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Yamaha CS1x

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1996

MSRP: Y69,800


Simplified QS300, swapping the sequencer for an arpeggiator, 6 knobs, and computer interface. Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha CS1x is a pressure and velocity sensitive 61 key (32 voice multitimbral) GM compatible sample based synthesizer, featuring up to 4 elements, 65 effects (reverb, chorus, variation), MIDI, 22 drum kits (1 editable), and 256 presets (128 editable). Each element features an AWM2 (XG/TG300B compatible samples) source, digital resonant low pass filter, dedicated (ADSR) amplitude, (ADR) pitch, (ADSR) and filter envelopes, an LFO (saw, triangle, random waveforms).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:976mm(38.375in) D:285mm(11.25in) H:103mm(4.0625in) 5.7kg(12.75lbs) stereo:mix stereo MIDI PC/Mac MIDI fc-pedal volume-pedal MIDI sustain DC (PA-3B)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
CS1X GM TG300B XG performance-preset:128 performance-user:128 TG300B:579 TG300B-drum-kit:10 XG:480 XG-drum-kit:11 user-drum-kit:1 MIDI-SysEx MIDI-SysEx mode based buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
16 32 no [Sample->DCF->DCA]x4


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb:11 chorus:11 variation:43 (dedicated DSPs) no LFO MIDI-CC7 velocity volume-pedal yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
patterns:30 N/A no no N/A mod-wheel pitch-wheel fc-pedal volume-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC71-74 MIDI-CC84 MIDI-CC91 MIDI-CC93 MIDI-CC94 MIDI-CC96-101 MIDI-CC0-95 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI:IN/OUT/THRU RS-232C|422(8-pin mini-DIN) pedal MIDI break-points:4 7


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16b 48kHz no 4.5MB preset N/A preset no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample1 digital sample:205? - no no LFO1 PEG1 MIDI-PitchBend pitch-wheel portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
DF1 digital ? low-pass low pass FEG1 LFO1 fc-pedal key MIDI-CC1 mod-wheel no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
AEG1 sustain attack decay no no key no no
PEG1 init attack release attack decay release no no key no no
FEG1 sustain attack decay release no no key no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO1 saw:up triangle random yes no key free no fc-pedal MIDI-CC1 mod-wheel no
Rompler Models
TX1P TG100 CBX-T3 MU5 SY55 TG55 SY85 TG500
RM50 TG300 W5 W7 W5v2 W7v2 QS300 MU10
CS1x CS2x CS6x CS6R