Casio CZ-1 Resources

MIDI and Sysex Information

  • Many thanks to youngmonkey for hosting this outline of all the sysex info for the CZ-101 and related synths!
  • Kasploosh also has some tutorials related to sysex stuff on CZ synths.

Patch Editors

  • CZ Editor is made by Coffeeshopped as well, but this one is open source (and free), and works on Windows and OS X, with Max.
  • Virtual CZ is both a CZ emulator (i.e. a software synth) as well as a CZ patch editor, made by Oli Larkin. It supports all CZ synthesizers, and costs about $100.
  • CZSYSEXY is a patch librarian and editor that runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. A separate program is needed to transmit the patches it creates. Full version costs $24.
  • An older Windows-based editor is available made by Alfonso Hermida.


  • CZounds offers a large and growing number of patches for CZ synthesizers. Several sets are free for download, and the rest are sold in sets of 64 for $15 each. Each set has a different theme!
  • CZ Pack 1 is a set of 20 custom patches that work with most of the CZ synthesizer family. By Coffeeshopped.
  • Music Machines has links to a handful of free CZ Patches.
  • CZ-5000 patches at Acidboxblues. They should work on the other CZ's as well.
  • Patchman Music has patches for sale. $15 for a set of 42.
  • Don Solaris has CZ-1 patches for sale. $19 for 64 patches.
  • Andreas Östling has a set of CZ-101 patches for free (by donation) on his site.


Casio CZ-1 Editor Screenshot

Patch Base has a full-featured Casio CZ-1 editor and librarian for both Mac and iPad. Try it out for free.