MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha CS-80 (synthetic ode to Elektrish studios)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Yamaha CS-80 (synthetic ode to Elektrish studios)

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"I have been in heaven, synth heaven... the Elektrish Vintage Synthesizer Studio & Museum. This is a place where in the future people in Sweden/Malmö can see/touch/play/record the synths and feel the vintage tolex smelling heat surge from a massive extremely well curated synthesizer and electronic instruments collection. Big hats off to Jörgen, the curator and owner of the museum.. i cant wait to see what the future holds for all the gear heads when they enter this holy ground.

About the piece, Yamaha CS-80, what can i say? The biggest and baddest of them all... the studio was so hot that i was literally fuming, lost track of time and managed to gain the signal a wee bit hot. But i dont care, this was so much fun and i want to share the joy with you call.

Top panel plays the main lead, bottom panel i am adding a fifth, sort of organ style sound, poly AT controlling vibrato on VCO and VCF, adjusting and mixing them a bit and also adjusting the attack on both for a smoother sound.

Played live in one take, EHX 720 stereo looper playing in reverse a plucky CS80 sound in the background, el capistan for delay and bigsky modulated room reverb. Thats it... and yeah, a hot signal too, so you all know what to expect.

Big Thanks to Jörgen for having me, i will come back soon. ps, I now smell like a vintage synth.. and i am completely fine with it. No shower for me for a while :)"

1 comment:

  1. Elektrish Synth Museum? In Malmö? Where they filmed Bron? Is that related to Electrish, the slinky NewRetroWave music video presenter and cosplayer who comes off as a sort of low rent Elvira? Or simply a coinkydink?


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