Yamaha CS1X Polyphonic Digital 90's Dance EDM Music Synthesiser

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  • Regular price $569.00

Yamaha CS1X Polyphonic 90's Dance EDM Music Synthesiser 

The CS1x is Yamaha's first Analog Emulation performance keyboard for electronic and dance musicians (the CS line is back!). It's a digital synth that emulates analog style, sounds and controls. All controls and parameters are real-time and MIDI controllable. As well as a superb set of quality synth bass, pads, voices, leads and arpeggiated sequences there are plenty of amazing drum sounds also with analog sound and control. 

Some of the coolest features of the CS1x aimed at dance musicians will provide you with instant sonic gratification and hands-on real-time tweakability. There are 6 knobs for envelope attack, release, filter cutoff, resonance and 2 are assignable knobs. Two scene memories will remember the current state of the envelope and filters as set by the control knobs so they can instantly be recalled and you can even use the Mod-wheel to morph from one scene into the other, very cool! Scene Memory data is also stored with your synth patches. Built-in digital effects are great but the Arpeggiator steals the show with 30 inspirational patterns suited for techno, house, basslines and basic arpeg. patterns.

Plenty of memory (128 preset, 128 user) and MIDI control make the CS1x perfect for both live and studio use. Control the synth, arpeggiator and editing through MIDI control. The CS1x only has limited multitimbrality in which, when hooked up to a sequencer, MIDI channels 5-16 offer plain old Yamaha XG synth sounds but MIDI channel 1 holds the CS1x's main sounds and effects. It's been used by Underworld, Bushflange, Jamiraquai, Skylab2000, Somatic Responses, and David Bowie. (Vintage Synth Explorer)


  • This unit has been used.

  • This CS1X is in overall in great condition. It shows some small signs of wear from use and age. Nothing major at all. The volume knob is not original. 

  • This unit has been thoroughly tested and we can confirm it is working as it should. 

  • This unit has had a brand new memory battery installed. 

  • The CS1X uses a 12V positive centre power adaptor to power on. This adaptor will be included for Australian buyers only. 

  •  This sale is for the CS1X only. No other parts, accessories or expansions / plug ins are included. 



Polyphony - 32 notes
Oscillators - XG Format - 480 Normal Voices and 11 Drum Kits
#Instruments - 16 Part multi-timbral
Filter - YES (w/ real-time control)
Arpeggiator - Yes, including Hold and Split
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Memory - Preset: 128; Programmable; 128
Control - MIDI & computer interface
Date Produced - 1996


If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.

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