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Yamaha CS6x

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1999

MSRP: Y168,000


Adds SMF player, scene memory, phrase recording, more modulation, and plug-in board support (PLG150 - AN: Analog Physical Modeling, PF: Piano, VL: Virtual Acoustic, D: DX/TX, PLG100 - VH: Vocal Harmony, G:XG). Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha CS6x is a pressure and velocity sensitive 61 key (64 voice multitimbral) sample based synthesizer, featuring up to 4 elements, effects (reverb, chorus, insertion multieffects), LFO (up|down-saw, two triangle, five pulse, trapezoid, two S/H waveforms), MIDI, phrase sampling, PLG100/150 plug-in board compatibility, scene memory, arpeggiator, and 384 presets (128 editable). Each element features an AWM2 source (479 waveforms), digital resonant low pass filter, EQ, dedicated (4 stage) amplitude, pitch, and filter envelopes, an LFO (saw, triangle, square waveforms).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1019mm D:357mm H:109mm 11.6kg phrase:line/mic stereo individual:2 MIDI PC/Mac MIDI breath fc-pedal volume-pedal MIDI sustain assignable AC 16W


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
CS6x CS6R performance-preset:128 performance-user:64 preset:256 user:128 card:128 drum-preset:8 drum-user:2 MIDI-SysEx card:SmartMedia(2-32MB) MIDI-SysEx mode based buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
16 phrase A/D-input plug-in:2 64 no [Sample->DCF->DCA]x4


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb:12 chorus:23 insertion1:24 insertion2:92 plug-in:24max CommonLFO CommonLFO LFO MIDI-CC7 velocity volume-pedal yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
patterns:128 pedal 16 track SMF player (format 0) songs:100 steps:100 MIDI pedal breath ribbon mod-wheel pitch-wheel fc-pedal volume-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC38 MIDI-CC71-75 MIDI-CC91 MIDI-CC93 MIDI-CC94 MIDI-CC96-101 MIDI-CC1-95:assignable MIDI pedal


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 PWL 5


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16b 41.1kHz 4MB 16MB 256 N/A yes no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample1 digital sample:479 - no no key CommonLFO LFO1 PEG1 MIDI-PitchBend pitch-wheel portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
DF1 digital ? yes low (6-24dB), high (12-24dB), or band (6-12dB) pass or 6dB band reject CommonLFO FEG1 LFO1 fc-pedal MIDI-CC1 mod-wheel velocity CommonLFO velocity no
EQ1 digital ? no low/high or parametric no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
AEG1 init attack decay sustain release attack decay1 decay2 release no no key key velocity key velocity
PEG1 hold attack decay sustain release hold attack decay1 decay2 release no no key no key
FEG1 hold attack decay sustain release hold attack decay1 decay2 release no no key key velocity key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO1 saw:up triangle square yes no key free no fc-pedal MIDI-CC1 mod-wheel CommonLFO
CommonLFO saw:up|down triangle:2 pulse:5 trapezoid S/H:2 delay attack hold decay 6 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