TECH main Cpu H8S/2653 manages up to 64 voices polyphony based on AWM2 technology 16-bit sample system, relative DAC is a NEC - DIGITAL AUDIO upd63200 (18 bits).
the basic playmode is the performance which is composed by 4 layered patch-sample, each layer has individual settings including:
part volume adjust
key zone assign
chorus and reverb amount
treble and bass gain
cutoff Resonance amount
stereo panning position
- portamento (in monophonic mode).
- MULTIPLAY mode allows a special 16 parts mode since CS2X is fully GM/XG compliant.
WAVETABLEthe internal 16 Mb ROM contains 586 PCM sampled sounds organized into 22 categories: piano, strings, fx, synth fx, vocal, chromatic percussions, ensemble, ethnic, combinations, organ, guitar, pipe, sequencer, bassm synth lead, synth pad, drums, wave, brass, synth, reed and drum kit (which cannot be edited).
FILTER multimode digital resonant 4 poles lowpass + highpass like more professional cousin synth Yamaha AN1X.
LFO up to 3 retriggerable modulators featuring 3 shapes with variable phase start: sawtooth, triangle and sample & hold.
- MOD modulates amplitude
- PMOD modulates pitch
FMOD modulates filter.
TIP: To recall snapshot knobs positions: push both scenes, the modulation wheel interpolates the values in between, creating a morph effect.
ENVELOPE 3 EGs:
- AEG: amplitude : 4-segments ADSR
- FEG: filter 4-segments ADSR
- PEG: pitch 4 segments ADSR + 2 times.
In addition 6 preset curves playmodes.
ARPEGGIATOR up to 40 arpeggios presets and 10 time subdivisions: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, half-note triplet, eighth note, dotted sixteenth, quarter-note triplet, 16th, eighth-note triplet, and 32nd note.
SYNC The internal tempo can be set in a range from 40 to 240 BPM or synched to external Midi clock
TIP: Arpeggiator does transmit notes to Midi OUT unlike Mk1.
EFFECT a full DSP 24 bits processor handles fully editable 3 kinds of effects:
- 12 reverb models: hall, room, stage, plate, tunnel and basement
- 14 chorus models: classic, celeste and flanger
- 62 variation and insert models: delay, Leslie, tremolo, pan, overdrive, wah, distortion and phaser.
256 ROM presets
256 RAM patches.
Cs2x is retrocompatible with previous model CS1X.
No external media for data backup except plain Midi Sysex dump.
ABOVE - Battery replacement: 3V battery lithium in holder, no soldering.
EDITORS some free and commercial third-part external editors for CS2x:
- Midiquest (pc/mac commercial)
- CS2x tun'em up (old pc free) PIC
CS6x totally new concept and more professional. Incompatible with Cs1x / Cs2x series. Later the cs6x gave birth to famous MOTIF series
Also exists in rackmount module version model CS6R.
||CS1x previous model: less polyphony, smaller wavetable and memory patch, 16 bits vs 24 bits effects, arpeggiator with less patterns and no Midi
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set: