Yamaha CS2x

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The second generation of the popular CS1x synthesizer is back in a bold and bright new Analog Modeling synth - the CS2x. Many new improvements and enhancements have been made. Polyphony has doubled to 64 voices and there's 16MB of sampled waveforms! There are 64 resonant 24dB filters! The Arpeggiator now holds 40 patterns for animating your sounds. All functions are MIDI capable, even the Arpeggiator can transmit its pattern data to other synths or sequencers! There is even a direct TO-HOST connector for direct hook-up to your computer.

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The CS2x is perfect for studio work as well as live performance. Plenty of semi-dedicated and assignable knobs are available for real time analog style editing of all parameters at all times. The ultra-cool Memory Scene buttons from the CS1x are back on the CS2x and can memorize up to 2 current edit parameter settings. The two scenes can also be morphed via the Mod-wheel. Scene memories are saved with your current patch in one of 256 user patches. The CS2x sounds great and is totally suited for making great dance music with lots of hands on control for animated and evolving synth sounds with digital clarity and lots of control! It's been used by Depeche Mode.

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44 Visitor comments
Cocoa
June 1, 2011 @ 3:08 pm
Just got this. Love it. Very, very good hammond and wurlizer etc etc. A good synth, no doubt.
Fredrik
May 22, 2011 @ 5:22 pm
I got a CS 2x....But 700 dollars?? More like 200-300....
Minimoogman
April 18, 2011 @ 4:27 pm
I simpply love this blue baby! Sounds fat, heavy and clean (if you want it to...). I play Hard Rock, and I have endless uses for the leads, strings, pads and brass/polysynths this stuff can do. Underrated beast, in my opinion.
gerry
January 28, 2011 @ 9:14 am
Hi...

I own one of thees & i like it for trance music,& is good for all types of dance music & ambient type music.But it's also good for other styles of music too.except country & western.I love the fact that like the other CSx keyboards you can multi layer 4 diffrent patches is a good thing.Along with all the other effects that make thees synths what they are.
grIMP
November 28, 2010 @ 7:50 pm
Does any one know where to get some high quality sound sets for this thing . something like the sounds of revolution stuff for the jp-8000?
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 notes
  • Oscillators - AWM2 (Wave ROM 16 MB; 779 normal voices and 30 drum kits
  • Effects - 3 independent digital effects (12 Reverbs, 14 Choruses, 62 Variations)
  • Filter - 64 resonant 24 dB filters; hi pass and low pass
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator: 40 patterns
  • Keyboard - 61 keys with Initial Touch
  • Memory - 256 preset, 256 user
  • Control - MIDI, TO-HOST computer interface
  • Date Produced - 1999

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