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Casio Day! Bizarre performance on a CK-500 and answering machine tapes

Casio CK-500

Casio did a lot of weird things in the 80s, they were trying all kinds of stuff. Weird things like this combination synth, double cassette deck radio that came out sometime in the 80s obviously marketed towards…..??? Well, the only people I can think they possibly could have been making these things for were weird noise musicians of the future like the one shown in this video above.

This video by Z0NK0UT used the cassette and radio functions playing some answering machine tapes, and radio static piped though some fx then back into the mic input on the CK-500. This is truly a work of insane beauty.

 

Casio Day! Ultra rare beautiful pink Casio SK-1!

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Apparently when Casio made the famous SK1, they briefly manufactured one in light pink with light blue keys. Here’s some incredible photos of one from our pals over at Matrixsynth!

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Casio Day! A free collection of Casio VST plugins and sound packs!

In honor of demonicsweaters.com’s first ever Casio Day, I’ve put together this little collection of free Casio VSTs and sound banks! This is a collection of 7 Windows based VSTs, 2 sound banks, and one Ableton instrument that are all either Casio emulators, sampled from, or Casio inspired. Each listing has an individual download link, as well as mirrors. There’s also a rar file of all the plugins and sample packs together at the bottom of the post! Enjoy!

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vl toneFirst up is the classic and mega-cheesy VL tone! Here’s a nifty and very realistic free plugin called the VL1

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Kassiopeia! 2.0

Number two is what looks like one seriously awesome Casio CZ style emulator, The Kassiopeia!

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plastique_3For number three we’ve got the Plastique, an HT-700 inspired plugin. This little plugin is quite cool. Not really exactly like an HT, but has some great sounds and very useful. Still definitely has the Casio vibe too.

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mothmanz3000Number four is my own Mothman Z3000. This is another CZ type plugin. I modeled it specifically after the CZ-3000 with some slight differences. It comes bundled with 3 other Mothman synths. ALL FREE!

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Casiopea VST

Number five, Casiopia. This is yet another CZ inspired 8 voice polyphonic synth. I’ve posted all the different CZ plugins because each has their own character and sounds.

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Number Six – Cheapo-Tone, this is another VL inspired plugin, but instead of using samples, this one is a true software synth with digital oscillators to create the tones. You can also create your own patches from scratch and save them. Very cool!

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Casio PT-10Number Seven – Casio PT-10 Sound Pack. Here’s a 17mb soundpack from Seaweed Factory to be used in Ableton or anything really. There are sounds and loops included. 

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Casio CT 101Number Eight – Casiotone CT-101 Ableton Instrument. This is an ALP file to use in Ableton which is nice other than just having raw samples to work with. 

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Casio SK-1Number Nine – The undeniable classic Casio SK-1 (Sample Set) Unfortunately there’s not a plugin out there yet that emulates the sampling feature of an SK-1, but there’s some pretty good sound sets of the other built-in sounds, like this one. 

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casio fz-20mNumber Ten – Freon Surfer FZ. Last but not least is this really cool plugin that isn’t an FZ emulator, but rather drum samples that were captured from the Freon Surfer preset of the Sonic Charge MicroTonic software drum machine using the Casio FZ-20M, then made into a plugin with variable 9khz or 36khz sample rates, time stretched, and overdrive settings. 

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Well there you have it, 10 free plugins and sound sets that are all Casio! Now you have enough casio plugs to create a whole album using nothing but Casio sounds. Hmmmm… I just might do that!

If you want to cut to the chase and get everything at once, I’ve made a handy dandy rar file of everything in this post to download all at once!

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Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Casio Day! How To Play Your Casio Keyboard | VHS Rip 1989

Today is Casio Day on demonicsweaters.com. I’m post all Casio related posts all day, and to kick off the day, I’m sharing this hilarious “How to play your Casio keyboard” VHS rip from 1989.

Learn how to use the “tone bank”, the auto-rhythm feature, and how to rock out amazing 1980s sweaters. Or should I say Demonic Sweaters? 

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