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Yamaha CS-10

Post by DigitalDisko » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:03 am

Hey everyone. I just bought a Yamaha CS-10 synth. I super excited about getting it but I have to wait 4-6 weeks for shipping. Does any boy have any audio samples of it that I can check out? What do the users here think about it? Thanks

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Post by DigitalDisko » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:19 am

just noticed my typo..meant to say anybody not any boy. hah!

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Post by space6oy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:21 am

there's a demo on the main website.
http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/cs10.shtml

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Post by DigitalDisko » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:50 am

I know..I already checked it out. Just wondering if anybody has a better quality example or any songs they did with it...Real Players sounds like c**p when you're streaming an audio file.

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Post by space6oy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:53 am

welllllll...i'm beat and need to quit number crunching. check back in about 20 and i'll put up a super quickly thrown together mp3 of me f**k around on my CS-10.

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Post by DigitalDisko » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:55 am

You seriously rock!

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Post by space6oy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:24 am

ha! i hadn't even caught that you were who'd sent me the message the other day wanting to buy my CS-5! glad you landed a 10, that's awesome. good luck w/ that weird shipping scenario, hope it works out ok!

here you go, me sloppily messing with my 10!

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Post by DigitalDisko » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:31 am

Wow, thanks space6oy! I really enjoyed the fast envelopes..I have read that the envelopes on CS-10 are fantastic. What's your favorite type of tone you can get out of your CS-10?

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Post by space6oy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:38 am

man, i dunno, playing favorites...
fast forward to about 4:15, once i'm messing with the attack time on the VCF to make it have those squishy bass blurbs, that's definitely one of 'em.

oddly probably my favorite thing to do with it's run a drum machine through its external in and let it make blips along with the beat :)

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Post by DigitalDisko » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:41 am

Yeah, I can't wait to run different instruments through the external audio input. I also read that you can feed the synths output back into itself to get some really phat sounds. Here's the quote:

"I love this baby...I bought a splitter from radio shack and turned this thing into a monster! :) Here's the trick: Buy a male 1/4" to 2 female 1/4" jacks splitter for only a couple bucks at radio shack. split off the output to two things: One goes out into your amp, and the other goes in a harmonizer or octave pedal or chorus pedal, and back into the synth's external input. Now make sure the external volume and the main volume aren't turned past 3 o'clock, unless you want a crazy distorted/feedbacked sound. Play a note - - - hello Minimoog!!!"

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Post by space6oy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:53 am

yeah, you can get some massively loud, distorted, shreiking high/low splits out of it doing that. the radio shack splitters suck though, most of the time you wind up having to mess with how far cables are plugged into them. try getting a horizon or live wire Y cable instead.

and i've only gotten to use one for a few months during my first semester of my freshman year of college, but doing that doesn't turn a CS-10 into a minimoog. :shock: it just makes the CS-10's range of sound adjustments have a wider reach.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=336281

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=331080

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:13 pm

Hehe, you should try the CS-15. It's twice of everything from the CS10.
2 VCOs, 2 filters, 2 EG's. And it sounds wonderful.

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Post by electro funker » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:24 pm

I love my cs-10, the filter of this thing is amazing, and very nice when you are making drones!

I use my in this song:
http://birdiebirdmakeslittlenormcry.mym ... ?id=100247 (press the little loudsspeaker, and the song will start) It starts after ca. 3 minutes. I gave it a bit portamento and some reverb!

This synth is really nice, I am looking forward to hook mine one up with some kind of semimodular (ms-10/20/50), that's have to be great!

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:06 pm

I had a CS-10 8 months ago and it was fantastic. Yes the CS filters are wonderful, especially in HP mode. I sold my CS-10 because i upgraded to a CS-40M. Its filter sounds similar to the CS-10 but is a little brighter and smoother. IMO the CS-10 has the best envelopes out of all the other CS monosynths. They are very snappy and make basses really powerful.
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Post by spookyman » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:14 pm

Bitexion wrote:Hehe, you should try the CS-15. It's twice of everything from the CS10.
2 VCOs, 2 filters, 2 EG's. And it sounds wonderful.
Yes...i also have a Yamaha CS-15 ! Absolutely great synth. The envelopes are very snappy too...easy to obtain percussive sound with this board. But what i like the most is this "two separate" subtractive architecture...

It doesn't have the same bass bottom like my Moog Prodigy, but the sound of the filter remember me my (ex-) ARP Odissey. Very musical sounding and so sweet.
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