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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
    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
    Editing: MIDI, SERIAL
    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
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    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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