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Digital Synth from Yamaha belonging to the CS series.

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  • MGR/Calvin(Parablue)MGR/Calvin(Parablue)

    Yamaha CS-2X

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 01/13/03 at 15:00
    Paid: $1400(Australian)
    Acquired this synth because my hands were itchy!!

    This synth has nice sounding ambient sound and i would recommend it for ambient and new age playing. Yamaha made this model as a dance style model with cutoff and resonance knobs and arpeggios. Unlike other Yamaha models with only old style keyboard functions to it.

    Though it was designed for dance, it lags the warm needed in dance music, and the arpeggios are so lagging and so outworldly. In dance, still Roland is "King" and Roland synths are still the warm, strong arpeggios kinda stuff, besides the Nova Superstation and Virus Access. Besides that, it's cutoff and resonance EQ's are as strong as well, and that's n…
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    Paid: $1400(Australian)
    Acquired this synth because my hands were itchy!!

    This synth has nice sounding ambient sound and i would recommend it for ambient and new age playing. Yamaha made this model as a dance style model with cutoff and resonance knobs and arpeggios. Unlike other Yamaha models with only old style keyboard functions to it.

    Though it was designed for dance, it lags the warm needed in dance music, and the arpeggios are so lagging and so outworldly. In dance, still Roland is "King" and Roland synths are still the warm, strong arpeggios kinda stuff, besides the Nova Superstation and Virus Access. Besides that, it's cutoff and resonance EQ's are as strong as well, and that's no way i can tweak it till full max high screeching sound.

    The sound quality is sweet and ambient, and it has some effects in it which are pretty useful. It's drumparts are average.
    Kinda easy to use, though hard to tweak the PEG settings. Really lagging in layering though.

    This is quite multipurpose, and very ambient/New Age. More on the semi-professional standard type of style. But pretty good considering Yamaha standards. I'm not a Yamaha fan, they are so based on natural instruments that everything they design is mostly for the natural sound. Their electronic instruments are like a "halfway" kinda thing.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Herman Chistis a real BIG jordan fan from HollMGR/Herman Chistis a real BIG jordan fan from Holl

    Yamaha CS2X

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 05/20/02 at 15:00
    I bought this synthesizer two months ago
    at a music shop in Amsterdam. I paid 760 euro for it (740$).
    I bought it because I wanted to play the synthesizer I already played the piano like Jordan did before he started playing on a synthesizer. But I dind't play the piano for too long. My friend plays guitar and were are gonna start a prog rock band. He has got an silver Ibanez RG 270.

    I like the synthesizer because of the very good piano sound and the leads. The organ and strings are good too and that is just what you need when youre playing like Dream Theater. The synthesizer sound great but what realy matters is what you play on it.
    These songs are good to play on the keyboard
    -Pull M…
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    I bought this synthesizer two months ago
    at a music shop in Amsterdam. I paid 760 euro for it (740$).
    I bought it because I wanted to play the synthesizer I already played the piano like Jordan did before he started playing on a synthesizer. But I dind't play the piano for too long. My friend plays guitar and were are gonna start a prog rock band. He has got an silver Ibanez RG 270.

    I like the synthesizer because of the very good piano sound and the leads. The organ and strings are good too and that is just what you need when youre playing like Dream Theater. The synthesizer sound great but what realy matters is what you play on it.
    These songs are good to play on the keyboard
    -Pull Me Under -Peruvian Skies -Another Day
    -Learning To Live (that one is hard to play)
    but all the dream theater songs are good to play if you can play them?


    I dont like the techno/trance sounds, I don't use them. I think you should play with the real intruments (organ,strings,piano and other acoustic intriuments and the leads). But my synthesizer hasn't got too many great sounds there are a few good ones like:
    p1 033 VanDriva a real wah-wah Derek Sherinian sound and p2 067 lipstick a real pull me under Kevin Moore lead. p1 001 a real Kurzweil Jordan piano sound.

