CS-30, Yamaha @ 17 April 2020, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

” Up for auction is the Yamaha CS-30 Analog Synthesizer, in it’s original case, with patch chart and owners manual. It is in excellent cosmetic and operational condition, with no scratchy pots or controls. Every function is operational. The filters and sequencer are quite amazing, as this is one of the more flexible analog synthesizers ever produced.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 03 April 2020, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-30

“Yamaha CS-30 Vintage Analogue VCO Monosynth Sequencer Processor (240v)

The Yamaha CS-30 is one of the most flexible analogue monosynths ever made.

Featuring elaborate routing and modulation capabilities, alongside multiple envelopes and a built-in step sequencer, this is a sound designers dream.

My CS-30 has a built in mod to clock the internal sequencer from an external source.Simply plug into the external input at the back of the synth and turn up the trigger and signal dials on the front of the synth.

The CS-30 is almost modular in sound.I would go as far as saying its modular with switches.

This particular example is in very good condition for it’s age, and is fully working.

I would prefer pick up for this and its worth the drive to get it but im willing to send by courier and i accept no responsibility if the synth arrives duffed in.Its heavy and big!! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 24 January 2020, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

“OK, I bought this a few years ago, played with it a bit but a friend of mine wanted to buy it. I let him borrow it and he said there were some issues with it and it was beyond his tech/repair capabilities. I don’t remember exactly what the issues are – I’ll fire it up soon and see if I can nail down what’s going on. I’ll even try to make a functionality video.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 25 May 2018, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

“Yamaha CS30 Vintage Monosynth for sale. Item has been serviced. All electrolytics and tantalum caps replaced, then tested and calibrated according to the service manual. (Test reports included). All knobs, faders and busbar cleaned (Conductive Rubber Busbar is extremely reliable).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 06 October 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

“Very good condition – purchased from modeless factory and was totally refurbished prior to purchasing. It has given me several years of great service. It has a trigger input mod which enables you to sync the on board sequencer to an external trigger. Nice squelchy weirdness and very analog. Its lovely.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 28 April 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

“Overall, the synth is in superb working condition. The front panel is very clean, with only minor blemishes. The side panels are nice and tidy. The rear panel is also clean with only minor marks.

All knobs, buttons and switches are present, original and function correctly.

All keys are clean and aligned and contact correctly.

The unit was tested today and the synth is working as it should be: 100% functional.

The synth is a 100v model so is supplied with a good quality UK made step down transformer.

Included as part of the sale is the original Yamaha hardcase for the synth.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 13 January 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

cs30 “This is a 100 Volt unit. A 120V to 100V converter will be needed. They cost around $25 online. It has two oscillators with separate outputs, two voltage-controlled resonant filters, two voltage-controlled amplifiers and three envelopes. The fact it has 2 VFCs and 2 VCAs is rare for a monophonic synth. It also features a ring modulator, external audio triggering and a simple but useful 8-step sequencer for use as a sketch pad, pattern or arpeggio effect. You can play notes with a different tone while the sequencer plays which is very creative. The sequencer also has also outputs for triggering external gear, it uses the same Hz/Octave interface as Korg’s. Tons of modulation possibilities without patch cords!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 02 December 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-30

cs30 “Quick… before I change my mind…

Awesome Yamaha CS-30 Vintage Analog Synth with mods & original case

Has been converted to 240v, for UK (from 110v, Japanese)

You’ve got, or had, a Korg Analog… a Roland Analog… yet something else is needed?
THIS particular machine is THE Yamaha to have.
Released in 1977.

along with Crumar Spirit, it has to be one of the most complex (and confusing) synths ever made; apparently quite different from, and far more scarce than, its sister CS-30L. total cream on the eyes and ears.

as close as I can imagine to a modular, without actually being one. incredibly flexible.

