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Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
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MQ a professional user from Canada writes:
In fact, it's easy to add Clock-Input for the built-in Sequencer. If you want this, Check hypereal home page. When you modify CS-30, don't forget to plus a switch for it. When you turn this switch on, please never choose SEQ on all of 3 EG (I did it, and LEDs were not blinking good). If you are lucky to own many of CS-30, sync all Sequencers.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-21-2000 at 10:41
Paul a hobbyist user from uk writes:
The CS30 is a LED flashing Knob twiddling BEAST. If your feeling down, just spend 5 minutes playing with the 8 note on board sequencer & your musical faith will come right back! If you like analogue & havent played with one of these, its well worth seeking one out; That said, there don't seem to be many about. I've got it midi'd up with a KENTON box with perfect results. If you are going to midi it up, you will need a cv to midi box with a Hs/Volt connection as they don't use a straight Control Voltage. 2* VCA/VCF/VCO & loads more controls Great classic resonance & pwm. Its capable of thinnest to the THICKEST sounds & fx.

My only gripe is that when its not doing anything, it does send out a lot of hiss. BUT Honestly, they are great.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-22-1999 at 00:24
Andrew Quicke a part time user from Australia writes:
As an analogue synth collector in the days when each previous generation was hitting the bin as soon as the latest tech came out, the CS30 was always my favourite and most creative friend.

No other machine in my collection served up the wide range of robust sounds that this unit had to offer - and although programming looked daunting at first, it soon becomes a breeze to whip out the meanest effects.

Notable features include the three envelopes, ring modulation, and a line input which let you use the beast as an evil effects processor. The sheer joy of so many knobs to twiddle did it for me! At the time of it's release, the competing Roland products had a decidedly 'thin' sound - this black box I find more satisfying than any of the small moogs because you get both the fat filters AND extremely detailed timbral control.

As a matter of fact, since mine has been silent for a number of years, if you're in Sydney Australia and want to sell me one that works give me an email!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:18
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