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Casio VZ-10M 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.

    "Player-friendly" Menus and Functions

    Virtually all of the VZ-10M's editing and programming operations are organized into three basic sub-modes - Menu 1, Menu 2 and Menu 3 that feature a variety of "functions." Each of these functions is further broken down into "parameters," which are constants that have changeable values or settings. To alter VZ-10M sounds or programming, you simply alter the value of these parameters using a value slider or value keys.

    Wide Backlit LCD Graphic Display

    The VZ-10M's wide graphic LCD features a hierarchical, "player friendly" menu structure, which allows speedy and accurate operations. Sound source configuration, patch editing, multi-patch setup creation, output channel and MIDI specifications - in fact, virtually all VZ-10M operations are controlled by interacting with various functions that are found in the three VZ-10M menus. And a number of VZ-10M functions feature "graphic editing" capabilities.

    Combination Mode Provides Layered and Split Voicing

    The VZ-10M's "Combination" mode lets you mix together up to 4 different patches in any of 8 different patch mix or patch split configurations. You can set effect and amp levels independently for each patch, and output them together through the MIX OUT channel. Or output the 4 patches through the VZ-10M's L/R LINE OUT channels.

    Multi-Channel MIDI Performance

    The VZ-10M features Casio's exclusive multi-channel mode which can accept up to 8 timbres from separate MIDI sound sources. These can then be divided into constituent polyphonics and ensembled in any format you desire. Multi-timbral MIDI expansion, monophonic MIDI performance, or total 16-note MIDI polyphony can be selected.

    Velocity Split & Positional Cross Fade

    The VZ-10M puts powerful multi-voice performance in your hands, with advanced features such as velocity split and positional cross fade. Set up multi-layered voices with up to 3 split points, and "fade" the voices into one another so there's no audible "split point" with the cross fade function, or control multiple voices through keyboard velocity using velocity split.

    Optional RAM Card (RA-500)

    Choose an optional RA-500 RAM card for expanded sound storage and recall capabilities. Each RAM card holds up to 64 VZ-10M patches and 64 VZ-10M operation memories.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Phase Distorion
    Oscillators: 8
    Waveforms: Saw Up, Sine
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    1 sine, 5 saw, 1 noise, 1 noise + sine waveform
    Envelopes: 9
    Evelope Paramerters: 8-step Casio
    Filters
    Filters: 0
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sine
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Atonal, Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 128
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI, SERIAL
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Case Details: 2U 19-inch Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 2U, Full
    Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Knobs, Sliders, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 24
    Display Count V: 3
    Weight: 12.4 lbs / 5.6 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, XLR, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 5
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 120 V AC
    Production
    Year Released: 1988
    Year Discontinued: 1991
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.synthmania.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $1500 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1350 - convert
    Used Price: $400 - $200 - convert
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