Yamaha CS-30

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The CS-30 is a large, knob infested, black analog synthesizer with traditional features. It is a monophonic synth with extensive analog control and shaping. It has two oscillators with separate outputs, two voltage-controlled resonant filters, two voltage-controlled amplifiers and three envelopes. It also features a ring modulator, external audio triggering and a simple but useful 8-step sequencer for use as a sketch pad, pattern or arpeggio effect. The CS-30 does not have any on-board effects, memory nor MIDI. Although the CS-30 is just a monophonic synth with a short 44 note keyboard it offers a lot of programming flexibility, and plenty of knobs. It's used by 808 State.


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Yamaha CS 30 analogue synthesizer
Audio Clip 1 Modulated, sweeping reso-basses, bubbles and ARPy synth sounds.
ManualDownload the original owner's manual from SoundProgramming.net.


Polyphony - (1) Monophonic
Oscillators - 2 VCOs
Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer (Only 8 notes, 1 pattern)
Effects - None
Keyboard - 44 Keys
Memory - None
Control - CV/Gate, External Trigger
Date Produced - 1977 - 1980


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