MATRIXSYNTH: YAMAHA CS-80 - Ambient Pads & Soundscapes | Synthesizer Demo

Sunday, July 19, 2020

YAMAHA CS-80 - Ambient Pads & Soundscapes | Synthesizer Demo


"Yamaha CS-80 analog synthesizer demo, featuring some ambient pads and soundscapes. In this Yamaha CS-80 demo I play an improvisation featuring oscillator, filter, LFO, tremolo and chorus adjustments. Additional delay/reverb effects from Boss DD-7 pedal. Filmed at Vintage Synth Museum in Oakland, CA.

The Yamaha CS-80 is one of the most organic and expressive polyphonic analog synthesizers ever built. It is a dual channel 8-voice synth with polyphonic aftertouch, VCO/VCF/VCA, LFOs, built-in chorus and tremolo effects, ribbon controller, noise, ADSR envelopes and an incredible ring modulator. Used most famously by Vangelis on the Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire soundtracks, the Yamaha CS-80 provides the musician unparalleled creative control over their music and live performances.

This particular Yamaha CS-80 was recently acquired by the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Oakland, CA and had some unique factory modifications installed that control filtering and other aspects of the synth (for more details, see this video: posted here ). During my visit to the VSM, I was able to try the Yamaha CS-80 and record some ambient pads and soundscapes which are showcased here. Hope you enjoy the demo."

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