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  • Yamaha CS80 still very expensive

    A CS-80 supposedly in perfect condition is gone yesterday on e-bay for more than 7500 eurosalmost 10000$)

    http://cgi.ebay.de/YAMAHA-CS80-CS-80-SYNTHESIZER-100-PERFECT-RARE_W0QQitemZ250080189738QQihZ015QQcategoryZ38091 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    That's the price of a car, not bad....
    I think for that price I would rather get a brand new Rhodes mark VII and a Sunsyn/Omega 8/Code... Or so many things

    It's probably a great machine, but OK, considering the risks of failure and the possible maintenance costs, I think that' s a bit exagerated nowadays..
    V
    http://www.sphericlounge.de

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    A CS-80 supposedly in perfect condition is gone yesterday on e-bay for more than 7500 eurosalmost 10000$)

    http://cgi.ebay.de/YAMAHA-CS80-CS-80-SYNTHESIZER-100-PERFECT-RARE_W0QQitemZ250080189738QQihZ015QQcategoryZ38091 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    That's the price of a car, not bad....
    I think for that price I would rather get a brand new Rhodes mark VII and a Sunsyn/Omega 8/Code... Or so many things

    It's probably a great machine, but OK, considering the risks of failure and the possible maintenance costs, I think that' s a bit exagerated nowadays..
    V


    Still cheaper than it was in 1978 :-)

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    • #3
      Unless you're a collector there's no reason whatsoever to own one If you intend to play (or move!) the damn thing there are so many better alternatives for an awful lot less money.

      Rose-tinted spectacles aside, there's no aspect of the sound that can't be recreated with modern technology for a fraction of the cost. Don't get me wrong, I'd LOVE to have a go at playing one, and if I was rich with a huge house and bionic arms, hernia-proof giblets and saintly patience, I can't honestly say I wouldn't buy one... :P
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      • #4
        Only the polyphonic aftertouch appeals to me...

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        • #5
          The sound is only part of the point. The user interface - nice paddle switches, superb ribbon controller, wonderful weighted action, and yes, poly aftertouch, make it the synth least likely to be duplicated by anything else.

          Click here and be schooled:
          http://www.hotrodmotm.com/sounds/vangelis2.mpeg
          http://www.hotrodmotm.com/sounds/vangelis3.mpeg
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          • #6
            Watched 'em, liked 'em
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            • #7
              in other news, the sky is still blue
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              • #8
                If it is in perfect shape, 7500 Euros is well worth it. Imagine what else do you need or how many times in your life can you experience such a synth? You can live with a second hand car instead of a zero mileage one for a few years, but that mighty CS80 will move further from you in the time axis, sniff sniff Well at least my honest thoughts...
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                • #9
                  Dave and the demos he provided demonstrate that the CS80 is all about the performance features. As simply a synth, it is rather pedestrian. In the hands of someone like Vangelis, magic.

                  Pssst, I'll be unveiling my new Chroma wood kit this week.

                  Wes Taggart
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                  • #10
                    Pedestrian? I have the worst chops on this board and I thought a CS80 sounded huge in person. The CS oscillators [the whole series as far as I have played] have a great sound but their filters are on the weak side. I didn't play the CS80 long enough to review the filters, but its not a pedestrian synth by any means.

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                    • #11
                      Unless you're a collector there's no reason whatsoever to own one If you intend to play (or move!) the damn thing there are so many better alternatives for an awful lot less money.

                      Rose-tinted spectacles aside, there's no aspect of the sound that can't be recreated with modern technology for a fraction of the cost. Don't get me wrong, I'd LOVE to have a go at playing one, and if I was rich with a huge house and bionic arms, hernia-proof giblets and saintly patience, I can't honestly say I wouldn't buy one... :P



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                        • #13
                          Well, I owned one when they first were produced (paid $6600 for it) and having owned close to a dozen over the years, I have to stick to my comment. I do realize that I may have a somewhat distorted viewpoint considering the volume and diversity of instruments that I have owned.

                          Again, my belief is that the CS-80's magic lies in the physical control of the sound source, not the sound source itself. I loved the ability to add varying amounts of vibrato to individual notes in a chord.

                          The T8 was a nice attempt at pursuing this idea, but was implemented poorly and the software envelopes unfortunately were too slow.

                          Wes Taggart
                          Analogics
                          http://www.analogics.org
                          Wes Taggart
                          Analogics
                          http://www.analogics.org/

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                          • #14
                            well , for one i think its resonant LP and HP filters in series, times two voices, are simply fabulous. talking about "better" is pointless since not other machine (other than CS50/60 brethren from the same series) sound like this. so if one wants this unique sound, no other machine will do - not chroma, not 8-voice, not memorymoog or whatever.


                            in my book, this is one of most organic, lively and musical instruments ever made. not all should be judged with comparison to american moog/oberheim ideal. this beast sounds different, and thats a good thing too. the expressivenes via poly aftertouch n velocity is only a fantastic plus to already gorgeous sound.

                            if someone is aware of another board that can sound like this, pls let me know, i want it:

                            http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/mals_site/mp3s/cs80_700.mp3




                            i think, if u can live without polyaftertouch, CS-60 is a good substitute. its identical sound, cept you get one voice , instead of two voice arhitecture. everything else is identical - reso hp and lp, 2 envs, mod env, ring mod etc etc..
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                            • #15

                              Pssst, I'll be unveiling my new Chroma wood kit this week.

                              Wes Taggart
                              Analogics
                              http://www.analogics.org




                              For Expander too????
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