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Digital Synth from Yamaha belonging to the CS series.

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  • lcarre10lcarre10

    An excellent first synth

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 11/21/13 at 04:09
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The CSIX is a synth using AWM2 out in the mid-90s, electronic music oriented. It has roughly 61 keys, some buttons on the front, the standard connectivity, midi, headphones, stereo output, pedals and reliement to the computer (To host) ...
    The polyphony is 32 voices, the multitimbrality 16.
    There are hundreds of sounds at the origin (close to 900) and 21 drum kits. Common fx (reverbs, delays and variations) + an arpeggiator.

    UTILIZATION

    If I remember correctly, the use is based on a system of layers (2 max) that can overlap. Each can be modified before and all headed in the effects section. The manual supplied is relatively clear and it is quite easy to find the sound you wan…
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    The CSIX is a synth using AWM2 out in the mid-90s, electronic music oriented. It has roughly 61 keys, some buttons on the front, the standard connectivity, midi, headphones, stereo output, pedals and reliement to the computer (To host) ...
    The polyphony is 32 voices, the multitimbrality 16.
    There are hundreds of sounds at the origin (close to 900) and 21 drum kits. Common fx (reverbs, delays and variations) + an arpeggiator.

    UTILIZATION

    If I remember correctly, the use is based on a system of layers (2 max) that can overlap. Each can be modified before and all headed in the effects section. The manual supplied is relatively clear and it is quite easy to find the sound you want and create a nice little set.
    Especially the buttons for a minimum edition are on the front panel (buttons cutoff, resonance, attack, release and ASSIGN1 and Assign2). It was very pleasant to edit your own sounds: it takes two layers, we put a little resonance, cutoff envelopes are managed, although his time on dose and reverb and hop it sounds.

    SOUNDS

    As part of my group at the time, the sounds were quite convincing oriented electro, new wave, dance and techno. Some more traditional sounds (piano, strings) are outdated today, but in my humble level was very acceptable at the time.
    The realism was not his strong point, he offered against by beautiful sounds like pads, fx or leads.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used a couple of years the time of existence of my small group and frankly we have extensively used (we had two). The value for money was exceptional. Then resold.
    What I liked most: its color, weight, ease of use and sound
    What I liked least: I do not know ...
    To conclude this is a great first synth to learn to program sounds. In time, it should not cost a pittance.
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  • Chris.angelChris.angel

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 08/09/02 at 05:08
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    Wide range of quality sounds correct and Varis, paramtres edition of fairly comprehensive and direct some of CASC these parameters are pushed me CRITERIA acqurir this keypad.

    The ratio quality / price is really correct, as often with Yamaha.

    UTILIZATION

    Even if this keyboard is meant intuitive, the publishing patches and Access in paramtres is through menus and submenus. Nanmoins, the ACCS is the notch thanks ais rtro-clear graphics, and Multi-Table slecteur faade in the keyboard. As is the concept of CS-1x, most functions are Submitted ditions.

    The manual, the blue book (Tutorial Designed for Fast Fashion CS1x sound) and the extensive documentation available on the net can…
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    Wide range of quality sounds correct and Varis, paramtres edition of fairly comprehensive and direct some of CASC these parameters are pushed me CRITERIA acqurir this keypad.

    The ratio quality / price is really correct, as often with Yamaha.

    UTILIZATION

    Even if this keyboard is meant intuitive, the publishing patches and Access in paramtres is through menus and submenus. Nanmoins, the ACCS is the notch thanks ais rtro-clear graphics, and Multi-Table slecteur faade in the keyboard. As is the concept of CS-1x, most functions are Submitted ditions.

    The manual, the blue book (Tutorial Designed for Fast Fashion CS1x sound) and the extensive documentation available on the net can be drawn and rapidemet full advantage of this machine.

    SOUNDS

    The factory sounds and samples are correct quality, but a little older. Fortunately, the edition features relatively compltes allies crativit the user took a certain guarantee of the machine.

