Casio SK-1
Casio SK-1

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moosers 12/07/2010

L'avis de moosers (contenu en anglais)

4
The Casio SK-1 is a small sampling keyboard that is one of the first of it’s kind. It has become somewhat of a revered keyboard over the years, although I’m sure it’s makers didn’t think that it would ever be. It’s general characteristics include connection jacks for microphone and line inputs, as well as for an output. On the bottom it has a battery compartment and a tuning knob as well. It’s got two and a half octaves of mini keys and a built in speaker and microphone.



UTILIZATION

Using the Casio SK-1 isn’t too difficult, but there’s a good amount that you can do with the keyboard that I’ve never touched. I’ve only really used it for it’s basic sampling, which is what I’m sure most users will be doing as well. It’s easy enough to record your voice using the built in speaker and play it back with the keyboard, but it also has a ton of cheesy built in sounds, rhythms, and a demo song. I can’t really speak to how easy it is to get in depth with the SK-1, but it’s easy to use the basic features for sure. The manual has everything that you’d need to know about the SK-1, but I never had a need to look at it much.


OVERALL OPINION

As far as I know, the Casio SK-1 is one of the first of it’s kind in terms of being a sampling keyboard. It’s a lot of fun to play around with, but for what I do I’m not sure it has any real musical value. Beyond the sampler, the built in sounds that it has are pretty cheesy, but I guess they are kind of cool in their own way, although I couldn’t see myself using any of them for serious purposes. It isn’t too difficult to find the SK-1 as it is to find some of these other older sampling keyboards, so if you want an ancient sampler, the SK-1 is a great place to start looking.
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moosers 12/07/2010

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4
Le Casio SK-1 est un clavier petit échantillon qui est l'un des premiers de son genre. Il est devenu en quelque sorte un clavier vénéré au fil des ans, bien que je suis sûr que c'est décideurs ne pense pas que ce ne serait jamais. C'est caractéristiques générales comprennent les prises de raccordement pour les entrées micro et ligne, ainsi que pour une sortie. Sur le fond, il a un compartiment de la pile et un bouton de réglage ainsi. Il a deux octaves et demie de clés mini et un haut-parleur intégré et un microphone.

UTILISATION

Utilisation du Casio SK-1 n'est pas trop difficile, mais il ya une bonne quantité que vous pouvez faire avec le clavier que je n'ai jamais touché. Je n'ai vraiment utilisée pour ce sondage de base, qui est ce que je suis sûr que la plupart des utilisateurs feront aussi bien. Il est assez facile d'enregistrer votre voix en utilisant le haut-parleur et le lire avec le clavier, mais il a aussi une tonne de fromage construit dans les sons, les rythmes, et un morceau de démonstration. Je ne peux pas vraiment parler à la manière dont il est facile d'entrer en profondeur avec le SK-1, mais il est facile d'utiliser les fonctionnalités de base pour sûr. Le manuel a tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le SK-1, mais je n'ai jamais eu besoin de regarder beaucoup.

AVIS GLOBAL

Autant que je sache, le Casio SK-1 est l'un des premiers de son genre en termes d'être un clavier d'échantillonnage. C'est beaucoup de plaisir à jouer avec, mais pour ce que je fais, je ne suis pas sûr qu'il a une réelle valeur musicale. Au-delà de l'échantillonneur, construit dans les sons qu'il a sont assez ringard, mais je suppose qu'ils sont plutôt cool à leur manière, bien que je ne me voyais pas en utilisant l'un d'eux à des fins sérieuses. Il n'est pas trop difficile de trouver le SK-1 comme il est de trouver certains de ces autres claviers d'échantillonnage plus âgés, donc si vous voulez un échantillonneur antique, le SK-1 est un excellent endroit pour commencer à chercher.
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FP User 01/11/2008

L'avis de FP User (contenu en anglais)

5
Its raw...enough said. i was surprised to see that it had amp envelopes and options like portamento...

Price paid: $5.99 USD

as mano said, the weaknesses make it a distinct instrument. the presets, esp the piano, are rather nice. a trick that i love to pull with this is to take instrument samples out of reason or other sources (the keyboard always maps to a, so you need to have the note playing A), burn them to cd and then just load up on the sk-1. the coloration often changes the properties of the instrument a thousand times over...synth pads become only vaguely recognizable textures. when i like things enough, i just dump them to my akai and save the patch :D

UTILIZATION

It doesnt get simpler than this...you can create a patch by pressing a button. wow. almost like my Trinton

OVERALL OPINION

10. its really really useful...and makes for a very interesting tool in the right hands. and c'mon...i paid 6 bucks for mine- if you see one, BUY IT! you wont regret it!!!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Lodger ( 6-, 2006)
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FP User 01/11/2008

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5
Did I say 8Khz, 1 second of sampling time? No turn-off memory. Basic sequencer, and only a handfull of presets. You know what? This is what makes the SK-1 special... You have to work around limitations, find ways to create something out of nothing. In contrast, it is surprising to find a MIC IN, LINE IN as well as LINE OUT on the back of the SK-1... This means that you can run some AUX tracks from your mixer, re-sample anything you want 8-Bit style, without being limited to the built-in microphone.

Price paid

Gift - although they often go for ~$20 on ebay, and cheaper at thrift stores

UTILIZATION

The SK-1 is easy to use, BUT there are some features which puzzle me... The "Synth" feature is a bit obscure.

You know, for a 20 year old "toy" the SK-1 seems to be pretty solid. I have a second one I found at a thrift store for $3 (!!!) which needs repair.

OVERALL OPINION

Sound is a 10!? You probably think I am crazy! ......... Yes and No. The SK-1 is a 20 year old toy sampler. 8 Bit, 4Khz quality, and 1 second of memory. The BAD quality is what gives the SK-1 its charm and character... You pick it up, record thru its built-in microphone or via the LINE IN or the MIC IN, and it is instant fun The sound is very particular. The built-in presets are actually quite interesting. I have used its piano and flute presets on a number of tracks. They do sound vintage/lofi, but add a very nice "color" to a track.

One last thing I really like is the fact that the SK-1 "rattles" if you crank the volume to the max and press a bunch of keys (especially the Flute preset) MMHhhhh!!! 8 Bit heaven... I will *never* sell my Casio SK-10, and will buy all the ones I can find at thrift stores... MMhh a stack of SK-10 screaming 8 Bit samples...

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: mano 1 ( 6-, 2005)