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Post by Clavier » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:20 am

heilei wrote:
Hmmm...let me guess: Electone E-50 or E-70? Late 1970's?
(and yes, it does count, if you ask me)


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Good guess, E-70.

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Post by heilei » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:23 am

Clavier wrote:
heilei wrote:
Hmmm...let me guess: Electone E-50 or E-70? Late 1970's?
(and yes, it does count, if you ask me)


HeiLei ( a proud owner of a Yamaha Electone HS-8 )
Good guess, E-70.

...Sweet!

Ok, I confess, I had to peek to be sure: http://www.electone.com/museum 8)

(for the record: I did date a certain lady who happened to own both an FS-70 and an HX-1, and I did spend an awful lot of time at her place, so that explains my unquestioned love for all things Electone...)


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Post by Don Solaris » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:37 pm

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CS-15 owner here. I just LOVE this synth! The bass is ultrafat (not deep as Mini, but FAT).

If anyone is interested in modifications i wrote a small document regarding 3 modifications that i designed. All three are engaged via switch so you can always disable them and have the "original" CS-15. If anyone is interested, here is the whole page with PDF file:

http://homepage.mac.com/synth_seal/html/ds_cs15mod.html

I have a small demo - a single pattern, but made entirely on CS-15 (except kick): CS-15 Demo (00:59)

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Post by hfinn » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:05 am

Here's my CS:

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Post by Bitexion » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:32 am

What is that? A flat CS synth I've never seen before.

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Post by hfinn » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:53 am

That is a CS-30L. The same as the CS-30 but A LOT wider and minus the sequencer (which I really don't need since I have an SQ-10)

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Post by CZ Rider » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:18 am

Don Solaris wrote: CS-15 owner here. I just LOVE this synth!
Hey Don,
Thanks so much for the CS-15 downloads. Mine needed a little work, so tonight I opened it up and fixed a few things, since I now had a service manual! A few weeks ago it developed a glitch in the Brilliance slider, and lucky it was only a loose solder joint. A replacement slider might be tough to find, as this is a center tapped slider? So while I had it opened I cleaned all of the key contacts, as ever since I aquired this I was getting a double trigger on releasing some of the keys. Calibrated the VCOs and it is back together as good as new.
The CS-15 is an under-rated synth for sure. I like the fact that is is high note priority with a great left hand control section. With a spring loaded bender under one finger and the filter cutoff lever under another, this is a very unique and expressive set up! This is the only synth in my arsenal with a 64' osc. setting. Have the output split with one going back into the external in for some raunchy feedback sounds too.
Here is a pic of mine, under the OB-1.
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Also own a CS-20M and a CS-80 (Original owner since 1978)

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Post by drummy » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:29 am

CZ Rider wrote: Here is a pic of mine, under the OB-1.
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Also own a CS-20M and a CS-80 (Original owner since 1978)
Damn! Nice setup! What else you got?

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Post by CZ Rider » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:52 am

drummy wrote: Damn! Nice setup! What else you got?
That setup was actually part of a live rig used in the "Back In Time 2 Concert" done live on the air back in October 2006. Every year when the clocks get set back to end daylight savings time, we have done a live show on WXPN in Philly. We start the hour long show at 1:59AM and end it at 1:58AM, a minute before we started. So the idea is we warp backward in time and use mostly old-time synthesizers. Amazingly I fit the whole setup in my small Dodge Daytona. We only get about a hour or so to set up and tune up before going out live, so it's a small set optimized for size and speed.
Here is a photo with the CS-15 on top of the OB-1 at the radio station that night.
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I found a small sample of my CS-15 sounding like a CS-15:
Sound of the CS-15!

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Post by Don Solaris » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:34 am

CZ Rider wrote:A few weeks ago it developed a glitch in the Brilliance slider, and lucky it was only a loose solder joint. A replacement slider might be tough to find, as this is a center tapped slider?
Don't worry. You don't need replacement. Unsolder the slider, open it (mark sides with a marker), disassemble it completely. Clean slider parts with a soap and hot water. Assemble the slider, apply a contact spray (try to find some "light" spray, not those abrasives that continue to melt things they shouldn't). And.... Done! Your fader is as NEW! I did this to all vertical faders. Now it is dead easy to precisely set those super fast decays.
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Post by hfinn » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:59 pm

I posted a demo of the CS-30L in the listening lounge.

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Post by etcetera » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:51 am

I was surprised that I couldn't find a post from me with a link to the samples of my CS-30, so I put one up in the listening lounge.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:00 am

I couldn't help notice the similarity to Heath's setup.... it's alter ego so to speak :lol:

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Post by Don Solaris » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:20 pm

I should start asking percentage from each sale:

http://cgi.ebay.com/YAMAHA-CS-15-ANALOG-SYNTH-w-SOLARIS...

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Post by spookyman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:40 pm

@hfinn

Do you also have the legs ?

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CS-30L stands for Live...the main reason are the few more Control In (switch) for Sustain and Portamento and foot controller for volume and brillance...

And something else very cool: the LEDS that shows what the enveloppes are modulating...a function that is really missing on the CS-30.

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