Virtual CZ synth by PluginBoutique

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KVRAF
6934 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:39 am

Numanoid wrote:
EnGee wrote:For €28 is no brainer! Can it be installed in more than one machine?
Copy Protection is Serial Number so installing it on several machines should be a possibility
Ok great. I'll buy it tomorrow then. I also noticed a CZ synth in iOS by Casio itself! It seems the PC/Mac platforms are scary for some companies!
Anyway, Virtual CZ has a distinctive character and very close to the original :)
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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:57 am

EnGee wrote:Ok great. I'll buy it tomorrow then. I also noticed a CZ synth in iOS by Casio itself!
I didn't know that, interesting

It costs almost as much as VirtualCZ now during the VST Buzz sale though

http://world.casio.com/emi/app/en/cz/index.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cz-app- ... &ls=1&mt=8

The last 15 months has thus been good for the CZ affecinados looking for software replacements, a lot more choices than was before

Sep 2014: VirtualCZ
Jan 2015: iCZ
Dec 2015: CAMEO

And there are golden oldies CZynthia and PhadiZ by AlgoMusic, and PlatiCZ by reFX

KVRAF
1598 posts since 16 Jan, 2010 from Denver

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:56 am

well if your comparing during sale times the cz ios app was 10$ just a few weeks ago. Im still holding out for another sale which will inevitably come soon enough as almost all ios apps go on sale every few months

May have to jump on this one though, always wanted plasticz but its just so old at this point I could never pull the trigger even though I loved the sound

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:35 am

PlastiCZ is discontinued by reFX I think

CZynthia on the other hand is liberated by AlgoMusic, it can be had for free now :)
http://westgatesounds.net/AlgoMusic/index.html

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KVRAF
1709 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:54 am

VirtualCZ for the DAW, Casio CZ app for the fingers... ;)

KVRAF
6934 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:40 pm

I'm waiting also some discount on it in apple apps besides some other synths.
I use my keyboard with the iPad as I bought the camera kit and it works really fine without any noticeable latency (playing the keys). Connecting the audio output to the audio interface and could use it in the DAW as external hardware.

The thing buzzled me is why Casio insist in including their crap hex synth in their flagship products instead of a CZ synth!! I have their hex synth in my PX-5S Previa and I always wonder how it would be great to have a CZ synth instead of this!
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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:47 pm

When it comes to Casio, what happened to the XWP1 and its brother?

Going down like a led zeppelin...
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KVRian
1107 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:48 pm

27.99 EUR + VAT (means ie. 34.43 EUR for me) ...

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KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:56 pm

VAT sux, but even with VAT, this is the best offer for buying Virtual CZ yet

KVRAF
6934 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from NZ

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:53 pm

Numanoid wrote:When it comes to Casio, what happened to the XWP1 and its brother?

Going down like a led zeppelin...
I think they are still selling them in the stores. I was very excited at first when they announced a new synth. I thought it would be like FZ-1 or VZ-1, but ... :dog:

Anyway, I've just bought VirtualCZ :D Thanks for the notice :)
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KVRAF
9433 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:56 pm

paulbreeze wrote:27.99 EUR + VAT (means ie. 34.43 EUR for me) ...
Change your country [hint]
Amazon: why not use an alternative

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KVRAF
1520 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Post Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:29 pm

Well, that was certainly a no-brainer.

As a Casio emulation this synth will probably stay under the radar for a lot of people, but I played a CZ-101 in the 80s and it was not only versatile but cut through everything and was surprisingly reliable as a go-to when you were stuck for something useful, as opposed to that huge Oberheim pad that sounded great in when you patched it in your basement but was mush live with the band (I know - I made lots of those).

No one got too exited about getting a CZ but it stuck around and got the most use.

It was the Toyota Corolla of synths. :D

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KVRAF
9433 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:46 am

I like it but can see why the kids won't.
Doesn't have any currently trendy patches and far too complex for an ADHD brain to fosus on ;)

I have a VZ rack which is noisy, I actually miss that noise from this Emu!
Amazon: why not use an alternative

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KVRAF
1667 posts since 3 May, 2014

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:54 am

Original CZ banks for CZ-1,CZ-101,CZ-230S,CZ-1000 - working for Virtual CZ


https://app.box.com/s/oiguolb7m6xm122vmj235j3wv0d3otj6

KVRian
701 posts since 28 Sep, 2012 from Norway

Post Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:08 am

Thanks for sharing, ere2learn.

Will download and play with these.

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