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Martin Fay


The CZ1000 was orignally meant to be a

budget synth, however it was capable of some verygood sounds. It had a

particularly good envelope design. Phase Distortion synthesis wasreasonable

powerful and made good use of filters, unfortunately with no resonance though.

For a better description of these machines, see the CZ101.

Kent Williams

(! says the following about Percussion Sounds: These take

some getting used to, as it's notimmediately apparent what to do. If you want

pure noise-type sounds,try setting DCA-1 to a first step of rate 99 level 0 END.

Then turnon noise modulation. This will get you just the noise generator.

Lotsof odd timbres are available, as the timbre changes based on what

waveformsyou select and the level of the DCW. It's capable of some fairly

rudenoises, like blowing a sibilant "SHHH" through a rubber


Comments About the Sounds:
Unique, has it's own character, can be quite harsh.

(Thanks to BRADLEY E CHEVAUX for this info.)

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