Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

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Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby The Tasmanian » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:17 pm

Hey Synth Freeks
A mate of mine has offered me a Yamaha CS-15 for $400
I thought it was really cheap - Is this a steal?

Ive used the CS10 before and love the sound - especially for bass sounds and short glitch type percussive sounds

I also thought that in my (vague) memory they have audio input - is this so?
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400

Postby seancook » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:31 pm

Hey Chris,
is this friend of yours in berlin perhaps?

if you aren't interested in it, I am.
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400

Postby The Tasmanian » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:42 pm

No Berliner - its in Australia
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400???

Postby The Tasmanian » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:49 pm

Well - I got it anyway - Is there a midi input mod for these?
And if so - who would do this in Australia?
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby headman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:39 pm

Kenton UK make a retrofit midi connection for the Yamaha CS 15. They have been making stuff like this for 20+ years.
But you probable will need someone that knows what they are doing to install it

I, like everyone else here, even though we don't know you feel terrible that you have had to call it a day with your studio.
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby The Tasmanian » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:56 pm

Thank you Richard for your thoughts.....

Maybe it be better to do a midi to CV box - instead of the Kenton? That way if I get another old synth, I can use this CV / midi box on other analogue synth's
If so - who makes the best midi to CV box these days?
$400 is this an OK price ?
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby no-fi » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:56 pm

CS-15 is a pretty cool synth. dual signal path & multimode filters.
you can have one osc being bandpass filtered pretty extremely, while another is mixed in to provide a solid low end.
Overall sound is a bit weak, IMO, but the dual signal path makes up for it I think. And hey - it's a break from roland and korg and moog..

I'd expect one in OK condition to sell for around $650ish.
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby Futureman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:35 pm

Synhouse midi jack II would be my way of midi'ing it up.
If you want Chris, I'll do it for you.

That would give it basic note on / note off reception.

But it would be a slick and tidy install and return to normal 'play it from it's own keyboard' operation at the press of a button.
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby The Tasmanian » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:45 pm

Sounds good Mike
Lets do it - wont get it for a couple of weeks though
I'll be in touch
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby Thirteen » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:57 pm

That's a good deal. Make sure it works though, they are tricky to get your head around if you are used to Roland synths or ARP's or Moogs. Custom chips in there are pretty reliable but basically unobtainable.
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby Lee » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Off topic - Steve what is that HUGE upright synth on your website? I'm fascinated. :)
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby Thirteen » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:29 am

Lee wrote:Off topic - Steve what is that HUGE upright synth on your website? I'm fascinated. :)


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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby Lee » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:51 am

Thanks Steve thats cool.
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby The Tasmanian » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:55 pm

I was hoping to get one of these dotcom synths....have to settle for a measly Yamaha for the near future.
We all gotta have dreams though.....
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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby NYMo » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:03 pm

Hi there,

I have a feeling that some Yamaha synths are NOT 1 volt per octave !
(not sure about CS 15)

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Re: Yamaha CS-15 for $400 ???

Postby Futureman » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:55 pm

NYMo wrote:Hi there,

I have a feeling that some Yamaha synths are NOT 1 volt per octave !
(not sure about CS 15)

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Yep, Yamaha & Most Korg stuff all Hz/Volts.. not so compatible with Moog & Roland & others 1v/octave.
(Also Yamaha & most korg is S-Trig for triggers, but thats a bit easier to change)
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