Casio CSM-1

by Ruben on February 4th, 2017 Leave a comment »

Somewhere in the early 90’s I bought a crappy cheap sound module by Casio, The CSM-1. It didn’t have many useful sounds, it had a fixed number of available voices on a fixed number of channels and it was basically total crap. This was the build-in factory demo, which is a cover of the song “Night Birds” by Shakatak.

This is definitely NOT a good sound-module. In fact it’s more kind of a kids toy. Only very few sounds are useable and the only MIDI it supports is note-on, note-off and program change. Polyfony is fixed to a certain number of notes attached to the four fixed MIDI channels. The only reason why I kept this module is to swap MIDI files with a friend owning a Hohner PK-50, which seems to be using the exact same sound source and specifications.

Have a listen at the build-in factory demo and the original song by Shakatak…


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