CZ Touch

Create and edit sounds for the Casio CZ series of synthesizers. If you have a CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000, or CZ-1 then this is the editor for you. CZ Touch gives you touch-based control over all of the voice parameters on your CZ.

CZ Touch lets you quickly and easily create new sounds on your Casio CZ-family synthesizer.
  • Save patches to your iPhone or iPad, with names
  • Share/export your patches via email: patches are saved as sysex files that can be transmitted to your synthesizer by a sysex program
  • Copy/Paste envelopes between DCO, DCW, and DCA
  • Create random patches
  • Copy the current patch from your synth to your iOS device, for further editing

CZ Touch especially shines in giving you direct, easy control over the 8-stage envelopes on your synth. No more menu diving to create a complex envelope.

Use this app either with a MIDI adapter for your iOS device, or via a wireless MIDI connection to your Mac or PC, with your CZ synthesizer connected to your Mac or PC via MIDI.

Requirements:

  • A Casio CZ synthesizer (CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000, CZ-1)
  • A MIDI adapter for your iOS device, OR a Mac or PC connected to your CZ via MIDI and a wi-fi connection between your Mac or PC and your iOS device.

Read the CZ Touch Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.

Note: This app does NOT make any sound! It's just an editor for your Casio CZ synthesizer. If you don't have a Casio CZ synthesizer, this app won't do anything useful for you.

This app is not affiliated or endorsed by Casio. It's just an app I made to fill a need!

Reviews from the App Store

Super good
on August 13, 2015
I had been eyeing up CZ series synths for awhile because of the classic tones that were created on them. I was hesitant because of the user interface. Well, once I saw CZ touch, I knew that those complex envelopes would be a breeze to program. CZ touch is amazing and it just works brilliantly. The patch saving directly to your phone eliminates the need to worry about batteries or even a working lcd screen on the CZ itself. It's easy to use and the customer support matches how great this app is. Thanks for creating this!
Superb
on May 5, 2015
I bought a 2nd hand CZ3000 a couple of years ago and edited a few patches...... Gorgeous sounding synth but a horrible user interface, as was the case with most 80s and 90s digital synths. Bought this app this morning and have spent the rest of the day programming new sounds. Well worth the money, I never realised how simple a CZ is until today.
Great App
on April 23, 2015
Really opens up the potential in the CZ line and breathes new life into a good old synth. Worth every penny.
Hey You! Don’t Buy That, Buy This!
on March 14, 2015
If you have a Casio CZ synthesizer, you already know that they've got the heavy, heavy monster sound. And compared to other programmable synths at the time (I’m looking’ at you DX7), it was easy to modify tones, but not necessarily easy just to experiment. For ages, many CZ enthusiasts used software on their Amigas, Ataris and so on to create, edit and send patches. But as time has gone on, a lot of those tools have disappeared. And the price of RAM cards on eBay to store those patches? Unreal. CZ Touch has come to the rescue, and it’s easily the best CZ patch editing and library solution that’s ever been available. First, it’s a massive value for the price. Another software solution on the market right now is 5X the price (but it’s also a software synth itself, so understandable). Second, the iOS approach makes it incredibly portable, quite fitting for a CZ-101 editor. Third, it genuinely makes programming the synth real-time fun. The graphical approach really encourages experimentation, and the randomizer is just awesome. Fourth, I’ve found the operation to be flawless on both my iPhone 6 and iPad2: it just works. Finally, the developer is super-responsive and (as of March ’15), still working on improvements for this gem of an app. So you may be tempted to by Casio’s own CZ app, and if you DON’T have a CZ synthesizer you should buy that to have the “CZ experience” (because this, CZ Touch, is not a synth app). But if you do have a CZ synth, you’ll get much more out of getting this because Casio’s app is not an editor, and doesn’t enhance your hardware at all. Whatever you do, don’t spend money on overpriced, underpowered vintage RAM cards: CZ Touch and your iOS device make that all obsolete, and RAM cards aren’t this much fun. 5 Stars!!
it works - fantastic!! thanks for this Editor!!
on March 6, 2015
it works - fantastic!! thanks for this Editor!!
So happy someone made this!
on January 10, 2015
Had a CZ-101 WAY back in the 80's, my first synth ever. Loved that thing! Once I found out someone had created an Editor for it, my nostalgia kicked in and I went and bought one off eBay just to be able to utilize this. Amazing! The developer was gracious enough to quickly respond to a couple glitches I had (not the app's fault, but a problem with the internal patches on the used CZ-101). Once I cleared that hurdle, I've been SysEx'ing patches back and forth into CZ Touch. Great to be able to edit the patches on-screen rather than menu diving on the CZ itself. FANTASTIC! Do yourself a favor: if you own a CZ that this app supports, get this app IMMEDIATELY! Well worth the asking price! Thanks, Coffeeshopped!