Synth Site: Yamaha: CS-20M: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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reed sutter a part-time user from usa writes:
i completely disagree with caesar. i would put my cs 20m up against any monosynth. it is an incredible machine. he is correct that the fliters could be more aggressive. they actually sound very nice and smooth. i love the sound of moog filters and arp filters, but i can't decide if i actually like them better. the sound of yamaha filters are totally unique. this synth can sound wicked fat and it is very very versatile. there are two fully controllable vco's + a third vco that sends a straight sub oscillator sine wave. the lfo is crazy fast and the tuning is stable (on mine anyway). it is pretty huge which makes gigging a bit of a chore, but it is worth it. you should see the eyes light up in an audience when people hear the first sounds from it. i am in love with my cs 20m! anyone who knows anything about analog synthesis should be able to appreciate the yamaha cs series. they are incredible synths. if you find one, buy it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-28-2000 at 03:59
Caesar Garcia a part-timer user from USA writes:
Very weak instrument. I tried to get some basic leads and bass sounds out of it and always felt it lacked balls. The filter was the biggest drawback. It sounded dull. Turning up the resonance knob didn't do much to improve the sonic palette. At the time I owned the CS20m, I also owned an Arp Odyssey and a Pro-One from Sequential and each had a fantastic filter and self-oscillation feature which immediately added ear candy to the sound...the CS20m lacked this. I sold mine to just not deal with it's lack of depth.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-14-1999 at 16:30
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