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Yamaha CS-5

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1978

MSRP: Y65,100 ($485US)


Similar to a CS10, with one less EG Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha CS-5 is a 37 key, monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring an oscillator (noise, saw, and pulse waveforms), resonant low/high/band pass filter, an (ADSR) envelope, an LFO (random, saw, and sine waveforms), external filter input, and CV/gate IO.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
37 keys W:641mm(25.25in) D:290mm(11.375in) H:157mm(6.125in) 7kg(15.4lbs) filter mono no CV gate CV gate no AC (8W)


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 LFO EG no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A pitch-slider 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
VCO analog pulse saw 2-64' no PWM CV LFO portamento no
Noise analog external noise - no no no no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog IG00156 yes low/high/band pass EG LFO no no


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


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw:down sine random no no no no no 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