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Casio CZ-1000 Keyboard Piano Synth Made in Japan with Stand - $495 (Brookline)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Casio
model name / number: CZ-1000
This Casio CZ-1000 was made in Japan and works perfectly. An iconic gem, it was famously used by A-ha to record their hit song “Take On Me” in 1985. The stand and the power supply are included.

The CZ-1000 is a vintage synthesizer introduced in 1984. It’s gained wide recognition for its excellent design and innovation. Here are some key features and characteristics:

- 8-Voice Polyphony: The CZ-1000 can play up to 8 notes simultaneously, allowing for complex and layered sounds.

- Digital Oscillators: The synthesizer uses digital oscillators to generate sound, which were a new technology at the time of its production.

- Phase Distortion Synthesis: The CZ-1000 utilizes Casio's proprietary Phase Distortion (PD) synthesis method, which creates a unique sound by modulating the phase of the oscillators.

- 8-Waveforms: The synthesizer offers 8 different waveforms, including sawtooth, square, and pulse waves, which can be combined and modified to create various sounds.

- Envelope Generator: The CZ-1000 features a simple envelope generator with Attack, Decay, and Release controls to shape the sound over time.

- Filter Section: A basic high-pass filter is included to further process the sound.

- LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator): A single LFO is available to add modulation and movement to the sound.

- 32-Step Sequencer: A simple 32-step sequencer allows for creating short melodies or phrases.

- Memory: The CZ-1000 has 16 memory slots for storing user-created sounds.

- MIDI Compatibility: Although released before the widespread adoption of MIDI, the CZ-1000 is MIDI compatible.

- Design and Build: The synthesizer has a compact, lightweight design with a 49-key keyboard and a straightforward interface.

In addition to the aforementioned song “Take On Me,” the CZ-1000 can be heard on many hit songs of the 1980s and 1990s, including recordings by Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, The Cure, and Kraftwerk - to name just a few.

Historically significant, this is an exceptional keyboard.

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