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Casio FZ-20M Digital Sampling Synthesizer

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    Description
    Casio also produced FZ-20M as an expander rack with a number of enhancements over the keyboard version. With double the memory of 2MB increases to a maximum sampling time of 29 seconds at 36 kHz.

    The FZ-20M also features significantly improved playback sound quality with improved Digital-to-analog converters.

    Additionally, the rack version features improvements in the user interface, through a brighter display and the noticeably faster internal response to the use of buttons and sliders, as well as a number of bug fixes.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Additive, Pulse, Saw Up, Sine, Square, User Drawn, Wave Table, White Noise
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 32 kHz
    Oscillator Notes:
    Harmonic Additive: 48 harmonic levels, Waveform Drawing
    Digital Subtractive: Analog waves - Random, Saw Pulse, Double Sine, Pulse, Square and Sawtooth. Digital waves - Sample cycles, user drawn.
    Sampling: 16 bit, 9 kHz, 18 kHz, 36 kHz
    Sampling Notes:
    Sample Memory: 2 MB
    120 secs at 9 kHz
    60 secs at 18 kHz
    30 secs at 36 kHz
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: 8-step Casio
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, LFO, Velocity
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Storage: Tape, Internal
    Editing: MIDI, SERIAL
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Case Details: 3U 19" Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 3U, Full
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Sliders
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 96
    Display Count V: 64
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 12
    Inputs: MIC XLR / TR, RS232
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 32
    Power: 120 V AC
    Production
    Year Released: 1988
    Year Discontinued: 1991
    Used By
    Underworld, Kronos Quartet, Dee Lite, 2 Live Crew, KMD, and Kitaro.
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $2,000 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,800 - convert
    Used Price: $200 - $400 - convert
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    FZ-1 (1987)
    FZ-10M (1987)
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