Yamaha CS1X GM-compatible keyboard


Yamaha CS1X keyboard synthesiser

The Yamaha CS1X provides an unusual combination of General Midi (and Yamaha XG-format) compatible sounds with analogue-style filter and envelope real-time controllers.

Voices – XG Format
480 Normal Voices and 11 Drum Kits (XG format)

Preset and Programmable User Performances
Preset: 128; Programmable; 128; Up to 4 voices, or layers, assigned to each Performance. You can edit any Performance in a variety of ways, and store it in one of the 128 User Performance memories. There’s no need to search for hidden functions in pages and pages of submenus. A list of Edit menus with various parameters are printed in a matrix right on the CS1x’s front panel to give you instant access to any setting, as well as control over minute aspects of the sound.

Real Time Sound Control Knobs
Real Time: 6; Assignable: 2

“Scene” Memory Buttons
Two one-touch “Scene” memory buttons (for each Performance) to instantly recall specified Sound Control knob positions. Press one of the Scene buttons to instantly recall specific position settigns of six Sound Control knobs. Or roll the assignable Modulation Wheel back and forth to continuously change the sound between one Scene and another as you play. There are three “Scene” variations, each in Performance – the original settings for the basic Performance plus two Scene settings.

Edit Mode
Edit mode with all parameters displayed on the panel for instant access to any setting

Arpeggiator Adds Unique Creative Dimensions, Including Hold and Split
Arpeggiator automatically creates arpeggiated chords based on the notes you play on the keyboard, giving you power to create unique sonic atmospheres and moods. Choose from a list of 30 Arpeggiator types (including types which control filter cutoff and panning) and timing subdivisions. You can control the Arpeggiator tempo by an external MIDI clock, a sequencer, rhythm programmer or computer.

16-Part Multitimbral Capabilities
16-part multitimbral XG format compatible tone generator, you can use the CS1x with a sequencer (or computer with sequencing software) to record and play back the various instrument parts across the 16 MIDI channels.

One Performance (4 layers) plus 12-part multitimbral capabilities, convenient for adding externally sequenced backing to you real time performance

To Host Computer Interface
Built-in To Host computer interface

Stereo Line Input
Stereo Line Input for adding audio signals from a sampler or other system conponent

Digital Sound, Analog-style Real Time control
The CS1x gives you unprecedented realtime control features which let you “design the sound” as you play. Grab the Filter Cutoff knob and change the cutoff frequency, or turn the Resonance knob one way and another – to completely transform the characteristics of the sound. There are two assignable knobs which let you determine which parameters you want to control in realtime.

Reverb, Chorus and Variation Effects
You can select and control the amount of three digital effects applied to the sound – from 11 Reverb types, 11 Chorus types and 43 Variation types of effects.


Functions Keyboard: 61 keys (Initial Touch); Tone Generator: AWM2; Multi Timbres: 16, or one Performance + 12; Polyphony: 32 notes; Arpeggiator: Type, Tempo, Subdivide; Wave ROM: 4.5MB; Effects: Reberb (11), Chorus (11), Variation (43); Normal Voices: 480 (XG); Drum Voices: 11 kits (XG); Performances: 128 Preset, 128 User
Controllers Pitch Bend Wheel; Modulation Wheel (assignable); Sound Control knobs x 6; Volume Knob; Performance Edit Parameter Rotary Switch; Host Select Switch (rear)
Display Custom LCD with LED backlight; LED x 2 (red; for Scenes)
Connectors Headphones; Stereo Output (L/ Mono, R); Stereo Input (stereo mini jack); Foot Controller (assignable); Foot Volume (assignable), Footswitch (assignable); MIDI In/Out/Thru; To Host
Power Supply PA3B or equivalent AC Adptor
Dimensions 976 (W) x 285 (D) x 103 (H) mm (38-3/8″ x 11-1/4″ x 4″)
Weight 5.7 kg (12 lbs., 9 oz.)