The latest episode of the Yamaha Behind The Synth podcast features one of the most important synths ever created, the CS-80.
The CS-80 is considered by many to be one of the most expressive synthesizers ever created. It features polyphonic aftertouch, allowing per-note modulation of synth parameters; features a front panel covered with switches and sliders, for immediate control over the sound; and includes a ribbon controller, for sweeping pitch effects.
The Behind The Synth podcast is hosted by Yamaha synth gurus Blake Angelos and Nate Tschetter. In this episode, they discuss the CS-80’s home organ heritage, its unique expressive features, its synthesis architecture and even Funky 1-4.
You can listen to the podcast via the embed below or at Yamaha’s Soundcloud page:
If you’ve played a Yamaha CS-80, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!