    Edition of the buttons are INTERESTED in real time (attack, cut-off, etc..), But not always effective.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If one is looking for a keyboard to the sound of INTERESTED edition, with a relatively small budget lev this keyboard will bring pleasure and satisfaction the user.

    Need I remind you that Jamiroquai has made good use of trs some of their tubes and scne ...
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  • SlSl

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 10/21/02 at 14:24
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    128 preset
    128 user
    several banks of sounds supplmentaires be found on the net.
    Midi in / out / thru
    1 output (monol Monor)
    etc.
    6 potentiomtres in real time (we do without it, both for the synth itself as to drive apps like Reason or VST instruments) whose position is mmorisable.

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is superfluous for those who know it (as always).
    If you do not know what an LFO, it will be difficult but by turning the irreplaceable potentiomtres, you will understand.
    The edition is trs comfortable, and the use of an app to control the whole is frankly unnecessary.

    SOUNDS

    The CS1x Has one of the first synths appear as synth techno.
    It's a bit of p…
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    128 preset
    128 user
    several banks of sounds supplmentaires be found on the net.
    Midi in / out / thru
    1 output (monol Monor)
    etc.
    6 potentiomtres in real time (we do without it, both for the synth itself as to drive apps like Reason or VST instruments) whose position is mmorisable.

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is superfluous for those who know it (as always).
    If you do not know what an LFO, it will be difficult but by turning the irreplaceable potentiomtres, you will understand.
    The edition is trs comfortable, and the use of an app to control the whole is frankly unnecessary.

    SOUNDS

    The CS1x Has one of the first synths appear as synth techno.
    It's a bit of prcurseur the number of machines come APRS (CS2x, AN1x, CS6x, Groovebox, etc.)
    He has an arpeggiator, but effectively restricted from what is done now.
    Most of the "layers" are pretty trs and t is an effort to provide a bank of plant quality and crystalline sound of the genre FM.
    The CS1x can be extremely intrressant To create the ambience of music for documentaries, for example.
    Now, in terms of techno ct, I find in gnral that there is no power and the flexibility expected (compare with CS6x and you'll understand).
    It will use some plugins to find a percussive sound, both internal effects honntes but basic.
    The keyboard is functional ... but fairly low-end it must be said.

    OVERALL OPINION

    When it was released (1997 or 1998 I think), I bought this synth 4500 frs.
    At this price, c'tait a good deal.
    You can always find a sound interresting, and orders rel tps make an invaluable service.
    Now, let's be clear.
    There are machines that claim to techno trend, this cell or that affordable, and those found in the studios REALLY.
    I would say for someone who really wants to move towards a professional production, one should not opt ​​for this type of product. Alone may be some apps can now for a low price to make a satisfactory rponse (for my part I find Reason monstrous!).
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  • balibalo00balibalo00

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 05/17/05 at 13:22
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    Digital Synth 5 octaves

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple configuration

    manual almost useless

    SOUNDS

    Its east electro techno but not necessarily like everyone else di ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    This synth has a very specific grain, I never want to part with it!

