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  • @calumcarlyle  Jan 22

    So what were the rules for casiocore, again? I think it was that you can sing and play guitar but all the other sounds have to come from a casio keyboard (emulators ARE allowed, though for us luddites, the real thing might be the only option!).

    And tag them all #casiocore

  • @candle  Jan 22

    Does my Realistic Concertmate-500 count? It's an SK-1 clone produced at the same time & sold by Radioshack. It's identical in every way excapt the button colours are a little more muted.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @elesimo  Jan 23

    Yeaaaah, I love this! I'll use my SK-1!

  • @gardeningangel1  Jan 23

    CT700 has been bailed out of storage and is raring to go. Curb scored an ironing board that works great as a stand.

  • @candle  Jan 23

    @gardeningangel1 Nice! I never thought of using an ironing board as a keyboard stand. That's genius!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @standup  Jan 23

    SK-1 is an amazing device. I’ll try to do some casiocore this year.

  • @zecoop  Jan 23

    I am 100% in for this every year. I have a wonderful collection of $5 Casio and Yamaha PSS keyboards. A lot of the time they go through my guitar pedals, but they also are released into the wild on their own too. 😀

  • @yam655  Jan 23

    I had some problems finding a Casio VST that wasn't 32-bits.

    It's a VL-1, but it's a Casio, it's free, and it's 64-bit, which is what I was looking for.

  • @gubna Jan 23

    I have a Casio PT-80. It was my first instrument, although the version I have I bought on eBay. The original one had been gone for years. I’ve always wanted to try to make a song or album with it.

  • @gubna Jan 23

    I’m not sure I could make this cool though. radio head!

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 23

    I have been known to use mine on occasion..

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 23

    Casiotone MT-100 raring to go here 😀

  • @cts  Jan 23

    This is a thing?!? I've been around the community for a hot minute and how come I'm only hearing about this now? I do have an actual Casio keyboard, but it's in storage with a good deal of my other gear. Here's hoping I can get to it today and make something happen in February.

  • @oddbod  Jan 23

    Casiotone 101

    All locked, loaded and ready to go

  • @vomvorton  Jan 23

    I have a couple that I use a lot - an MT-65 (high five to @oddbod) and a Realistic Concertmate-650 (which is a rebadged Casio SK5).

    Several others that have all gotten FAWM use in the past though:
    Casio VL-1
    Casio DM-100 (two tiered keyboard, it looks a lot cooler than it sounds!)
    Casio DG-10 (digital guitar!)
    Yamaha VSS-200
    Yamaha SHS-10 (keytar!)

  • @candle  Jan 23

    @vomvorton We're Concertmate mates! 😁

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @conorg Jan 23

    This is one bit of gear I was not planning to use, may have to rethink now...

  • @w1n  Jan 23

    I have several Casio's in the studio
    The classic VL1, and the Rapman RP-1, and a couple of circuit bent ones are some highlights
    But my personal favorite is the weird SK8a, with belly dance rhythms and arabic scales settings.
    Have also have some Yamaha PSS models.

    Doubt I will make a song with only Casio's/Yamaha sounds, but they will absolutely show up on some tunes.

  • @zecoop  Jan 23

    Nearly all of these were $5-10. I don't have a problem. 😉

    VL-Tone (classic)
    MT-41 (one of my all-time favs)
    CT-360 (some great sounds)

    PSS-170 (all-time favorite)
    PSS-470 (another fav)

    I do try to use them all at some point, as a lot of them have unique things to offer. 😀

  • @yam655  Jan 24

    I experimented a little with that last VST I mentioned. I think it will do the job nicely, I just need to decide how I want my voice processed to go along with it now.

  • @gubna Feb 2

    Here's mine!

    That was fun making, although the bass part I had to chop up to make it work with the drum sample. It''s pretty simple. I had added some vocals to it with a bit crusher pedal, but I think it sounded better as just an instrumental. The droning thing going on is a sample I timestreched. I dropped different samples into both my microsampler and fantom X6.

    I made some more samples so I may have another one later if I get around to it.

  • @gardeningangel1  Feb 3

    I would like to thank this challenge for saving me from adding way too many extraneous instruments to this song. Since my little PA stopped working I have no way to monitor the casio while recording (without using a mic and getting clicky key noises) so I recorded the part on the internal memory and recorded two playbacks using different tones. I'm happy with how it turned out.

  • @elesimo  Feb 4

    (Wrong thread, sorry.)

  • @emkaydeebee  Feb 5

    So I totally did this the other day, without appreciating how much of a thing this is! I was actually doing it for the right-to-reply challenge, and I wrote "When we're nearly 65" (in reply to the Beatles' "When I'm 64). It was a lot of fun, but a heck of a lot of work too! Recorded on a Casio SA-46 - bought for all of £2 a couple of years ago!

    Here's the song:

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 6

    @zecoop I've got a Yamaha PSS-460 lying around somewhere. It was literally the first keyboard my mate and I "borrowed" from a rich neighbour when we were kids... and never returned, lol

  • @elesimo  Feb 13

    And here's my mine, made with a Casio SK-1:

  • @candle  Feb 13

    My Casio SK-1 clone (Realistic Concertmate 500) on display here:

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @berni1954  Feb 20

    Just found this challenge and dug out my SK-1... Only to find it has given up the ghost. I was saving it for its "vintage" value too. 😢

  • @mardeycranbleson Feb 23

    my entry: . I used digits which is based on CZ casios.

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 23

    Not sure if this is cheating, but every sound on this - bar my voice - is the Arturia CZ V, which models two Casio synthesizers....

  • @berni1954  Feb 23

    As I explained above, my SK1 has been silenced... so I hope you will accept an entry on an equally cheesy sounding the Yamaha SH1 (never used the onboard sounds before. I only ever used to use it as a "Keytar".)

    Anyway, here is a cheesy blues played on a cheesy keyboard and sung by a cheesy drag queen (my alter-ego) 😜

  • @conorg Feb 27

    Here we go - there's a single guitar part, and every other sound came from my trusty Casio SK-1:

  • @calumcarlyle  Feb 27

    Great work, folks. I haven't managed to do one of these this time actually, but I will try to play some of these on the Offbeat show next week.

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