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Casio VZ-8M Phase Distortion Synthesizer

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    Casio VZ series utilize Interactive Phase Distortion synthesis (iPD synthesis). Although named similarly, this is much more similar to Yamaha-style phase modulation synthesis than to Casio-style PD: the modulators in iPD are oscillating waveforms, rather than the angular functions of the original PD. Thus the CZ and VZ engines are quite different and not directly compatible, filling different sonic and architectural niches.

    Interactive Phase Distortion (iPD) Modules that can be arranged and connected in four sets of internal lines: A, B, C, and D.

    Each module consists of DCO and DCA that can be mixed, used for RING modulation. or for phase distortion.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Phase Distorion
    Oscillators: 8
    Waveforms: Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Super Saw, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Ring Modulation
    Envelopes: 9
    Evelope Paramerters: 8-step Casio
    Filters: 0
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Down, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Atonal, Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 128
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    Case: Rack
    Case Details: 1U 19 inch Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Knobs
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 120 V AC
    Year Released: 1988
    Year Discontinued: 1991
    Manuals & Documents
    Repairs and Support
    [+] www.casiomusicforums.com
    MSRP List Price: $1,000 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $850 - convert
    Used Price: $80 - $200 - convert
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