I’ve heard that it’s one voice of a CS-80 but I don’t know if that’s true.

vintage class. huge sound. endless potential. fun and satisfying to use plus an investment for the future, far better than money in the bank!
very rare too! I won’t describe it too much, you’ve probably done your research already if you’re reading this.

most importantly, fully functional. just serviced and tested by acclaimed UK engineer.

in excellent cosmetic condition. no major problems to point out. I haven’t cleaned it for the photos because I might break something but you could do easily do that with a cotton bud; then it would be concourse condition. no stickers, scars or mess on the case either.

here is the description of the mods from the Japanese Engineer who implemented them.
It has to be the most tricked out CS 30 in the world. certainly that I’ve ever seen. Featuring everyone’s wish list of modifications, in addition to standard features:-

1) VCO SYNC SYNC ON/OFF switch is in VCO1 Section (VCO2 -> VCO1). And I’d like to intall two extra switches, one is to cancel PITCH BEND signal going to VCO1 and other is to cancel EG AMOUNT signal going to VCO1. These will enable you to enjoy great SYNC sweep sounds.

2) Sequencer Trigger In Your CS-30 will have additional jack (SEQ TRIG IN ) and Polarity switch on its rear panel. Everything works normally when you don’t plug any cable to this jack. When you plug cable to the jack, your CS-30 is in SEQ TRIG IN mode. When the sequencer is MANUAL mode, it accepts STEP signal to proceed the step. START/STOP button works as reset button, it turns to STEP1 anytime you press it (while running or not). When the sequencer is CLOCK mode, SEQ TRIG IN works as START/STOP button, and START/STOP button works as reset button, same as in MANUAL mode.
Polarity switch is to select TRIG type. When you send Roland and most of other manufacturer’s TRIG style (+V:ON/0V:OFF) turn this switch UP. When you send YAMAHA TRIG style (-V:ON/+V:OFF) or KORG style (0V:ON/+V:OFF) TRIGGER turn this switch DOWN.

3) VCF SERIAL ROUTING CS30 VCF2 has VCF1 HPF input (HPF only), but I’ll unfix it and make all three mode (HPF/BPF/LPF) routable to VCF2. The VCF mode is selectable at selector switch in VCA1.
About VCF serial routing mod, When you select VCF1 HP in VCF2…. Before mod, HPF signal from VCF1 goes to VCF2. After mod, You can select VCF1 mode that goes to VCF2 at VCA1 mode selector
Please try: 1) selecr VCF1 HP inVCF2 2) change the VCF1 mode selector in VCA1 and you will hear the audio change. EG and bender modulation routing cancel switches are located near KEY/SEQ switch in VCO section.

4) VCF CV IN This CS30 will have additional jack (VCF CV IN) and toggle switch (VCF destination selector, VCF1/VCF2/BOTH). The input is the one on the back, the one you can’t read the writing for, next to the seq trig in & yamaha logo, in my photo.

So: VCO SYNC ON/OFF switch (in VCO section) PITCH BEND to VCO1 cancel switch (near pitch bend) EG to VCO1 cancel switch (near EG selector switch) VCF CV destination select switch (rear panel, near VCF CV IN jack) Seq Trig signal poplarity switch (rear panel, near Seq Trig In jack) VCF CV IN jack (rear panel) Seq Trig In jack (rear panel)

A beautiful monophonic synth with extensive analog control and shaping.
It has two oscillators with separate outputs,
two voltage-controlled resonant filters,
two voltage-controlled amplifiers,
and three envelopes.
It also features a ring modulator, external audio triggering and 8-step sequencer.
You won’t catch this one being reissued in a hurry ;)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 04 March 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-30

cs-30” This synthesiser unit is in proper working condition. Been an owner for 7 years. Comes with a 100V power supply.
With a sequencer this unit is indeed powerful.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 12 February 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-30

cs30 “This synthesiser unit is in proper working condition. Been an owner for 7 years. Comes with a 100V power supply.
With a sequencer this unit is indeed powerful.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 18 September 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

yaamah cs30 “Yamaha CS30 analogue synthesiser
Great condition and comes with original flight case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 07 August 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

cs30 “The Yamaha CS30 is an analogue keyboard synthesiser that was released in 1977. It is large and knob infested, with extensive analogue control and shaping. It has two oscillators with separate outputs, two voltage controlled resonant filters, two voltage controlled amplifiers and three envelopes. It also features a ring modulator, external audio triggering and a simple but useful eight step sequencer for use as a sketch pad, pattern or arpeggio effect. It does not have any on board effects, memory nor MIDI. Although it is just a monophonic synthesiser with a short forty-four note keyboard it offers a lot of programming flexibility.

