Yamaha CS-10

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Post by ianjhicks » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:13 pm

yeah, running the audio back into the ext in is awesome, thats the way to get the filter to self-oscillate, then you can get some really awesome percussion sounds, ripe for the sampling, I've done it with my cs15 and its goodtimes

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:43 pm

I found that I could never control the CS15 filter in self oscillation, it would be totally unpredictable when that BEOOOOOWWWWWW would kick in..worked better in one of the other filter modes than Lowpass.

I could do it, and suddenly get a window-rattling BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW near the bottom of the filter cutoff.

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Post by space6oy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:48 pm

BEOOOOOWWWWWWs and BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWs are awesome. :)

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Post by Box » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:05 am

Congratulations! So how much you pay for it? One of these days I'd like to get one of the Yamaha CS synths myself. Personally it's the only Yamaha I would consider purchasing except for the DX7, maybe some others. But have fun with it, you'll have to post videos when you get it.
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Post by thestreets » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:12 am

Yeah I second the how much question. A few months back i was frequenting ebay, looking to buy one...never ended up doing so.

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Post by space6oy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:17 am

he bought one of these two:

http://search-completed.ebay.com/search ... p=1&fsoo=1

hence my comment on good luck w/ the weird shipping scenario.
cost at least $430.

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Post by nigel » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:09 am

MM. CS10

Japan huh - shipping $$?

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Post by space6oy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:15 am

read the listings, shipping info's in the body.

5-6 weeks for $62 or $75 USD, depending on the case.

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Post by nathanscribe » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:59 pm

The CS monos are pretty good, and although I see a lot of negative comments on them (filters are 'weak', only 12dB etc.) I think it's misguided to think of them that way - not all synths have to have a Moog ladder. The Oberheim SEM used multimode filters and that didn't hurt. The CS provide a nice alternative to the typical LP filter, and a bit of BP or HP can provide more sparkle in a mix, I find. But it seems that the odd bit of unimpressed reviewing might be one reason they're not as pricey as other retro monos. Which is as good a reason as any to get one... but then the prices go up as everybody wants one... huh. Oh well. :)

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Post by ianjhicks » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:35 pm

theres a nice review of the cs 15 on bluesynths. I really like the filter on the cs series, not as much resonance as on a pro one or moog but it has this really precise buzzy sound, on the 15 you can set the filters to have their own independant envelopes so you can get some really cool weird filter effects

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Post by spookyman » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:47 pm

My CS-15 is modified...i have much more resonance than the "classic" version. Two little switches were added to go from the normal setting to the "more" resonance setting. I don't know (electronicaly) wthat was exactly done. I bought it so...

But for sure, it's not the same like on a Pro One.

Now, it's time to change the pots...

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Post by c1t1zen » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:08 pm

These are most likely the mods yours has

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

I had them done to my CS-15 a few weeks ago and they completely add balls to the synth. I especially like the filter mod, the audio is sent through both 12db filters and it screams now. The mod with the LFO speed is way up into audible/FM range. I had my switches placed right in the middle on the front so I can quickly switch to modded or original sounds while playing.

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Post by DigitalDisko » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:28 pm

Hey Guys. The shipping didn't turn out to be too bad. I paid $60 for the shipping from Japan to LA...the problem is that it will take 4-6 weeks for me to get it. Vintage synths are getting more expensive everyday and harder to come by. I guess that's good news for all of us who have them but it can hurt the wallet when you purchase one! A couple years ago people got some great deals on these synths..check out the Harmony Central user reviews and you'll see what I mean. Oh well, you can't beat the sound and feel of a vintage analogue synth. I'll try to post some videos of it later on..once I get a sweet setup, I'm getting a 3-Tier keyboard stand to put the CS-10, Prodigy, and DX-7 (although it will look much better when I sell the DX-7 for another analog beast!) Cheers

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Post by ianjhicks » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:17 pm

speaking of CS15 mods... this guy has done some crazy stuff to his:

extra LFO
ring mod
hard sync
and more! I'm trying to get the schematics from him

http://home.swipnet.se/~w-49485/cs15dx.htm

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Post by madtheory » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:41 pm

I would really like keyboard control of LFO, for tuned FM effects.

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