CZ Waves For Your Mix

Casio CZ-1 Spelunking REMIXED

A set of 161 single cycle waveforms with audio previews and image previews. Samples were collected from the 2007 mapping of all unique wave and window combinations of a Casio CZ-1.

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Casio CZ-1 Spelunking REMIXED 10 USD

Introducing “Casio CZ-1 Spelunking REMIXED”. This is bundle of single cycle waveforms that were isolated from my tedious 2007 project to map all unique waveforms of my Casio CZ-1. The bundle includes 161 single cycle waveforms, and there is a preview image and and audio sample for each one.

You can browse an index of included waveforms here and here.

This is project is a co-production of John Thompson, aka HaRDWOOD, and Michael Rickard, aka myself.

Single Cycle Waveform

Remember that this is a collection of single cycle waveforms. It is up to your software to do the looping, pitch, envelopes, filters, layers, and other magic.

About This Project

Back in 2007 I was testing how the wave function and window function work in a Casio CZ synthesizer. The full story is here. To make a long story short, it turns out that in a Casio CZ, any wave can be combined with any other wave, and passed through any window function. I mapped out all the possibilites at that time and made audio samples to demonstrate the concepts.

Then in 2019 John Thompson proposed using that set of audio samples as the basis for a set of single cycle waveforms that would be rooted in that authentic sound of a Casio CZ, but could be used in modern software, wherever you can load in a wave.

John did a large amount of work to comb through the sounds, identify which ones could be removed from the set, and then made a large amount of the single cycle waveforms.

In March of 2020 I also did a large amount of work mapping all the sounds, making single cycle waveforms, tagging everything, making image previews, making the indexes.

The result is this big set of curated waveforms from a Casio CZ-1. Many of the sounds are “hidden” sounds that are not possible except by manipulating the sysex. You would need both a Casio CZ and to tinker around with the sysex messages in order to get these waveforms.

Flipping through all the image previews in order