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
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.
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
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.)