The New Sound of Music is a vintage BBC documentary (1979) that looks at the development of recorded music, from the first barrel organs, pianolas, the phonograph, the magnetic tape recorder on to the concepts of musique concrete and electronic music.
Saturday Synth Porn: If there’s a King or Queen of Synths – the Yamaha CS-80 would probably be it.
New York vintage synth specialists The Analog Lab had this monster synth beast in for repair and shot some video that highlights not only why the CS-80 is such a capable synth, but also why it’s a beast to move and maintain.
Want to know why they don’t make ‘em like this anymore? One look inside will give you the answer:
See The Analog Lab site for more shots of this monster.
If Vangelis played the Looney Tunes theme on one of his multiple rare, expensive, unobtainable Yamaha CS-80 synthesisers, it might sound something like this.
But probably not.
Messing on my CS80 with the “Looney Tunes” theme – the ‘ribbon’ gave me the idea, as it sounds just like the infamous intro..!
Video from a test session with Sergio Koval playing his Yamaha CS-80 at Synthoma studio.
The test is a chorus comparison with the CS-80 built-in chorus, a Digitech multieffect chorus, and the élkorus analog bbd chorus. Continue reading