Synth Site: Casiotone: 1000P: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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matthew F! a hobbyist user from atlanta ga USA writes:
I've had my 1000p for a few months now and its a pretty neat little board. This thing has a fat old sounding, somewhat muffled tone with a few features. The combo of the feet, mods, and waveforms produce slightly varying sounds most of the time but with 1000 to play with I guess you can't complain. There is 4 different pseudo effects: vibrato, delayed vibrato, heavy vibrato (which is pretty sci fi sounding) and sustain. You can use any combination of the 3 vibrato types with the sustain on at the same time, and I never play the thing without them on (my fav is delayed vibrato+sustain). It also has a cool arp with a memory and program function...although I haven't figured out how to program the arp...if anyone knows help me out. The screen displays lil red numbers (3) like you see on alarm clocks and can be set to sounds 000-999. Its fun to just pick random numbers and hear how they sound like 142 (foot 1, wave 4, modulation 2) oh and the modulations are pretty cool, some give neat effects like the trailing music box sound of "delayed attack" also a cool point is that it can be tuned to match any kind of unusual guitar or piano tuning. It also comes with 10 preset sounds such as organs, piano, celest...etc. Like it says above the only sounds represented somewhat realistically are the organs. The piano, for instance sounds nothing like a piano but I love the way it sounds anyhow, its very soft. 9 times out of 10 I have this thing running thru an analog delay and I end up with some nice sweeping sounds. Overall its a fun little tone board with not a lot of features, if you don't like a few sounds on it you probably won't like most of them. And vice versa if u do like them as I do. P.s. This thing is HEAVY.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-May-13-2005 at 09:51
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Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-20-2004 at 06:25
richard a part-time user from uk writes:
got this delivered the other day, for a start it has classic written all over it, also wouldnt look lost on stage with an amp, it has real warm sounds which could be straight out of the 70s and the piano effect fully loaded is great. its not a full on synth but its great for solos if you see it buy it, if you dont use it, its a nice as a piece of furniture

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-23-2004 at 13:44
Ian Kelp a professional user from GB writes:
I just bought one for £30 and I recommend it to anyone. Good for 'Computer Love' lead line sounds and the arpeggio is super. Joke? You Sir are no trouper!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-02-2002 at 14:15
Steve B a hobbyist user from UK writes:
If you are after the cheesy sound of early Casio, this is it!. The 1000 part of the name comes from the fact that there is a selection of 10 different settings for 3 aspects of the sound - 10 x 10 x 10. You can get all the usual thin Casio whines from this, as well as some lovely woodwind type sounds. With a load of chorus, the strings aren't *too* bad either. The arpeggiator is a great toy, and surprisingly flexible for a synth of this age.

Don't expect analogue. This thing is early digital through and through.

And don't pay more than about £50 for one in good nick. The joke will wear thin pretty quickly.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-17-2001 at 03:38
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