I hope you don’t mind me using the familiar form of Tu, as I think we are all friends by now!
I got this Casio VL Tone for Christmas when I was a little kid. I loved recording melodies on it and then playing them at a much faster speed.It gave a glimpse of my midi “cheating” later in life. Anyways, I lined out of it and went in to an old Fender amp, so it had some extra air and life to it. I did all kinds of processing in the box. The “Casio Swells” and “Casio Flutter Pad” were more of a re-imagining. I combined and blended every VL tone instrument together, for a more larger, cinematic scope. The “Sub Casio” bass and “Casio VL Tone Beats” are more of a nod to the original lo-fi vibe. I included a multi combo of both pads called “1980 Pad”!
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Beautful ambiences as always
My only complain is that some patches can get very loud and while the release is short and the attack long, there might be a "gap" when changing chords. The sub is the least interesting to me, because it the duration after the stretching is way too different between the keys. Since it's restricted in the low range only, i'd also wanted it to be spread equally in the stero field, because right now it favours the left channel. The beats patch is quite a bonus, very fun to play!
A great sound from a classic Casio!
Surprisingly playable for and instrument with no controls. This instrument has a range of patches that provide you with some great sounds. My personal favourites are the Casio Swells and the Tone Beats patches. Marvellous stuff!
Playable and easy to use pad
It's very different from the sound you imagine from the title. Casio's Flutter / Swell is like another drone pad, very easy to play out of the box.
The comforting sounds of youth.
There is something really comforting about playing around with the sounds that inspired us in our youth. This instrument does that for me. The VL Tone Beats and Sub Casio are faves.