Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by recordbot » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:11 am

synthparts wrote:Some of the best disco was done on a Moog Modular... :D
Sir Ruff wrote:Well, disco "died" in 1980,
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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Rezisehtnys » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:51 am

The Bee Gees made it into the 2000's before breaking up, so there. :P

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:01 am

Rezisehtnys wrote:The Bee Gees made it into the 2000's before breaking up, so there. :P
Perhaps, but musically they've been dead to me since they stopped being a skiffle act :D
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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:28 am

Rezisehtnys wrote:The Bee Gees made it into the 2000's before breaking up, so there. :P
Did they use a CS80? I think so.

Back to the original question, yes, I would buyone if a) the new one is about 90% of the original´s sound, user interface, and playability, and b) if it´s affordable.

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by dr.blitzen » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:29 pm

Would I buy a CS80 - yes I def would I think it's a fantastic synth.

Of course it's not going to happen - too costly but what I really would liked to have seen is a dedicated controller replicated (no pun intended ;) )like the CS80. This can ustilise the full playing style of the original for the CS80v and other similar soft synths. I know these don't seen exactly sound like the real deal but as time goes on we are bound to have other ones being developed for the market.

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Hallu » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:50 pm

I would rather buy the Studio Electronics rack and load it with CS 80 filters. If I got a CS80 somehow I'd sell it first thing, I refuse to own any piece of gear that doesn't fit into a suitcase.

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:18 am

Sir Ruff wrote:? so what on Earth did people make "dance music" with before the juno and 303 were released? :shock:
There is a current amnesia about dance music that existed at the end of the 70s, and throughout the 80s.

Someday, someone will discover a forgotten hidden room somewhere, and it'll be full of these weird discs called "12-inch Singles." When future people rediscover the technology to play these, they'll wonder how it was possible that dance music could be made without 808s, 303s, or other synths and devices that didn't have much to do with dance music until about a decade later.
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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by pflosi » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:44 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:[...]they'll wonder how it was possible that dance music could be made without 808s, 303s[...]
Indeed a mystery, I'm wondering about this about twice a day :mrgreen:

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:56 pm

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

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Ned Bouhalassa wrote:And here's the answer:

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Broadwave » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:34 am

I recorded a demo using a CS80 in 1983 (some studio near Hull, UK). First time I'd ever played a synth with weighted keys... damned well near broke my fingers!

Didn't enjoy the experience then, so, no I still wouldn't buy one now.

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by SeventhStar » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:58 am

Being that the CS80 weighs over 200lbs, no, I would not want one.

I wouldn't want a synth that I can't pick up and carry by myself.

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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by CS_TBL » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:26 pm

So, weighted keys are off..

I was knocked out a whole day after carrying around an XV88 for 100 meters (no flightcase, just the thing itself in my arms), I think a CS-80 is four times as heavy.. :)
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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by Yoozer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:20 pm

SeventhStar wrote:Being that the CS80 weighs over 200lbs, no, I would not want one.
Yes, but the original CS was built with a lot of parts that can be most likely miniaturized with no influence on the actual sound, and with smarter routing/multi-layered PCBs you could most likely shrink some parts as well.

(most likely as in actual EEs can probably correct me on this if it's patently untrue).
I wouldn't want a synth that I can't pick up and carry by myself.
Even if the CS80 was of manageable weight, its reliability would still count against moving it more than you had to.
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Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Post by sneakthief » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:33 pm

Re. miniaturization: you mean like this CS-80 voice board (VCOs/VCFEGs/VCAs) from the designer of the MOTM CS-80 filter?

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Got my initial bare prototype boards for CSR-80 today. These are in the form factor of a crowbx as I have things set up here to test crowbx voices. My CS-80 circuits are used here. Bonus on this board is I left the 2nd (OBX) VCO there for extra fun. "Real" CS-80 voicing means just turn the 2nd VCO off. This board is a 1V/Oct response again for easier testing. When I have it all built and tested/debugged I'll go for the actual V/Hz M board. --Crow
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Scott Rider (aka olcdrow) will likely also offer a pre-built SMT version using the expensive pick-and-place that he owns for his non-synth commercial business:

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The control board will take longer to develop:
There is also an experimental circuit at the lower left of the board that involves a PIC, 4-channel DAC and other stuff. I won't be working with that section for a while yet, however.
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