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I got myself a blue present!

Post by D-Collector » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:29 am

Found a local ad for a Yamaha CS1X yesterday. The price was $175, and it said the synth was in great condition. I called right away, only to be told that there were two others who had called before me. But lucky for me they weren't serious. So I went and bought it today from a very nice guy some 30km from where I live. He even threw in a new QuickLok stand that seems to be new! :shock: Indeed the synth is in excellent condition, everything works great, keys, buttons and pots are nice and tight. Not a bad deal at all. :mrgreen:

And after spending an evening with this sexy blue thing, I have come to the conclusion that I LOVE IT! Here is a short demo I made with only the CS1X and the MPC2K with my own vinyl samples. I recorded in Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 on my old P266 laptop from 1998.




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I have the house for myself for the month and have set up shop in the living room as I had to abandon my old studio room for the needs of the family. Just a temporary solution though. My D-50 is away for repair, finally.

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by bluedad » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:52 am

Nice demo, and beautiful blue synth! Have fun with it!

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by iphoenix » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:02 am

Congrats! It sounds nice & warm. The AN1X always seemed to overshadow it in the forums so I havnt heard much about it.
I love the honeymoon period with a newly purchased instrument, especially when bought cheap & it sounds good & inspiring.
Enjoy your new found space & synth

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by Alex E » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:26 am

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I approve.


Anyway the CS1x was my very first synth. I think mine was $200 or so in January 2005. I had it until 2009.
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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by Dano » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:57 am

Nice demo - Enjoy your CS1X! :)

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:31 am

Blue instruments always sound better than others.

Nice job, D - Enjoy!
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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by rharris07 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:27 am

A seriously gorgeous demo. I LOVE the music. Do you happen to have more stuff like that released any where? I'd love to listen to your music more often if it sounds like this demo...

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by D-Collector » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:09 am

Thanks everyone! :D

@rharris07: Thanks! I wish I could say that I have done more in this style, but I have not. I've been computer bound for the last couple of years and haven't really put out much more than remakes and such. To be honest I have felt really, really lost. But with this combo I again feel the creativity and joy of making music I haven't felt since I started out. The CS1x and the MPC go together well and with it's hands-on interface and flexible sound it really is the tool I needed! Together with the D-50 this setup will be my new platform of music.
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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by CS_TBL » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:29 am

$175 is no money.. :!:

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by zoomtheline » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:50 pm

I think I paid £50 for mine and always use it for piano, don't know why but I prefer the piano on this than most other supposedly better piano's etc.

Prestes are gash but you can coax out some suprisingly warm stuff from it with perserverance

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by crystalmsc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:31 pm

Very nice demo and blue synth, have fun!
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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by D-Collector » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Thanks a lot crystal!

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by vinyl_junkie » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:34 pm

Nice demo, were they preset sounds?
I got one of these about 9 or 8 years ago for £50, it had a missing cut-off knob which I got from Yamaha for about £2 and then sold it for a lot more and got a Korg M1...I quite liked the CS-1X
The M1 sounded better but I hated the waves in it and the lack of a resonant LPF
The AN-1X on the other hand.....ROCKS!

Loving your livingroom setup :-)

I did a simmilar thing a few days ago

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by D-Collector » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:47 pm

vinyl_junkie wrote:Nice demo, were they preset sounds?
I got one of these about 9 or 8 years ago for £50, it had a missing cut-off knob which I got from Yamaha for about £2 and then sold it for a lot more and got a Korg M1...I quite liked the CS-1X
The M1 sounded better but I hated the waves in it and the lack of a resonant LPF
The AN-1X on the other hand.....ROCKS!

Loving your livingroom setup :-)

I did a simmilar thing a few days ago
Yes, presets that I tweaked a bit. Actually mine is missing the data knob but that should be an easy fix. Cool that you like the setup, it works out great -for now (-;

You are the same vinyl junkie from youtube? If so, I really dig your work! Especially the house tracks with the MPC!

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Re: I got myself a blue present!

Post by StepLogik » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:55 am

i used a CS1x for a long time. it was also my main live axe as well.

a nice bonus on the CS1x is the little shelf on the right side for putting your favorite mini module or stomp box!

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