    The quality of the unit is good but if it falls on the ground you have really big problem. Because its case is made of plastic and the knobs aren't very durable. But hey, who would drop his brand new synthesizer on the ground, i wouldn't. But on the other hand it looks really asskicking cool.
    My compliments go out to the designers.


    If youre searching for a prog rock keyboard and you don't have a lot of money, buy the Yamaha. If you are rich, just go and buy the Kurzweil k2600x. I have never played on it, but I just know it has to be special. I hope Dream Theater will come to Holland this summer but if they can't make it I will go to the concert in Germany anyway. But as I already said the Yamaha is great to start out with. But I hope I have my own Kurzweil one day......

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • BlackfireBlackfire

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 01/06/04 at 10:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    CS1x successor of the Yamaha keyboard CS2x is said of class released in 1999. It offers 64-note polyphony and uses a synthse PCM (16MB) + numriques filter (LPF, HPF) type AWM2.
    Level technical specifications:
    - It possde between a handy Audio (STREO) including a sampler to connect it and mix it all.
    - 8 knobs of time MIDI CONTRL rel: Attack, Decay, Release, cutoff HPF, LPF cutoff, Resonance Fully assignable knobs + 2.
    - 2 buttons scnes rgls keeping custom settings with the knobs -> possibility to morph between the two states of sounds thanks the modulation wheel.
    - Pitch and modulation wheel
    - Keyboard 61 keys appreciably vlocitbr /> - Headphone output, cardiac output L + R, 3 e…
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    CS1x successor of the Yamaha keyboard CS2x is said of class released in 1999. It offers 64-note polyphony and uses a synthse PCM (16MB) + numriques filter (LPF, HPF) type AWM2.
    Level technical specifications:
    - It possde between a handy Audio (STREO) including a sampler to connect it and mix it all.
    - 8 knobs of time MIDI CONTRL rel: Attack, Decay, Release, cutoff HPF, LPF cutoff, Resonance Fully assignable knobs + 2.
    - 2 buttons scnes rgls keeping custom settings with the knobs -> possibility to morph between the two states of sounds thanks the modulation wheel.
    - Pitch and modulation wheel
    - Keyboard 61 keys appreciably vlocitbr /> - Headphone output, cardiac output L + R, 3 entrepdales (switch, controller and volume)
    - Implementations MIDI trs reliable and efficient: IN, OUT, THROUGH and decision HOST
    - A free utility on the PC edition for CS2x: trs Tune'em up is complete and very practical.
    - 40 reasons Arpegiator
    - 256 + 256 preset performance in use

    UTILIZATION

    With the shipping matrix, one can easily CONTRL any custom settings in performance (consisting of 4 + sound effects + LFO). The effects are numerous and powerful trs (over 100)

    The manual is clear and easy trs read. In a few hours, the CS2x matrise in terms of shipping and prior to Fast Fashion's galore

    SOUNDS

    Warm water, powerful bass. The classic sounds (piano, acoustic guitar, strings) are a little behind but quality level may be enough for beginners.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought the site for homestudio.fr 3700 francs in January 2000. For that price, the CS2x is a good deal. Certainly it is quite techno tourn but personally, it also the place in a funk and progressive metal.

    Rel time control level and easy to use, say nothing. Moreover, in terms of references, Depeche Mode have used several keyboards CS2x their turns dernire: Exciter Tour CONTRL including all their samplers.

    I regret my purchase at all and this synth still surprises me every day. A brief report Qualit incredible price!
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  • Magic DreamsMagic Dreams

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 03/30/05 at 12:06
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Digital Synth
    ctrl LIVEPAGE cutoff, Rezo, attack, release, adjustable
    noon to host
    100 presets, 100 users (big sound) and XG MIDI bank (430 Sound approx.): Not enough big sound my taste!
    techno dance style, general, various

    UTILIZATION

    Synth simple to use (qd was a culture synth ...)

    The edition is correct sounds, but not top. Finally, there is

    SOUNDS

    There are a range of sounds that rev when the nice dig a little SD programming ....
    It dchire course environments electro cutoffs etc.

    Nanmoins, the quality of gnrateurs sound is not as clear as I wish.
    But hey, even a sound qd!

