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I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:29 am
by D-Collector
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.

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:52 am
by bluedad
Nice demo, and beautiful blue synth! Have fun with it!

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:02 am
by iphoenix
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

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:26 am
by Alex E
1996 Synth
1997 MPC
1998 Computer

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.

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:57 am
by Dano
Nice demo - Enjoy your CS1X! :)

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:31 am
by Blue Monster 65
Blue instruments always sound better than others.

Nice job, D - Enjoy!

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:27 am
by rharris07
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...

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:09 am
by D-Collector
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.
;)

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:29 am
by CS_TBL
$175 is no money.. :!:

lucky bastard ^^

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:50 pm
by zoomtheline
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

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:31 pm
by crystalmsc
Very nice demo and blue synth, have fun!

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:05 pm
by D-Collector
Thanks a lot crystal!

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:34 pm
by vinyl_junkie
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

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:47 pm
by D-Collector
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!

Re: I got myself a blue present!

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:55 am
by StepLogik
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!