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Hello everybody, <BR> <BR>I read in an other thread that King Jammy maybe used a Casio CZ-101 for his production but you can't make a riddim with this device right? You need to have a multitrack sequencer on your keyboard to do so ? <BR> <BR>Thanks for light my beginner way...
As far as I can see from this <BR><a href="http://www.vintagesynth.com/casio/cz101.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.vintagesynth.com/casio/cz101.shtml</a> <BR> <BR>it doesn't have any kind of on-board sequencer - so if you want to automate playback on it then you'll need to connect an external sequencer to it. <BR>And according to the info on that link you can only make it play 4 different sounds at the same time ('4 monophonic multitimbral parts'). <BR> <BR>You could, though, play (electronic) percussive sounds on it yourself (with the keyboard) if you wanted.
I presume you don't want to or can't afford to go down the PC/MAC route. Because if you did that would give you all kinds of possibilites including sequencing and audio recording. <BR> <BR>You have quite a choice of hardware sequencers. <BR>There are many other (recent and older) hardware sequencers. <BR>The Atari ST (with sequencing software) is worth considering - I believe you can pick these up sometimes for about £20 or at least well under £50. That's one way of getting comprehensive MIDI sequencing for very cheap. If high portability or compactness are not crucial to you, then this is a prime option.