    OVERALL OPINION

    1 year
    + Quality filters
    Ctrl + pots of sound…
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    Digital Synth
    ctrl LIVEPAGE cutoff, Rezo, attack, release, adjustable
    noon to host
    100 presets, 100 users (big sound) and XG MIDI bank (430 Sound approx.): Not enough big sound my taste!
    techno dance style, general, various

    UTILIZATION

    Synth simple to use (qd was a culture synth ...)

    The edition is correct sounds, but not top. Finally, there is

    SOUNDS

    There are a range of sounds that rev when the nice dig a little SD programming ....
    It dchire course environments electro cutoffs etc.

    Nanmoins, the quality of gnrateurs sound is not as clear as I wish.
    But hey, even a sound qd!

    OVERALL OPINION

    1 year
    + Quality filters
    Ctrl + pots of sound
    -: Not enough big sound
    -: Sound quality just a little p / r price

    Same choices?
    in terms of budget, yes, otherwise I will go on a ground 6 (bcp + cheap laughs but no more!)
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  • GranadosGranados

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 04/16/08 at 07:33
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The data sheet will be much more accurate than me.

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?
    I bought used 3 years ago. Trained pianist, I had never touched a synthesizer in my life. The grip seems simple. It's when you want to go to the heart of a beast that it is a little complicated. Once assimilated the "gameplay" of the keyboard, it's pretty easy to make something interesting. As against the touch .... soft is soft ....
    - Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
    Well, you still have the manual in front at the beginning ... Fortunately it is super clear.

    SOUNDS

    Sound level, it is well-typed techno / dance, but thanks to the editing can quickly d…
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    The data sheet will be much more accurate than me.

    UTILIZATION

    - The general configuration is it simple?
    I bought used 3 years ago. Trained pianist, I had never touched a synthesizer in my life. The grip seems simple. It's when you want to go to the heart of a beast that it is a little complicated. Once assimilated the "gameplay" of the keyboard, it's pretty easy to make something interesting. As against the touch .... soft is soft ....
    - Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?
    Well, you still have the manual in front at the beginning ... Fortunately it is super clear.

    SOUNDS

    Sound level, it is well-typed techno / dance, but thanks to the editing can quickly do what you want actually. I use it for very different types of music (but always with an electronic influence) and frankly, for now, it suits me well. The sounds are classic can be a bit "just" (the strings are not so ugly) but still nice and usable. He also serves as a master keyboard in troubleshooting.
    In general, it was hot sounds that "sound" in the best sense, with the bass very generous!
    The sensitivity of the keys is sometimes annoying to adjust.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Well after 3 years of service, I am always happy. € 250 bought at the time, I think I would do the same choice. Now, with more under, are the series of "Reason". But to understand how it works I think it's a good synth to start (and even after there ...) with a quality / great price!

    + Bloody well and the knobs positioned
    + Sound quality still (for the price)
    + Settings quite clear
    + Reliability: never had a concern

    - Screen too small
    - Very soft touch in soft
    - Setting clear but must put your head in the manual a while
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  • FP UserFP User

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 10/31/08 at 16:00
    FIlters can't screech that well and synthesis ain't too strong. Envelope generators makes so little difference to the sound, and the layers are hopeless. I'll rather say it's ok! Can't stand the little arpeggio manipuation, so limited concept.

    Price paid

    $1450

    UTILIZATION

    Pretty simple to use till the point of boringness. Quite easily switchable though. Too little realtime controls.

    Yamaha should have a case for this model, everytime i carry it around in a bag, it gets knocked. Really makes me worried. However, it's still ok and functioning. The switch knob falls off easily. They should have those similar model knobs as ibanez guitar knobs, which looks really alike. If that is p…
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    FIlters can't screech that well and synthesis ain't too strong. Envelope generators makes so little difference to the sound, and the layers are hopeless. I'll rather say it's ok! Can't stand the little arpeggio manipuation, so limited concept.

    Price paid

    $1450

    UTILIZATION

    Pretty simple to use till the point of boringness. Quite easily switchable though. Too little realtime controls.

