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
August 26, 2011 @ 10:06 pm
A freaking sweet synth filled with much flavour!
August 25, 2011 @ 4:47 am
Just bought one for 65 EUR. Damaged cosmetically on the left side, D1 key slightly burned and E#1 key doesn't work, otherwise 100% functional - all knobs and buttons perfect. Amazing pads, very solid pianos, not really into techno-dance music / not really impressed with those, but have their purpose. Arrpegio not bad, didn't mastered all the settings yet, but it is great. Knobs combined with sustain pedal offer great performance. Great as MIDI controller (knobs, wheels, keys). Springy-keys are downside, but already got used to them. Read more at my blog darkoangeleski.co.cc/blog about CS2X.
August 9, 2011 @ 9:42 pm
July 16, 2011 @ 8:49 am
it's a rompler but a very cool synth you can still tweak with KILLER sounds. lots of tricks you can do with it if you now how. this is my second one. why i sold the first..? dumb, dumb, and dumber! this one will stay! good luck finding the 2x now. players are finding out the tricks inside if you teak just right..... so they are keeping them.
June 30, 2011 @ 11:24 pm
I love this synth & is great for trance & dance....& so is the other yamaha cs1 & 6x,& the an1x.But it's not got vintage sounds.If that's what your kinda after i'd say the korg ms2000...because some of the sounds are like what you'd find in some dario agento films.
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • 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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