Here’s an in-depth look at the classic Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer – considered by many to be the greatest synthesizer ever created.
In the video, GForce Software’s Dave Spiers and CS-80 tech Kent Spong (along contributions from Ken Freeman and Matt Berry) take an in-depth look at one of the most exquisite and iconic polyphonic synthesizers ever made.
Watch for the demonstration of polyphonic aftertouch, which makes clear its importance to both the CS-80’s sound and its relevance for modern synths.
Opening CS-80 Track: 00:03
History & Overview: 02:17
Mix Panel Controls: 08:02
Global Controls: 15:47
Ribbon Strip: 24:47
Ring Modulator: 27:56
CS-80 Funk Interlude: 38:57
Performance & Effects Panel: 40:35
Selected CS-80 Users: 47:22
Outro CS-80 Track: 50:01
Credits & Kent Spong CS-80 Track: 51:52
If you’ve used a Yamaha CS-80, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!