Casio FZ Samplers

The Casio FZ range of professional samplers included the FZ-1, FZ-10M and FZ-20M. It was also re-badged by Honer as the HS-1. They were a hybrid sampler/synthesizer released by Casio Computer Co. in 1987. It was available for just under £2000, making it one of the more affordable samplers on the market with features such as waveform drawing and 16-bit sampling resolution that were previously only available on more expensive equipment, such as the Fairlight CMI Series III of 1985. The Casio FZ sampler was used by acts like Underworld, Kronos Quartet, Dee Lite, 2 Live Crew, and Kitaro.


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