Shiro feliz con su Casio SK8 creando acordes para nuevas rolitas.
My best effort as translation:
“A happy Shiro with his Casio SK-8 creating chords for new songs”
The Casio SK-8 is one of the rarer members of the SK series. It has similar ROM sounds and rhythms, and a lo-fi sampler. It also has some drum pads, which are a nice touch. It would seem to have been geared toward the educational market, as it has LEDs that light up above the keys. More details can be found here.
Our friend Saruman from Mexico City has a nice stack of keyboards today: a Roland JX-8P (with a TR-707 drum machine on top), a Yamaha YC-20 combo organ below with its beautiful red finish; Saruman seems particularly interested in the small keyboard in the middle, which I’m thinking is actually two Casio SK-1s…
Saruman gets ready for a live set with a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard, two pedals from our friends at Strymon – Timeline and Big Sky – and a pedal from Death By Audio. And a conch shell to boot. Looks like he has a great show planned for us.
Saruman the cat plays a note or two on a vintage Yamaha CS-30 synthesizer. Below we see a Casio SK-1. From hdgenis on Instagram.
My cat on Yamaha CS30 🐈⬛🎹
The Yamaha CS-30 is a fully analog subtractive synth with two VCOs, to VCFs with lowpass and hi-pass, as well as VCAs, envelopes, etc typical of analog synths. What is interesting about it is the ability to route the various elements in a semi-modular fashion. The SK-1 is of course a rather coveted sampling keyboard from the early 1980s.