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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Jason Burgess a part-time user from UK writes:
I wanted something to use as a practise tool. The act that I've joined has all the set as midi backing files for practising to and also on minidisc, for performance. I had a choice of leaving my Casio keyboard set up permanently and connecting to my PC or using the minidisc backing tracks, which are literally barebones. Neither solution was ideal, but I was lucky to find a GZ-50M on Ebay. I more or less bought it blindly and wasn't expecting too much, as it cost me less than the cost of an official Casio power supply. I was very impressed when I connected the tiny box up to my laptop and told Cakewalk Plasma to play my midi files. It needed no extra setting up, as I already had my midi interface installed on my computer. Out came the music in glorious radiance and I could mute tracks on the fly, although that is more to do with my software, but the GZ did as it was told. As I said, I got this gizmo for rehearsing with, but it respectable enough to be used for performance or recording minidisc backing tracks. Unless you really need to pay hundreds of pounds on a fully functioning midi module, with lights and buttons, I'd seriously advise you to hunt out one of these!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-31-2005 at 05:25
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Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-29-2004 at 11:06
Tim Craig a professional user from Aberystwyth, UK writes:
I've had one of these for years, and there are some wonderful little instrument sounds to be got out of this box! The piano sound I used for recording and found it better than anything I use on my Korg Triton, as there is no EQ, mixers, waveform editors, what you see is what you get, but I love it. Yes there are crap sounds on there, but what do you expect from such a cheap small box that only uses general midi - does anyone ever use the effects like 5th's or ice rain anyway? I paid £40 for mine from a computer store, and I am still using it. The electronic keyboard patch (patch 5 or 4 depending on your controller) I cannot replace, and would have to search to find another box that could do what I need. Try putting phasers on the organ using external effects. I still use this setup live on stage and it is still kicking. Love it

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-28-2002 at 11:06
Jonathan klass a part-time user from South Africa writes:
This unit is amazing for my application recording to a small multitrackl maschine which i take to my studio to transfer to my 16-track setup or to tell what a musical arrangement will sound like with tht real instruments. It is so small and portable and I am using it with a Casio digital guitar.I only just got and have only started using it but I am more than happy.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-27-2002 at 06:00
Gareth Morris a part-time user from England writes:
Cheap, and good quality GM sound. Very small too. I quite like it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-04-2001 at 09:53
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