This app reproduces the functionality of Casio’s best-selling CZ-series models, such as the CZ-101 (first released in 1984), and also includes new functions. Featuring a built-in 4-part PD (phase distortion) sound source, its 36 waveforms are capable of generating an extensive and diverse range of sounds. The created tones can also be played on MIDI-compatible instruments.
THE PD SOUND SOURCE SYSTEM
Phase Distortion (PD) works by distorting a sine wave when it is read so that various different waveforms are produced. At the time, it was a ground-breaking system for generating waveforms other than simple sine waves. In the CZ series, 8 basic waveforms were generated by the PD sound source, with pairs of those 8 waveforms cascaded to provide a total of 36 basic waveforms.
Parameters to set basic waveforms. A total of 36 basic waveforms can be selected for each of the 2 sound sources.
One Key Follow feature (DCW1/DCW2) controls waveforms based on the upper and lower extent of the keyboard’s register while the other Key Follow feature (DCA1/DCA2) controls the envelope duration based on the keyboard’s register.
CZ-series synthesizers allowed users to choose from 4 types of line output (1+2′ or 1+1′) depending on the purpose. Using 2 DCOs allowed the use of detuning to fine-tune the pitch shift in the two systems to within ±4 octaves, which is useful not only in creating a chorus effect, but also for producing sounds with specific harmonics emphasized.
Ring modulation can be used to produce metallic tones that include non-integer harmonics, while noise modulation is effective in creating percussion-like sounds.
An envelope generator is provided for each DCO, DCW and DCA core block in the two systems, which makes it possible to vary the tuning, tones and volume over time.
COMPATIBILITY: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
– Compatible with iPad.(JAiLBREAK)
– Changes will be reflected in the sound when manipulating envelope while pressing the keyboard
– Added MIDI player function
– Added Bluetooth MIDI connection to config menu
– Added ON / OFF switch of background audio to config menu