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
Ricky
May 15, 2013 @ 2:55 pm
FELLOW CS2Xians:

If anyone could direct me torwards some good replacement knobs or where to find any on the web let me know. these plastic cheap ones will not do..
cognizer
April 2, 2013 @ 7:48 pm
@ sun.. take it apart and clean it under the keys, its easy.
sun
March 24, 2013 @ 2:26 pm
Can sombody advice me why the key on my cs2x is no longer producing sound when i press it
alexandriadis
September 29, 2012 @ 8:16 am
i should have been more clear below - it is the cs6s that is more fully featured with more layered sounds, however not as warm as this synth which came concurrently with the EX5.
alexandriadis
September 29, 2012 @ 8:14 am
Little known fact about this synth : some of the sounds are sampled directly from the FS1R. There are a couple of presets that even haven the same name " Earth " , "Breathy" as the original sounds on the FS1R. Hence it sounds airier than the cheaper and grimier cs1x. Other little known fact : it actually sounds warmer than the cs6x, although is more fully featured, is worth checking out too, and has some comparable sounds with more layers.
 
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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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