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The CZ-1 was the first CZ synth to offer a proper velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard. The sound parameters are the same as all the other synthesizers in the CZseries.

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 sheet.

and Construction :This is not a keyboard for people who are trained pianists. It feelslike a synth. On the other hand this and the other Pro-Level Casios(FZ-1, VZ-1) have sturdy keyboards capable of sending velocity and channelaftertouch. They may well be the cheapest keyboards available used thatcan do this. And the CZ-1 is in general, built like a tank. The topis plastic, but well re-inforced and attached to a metal frame.

Comments About the Sounds:
Very digital, but can be quite complex, due to the 8-stage envelope generators.

and zebulun for the pic

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