    User CS1x, keep you may regret it! ;-)
  • tchouktchouknougattchouktchouknougat

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 06/08/05 at 23:54
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    Keyboard: 61 keys, VLOC.
    Type Synthse: AWM2.
    Waveforms: 4.5 MB AWM sampled sounds.
    Polyphony: 32 voices.
    Multitimbral: 16 (or 12 votes + 1 performance) vote.
    LFO: 1, delay.
    Envelopes: ADSR 3.
    Filters: 1 PB.
    Sons: 480.
    Combis: 128 Preset + 128 prog. (1 combi = 4 basic sounds).
    Split: a fixed point.
    Display: LCD (2 lines) rtroclair.
    Portamento: Yes.
    Effects: DSP 3 (11 reverbs, 11 choruses and 43 variations).
    Audio outputs: Stro.
    Squenceur: Arpgiateur polyphonic modes 3 (tempo, type and time division), patterns arpges 30 presets.
    Weight: 5.7 kg.
    Other CHARACTERISTICS:
    Pitch bend and modulation.
    6 potentiomtres rotary (CONTRL in real time of the attack and …
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    Keyboard: 61 keys, VLOC.
    Type Synthse: AWM2.
    Waveforms: 4.5 MB AWM sampled sounds.
    Polyphony: 32 voices.
    Multitimbral: 16 (or 12 votes + 1 performance) vote.
    LFO: 1, delay.
    Envelopes: ADSR 3.
    Filters: 1 PB.
    Sons: 480.
    Combis: 128 Preset + 128 prog. (1 combi = 4 basic sounds).
    Split: a fixed point.
    Display: LCD (2 lines) rtroclair.
    Portamento: Yes.
    Effects: DSP 3 (11 reverbs, 11 choruses and 43 variations).
    Audio outputs: Stro.
    Squenceur: Arpgiateur polyphonic modes 3 (tempo, type and time division), patterns arpges 30 presets.
    Weight: 5.7 kg.
    Other CHARACTERISTICS:
    Pitch bend and modulation.
    6 potentiomtres rotary (CONTRL in real time of the attack and the release of the e. G., the cutoff frquence and rsonance filter, and volume 2 Other paramtres [choose from 28]).
    Compatible GM / XG.
    11 drum kits.
    We can associate two memory "scne" each performance (combined) to the positions of mmoriser potentiomtres 6.
    A "morphing" between two scnes a performance is possible using the modulation wheel or pedals.
    Computer Interface PC / Mac.
    Stereo Audio.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs intuitive machine. much less can be rbarbative as the synths of numrique Previous generations. edition of the sounds is very simple. gnrale use is quite entertaining, from my point of view and according to my modest exprience.
    the manual is quite well done ... in my case I fly ... and I left in contact with the bte feeling, no problem.
    the screen is big plutt, carquiller not need eyes to see what we do.
    even better, the PC edition via ...

    SOUNDS

    This is clearly a synth trs east to electronic music.
    Personal, I'm eclectic, so I started with electronic music!
    I find it sounds terrible for a machine of this price. the sheets are strong, the effects warm and delightful.
    However, it should not be put in competition with heavy equipment. I had the opportunity to have a CS6x some time ... when I came back on the APRS CS1x ... I found it very bland. it is not the same CATEGORY. Yet I find it really good.
    when I do not play with, I use in my mixes sound CS1x of my sample.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it since 2000
    I love its look, its fun ct
    I like less the quality that makes the keyboard a little cheap ... it has to be used to the heavy touch ...
    report quality price, it is super good for those who love making music electro / techno without wishing to take the head. in my case I play well with, but I've been around. However, I do not regret having bought and if c'tait again, it would be without hsiter.
    ... but this is only my opinion and only my opinion.
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  • nova akropolanova akropola

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 06/22/05 at 06:03
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    This keyboard has a soft touch cheap (arranger type keyboard psr cheap)
    Controllers are much more sturdy and disposs there appear
    connections are correct that fragile for the lovers of branch 40 times a day unplugged
    sounds are easily editable I took the correct part price use it only on a single performance as a polyphonic monotimbrale (I hate standards and xg gm gm2)

    I bought this synth in my complment EPS16 + in 96 (a gift I had a cable yeah) say some sounds for synthetic pseudo analogue did not then appropriate to buy the of analog

    UTILIZATION

    Everything is clear nickel easy take over a machine intuitive

    edition on the panel of the synth and the knobs you need to …
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    This keyboard has a soft touch cheap (arranger type keyboard psr cheap)
    Controllers are much more sturdy and disposs there appear
    connections are correct that fragile for the lovers of branch 40 times a day unplugged
    sounds are easily editable I took the correct part price use it only on a single performance as a polyphonic monotimbrale (I hate standards and xg gm gm2)

    I bought this synth in my complment EPS16 + in 96 (a gift I had a cable yeah) say some sounds for synthetic pseudo analogue did not then appropriate to buy the of analog

    UTILIZATION

    Everything is clear nickel easy take over a machine intuitive

    edition on the panel of the synth and the knobs you need to bring expression to the low-end machine (or say entry level) concurrent roland xp10 of the time.

