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Casio CZ-3000 Phase Distortion Synthesizer

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    Description
    The CZ-3000 synthesizer used the same phase distortion engine as the CZ-101 and the CZ-1000, but added the following features:

    + The synthesizer had eight voices instead of four voices (16 oscillators instead of eight)

    + It was possible to split the keyboard (in other words, have some keys play one sound while other keys played another sound).

    + The synthesizer had 61 keys, not 49 keys.

    + There was a built-in stereo chorus effect

    + Instead of having just a pitch bend wheel, the CZ-3000 had both a pitch bend wheel and a modulation wheel.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Phase Distorion
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Saw Up, Sine, Square, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Fader, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel
    Oscillator Notes:
    + 8 basic waveforms: saw, square, saw pulse, saw half-sine, quarter sine, low harmonics, mid harmonics, low & mid harmonics.
    + 25 combo waveforms: non-resonant waveforms 1~5 can cascade resonant waveforms.
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: 8-step Casio
    Filters: 2
    Types: Phase Warp
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO
    Filter Notes:
    Simulated Phase Distortion with resonance.
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 64
    Multipatches RAM: 64
    Storage: Internal, 6
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    Chorus, Ring Mod, Noise Mod
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 4
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 12
    DAC Frequency Rate: 40
    Power: 120 V AC
    Production
    Year Released: 1986
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $700 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $600 - convert
    Used Price: $150 - $300 - convert
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    Related Synthesizers
    CZ-1 (1986)
    CZ-1000 (1985)
    CZ-101 (1984)
    CZ-5000 (1985)
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