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Yamaha | CS30L


The Yamaha CS-30L is a full-fledged synthesizer developed based on YAMAHA's superior technology and rich experience cultivated over the years with YAMAHA Electone Organs and by giving full play to the latest in IC technology. 

The synthesizer, unlike other musical instruments, has no fixed sound of its own. However, it has the capacity of producing, with practically unlimited freedom, new sounds that no other instruments can produce. The new sounds that you have created yourself with the CS-30L, will no doubt direct you along a path that will lead you into a new world of music. 

The CS-30L is a synthesizer equipped with 2 systems of VCO, VCF and VCA as well as 3 Eds. Further, it is provided on its rear panel with terminals that will enable its use also as a guitar synthesizer as well as 
connection to 2, or more, other synthesizers. To make full use of such functions and to discover original sounds that are uniquely yours, we urge you to read the contents of this Owner's Manual carefully.
Engine TypeAnalog
Voices (max)1
Engine Detailed2 VCO, Pulse, Saw Down, Sine, Square
Filter (VCF)2 12dB Slope (2-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)2 amplifiers and 3 envelopes
FXRing mod.
Key typeKeys
CV-gateCV/Gate, Trigger in
Produced:1977 - 1980
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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