    SOUNDS

    Electro sounds right away viruses or moog bring a nice touch but effective personality evident

    Leads well programmed bass nice even if they lack punch (about not fast enough) mutieffet a very effective (the few parameters are enough to embellish the sound) and ground well apptissantes

    not the machine of the century but a good compromise between available capacity and quality sound fair price multisamples missing a few here and there to give it more than 6 (ide what this module gm of a machine wishing pseudo analog .. ...............)

    I do not like very percu type thing too typical low-end and forget about the gm voluntarily xg etc. ...........

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had 96 and toured the machine a time forgotten in a box in my too frequent dmnagements
    I do not like the failure to provide see schedule 2 3 performance, the standard xg gm etc ...
    the effects are nice sounds are correct so-called synthesis and falls in a mix

    complment a machine with a neutrality that suits me perfectly

    I like some color tones and light weight

    complment a machine or beginner but not more than 200 Roros (maximum with the SU10 prvu as an option)
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  • Mig31Mig31

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 08/05/05 at 02:55
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    5 octaves / synth classic touch of my not so good cot fantom x8 88touches
    pitch modulation
    all the connectivity imaginable
    400 prs sounds and everything is just ditable! with all effects and all ...
    decision to host but not the usb too old CS1x!
    64-voice polyphony
    trs trs good value quality / price!

    UTILIZATION

    Easily cross over the ground. But at the same time just a synth the cest CS1x

    SOUNDS

    It is not like a lair but still today I Meton lai since 1998!
    are not many sounds but they are really good
    lezs tablecloths, lead, and cool effects ...
    by means against lexpress EST
    I prefer the sub, firestar, hiprhodes, human, gospel, together, talk box

    [b…
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    5 octaves / synth classic touch of my not so good cot fantom x8 88touches
    pitch modulation
    all the connectivity imaginable
    400 prs sounds and everything is just ditable! with all effects and all ...
    decision to host but not the usb too old CS1x!
    64-voice polyphony
    trs trs good value quality / price!

    UTILIZATION

    Easily cross over the ground. But at the same time just a synth the cest CS1x

    SOUNDS

    It is not like a lair but still today I Meton lai since 1998!
    are not many sounds but they are really good
    lezs tablecloths, lead, and cool effects ...
    by means against lexpress EST
    I prefer the sub, firestar, hiprhodes, human, gospel, together, talk box

    OVERALL OPINION

    I lay for 7 years so
    jaime good ergonomics his blue trippant
    jai tried some stuff but my first synth lépoque cétait and knew nothing jy (javai 14 years)
    I lai had 3500 francs will therefore have the kind cest cest 600 euros cheap!:!
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  • Anonymous

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 08/31/05 at 11:26
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Ideal for small synth started Clavié 4 ocatve I believe
    there is the calf of pitch and modulation
    a complete connection with as a "Gadget" are interested is that the machine can be deri connected directly to a PC or a Mac with a special cable not supplied
    it is possible to use a small free editor.

    UTILIZATION

    Yes, this synth is really very simple to use the manual is great but almost useless

    SOUNDS

    Sounds are corect but the effects may sound a tros Digital is a shame

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use depuit some months now I am satisfied with this machine the RAPORT qal / price is good provided that the price does not exceed € 200
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    Ideal for small synth started Clavié 4 ocatve I believe
    there is the calf of pitch and modulation
    a complete connection with as a "Gadget" are interested is that the machine can be deri connected directly to a PC or a Mac with a special cable not supplied
    it is possible to use a small free editor.

    UTILIZATION

    Yes, this synth is really very simple to use the manual is great but almost useless

    SOUNDS

    Sounds are corect but the effects may sound a tros Digital is a shame

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use depuit some months now I am satisfied with this machine the RAPORT qal / price is good provided that the price does not exceed € 200
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  • FredglassFredglass

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 09/02/05 at 04:58
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    A nice little synth fun. Connectivity complte. Professors of 350 sounds. Many say that this synth has a techno ct. True, but there is not!

