Yamaha CS1X

CS1X
One of the newest musical gear I have purchased is the Yamaha CS1X Control Synthesizer. The Yamaha CS1X is designed for the Dance music market having some great analog type sounds. But it can also be used for ambient music and in XG mode as a multi-timbral synthesizer.
The Yamaha CS1X has two main modes, the performance mode and the multi mode. In the performance mode you have access to 930 "analog" voices. In the Blue Book called as "Material Voices".
If you haven't got the Blue Book yet, its available from your Yamaha dealer. The Blue Book is an advanced guide to the Yamaha CS1X and includes two disks with midi files, song demos and some new sound patches. With this book you can get the most out of your Yamaha CS1X.
Notice: This text is copied from a Yamaha brochure.

You can download some patches for the Yamaha CS1X.

CS1X Specifications:


Synthesizer Section
                    Keyboard: 61-key, initial touch
              Tone Generator: AWM2
           Maximum Polyphony: 32 notes
Number of Multitimbral Parts: 16, or one Performace + 12
                 Arpeggiator: Type, Tempo, Subdivide
                    Wave ROM: 4.5MB
                     Effects: Reverb (11), Chorus (11), Variation (43)
               Normal Voices: 480 (XG)
                 Drum Voices: 11 kits (XG)
                Performances: 128 Preset, 128 User

Others
                     Display: Custom LCD with LED backlight; LED x 2 (red; for Scenes)
                  Connectors: Headphones, Stereo Output (L/ Mono, R),
                              Stereo Input (stereo mini jack),
                              Foot Controller (assignable), Foot Volume (assignable),
                              Footswitch (assignable), MIDI In/Out/Thru, To Host
                 Controllers: Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel (assignable),
                              Sound Control knobs x 6, Volume Knob,
                              Performance Edit Parameter Rotary Switch,
                              Host Select Switch (rear)
                  Dimensions: 976(W) x 285(D) x 103(H) mm  (38-3/8" x 11-1/4" x 4")
                      Weight: 5.7 kg  (12 lbs., 9 oz.)