History of Casio Portable Synths

Oct 11, 2006
History of Casio Portable Synths

Years ago, like with many small children, my parents encouraged me to go to piano lessons.  At the time it was a frustrating and occasionally annoying addition to my pre-teen schedule; it's only now that I look back and think "thank goodness".  Because if I didn't have those basic keyboard skills then I would have to work even harder to appreciate these battery-powered synths by Casio, who have been making them since the days when they cost $30,000 and came as part of an entire music-making computer system.

Tomás Mulcahy has put together a fantastic piece on the history and development of the Casio range, which is well worth a read if you're turned on by any of today's portable marvels like the Korg MicroKorg and Novation K-Station.

Casio CZ Series [via Music Thing]

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