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Yamaha CS-01

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1982

MSRP: Y33,600


Very simple analog monosynth Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha CS-01 is a 32 mini key, monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring an oscillator (pulse, saw, square, triangle waveforms), noise, resonant low pass filter, an (ADSR) envelope, an LFO, breath control input, and a speaker.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
32 mini keys W:489mm(19.25in) H:36mm(1.5in) D:160mm(6.375in) 1.5kg(3.3125lbs) no mono no no no no 12VDC 300mA 2.7W (PA-1|6xAA)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A no no no dedicated sliders/knobs LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 1 no VCO->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no breath EG yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A breath mod-wheel pitch-wheel no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no no no no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO1 analog pulse saw square triangle 4-32' no PWM glissando LFO pitch-wheel no
Noise analog noise no no no no no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog IG02610 yes low pass breath EG no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EG sustain attack decay release no no key no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO triangle? no no no no mod-wheel no
Conventional Models
SY-1 SY-2 CS-10 CS-30 CS-30L CS-50 CS-60 CS-80
CS-5 CS-15 CS-15D CS-20M CS-40M CS-70M CS-01 SK10
SK15 SK20 SK30 SK50D SY-20 AN1x