Yamaha CS-60 Hands-On Demo

This video, via synthesist Raymond Castile, is a walk-through of the Yamaha CS-60 synthesizer, with a lot of improvised noodling along the way.

Castile avoids taking the clinical approach, instead trying to explore the CS-60 musically. Instead of dry sounds, he includes effects and digs into how the instrument's modulation options bring otherwise sterile sounds to life.

 

The CS-60 tends to get overshadowed by its big brother, the CS-80. But you can instantly hear the similarities. And the way Castille approaches the CS-60 recalls the classic work of Vangelis.

Check out the video and let us know what you think of it!

via Curtis Ryan

8 thoughts on “Yamaha CS-60 Hands-On Demo

  1. Awesome!
    Wish there were more people doing videos like this instead of posting 60 minute videos where they press every key for all different waveforms and trying to convince me “it sounds better than product “xxx””.

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  2. Bringing ” otherwise sterile sounds to life”? I thought it was digital that sounded sterile. Every once in a while someone slips up and the truth comes out.

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  3. Read the Vintage Synth Explorer article on the CS-60. They make it sound like it is a limited dog of a synth.

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