☢ Casio RZ-1 (1986)

Lo fi drum machine with internal sampler, here's the most complete RZ1 sound archive.

☢The RZDLX Sample pack (16mb) contains 196 samples:
- 12 factory samples at 24 bits for DAW
- 12 factory samples digitally dumped from eproms
- 12 factory samples recorded at 12 bits by Akai Mpc60
- 70 wav from 6 eprom kits (roland tr808 + tr909, Oberheim DMX, Kawai R50, EMU Sp12, yamaha RX11)
- 90 wav from Original RZ1 "sound collection" tape

🎧 Format: all samples are in WAV 24 bits/ 44 kHz Mono

🎁 Free samples pack with standard sounds

We did also sample all eproms for rz1 available + RZ1 original tape sound collection!

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basic pack rz1 is : Kick , snare, tom x3, hihat x2, ride, crash, rim, cow bell

The deluxe editions contains:
-36 recordings of the original kit (24 bits, 12 bits, digitally dumped from eprom)
-70 eproms samples
- 90 samples from casio RZ1 tape including agogo, bongo, chimes, conga, cowbells, finger snap, guiro, hihats, ride, more kicks, rimshot, toms,  tambourine

■ Rz1 is based on a custom NEC uPD7811 8-bit microcomputer. It's quite a strange machine, with 12 sampled sounds , a sequencer and 4 pads for sampling quite similar to previous cult machine Emu SP12. It's mainly plastic with a 16 character backlit LCD and a mixer section.

SAMPLING Sampling on the Casio is a very simple process to initiate. Hold down the Sample button and Sample 1 together, then feed a sound into the sample input to trigger the sampler. The display flashes SampleOK! you have a tiny for 0.8 seconds time (TOTAL!)  Each sample length is limited 0.2 seconds, and if you want to increase this you simply hold down Sample 1 and Sample 2 for a 0.4 second sample, or Sample 1 and Sample 4 for a whole 0.8 second sample! wow

SOUNDS The RZ-1 comes with 12 factory drum sounds at 8 bits (bass drum, snare, open and closed hi-hat, clap, cowbell, ride, crash, and three toms), its' very  very lo-fi sound.

EDIT Sound cannot be really edited but volume with internal handy mixer or 'Accent' and 'Mute' three levels of dynamic are possible for every sound. Samples also cannot be much edited but some kind of low pass filter on the rear (kind of trimmer).
NOTE:  The alternative non official OS includes a special sample reverse mode and a kind of attack trim.

SEQUENCER realtime or step  recording with 1 to 99 bars, but a 99 bar, with variable time signatur and the quantisation can be set to any value between half-notes ) and 1/96 notes . Patterns can also be copied to other locations, or deleted. Song' mode gives access to 20 chain slot , each of which can contain 99 steps. 'Edit' allows a different pattern to be entered at each step, or an existing pattern to be replaced by another. Using the yes/no buttons as wind/rewind, any individual step can be quickly located and played back

SYNC only Midi, note that sound can be also triggered by Midi also.

MEMORY you can save the patterns with external tape mode (8 dins or simpler midi dump)

■ Polyphony - 16 voices
Oscillators - 12 PCM sounds (Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Snare, Kick, Rim, Open HH, Closed HH, Ride, Crash, Clap, Cowbell)
Sampler - 0.8 seconds over four 'Banks'
Sequencer - 100 Patterns and 20 Songs
Effects - None
Keyboard - 16 Pads
Date Produced - 1986 

-12 separate outs
-main outs
-Ac IN
-Midi in out thru
-sampling input (with line mic switch)
-phones out
-footswitch in
-tape out 8 dins 

■Power Consumption: 17 watts
Weight: 3.7 kg
Dimensions: 430 mm x 292 mm x 75 mm

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