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Yamaha CS-40M
– FX1

The duophonic Yamaha is one of the most comprehensive FX-synthesizers. Ring-modulator, VC LFO (with own envelope), noise, multimode filter, sample&hold … the feature list is quite impressive!

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Yamaha CS-40M
– RingMod 2

The CS-40M ring modulator is a very powerful tool, especially combined with the onboard LFO and the multimode filter.

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Yamaha CS-40M
– RingMod 1

The CS-40M ring modulator is wonderful. Ok, it misses the continuous fading from original to ringmod signal, but still … it sounds beautiful.

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Yamaha CS-40M
– Lead

Vangelis used the CS-40M, too. But he probably preferred the massive CS-80 or the monstruous PS-3300 for lead sounds. However, this simple CS-40M solo voice shows the typical CS-character, it’s very Vangelis-like.

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Yamaha CS-40M
– Filter

I forgot which filter type we used in this recording. But I guess it was the band pass filter!

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Yamaha CS-40M
– Bass

This is no Moog bass, you’re right. Here, the dominating sound elements are the CS-typical extra sine wave and the wonderful Yamaha multimode filter.