
Listen if you don't have a Casio CZ series synth in your collection, you're not about that synth life. Every producer should have a phase distortion synthesizer in their studio. Obviously I love my CZ-5000, what is there not to love? Beautiful big-sounding tones that are distinct to the '80s but timeless no matter what era...