|Dates||1996 – 1999|
|Synthesis type||wavetable / sample-based synthesis|
|Attenuator||Attack and release|
|Storage memory||128 preset, 128 programmable|
|Effects||Reverb, chorus, variation|
|Left-hand control||Pitch bend and mod wheel|
|External control||MIDI, computer interface|
Aimed primarily at dance musicians, the CS1x features analogue synthesizer-emulating rotary controllers and monotimbral analogue synthesizer voices.
The CS1x was succeeded in 1999 by the CS2x synthesizer.
Effects and functions
The CS1x employs various arpeggiator presets and effects such as reverb, chorus (including flanging and celeste) and "variation" (a combination of reverbs, delays, modulation effects and equalisation).
The synthesizer has been used by Proyecto Crisis, Underworld, Jamiroquai, Gilbert Le Funk, David Bowie, Boards of Canada, Elbow Coulee, Noisuf-X, X-Fusion, Chemlab, X-Marks The Pedwalk, A7ie, Centhron, Sista mannen på Jorden, yelworC, P·A·L, Suicide Commando, Supreme Court, Lost Signal, Phylum Sinter, Cenotype, Everything Goes Cold, Neurobash, K-Nitrate, Joe Pagano, Dave Greenfield, Jordan Biggs, Monoganon.
The Yamaha CS1x can be expanded with a small sequencer workstation module. The CS1x, CS2x and AN1x synthesizers all have a small lip on the right hand end of the front panel to accommodate a QY or SU sized module.
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