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Casiotone Conspiracy!

Post by immigrantboy » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:26 am

Does anyone know if there are any sites out there with specifications on a good portion of the Casiotone type synths? I am only finding a severe lack of resources for such information on the internet.

And don't you give me no bs about my potential interest in Casiotones! I got plans you see, plans...
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Post by OriginalJambo » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:31 am

You...you circuit-bending freak! :evil:

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Post by immigrantboy » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:20 am

Perhaps not a circuit bend. But I hear some of the MT and HZ models have some decent editability (for a keyboard), and the SD synthesis is compared to the CZ series, though I am not expecting the standards of a CZ.

But if I find some cheese for $20some, I may bend it, use effects and filters, or simply embrace the electrical sounds it makes for what its worth...
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Post by sacredcow » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:32 am

The ht-700 absolutely rocks a subtractive synth in it's own right, just a btw.
I can play it for ages. I guess it's filter is the only real analog thing in my setup.
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Post by bleep » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:52 am

immigrantboy wrote: But if I find some cheese for $20some, I may bend it, use effects and filters, or simply embrace the electrical sounds it makes for what its worth...
im also interested in something likethis

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Post by JSRockit » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:24 pm

I've been trying to find a good site as well...and can't seem to find a one stop shop.
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Post by ewblank » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:50 pm

This isn't a 100% complete Casio reference, but this is the most info I've even found in 1 place.

http://weltenschule.de/TableHooters/index.html

Click the "My tablehooter hacks and collection" link. This guy goes into exhaustive detail on the specs and features of the kybds he's modified, including pics of the circuit boards, bend points, etc...


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Post by salwa » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:04 pm

+1 for Tablehooters. I just love that site. Also, there is something on Deep Synthesis page http://homepage.mac.com/synth_seal/html/index.html
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Post by Tyler2000 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:42 pm

salwa wrote:+1 for Tablehooters. I just love that site. Also, there is something on Deep Synthesis page http://homepage.mac.com/synth_seal/html/index.html
I've literally read almost every page of that.
so what do I put down here now?

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