Casio CZ-230S

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A wolf in sheep's clothing, the CZ-230S uses exactly the same synthesizer technology as the CZ-101, mini keys included. But a few things give it more of a 'home' keyboard type image; firstly it had a built-in speaker; secondly it had 99 preset sounds with no way of editing them (only four of the sounds in the sound bank could be programmed by linking the synthesizer to a computer via its MIDI port).

However it had a built-in programmable drum machine (from the Casio RZ-1) and sequencer (step and realtime) which almost made it a workstation before its time. Midi in/out/thru was undoubtedly a first for a 'home' keyboard. Used by Vince Clarke of Erasure on the album 'Wonderland'.

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21 Visitor comments
July 14, 2012 @ 10:34 am

I have one of these in immaculate condition and with the original box. If any is interested in buying it just email me. Putting it on eBAY tomorrow otherwise!

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pete saysell
February 18, 2012 @ 6:40 am
I have one with original box for sale in uk
February 8, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
I don't know how i'd contact you if i can't access a profile with an email adress or anything....
February 7, 2012 @ 4:05 am
would trade a cz101 as part of the deal if interested.

if not that's still cool too!!!
February 7, 2012 @ 4:02 am

Sell me it please? how do i contact you?

my email is

get in contact with me
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Rated 3.28 (155 Votes)

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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 8 note
  • Oscillators - 2 DCO using Digital Phase Distortion Synthesis
  • #Instruments - 4 part multitimbral
  • Keyboard - 49 note mini keyboard (no Velocity or Aftertouch)
  • Memory - 100 presets
  • Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • Date Produced - 1986
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    Info provided by Nicholas Varley.

    Reviewed November 2007.

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