Just picked up a CZ5000

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The Cancer Years
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Just picked up a CZ5000

Post by The Cancer Years » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:10 am

And so far...I am completely lost. The manual will be helpful now that I found it. I can't get the sequencer to work yet (probably need to change the batteries.)


I am stoked on this thing!


Came with a hard case for 150!

the thing in the case weights more than I do.
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Post by Pighood » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:17 am

Fun synth...lo-tech heaven. Enjoy muchly.
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Post by The Cancer Years » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:40 am

The batteries in it expired in 2004, thank god they didn't corrode.
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Post by Pighood » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:46 am

Does your tongue tingle when you lick them?
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Post by uncle silas » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:42 am

Good deal! I picked up one a while back for next to nothing and have spent some good times playing it. In fact it made it on to a quick demo recording I made today.

Programming it isn't too tough, just tedious. Once you get the hang of it you'll be fine. Obviously it's not a tweaking keyboard, when you get a good sound save it and stick it in a tune.

The sequencer is pretty much c**p in terms of any kind of music making. I figured it out then gave up on it.

What I'd like to know is how do you use the comp based computer editor that's out there? I can't figure out how to move patches back and forth to/from the keyboard. It's weird...anyone know how this works?

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Post by JackAstro » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:19 am

Awesome. I have a CZ-1, which I love. The CZ series have a very unique sound. They are always compared to the DX, but I don't think they sound anything alike. Have fun!!

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Post by crystalmsc » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:29 am

cool find, that supposed to be a fun purchase.
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Post by yburn » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:46 am

they are good sounding synths although the interface is too arcane to make in any use to me. The buttons aren't exactly resposive and scrolling through values takes an age, the OS seems really slow.
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Post by madtheory » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:16 pm

Welcome to the club! Take a look at this article:
http://www.madtheory.com/CZ%20article/CZ%20article.htm

The manual is OK. I like the sequencer, it's quirky. Cool for step time entry and creating 8 loops of different lengths for poly rhythms, and arranging on the fly with the mute buttons.

The batteries preserve the memory when the power cord is disconnected.

The only problem with this synth is lack of velocity and aftertouch.

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Post by konvert » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:36 pm

Ahh. Congratulations!

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