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Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Jay f.12/09/2012

Jay f.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Casio HT3000
Casio synthesizer, 5 octaves.
Auto Accompaniment. 4 parts: drums / bass / accompaniment / lead.
Keyboard splittable into 3 different points.
Editing sounds. Backup on an optional memory card.

Connection MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
The first review gives features. More on the Wikipedia page dedicated:


Configuraiton very simple.
Sounds and functions are available via 1 or 2 keys max. Very fast.

Complete manual.

Edit or sequencer sounds quite complicated, given the limitations of the small screen.
Using the encoder very playful.


The synthesis is based on 1-DCO-VCF DCA voice. 32 waveforms can be generated by the COD, including a noise generator fun.

The sounds are pretty basic, not at all realistic. Only percussion and metallic sounds are correctly rendered and interesting. Strings and synth basses are pretty good too.
For an affordable synth 80s, it is very good. But it is light years away from the modern equivalent.

The keyboard is not velocity sensitive.


I have since the late 80s.
It was my first synth.

The machine is very robust. It drags in a corner, but still works.

I enjoyed the editability of the machine and the fact that it is splittable.
For cons, the sounds are annoying very quickly. When I could, I completed a SoundCanvas to provide better sound quality.

Tyokkann's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Casio HT3000
Arranger keyboard 5 octaves - 61 keys with large ditions of sounds and effects
The series comes directly from HT The series of synthtiseur HZ and uses the same sound gnrateur

- 8 notes polyphony
- Sound: Tone Upper = 20 + 20 pRSET sounds sound internal
Lower Tone = 10 + 10 preset sounds sound internal
800 sound combinations is possible

- Accompaniment Styles: 20 presets + 10 internal
- Types of automatic accompaniment:
- Casio Chord with 2 points of possible split
- Fingered split with 2 points possible
- Regular with 3 points of possible split
- Start-Stop / Fill In / Synchro / Ending
- Pitch Bend Wheel
- Modulation Wheel can be activated and disables (ON / OFF)
- Transposition -5 / 6
- Chorus Effect Stro 0 3
- Tempo Rglage 40 256

- Internal Squenceur 2 tracks + 2 tracks with optional card
- Chord Memory = 640 chord in 2 + 2 internal bank bank with optional card
- Operation = 198 Memory bank setting in 2 + 2 internal bank with optional card

Editing sounds: SETTING THE dtail of the synthse

** Upper Tone:
- COD / LFO =
Sound source 0-31
LFO deepth 0-31
LFO waveform 0-4
LFO delay 0-31
LFO speed 0-31
- VCF =
Cutoff frequency 0-31
Resonance 0-7
0-31 Attack time
Envelope depth 0-31
- DCA =
0-31 Attack time
Decay time 0-31
Sustain level 0-31
Release time 0-31
Envelope depth 0-31
Chorus 0-3

** Lower Tone:
- COD / LFO =
Sound source 0-15
- VCF =
Cutoff frequency 0-31
Resonance 0-7
0-31 Attack time
Decay time 0-31
Sustain level 0-31
Release time 0-31
Envelope depth 0-31
- DCA =
0-31 Attack time
Decay time 0-31
Sustain level 0-31
0-31 realease time
Envelope depth 0-31

Function "Pattern Memory":
- Rhythm pattern = pattern mmorisables 10 (10 if more RAM card)
- Low Pattern pattern = mmorisables 10 (10 if more RAM card)
- Pattern chord pattern mmorisables = 10 (10 if more RAM card)

Faade Rear:
- Jack pedals Sustain jack 6.35
- Support for volume pedals jack 6.35
- 2 audio output jack Stereo L + R 6.35
- 3 MIDI: MIDI IN / OUT / Thru
- Power (9V DC adapter not included)
- SETTING THE button the Tone + / - 50 (+ / - 1 / 4 tone)

HP 12 2 cm 2W + 2W
Stop automatically after 6 minutes the APRS use dernire
Can run on batteries (6 x 1.5 V)
Consumption = 9W
Dimensions = 98 x 32 x 9.3 cm Weight = 7.2 Kg
Black bottom and gray top


Configuration very simple and intuitive trs once you have entered the system.
The select sounds and styles prprogramms trs is fast.
For the edition of sounds and effects all done with 4 button, the wheel and the digital screen (the numrique what ...) and there really is not rocket science.
This keyboard s'avre also be an excellent 61-key keyboard matre MIDI implmentation complte his grace.
I never had man hands and cel did not lack at all.


Ideal for learning, beginners in keyboard or for experienced but especially for fans of synthse rtro. This is an excellent compromise between arranger and synthtiseur.
Excellent sound quality, but sounds really rtros extras! So just sounds trs ralistes but silent this the goal of the 80 keyboards ????????
This keyboard is perfect for any style of music electronics, personal I used to make the atmosphere, but for fans of the electro 80's / 90's it is really IDAL.
The effects are not bad, sometimes a little too pousss you rgler them well.
My sound prfr on this machine is the "synth-bells" with the modulation trigger and put back!! gives a sound came from elsewhere and really too good for a support agreement in a piece of ambient.
Attention to the followers of the sensitivity and aftertouch-this keyboard does possde neither one of these functions!
I had a Casio HT-3000 for 6 months, then I replaced the HZ-600, a synthetic numrique released the same year that is actually part synthtisation numrique of HT-3000! tell you how it sounds rtro of these keyboards I liked.
Trs often I change gear (that I had to work only with the opportunity) and I admit that I was surprised by his tone that suited the electro-exprimental, the atmosphere, the electro 80's or 90's.
In short a good little machine that made us the Casio trs not known, even quasi inaperue password, which is a shame because it is interesting.
If there is one thing I least AIM on this keyboard is precisely the lack of VLOC.
With the exprience I will try to nab A model with sensitivity of the keys, but it's even harder to find ............


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