Check out this cool video from our friends at Dr. Mix about the CS50 Synthesizer!
Produced in 1977, the CS50 was actually released just before it's two bigger siblings, the CS60 and the legendary CS80. With 4 voice polyphony, 4 oscillators per voice, 12 db per octave low pass filter and a 49-note keyboard with aftertouch, the CS50 was more affordable and weighed 115 lbs less than the 215 lb CS80. Check out this great video from Dr. Mix as he takes you through this great-sounding analog synthesizer. After that, check out the second video that takes you through some of the famous presets:
Famous presets of the CS50:
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Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.