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Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:54 pm
by Micke
rsaintjohn wrote:So weird, this was just released today: Ben Folds on a Casiotone 201, Casio's first consumer keyboard (after the VL)

I do believe the Casiotone 201 predated the VL-1 by a year or so. Afaik it was the first Casio keyboard to hit the market back in 1980.

Speaking of the 201, it was also used by Landscape on their album From the Tea-rooms of Mars ....(released in early '81 but recorded in mid '80).

The Casio MT-40 (also 1981) was apparently the basis for the reggae tune “Sleng Teng Riddim”:

Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:52 am
by rsaintjohn
Micke wrote:I do believe the Casiotone 201 predated the VL-1 by a year or so. Afaik it was the first Casio keyboard to hit the market back in 1980.
You're very likely correct. I was second guessing myself, and went back and add "after the VL-1" a few minutes later. I think I saw someone say that the VL-1 came out in 1979. Not the way I remember it, but it just goes to show that you can't trust everything you read on the internet. :lol:

Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:59 pm
by Micke
Oh, I almost forgot...Charles Bernstein used a small Casio keyboard for the electric violin sound featured in the ominous opening music
to "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). He couldn't recall the name of the keyboard though.

(the casio appears at @2:03)

This is one of the best synth scores from the '80s I think. Charles recorded the entire score at his home studio using a TEAC 1/2” 8-Track

Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:34 am
by Triton76
The Cars, 'Shake it Up'
I think he even took a Casiotone on tour along with JP 8 and Dx7 etc

Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:43 am
by Hossinfeffa
If you can find the Team Yamaha album the entire point it was made was to be made with cheap synths. http://www.discogs.com/Various-Team-Yam ... ase/304180

Here is a sample from it by Apparat Organ Quartet https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/306 ... ynesia.mp3

Re: Songs with Casio or Yamaha keyboards?

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:25 pm
by HaziaJuno


Tokyo Police Club's "Citizens of Tomorrow" contains some classic Casio-chord action on the verses. The "Lesson in Crime" album in particular sounded like it had quite a bit of Casio on it - their keyboard player uses a Casiotone 405 pretty regularly, if I remember correctly.

Used to have a CT610. In simulated woodgrain :lol: It was a great instrument, I miss it.