SampleScience Retro Cazio: A Free Virtual Instrument based on Casio MT-100



Cazio, a free VST plugin emulates the Casio MT-100 “toy keyboard” from the ‘80s


The name Retro Cazio points that SampleScience’s new free plugin emulates an old-school Casio keyboard MT-100, a 1983 model that generated its sounds using the NEC D931 chip. These sounds are not high-end, but they certainly have a ‘vibe’


This was very much an entry-level home keyboard, which explains the 20 toy-like sounds that Retro Cazio includes. There’s also a single drum kit, along with a multi-LFO, high-pass/low-pass filter, reverb, glide, an ADSR envelope and a choice of three voice modes: polyphonic, legato and mono.





  • 20 retro toy keyboard sounds
  • 1 drum kit
  • Multi-LFO
  • Highpass/lowpass filter
  • Reverb
  • Glide
  • Amplitude range controls
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, legato, and mono


Retro Cazio runs as a VST/AU plugin on Mac and Windows and can be downloaded for free from the SampleScience website.



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