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Yamaha CS-30

Analog Synthesizer

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Yamaha CS-30
Yamaha CS-30
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CS-30 is a monophonic synthesizer based on two VCOs with independent outputs and incorporating a sequencer for 8 notes and 1 pattern useful for arpeggio tricks. There’s no effect section.

The 44-note keyboard synth has no patch memory. The unit got launched in 1977. CS-30 is an instrument featuring basic controls and essential features for analog signal generating. There are many knobs for voice shaping.

The filter section comprises two resonant VCFs. There are two VCAs and 3 envelopes.

The instrument offers ring modulation. The connectivity includes CV/Gate and External Trigger.

MIDI, patch memory and buil-in effects aren’t presented in a synthesizer structure.

The flexible analog voice machine was used by 808 State.

Tags: analog synthesizer

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Analogue (A) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice2
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Reverse Sawtooth
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) White Noise
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset29
Type Synth Action
Number of Keys44
Production start1977
Production end1980
Production ended

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