Casios SA-1 through SA-8

Little squealing glitchy things.


Casio SA-5 - A great little keyboard. Comes with a stock DC jack and switching 1/8" output. It's a surprisingly useful, charming keyboard in the SA-X series that has the ability to add various alterations to the voices.

Modifications:

Heavy Squealing Distortion Knob • Phono Video Output (For CRT TVs) • Crunchy/Buzzy Distortion Trigger Glitch button (heavy) • Glitch button (light) • Touch Contacts for Glitch Triggering • Optic Theremin for Squealing Distortion • Sound reactant LEDs

2013.


Casio SA-5.

Modifications:

Heavy Squealing Distortion Knob • Phono Video Output (For CRT TVs) • Crunchy/Buzzy Distortion Trigger Glitch button (heavy) • Glitch button (light) • Touch Contacts for Glitch Triggering • Optic Theremin for Squealing Distortion • Sound reactant LEDs

2010.


Casio SA-1. 100 stock voices and a switching 1/8" audio output. Pretty nifty, but nothing compared to the demo songon this model which is a wonderfully cheezy arrangement of "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by Wham!

Modifications:

Heavy Squealing Distortion Knob • Phono Video Output (For CRT TVs) • Crunchy/Buzzy Distortion Trigger • Glitch trigger button • Touch Contacts for Glitch Triggering • Optic Theremin for Squealing Distortion • Sound reactant LEDs

2010.


Casio SA-8. One of my more interesting commissions. It was made on request by a member of the Princeton Marching Band which often incorporates unusual instruments. This was mofidifed to match their marching band uniforms and fit a small harness.

Modifications:

1/8" Audio Output • Phono Video Output (For CRT TVs) • Internal speaker on/off • Glitch Trigger with Variable Depth knob • Heavy Glitch Trigger • Touch Contacts for Glitch Triggering • Hidden voice select switch • Optic Theremin for Squealing Distortion • Power indicator LED

2009.


Casio SA-9. Contains the entire bank of sounds. Love it.

Modifications:

1/8" Audio Output • Internal speaker on/off • Glitch trigger button • Glitch Trigger with Variable Depth knob • Touch Contacts for Variable Glitch Triggering • Crunchy Distortion Sitich • Power indicator LEDs

2009.


Casio SA-7. All 100 stock voices, and a beautiful stock blue/white color theme. Was really happy with how pretty this one looked with the additional white knobs and blue keys.

Modifications:

1/8" Audio output • Phono video output (for CRT TVs) • Internal speaker on/off • Glitch trigger with variable depth knob • Glitch trigger button • Touch contacts to trigger glitching • heavy squealing distortion knob • Optic theremin for heavy squealing distortion with on/off

2009.


Back before Radioshack went down the drain they were doing some interesting repackaging work. A large number of the Casio keyboards were also sold by Radioshack under the guise of the "concertmate" series. This keyboard is a Casio SA-5, sold by Radioshack as the "Realistic Concertmate-380."

Modifications:

Glitch trigger button • Glitch trigger button with variable depth knob • Touch contacts for glitch triggering • Heavy squealing distortion knob • Crunchy buzzy distortion switch • Button for slowing the sounds of the keyboard • Body contact for bringing keyboard back to normal speed • Sound reactant LEDs • Volume knob  

2009.


One of the very first things I ever circuit bent right after learning to solder and buying a cheap iron at 17. Like the Concertmate-380 above, this keyboard (Realistic Concertmate-370) is the Radioshack brand clone of a Casio keyboard. In this case, the Casio SA-8.

Modifications:

4x Glitch Buttons (one with variable depth knob) • Light crunchy distortion switch • Heavy squealing distortion knob • Hidden voice select switch • 1/8" audio output • Internal speaker on/off • Blue sound reactant/power indicator LED

2008.