Monday, April 13, 2009
... It transpires that there is no instrument Vangelis admires more than Yamaha's late seventies synthesiser flagship. In the couple of hours I spoke with him, his individual command of English was used to describe his feelings on the CS80 more than any other subject...
'The most important synthesiser in my career – and for me the best analogue synthesiser design there has ever been. It was a brilliant instrument, though unfortunately not a very successful one.
It needs a lot of practice if you want to be able to play it properly, but that's because it's the only synthesiser I could describe as being a real instrument, mainly because of the keyboard – the way it's built and what you can do with it.'
MAGAZINE DECEMBER 1984