There’s no denying it, Yamaha made big waves back in 1976 when it released the CS-80 synthesizer that musicians everywhere know and cherish. In fact, it’s so widely popular that a lot of modern day music software companies have been bringing their takes of its classic sound into their own recreated virtual instruments for many years. Now, Yamaha is stirring up conversation once again, after it has been rumored they may be thinking about bringing its vintage synthesizer back for the new generation.
A moderator of YamahaMusicians.com named Derek Cook, shared that Yamaha had recently reached out to him as well as many other company product insiders to ask what features they and others might be looking for, should they try to design a new synthesizer model. Additionally, it was also confirmed that one of the company’s threads on IdeaScale contained a question regarding a “basic conceptual direction if we were to make a new CS-80.” While all of this is purely speculation at this stage, and it is far too early to know anything for sure, it certainly is exciting to hear that this seed has been planted within the company, which may end up blossoming for CS-80 fans everywhere eventually. Either way, it is also nice to hear that Yamaha is extending its open arms directly to consumers and insiders of its brand to ask their own opinions regarding what they would want included in future product releases.
If these rumors do end up coming more to light over time, the question remains — will this simply be a re-issuing of the CS-80 we all know and love, or will Yamaha add in some new and modernized features for fans to enjoy? Either way, we should all keep our eyes peeled for any upcoming news from Yamaha for the time being, and of course we will be updating you as any developments unfold behind this concept.