Deckard’s Voice will speak the language of the CS-80 into your Eurorack

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I did not see this coming. Black Corporation has just announced a Eurorack version of their Deckard’s Dream homage to the Yamaha CS-80. They are calling it Deckard’s Voice which we can assume refers to this being a single voice of the otherwise polyphonic synthesizer. Deckard’s Voice The only information released at the moment is […]

Behringer DS-80 round 3 – is Uli getting the hang of his CS-80 clone?

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Uli Behringer has been working on a tribute/clone/reimaging of the classic Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic synthesizer. The first design kept the bank of preset sliders and had a very small ribbon, the second design sorted out the patch system and ribbon but put the performance controls out of reach. Uli is hoping third time’s the charm. […]

Behringer releases updated images of the developing DS-80 synthesizer

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A couple of weeks ago we saw renders of Behringer’s attempt at a clone of the Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic synthesizer. It took in a lot of the beats of the original but many people were unhappy (as people always are) about the layout. Behringer took these comments on board and has reworked it into a […]

Behringer releases draft of DS-80 synthesizer designs

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Well, that didn’t take them long. It’s less than a week since Yamaha casually asked some people if they’d like a reissued CS-80 and Behringer has caught onto the idea, suggested they might do the same and now has a mockup of the actual device itself. You snooze you lose Yamaha. DS-80 Behringer are continuing […]

Behringer muscles in on Yamaha’s CS-80 action

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Yesterday I reported on how Yamaha has been casually asking their users whether they would be interested in a reissued or an evolved version of their classic CS-80 analogue polysynth. The overwhelming response was “YES PLEASE!” and there were dancing and celebration in the synthesizer community. Behringer reacted slightly differently by posting some very provocative […]

Yamaha asks if we’d like to see the return of the CS-80 analogue polysynth.

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So whose hand do we have to bite off to make this happen? It appears that the R&D department at Yamaha has been putting out feelers about the possibility of bringing back the fabled CS-80 analogue polysynth. CS-80 Reissue or evolution? That’s the question. Yamaha insiders were all emailed this question and asked to provide […]