The Original and Still the Best!
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The CZ Series Starter KitTM is an amazing collection of essential tools and information to assist the Casio CZ Synthesizer User in getting the very most from their powerful, but somewhat complex CZ keyboard. With all CZ manuals, forms, plans, tips, utilities, guides, and over 3000 patches including my heralded 500 original creations, the CZ Series Starter KitTM is THE Ultimate Resource for the CZ Series Synth!
Please note: NO ONE BUT ME can legally distribute my 500+ original patches! :)
- All Casio CZ Series Operation Manuals (CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000, CZ-230S) PDF
- Casio Sound Synthesis Handbook - 30 pages PDF
- Over 2500 CZ Patches in Sysex Format
- Over 500 Original CZ Patches with descriptive lists of all patches (CZ Starter Kit exclusive)
- Over 60 CZ & Sysex Utilities for Windows, Mac, Atari, Amiga & Linux
- CZ Series Hints, Tips & Tactics Handbook© (original publication, CZ Starter Kit exclusive)
- CZ General Info including diagrams, plans, modifications, DIY articles, etc.
- CZ Series Patch Creator Form© (original publication, CZ Starter Kit exclusive)
- CZ Series Patch Locator Form© (original publication, CZ Starter Kit exclusive)
- CZ MIDI Implementation Charts
The CZ Series Starter KitTM content info (all contents & info updated regularly):
All CZ Series Synth Manuals (PDF format)
The Casio CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-1, CZ-3000 and CZ-500, even the CZ-230S manuals are included in English in this amazing and informative package.
A copy of the Casio Sound Synthesis Handbook (PDF format)
This 30 page guide gives an alternative and more intuitive overview of the CZ series of synthesizers, exploring the concepts of sound synthesis, tonal colorations, the function of a synthesizer in achieving musical and non-musical sounds, and much more. Many people prefer this manual over the more technical Operation Manual. It definitely inspires a new way of looking at sound creation through the CZ series of synthesizers. Enhanced reproduction in English.
Over 2500 patches for the CZ series of synthesizers in Sysex format
These patches encompass all types of sounds, including: Basses, Brass Sounds, Guitars, Organs, Drums, Percussion, Pads, Strings, and a wide variety of effects from spacey to powerful! These patches will show you just how impressive the CZ's can sound! These patches have been assembled over the past 10 years through many sources from all over the world including: the web, newsgroups, friends, patch generators, magazines, and other professional and amateur programmers.
Over 500 original CZ series sound patches in Sysex format
These highly regarded patches are from my personal collection and are available nowhere else! These patches have been carefully created, tuned and balanced for my original compositions and cover tune performances. They include sounds such as Mellotron, Electric Guitars, Hammond Organs, Vox/Farfisa Organs, Theremin, Big Drum Sounds, a variety of sounds with echo, reverb, and phasing effects, and a multitude of cool, hip, synth and percussion sounds. Created to perform songs by artists such as Yes, ELP, Genesis, Camel, Ultravox, Thomas Dolby, New Musik, JM Jarre, Naked Eyes, Depeche Mode, New Order, Erasure, Eurhythmics, Talking Heads, Cars, Van Halen, Rush, Deep Purple, Yello, Garbage, Moby, Chemical Brothers, and many more. With a complete descriptive listing of all 500 patches.
Note: Sysex is a universal patch format that can be accessed through your computer using many fine freeware, shareware and commercial librarians and patch editors for Windows, Mac, Amiga, Atari, DOS, and Linux.
The CZ Series Hints, Tips & Tactics Guide© (PDF format)
This booklet works as a quick reference reminder of many of the more important aspects (and sometimes little known secrets) of operation, care, and sound creation with the CZ series of synths. Great to keep handy when creating sounds and selecting sounds for original and cover compositions. Also a great item to keep handy on the road and at rehearsals. Original publication, CZ Starter Kit exclusive.
The CZ Series Patch Creator Form©
This form lets you make quick notations of patch sound parameters as you create, modify or catalog them. Very handy when changes are made in a live or rehearsal situation, especially when you want to keep a copy of a "discovery" en route to a particular sound. Original publication, CZ Starter Kit exclusive.
The CZ Series Patch Locator Form©
This form allows you to make note of where you have stored individual patches in your internal tone banks and cartridges. An invaluable assistant in live and practice performance situations. Original publication, CZ Starter Kit exclusive.
CZ MIDI Implementation Charts
These charts gives a quick reference of CZ MIDI settings for full utilization of the CZ's polyphonic and multitimbral capabilities.
Over 60 CZ Synth, Sysex & MIDI Utilities
From Librarians to Patch Editors to MIDI Programs to Sysex Utilities for Windows, Mac, Atari, Amiga, and Linux systems - here is everything you need to transfer banks and patches to and from your PC, create new sounds, store and catalog your creations, and help your computer and CZ take you to new horizons of creativity.
Information, Diagrams, and How To / DIY Articles & Mod Plans
Block diagrams of the CZs, CZ Sysex info, CZ modifications such as Pitch Bender Mod, CV Pedal, MIDI Power Cable, Regulated PSU, Memory Expansion, and more. There's even an article with plans on How To Build Your Own RAM Cartridge.
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