CS1x-Edit is a program for Windows 95, 98, and ME to administer the Yamaha CS1x Control Synthesizer through your PC. It is free now.
Generally it is a solution for 4 main tasks:
- Edit your own Performances with the Performance
Editor. An easy-to-use interface provides access?
to every parameter of a performance. You have all
?parameters at one glance, and the changes you make
are ?instantly audible. Additionally, you can create
exciting new sounds with the Randomizer.
- Manage the preset and user bank of performances
in the main window (Control Panel) and the
- With the Player you can play your MIDI files
while editing a performance, thus hearing your
new sounds alive.
- The Utility allows you to set? the system parameters
of the CS1x (set up the controller? assignments,
the MIDI channels, etc.).
In every window you have the possibility to load and save the respective data as a System Exclusive (*.syx) or MIDI (*.mid) file. Moreover, CS1x-Edit offers high flexibility regarding sending and receiving data to and from the CS1x via MIDI (bulkdumps).
- Mouse Keyboard: With your
mouse you can play notes to listen to your current
performance. This is especially useful if your synth is
not on your desk. Also, the hold function lets
you easily browse through the material voices while
creating a new performance.
- Automatic recognition of the device number.
- Support for multiple CS1x’s.
- Realtime controls (like the knobs, scene
switches, etc.) are fully accessible within the Control
Panel and reposition themselves automatically if
evoked from the synth.
- All changes (scroller movements…) and
even notes (on the Mouse Keyboard) are displayed
- MIDI clock when playing MIDI files:
This enables you to sync the Arpeggiator to your music.
- MIDI-thru: There is no need anymore
to switch local on/off when using Sequencers and CS1x-Edit.
The MIDI-thru passes through the Mouse Keyboard, so it will apply
any chosen chords during playing.
- The “Add a Scrolling Message to your
Song in the Player” function adds a text into your MIDI file, which is
scrolled during playback in the CS1x display.