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Casio VZ-1 Interactive Phase Distortion Synthesizer

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Description
Amazing Synthesis Versatility Thanks to Casio's All-new iPD Sound Source. Casio's all-new "Interactive Phase Distortion" (iPD) sound source system actually consists of 8 independent "modules" (M1 to M8). Each of these modules contains a DCO and a DCA, and is capable of generating independent waveforms. In the iPD system, the wave generated by any module can be used in either of two ways; to produce audible sounds or to modify waves generated by other modules.

The 8 iPD sound source modules work in associated pairs that are called "Internal Lines,", or simply "lines". There are 4 internal lines - A, B, C and D

The waveforms generated by both modules in any line can be used together in three different ways. They can be mixed, or one of the waveforms can be used to modulate the other for RING modulation or as the PHASE of a succeeding line.

Instant Recall of up to 256 Sounds and 256 Operation Memories

64 presets give you a wide range of vocal versatility. And with the use of a standard ROM card, the VZ-10M gives you incredible tonal expansion potential - up to 128 patches and 128 keyboard setups are literally at your fingertips. What's more, you can store up to 64 sounds and 64 operation memories on an optional RAM card, for even greater freedom of timbral expression.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Phase Distorion
Oscillators: 8
Waveforms: Saw Up, Sine, White Noise
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Sync Hard, Velocity
Envelopes: 9
Evelope Paramerters: 8-step Casio
Filters
Filters: 0
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 8
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches
Patches RAM: 64
Patches ROM: 128
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Case
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Switches, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Pitch -Wheel, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 96
Display Count V: 64
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1060 mm x 324 mm x 93 mm
Weight: 2 kg
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, XLR, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
Control Features: MIDI: IN / OUT / THRU
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: 120 V AC
Production
Year Released: 1988
Year Discontinued: 1991
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Pricing
MSRP List Price: $1,800 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,700 - convert
Used Price: $300 - $500 - convert
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