The Casio CZ-1 is a digital synthesizer that emerged in the 1980s, offering a unique approach to phase distortion synthesis. With a subtractive synthesis sound architecture, the CZ-1 produces distinctive sounds with a diverse timbral palette. Its synthesis algorithms provide great flexibility, allowing musicians to sculpt complex and experimental sounds. With its velocity-sensitive keyboard and intuitive user interface, the CZ-1 has found its place in various musical genres, becoming an appreciated instrument for its unique sonic capabilities.