Electric/ Digital Keyboards
This is a vintage 1980s Casio CZ-101 Synthesizer in good physical condition and there's a RA-3 RAM cartridge included too.
When I plugged it in the keyboard works but the output seems quite low and quiet. I don't know any more about it than that but it could be an easy fix/workaround.
The unit is MIDI equipped and can recieve on any of the 16 available channels. It features a pitch bender (adjustable range) and tone storage locations 16 ROM-based and 16 user ram - if you add a cartridge (RA series) then you double your user storage. Tones can be layered but you lose polyphony. A tone is made up of two DCO layers which can be detuned and ring modulated for bell-tones. Noise can be added but this is hardly your flute-blow effect and I have found it mostly useless unless you wish to simulate Wind-effects.
There are 8 waveshapes from which to carry out phase distortion and these vary from Triangle and Square to rather more esoteric shapes with in-built resonance for HI-Q filter effects. Portamento is provided and is adjustable. Vibrato can be delayed and have its waveshape altered from 4 waveshapes.
The INITIALIZE parameter allows the rather complex ADSR to be set up - in somewhat similar fashion to how DX parameters can be "defaulted" - this is useful if you find you cannot get a noise out of any tone - just initialise it. Press the initialise button along with the parameter to set it to its default.
All in all for a vintage synth the CZs are quite an addition to DX types.
This synth can be heard in action all over YouTube and on hit records such as 'I Got 5 On It' by Luniz and was used extensively by Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure.
On 13-Apr-12 at 10:36:01 BST, seller added the following information:I found out that there's a reset button on the bottom of the keyboard. I reset it and it all seems to be working ok now.