MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage Yamaha CS-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2085

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Vintage Yamaha CS-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2085

via this auction

"The CS-60 is a uniquely expressive 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer, the little brother of the great CS-80. CS-60 sounds are infinitely variable, with tons of slider controls and touch sensitive keyboard (amazing in the 1970's!), plus a pitch bend ribbon. A classic, playable, organic, warm, liquid sound. See the YouTube link for an excellent demonstration of what CS-60's can do (the video isn't my CS-60, but mine can do everything shown.)

I bought my all-original 1978 CS-60 from the brother of a friend of mine in 1987, and it has been part of my home studio ever since. It is fully functional, though the exterior has some scuffs and marks which were there when I bought it and are detailed in the photos. I'm preparing to play more music on the road, and I want to start over with a more current rig so this one needs to go.

Includes lid, music stand and user manual - all original
Does not include legs/stand
Does not include sustain or expression pedals
Polyphony - 8 voices
Oscillators - 1 VCO per voice (square and saw plus PWM; 1 sub-osc with 4 wave types; noise gen) - one oscillator is slightly out of tune until warmed up
Assignable aftertouch
Memory - 12 presets, 2 user patches (second user patch is under cover on upper left side of panel)"

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