Yamaha CS5

Yamaha CS5

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CS5, Analog Synth from Yamaha in the CS series.

3 user reviews

Yamaha CS5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: CS5
  • Series: CS
  • Category: Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Yamaha CS5 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

paradies's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Looks Tiny massive sound, too ..."

Yamaha CS5
Small analog of the late 78, comparable to Korg MS10, Arp Axxe in that it has a VCO.
Two and a half octaves of keys full size (no velocity or aftertouch but very expressive)
No effect of course, no midi, an EXT in super, which can handle any signal via cheminemant synth, often in rain instead of VCO ... envelope filter, LFO, all affect your source. ..
There is 1 mono output, and CV trigger in and out, in and out gate.

I put "only" 8 n because he has that one tilt, no ematrice modulation etc. ... but hey for the price ...


It is very simple and sounds immediately.


sounds fine for me, although already a Moog LP and Mopho KB, which are complete, it is going directly to the point and made some sounds with formidable efficiency ...
Do not do anything other mono analos do, but does it well ...

The expression is geniale for a synth that has neither velocity or aftertouch, thanks to the LFO speed, and amount, and essential Cut / off + resonance ...


At the time of monophonic analog resorties quality machines (Minibrute, ms20mini, etc.) you can ask for interest to acquire an old machine no afternoon ...

It is very educational, sounds right away, grumbling ...
Note that we do not here some limited to choosing between two waveforms (square or sawtooth) there is a blender, as the MiniBrute. We PWM, and a white noise generator ... LFO when it offers to a sine wave, sawtooth or Sample & Hold ......

In short, it is not over priced like a ms10 but an immediacy and extremely effective in what he does ...
We can of course go directly to its big brother the CS15, which offers two oscilloscope ...

At its current price was a beast that communnique least with an exterior that arturia but we do not sound like everyone else ... ;)

korg800dv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha CS5
Mtalo keyboard / plastic 3 octaves
16 channels polyphony (not in your dreams) Monophonic!
2 oscillators: a square with PWM adjustable for a pseudo chorus nice anyway
A SAW (bah veiled)
Gnrateur a white noise
3 filter sections to choose from: HP BP LP Cutoff and Resonance
and something very nice, an external input which also serves as TRIGGER
ADSR envelope normal
LFO Saw / Sine / or Sample Hold (random image) assignable to pitch as the filter or the output VCA
+ A knob rglage Initial Level of I do not see the use but ... (background notes do not halt even without triggers a blah ...)
Otherwise good seed


I board had no manual but it does not need any time is indicated above ...
trs intuitive ractif .... excellent, just needs a bit of fishing to the filter or a little potato internal amplifier, a poit of distortion and presto!


The sounds are not at all ralistes, and then ?????
Effects? What is a??
The term, bah I'll drop you do not know what we are talking about is not assignable effects ROMpler with 47 + inserts ...
Srieusement longer, no VLOC no aftertouch, but you knew and the oscilloscope are pretty clean but fat anyway, and there is not a hair blows when put in position We (unlike my KORG 800DV makes a big CLACCCCC)
One small problem, the knobs and keys that can crack and a filter that does not rise in self-oscillations but ... is that the SH101 moisn cheap anyway, and once small wooden cheeks ..... I tell you this


I do not use that for just eight days but I do not think about me Sparer given as the place is in it I'll add a sub and I do not know what else ...
achte 200 on Ebay, I start without hsiter, though, has a kick my CS15 too.

phger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha CS5


Very simple!


Without this basic effects and fat.
For the cons I passed first through a Behringer Virtualizer and after the effects of my console Behringer UB-1204 FX and more I made a TR707 TRIGGER.
I still do not believe my ears. It's beautiful, it's hot, it's beautiful, it's incredible. My first synthesizer was in Korg MS10 (I mean There's 25 years, I was 17) and I remember similar except that the sound was nice MS10 with routing modules with jack, but given the good MS10 price now I turned to the CS5 (Depeche Mode also remember .....)



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