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by Casoniq
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any synths with keys like the yamaha cs-80?
Replies: 44
Views: 3859

Re: Any synths with keys like the yamaha cs-80?

Casio CZ-1 and CZ-5000 also have aftertouch. I'm assuming my CZ-1 is channel aftertouch vs. poly. The manual does not explicitly state this, but I've found that pressing one note harder in a sustained chord modulates all held notes.
by Casoniq
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: How is the Alesis Ion in your opinon?
Replies: 15
Views: 3724

Re: How is the Alesis Ion in your opinon?

It's a very good analog modeling synth. Same exact specs as an Alesis Micron, but many more knobs and buttons, an extra octave of keys, and a nice big LCD screen for editing. Also 2 mod wheels vs. the 2 mod sliders on the Micron (plus pitch bend wheels which both have). I believe there's a a differe...
by Casoniq
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than once?
Replies: 104
Views: 8077

Re: What synth have you bought more than once?

Ensoniq ESQ-1. I have a later plastic case version that developed some problems with 1 or 2 CEM filter chips. I got an earlier metal case version with a bad display, rather than find replacement CEM 3379s. I just swapped the display from the plastic case to metal tank ESQ-1. Apparently the display i...