    Yamaha should have a case for this model, everytime i carry it around in a bag, it gets knocked. Really makes me worried. However, it's still ok and functioning. The switch knob falls off easily. They should have those similar model knobs as ibanez guitar knobs, which looks really alike. If that is possible, the color can be switched, sure would be fun to decorate some. Never called Yamaha support for this item, but did for others. Service average.

    SOUNDS

    Clear sounding. Synth patches and strings are good. Piano sounds are clear, but of cos no match for real pianos. Techno sounds are pretty good, can get good harmonies. This is more a commercial dance/ambient synth. Effects are plentiful and pretty good.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The arpeggio manipulation is what really turns me off, i'm having an idea but can't shuffle the groove around. The sound manipulation is ok, can't stand the lag of filter sweeping. If Yamaha wants to come out a dance synth, they should go all the way, so many of their models are more based for honky tonk styles. This model is like a dance wannabe. Lose outright to Roland. However, it ain't too $$ for a dance synth.

    Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
    Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
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  • FP UserFP User

    Yamaha CS2XPublished on 10/31/08 at 16:00
    Playing a sound on a intrument without being able to change the sound is good if you like the sound and this keyboard can apply more reverb and effects to its sounds if you are uncomfortable with their sound so it is very good and no thing is needed extra because it already offers very clear and good quality once you use the layers and panel edit features along with reverb and other effects.

    Price paid

    399.99 USD

    UTILIZATION

    There is no difficulty to program the intrument for me. some of the words meanings where a mystery to me at first.Example :AEG. but once I read the manual ( and It explained everything) I learned it means, Aplitude,envelope generator. The keyboard is so easy …
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    Playing a sound on a intrument without being able to change the sound is good if you like the sound and this keyboard can apply more reverb and effects to its sounds if you are uncomfortable with their sound so it is very good and no thing is needed extra because it already offers very clear and good quality once you use the layers and panel edit features along with reverb and other effects.

    Price paid

    399.99 USD

    UTILIZATION

    There is no difficulty to program the intrument for me. some of the words meanings where a mystery to me at first.Example :AEG. but once I read the manual ( and It explained everything) I learned it means, Aplitude,envelope generator. The keyboard is so easy to program, I recorded the information on all the sounds I created on paper. I recorded every thing ,even the order in which I pressed buttons. Example: First step, Second step. And I think it actually changes the sound if you use a certain order. I program the keyboard using the panel edit features going left to right from the bottom up many times. Everything must be recorded or a very good sound might be lost forever and I guess will need to be replaced. But you can save all of your settings to two banks on each sound .Example: U I,UII. :User 1 ,User 2. There is nothing wrong with the keyboard interface for as much as I can see it IS good.

    It is very sturdy. Only the knobs can come off if I am not carefull but that is a miner problem and it is easy to be carefull of damaging th keyboard. The intrument has goog keys that dont stop working and is made to last as I never had to have it repaired.

    SOUNDS

    The sound quality can be very clear and sounds good from even far away! Once I program the sounds and add the right effects and settings they can be made to sound clear and even like other intruments. Example: I put togethere a sound that sounds like strings and it is very clear. When I didnt realize about programing the sounds correctly I thought the keyboards quality was lacking but once I learned to use the edit features and effects and layers right I had made over 7 to 8 or 9 very good sounds that can be used in any music I suppose. I think as time goes on It may be possible to create more new sounds! The keyboard is well worth its price because you can create very clear and good sounds on it. The sounds I created are not weak and they sound clear FAR away as I tested them. It has professional quality after all. It is a very Good instrument!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I cannot love a intrument only God ,Jesus ,family and people. I like the intrument very much and am thankfull to the most high that my good mother let me buy it. It has professional quality once you program the sounds correctly and I am very content with it. I'm glad to inform you that you can find a good used keyboard for only 399.99 that has professional quality and dont need to pay 700 or 1000 dollars. Try your local music shop and find one if you dont already have one.(All people have their own favorite instrument.)

    Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
    Posted by: Michael Litchmore (January 1-, 2005)
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