VST : Casio VL-1 Vintage Synthesizer Emulation
Cheapo Tone is a recreation of the famous Casio VL-1 (also known as CasioTone) calculator synth, thought this one doesn’t calculate.
All sounds are synthesized and there is absolutely no sample inside.
Cheapo Tone was developed by Mokafix and it tooks just a week of deveolpment to achieve this awesome VST instrument. As the author stetes, the only sound that’s not perfectly emulated is the snare, but everything else sounds very accurate and pretty similar to the original instrument.
You can use factory presets or you can tweak them, create your owns from scratch and save your own presets since you have full control over the different parameters. Those parameters are limited to what was needed to emulate the original sounds, no more, no less.
There are two distinct synthesizers, one for the drums and one for the tones, the drum sounds are mapped to the MIDI channel 10 while the tone sounds are on the channel 1.
The ADSR section and other knobs on the front panel work only in ADSR mode, as the other modes (piano, fantasy, violin, flute and guitar) are locket presets.