Casio RZ-1 Backlight

Question: How many Casio RZ-1 drum machines are out there without a backlight for the display? Answer: So many that most people are under the impression they were manufactured without one. The traditional method for getting a functional backlight on an RZ-1 is to replace the EL (electroluminescent) foil with … Continue reading

Casio RZ-1 MT Jack

There are three ways to load samples into the Casio RZ-1: “cassette” dump via the MT (magnetic tape) terminal, MIDI SysEx, or in through the sample jack. The usual operating procedure is to sample through the mic/line-in jack for the initial sample creation and then export/import through the MT connection … Continue reading