Please note it has been kept in storage and has not been used for quite some time. Therefore it is not in good condition and in need of some attention, for example, the sequencer can be temperamental. It would suit an enthusiast who knows a bit about them, either for refurbishment or spare parts. There are no other items supplied, connecting cables, instructions etc. What you see in the photos is what you get. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 31 July 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

cs30 “The Yamaha CS30 is an analogue keyboard synthesiser that was released in 1977. It is large and knob infested, with extensive analogue control and shaping. It has two oscillators with separate outputs, two voltage controlled resonant filters, two voltage controlled amplifiers and three envelopes. It also features a ring modulator, external audio triggering and a simple but useful eight step sequencer for use as a sketch pad, pattern or arpeggio effect. It does not have any on board effects, memory nor MIDI. Although it is just a monophonic synthesiser with a short forty-four note keyboard it offers a lot of programming flexibility.

Please note it has been kept in storage and has not been used for quite some time. Therefore it is not in good condition and in need of some attention, for example, the sequencer can be temperamental. It would suit an enthusiast who knows a bit about them, either for refurbishment or spare parts. There are no other items supplied, connecting cables, instructions etc. What you see in the photos is what you get.

Please also note this complicated heavyweight beast is not really suitable for a beginner!” lINK

CS-30, Yamaha @ 18 April 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-30

“Relisted after somone “accidentally” hit the buy now button.

The yamaha cs30 is a brilliantly flexible analog monosynth that has functionality that rivals a modular setup in terms of routing.

Pair that with the built in sequencer and keyboard, and a voice that is of the same heritage as the legendary cs 80.

This particular specimen is in great working condition for its age and comes with its original purpose built yamaha case. It was purchased from a leading tokyo synth shop within the last year.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 18 April 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-30

“YAMAHA CS-30 MONOPHONIC ANALOG SYNTHESIZER

FLAWLESS CONDITION – WORKS PERFECTLY/AS NEW – NO ISSUES/REPAIRS” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 11 April 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

“The CS30 is a monster analogue synth made by Yamaha in the late 70s. This example is in overall excellent condition: it works flawlessly and cosmetically it’s excellent considering its age. It’s capable of “classic” synth sounds like leads and basses, but is far more versatile than many synths of its era, making it a sound designer’s dream machine – you can get everything from dark, atonal, clangorous ring-modded tones through spacey, high-pass-filtered drifts and washes to gritty FM’d snarls out of it! The level of control and versatility rivals a modular setup – there’s endless fun to be had here 🙂

THE HIGHLIGHTS

• Two main oscillators with Saw, Square and Pulse waves, detunable
• Third Sine-wave oscillator
• Noise source
• Two filters, each capable of High Pass, Band Pass, Low Pass modes, both resonant
• Three envelope generators routable to filter, amplitude, pitch etc, invertable for a total of 5 envelope shapes
• Ring modulator
• External inputs and full CV control
• LFO with multiple wave shapes generated simultaneously, including Sample&Hold, Sine, Square, Ramp up, Ramp down
• Frequency modulation of Osc 1 by Osc 2
• 8-step sequencer / arpeggiator!
• Modulation and routing possibilities that FAR exceed most synths of this type” Click here to visit listing on eBay

CS-30, Yamaha @ 21 March 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS30

” Zum Verkauf steht hier ein Yamaha CS 30 in absolutem Top Zustand.Das Gerät ist optisch und technisch nach Schulnoten bewertet eine glatte 1.Einen über 35 Jahre alten Synthesizer in diesem Zustand zu finden ist fast unmöglich.Das Gerät befindet sich seit Jahren in kundiger Hand und wurde nur im klimatisierten Nichtraucherstudio verwendet.Regelmäßige Wartung verteht sich von selbst!

Natürlich ist der Synth in unverbasteltem Orginalzustand und wird seinem neuen Besitzer noch Jahrzehntelang Freude bereiten.” Click here to visit listing on eBay