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Yamaha CS1x

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The Yamaha CS1x synthesizer is a bold metallic blue body, knobs reminiscent of an analog synth, and a simple key layout. Easy voice editing. Featuring AWM2 tone generator (Advanced Wave Memory - Sample and Subtractive sythesis, coupled with XG compatibility). With functionality that supports your playing - arpeggiator, scene controller, performance functions, and XG format compatible.


Voices - XG Format

480 Normal Voices and 11 Drum Kits (XG format)

Preset and Programmable User Performances

Preset: 128; Programmable; 128; Up to 4 voices, or layers, assigned to each Performance. You can edit any Performance in a variety of ways, and store it in one of the 128 User Performance memories. There's no need to search for hidden functions in pages and pages of submenus. A list of Edit menus with various parameters are printed in a matrix right on the CS1x's front panel to give you instant access to any setting, as well as control over minute aspects of the sound.

Real Time Sound Control Knobs

Real Time: 6;
Assignable: 2 "Scene" Memory Buttons

Two one-touch "Scene" memory buttons (for each Performance) to instantly recall specified Sound Control knob positions. Press one of the Scene buttons to instantly recall specific position settigns of six Sound Control knobs. Or roll the assignable Modulation Wheel back and forth to continuously change the sound between one Scene and another as you play. There are three "Scene" variations, each in Performance - the original settings for the basic Performance plus two Scene settings.

Edit Mode

Edit mode with all parameters displayed on the panel for instant access to any setting

Arpeggiator Adds Unique Creative Dimensions, Including Hold and Split

Arpeggiator automatically creates arpeggiated chords based on the notes you play on the keyboard, giving you power to create unique sonic atmospheres and moods. Choose from a list of 30 Arpeggiator types (including types which control filter cutoff and panning) and timing subdivisions. You can control the Arpeggiator tempo by an external MIDI clock, a sequencer, rhythm programmer or computer.

16-Part Multitimbral Capabilities

16-part multitimbral XG format compatible tone generator, you can use the CS1x with a sequencer (or computer with sequencing software) to record and play back the various instrument parts across the 16 MIDI channels.


One Performance (4 layers) plus 12-part multitimbral capabilities, convenient for adding externally sequenced backing to you real time performance

To Host Computer Interface

Built-in To Host computer interface

Stereo Line Input

Stereo Line Input for adding audio signals from a sampler or other system conponent

Digital Sound, Analog-style Real Time control

The CS1x gives you unprecedented realtime control features which let you "design the sound" as you play. Grab the Filter Cutoff knob and change the cutoff frequency, or turn the Resonance knob one way and another - to completely transform the characteristics of the sound. There are two assignable knobs which let you determine which parameters you want to control in realtime.

Reverb, Chorus and Variation Effects

You can select and control the amount of three digital effects applied to the sound - from 11 Reverb types, 11 Chorus types and 43 Variation types of effects

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: ROM
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
4.5MB Wave ROM
Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Velocity
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Triangle, Phase
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 128
Patches ROM: 128
Storage: Internal
30 Patterns
Reverb 11
Chorus 11
Variation 43
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 38 3/8" x 4 1/16" x 11 1/4" / 976 x 103 x 285 mm
Weight: 12lbs., 9oz / 5.7kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
Control Features: Serial Computer Host Interface
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: PA-3B
Year Released: 1996
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $799 - convert
Retail Street Price: $650 - convert
Used Price: $200 - $300 - convert

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