Synth Site: Yamaha: CS-70m: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Paul Turney from UK writes:

posted Tuesday-Mar-12-2002 at 05:40
Dirk Krause a part-time user from Cologne, Germany writes:
I got one (still have). I like the whole thing, except that it's damn heavy :-), but I guess this is part of the fun: it's got a great sound.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-12-2002 at 09:59
ndkent a part-time user from USA writes:
Contrary to what the CS-80 page says, Bill Nelson used the CS-70m quite a bit, maybe he used a CS-80 at some point, never saw any refrence though, probably someone's mistake. Here is the first refrence I found but I've read mention of the CS-70m in several interviews. http://www.billnelson.com/interview/mus1992.htm

I don't have one myself but Yamaha seems to have fixated on reasonably modern patch memory scheme. (remember on a CS-80 you had no way to electronicaly transfer sounds to user patch storage, you had to manually set up every parameter a tiny version of the front panel hidden under a cover). They gave up or rushed on a lot of what made the CS-80 and relatives unique, not that the result is a terrible synth, more of a dissapointing synth.

posted Friday-Feb-16-2001 at 05:43
AdamT a part-timer user from UK writes:
Tried one out when buying a 2nd hand CS80 in 1983, to say the thing was rough and weedy in comparison was an understatement.. Sonically, a sort of heavy Korg-Poly61 springs to mind.. if you want a CS80-like sound on the cheap, try a CS60 or CS50, they`re based on the same components as the 80 and the 60 has the Ribbon and 8-voices. The 70M does LOOK cool though (the 50/60/80 look rather like Combo organs (;-).

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-15-1999 at 13:50
Caesar Garcia a part-timer user from USA writes:
I owned a CS70m, back in 1982. It had it's own unique sound, nothing reminiscent of the CS80. The oscillators were powerful and full sounding...the filter was nice, but could be dull at times. I always found myself tweaking the filter cutoff. The RMO, was actually a full-fledged Ring Modulator which you could use to get some different types of effects. Two seperate LFO's allowed you to do independent PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) and Vibrato at the same time. The sequencer was a nice add on. Overall, the machine did a fine job a creating basic analog sounds...but could never compete with a Memeorymoog or OBX-a.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-14-1999 at 16:13
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