This is the section for Casio CZ projects I have done. The most notable projects are CZSYSEXY, a sysex editor and librarian, and CZWIGOUT, a random sound creator. I have written up tutorials on how to send and receive sysex to CZs. I have also documented some quests for hidden features (1, 2).
Casio CZ Envelopes
A discussion of envelope data in Casio CZ synthesizers, including some common myths.
2012-06-29 23:47:00 utc
CZSYSEXY is a sysex librarian (with editing ability) for Casio CZ synthesizers.
2012-09-19 01:44:52 utc
CZWIGOUT is an advanced random patch creator for Casio CZ synthesizers.
2008-02-18 06:41:03 utc
CZ How To
How to information, and tutorials, for common tasks involving Casio CZ synthesizers.
2012-09-20 18:17:52 utc
Overview Of Casio CZ Synthesizers
Casio produced the CZ line of synthesizers from 1984 into the 1990s. When the CZ-101 was released in 1984, there were other digital synthesizers available (notably Yamaha DX-7), but they were big and expensive. The CZ-101 was pint-size, affordable, digital, and easier to program than the Yamahas. Despite Casio’s reputation for making simple home keyboards, the CZ line are deep and usable.
Most Common Models
The line drawings in this table were taken from the Operation Manual for each model. They are in scale relative to each other. The small images are 1px = 5mm, and the large images are 1px = 1mm.
Less Common Models
If anyone has the Operation Manual for the CZ-2000S or CZ-2600S, I would like to have a copy.
The CZ models that included speakers were not imported into North America.