    UTILIZATION

    Editing sounds trs simple: everything is on the faade of the craft. No need to go in submenus. Indeed, thanks the matrix, it was "physically" o one is: very easy to be resumed. Personally, I do not have the manual and I do not suffer (at least I do not think!).

    SOUNDS

    There are many good imitations. OK, the rest of imitations, but for a small synth as CS1X trs is honorable. We will not have the big bass (just the weak point of CS1X), no infernal leads, let alone good percussion (ct of the Misr is a bit) but synth whole r…
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    A nice little synth fun. Connectivity complte. Professors of 350 sounds. Many say that this synth has a techno ct. True, but there is not!

    UTILIZATION

    Editing sounds trs simple: everything is on the faade of the craft. No need to go in submenus. Indeed, thanks the matrix, it was "physically" o one is: very easy to be resumed. Personally, I do not have the manual and I do not suffer (at least I do not think!).

    SOUNDS

    There are many good imitations. OK, the rest of imitations, but for a small synth as CS1X trs is honorable. We will not have the big bass (just the weak point of CS1X), no infernal leads, let alone good percussion (ct of the Misr is a bit) but synth whole remains versatile trs. For cons, the sheets are beautiful! In fact I am using more of that almost CS1X this unique effect. The string clamps are not bad too. For cons, the arpgiateur is somewhat limited even if the above is that I had a crush when I bought the machine, but I would say it ages poorly (the arpgiateur)! We can say that it sounds dsormais trs "90." To be used only as as "agrment". In this context, hard to put a note. All right MRIT even a good 8 / 10 for its versatility, the beauty of the water and the rptons, good imitations.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I must have this synth for six or seven years dsormais ... We all had a first small synth that are cheap and can not spare. For me it is the CS1X. I do not remember too well how I had bought the era, but to 200/250 max I would do this choice. When I get home from work and I want to play without having to program for long minutes, the CS1X I choose. We can send sounds honorable trs in record time. Plutt to say it is bad, I would say that the keyboard is spcial. The buttons sink slightly but it can play fast solos trs. The design is nice, but the ct plastoc and weight of the machine (3kg I think) should not be confused with the toy. This is a good choice for beginners but also a synth that can be a trs s'avrer good second knife. Its simplicity and its ease of CHAC programming CS1X make a "value sre" of synths price. Dernire thing from his six or seven years I possde my CS1X does not suffer any problem. Provided that lasts!
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  • djeremix09djeremix09

    Yamaha CS1XPublished on 10/13/06 at 10:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Very complete little synth, pitch, modulation, midi in, out and through etc.

    UTILIZATION

    It is really very very simple utiliser.pas sub menu or access complication at some option.tout is on the facade of appreil direct access.
    the manual can give answer to some questions that may remain on hold

    SOUNDS

    We can say what you want, it's still a very oriental synth music electro.pas ill effects for a synth like that, by grinding sound well, few ca send it right

    OVERALL OPINION

    I think this keyboard is great for a beginner who starts in the home studio.comme all the effects this has directly handled using the knobs, it allows to discover what an LFO, an arpeggiat…
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    Very complete little synth, pitch, modulation, midi in, out and through etc.

    UTILIZATION

    It is really very very simple utiliser.pas sub menu or access complication at some option.tout is on the facade of appreil direct access.
    the manual can give answer to some questions that may remain on hold

    SOUNDS

    We can say what you want, it's still a very oriental synth music electro.pas ill effects for a synth like that, by grinding sound well, few ca send it right

    OVERALL OPINION

    I think this keyboard is great for a beginner who starts in the home studio.comme all the effects this has directly handled using the knobs, it allows to discover what an LFO, an arpeggiator and other effects that can parraitre complicated for someone who has no idea.
    for 200 euro, I think it is a good investment
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