MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha CX-5 Music Computer (with TTSH synth and a little ELP)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Yamaha CX-5 Music Computer (with TTSH synth and a little ELP)

Published on Feb 15, 2020 robotmakers

"Yamaha CX5M is an MSX-system compatible computer that had a built-in eight-voice FM synthesizer module, introduced in 1984 by Yamaha Corporation. It was a cross between a Commodore 64 and a DX9 FM synth. Yamaha produced a range of cartridges including a programmer for Yamaha's DX range of FM keyboards and a real-time sequencer. There were a couple of high quality keyboards you could hook up, floppy drives and a variety of different accessories.

Here, the MIDI out of the CX5 is interfaced to a TTSH (Arp 2600 clone) synth used here for ELP's Karn Evil 9 intro."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting my video! The very last shot is of Robot’s visit to the Metropolitan Museum’s display of rock instruments, and his hero Keith Emerson’s Hammond and Moog in particular.


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