Yamaha ReFace CS
The Yamaha Reface CS is a digital subtractive keyboard synthesizer that was released in September 2015. It is connected to the top of the range in Yamaha's original line-up of analogue synthesizers, being that it was primarily inspired by the iconic CS-80 polyphonic analog synthesizer. It features five distinct oscillator models.
- -8-note polyphonic Virtual Analog synth
- -Five unique oscillator types
- -Powerful and intuitive control
The [DEPTH] and [SPEED] sliders control modulation speed and intensity. In addition to typical LFO uses, you can create interesting sound effects using extreme settings. So if you want get back at your motorcycle-driving neighbors, try out the following example! (Some amplification may be required!)
EG/FEG slider determines how much the Envelope affects Amplitude or Filter. The"zero" position (AEG) means the Envelope only affects Amplitude. Asthe slider is moved upwards, the more influence the Envelope has on the Filter. In the middle position the effect on Filter and Amplitude is the same.
The envelope (EG) is set by the ADSR principle (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release) with four sliders. Again, the range of values is from 0 to 127.
reface CS is equipped with a resonant low-pass Filter (18 db). The Cutoff slider adjusts the Filter from follow closed (0) to wide open (127) while the Resonance slider adds harmonics at the Cutoff point. The filter can even self-oscillate creating different kinds of synth sound.
The onboard effects processor features five effect types to add depth to your sound.
Use the Type slider to select the desired effect. Depth determines the effect's intensity (also known as "Wet/Dry"). The Phaser and Chorus/Flanger are powered by Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology.