Yamaha CS-80


Since its launch in 1976, the CS-80 is still considered one the fattest sounding analog synths on the planet. With its 8-voice polyphony (with two independent synthesizer layers per voice), split functionality, patch memory storage and polyphonic aftertouch it was a real powerhouse (but also weighed like one).

In addition to playing a pivotal role in Vangelis's classic soundtracks (Chariots of Fire, Bladerunner), it has been used by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Jean Michel Jarre, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Brian Eno and Toto.

Sound demos


Listen to a soundclip of some assorted samples (by Åke Danielson). CS80 Guitar, CS80 Resonator, CS80 Vangelian 3, CS80 Stringpad, CS80 Bass 1, CS80 Vangelian 2


Sound list

  • CS80 Bass 1 BR
  • CS80 Brass 1 BR
  • CS80 Clavichord BR
  • CS80 Electric Piano BR
  • CS80 Fat Panel 2
  • CS80 Filter HP LP BR
  • CS80 Flute BR
  • CS80 Guitar BR
  • CS80 Harpsichord BR
  • CS80 Powerbass BR
  • CS80 Resonator BR
  • CS80 String 1 BR
  • CS80 Strings 2 BR
  • CS80 Stringpad BR
  • CS80 Ultrasweep Ringmod BR
  • CS80 Ultrasweep Ringmod 2 BR
  • CS80 Vangelian 1 BR
  • CS80 Vangelian 2 BR
  • CS80 Vangelian 3 BR