This popped into my inbox this morning. Not sure what will come of it, but the fact that Yamaha are seeking feedback on it....
Link to Survey
What I added along with my voteHello from Yamaha,
Thanks for your Ideas and conversations. Apologies we haven't joined in. We would like to understand your analog synthesizer requests a bit more clearly. Please note we move in a very deliberate manner; this is just an initial focusing of the Ideas offered so far and not a commitment to build a product.
Our question is regarding basic conceptual direction if we were to make a new CS-80.
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Interesting mix of comments, so plenty for you to consider!
Budget would be a large issue, as if it is only affordable to the few then it could be a big flop.
Whilst it might be heresy for the purists, I would say go the modelling route (your modelling has always been excellent - the AN1x is still a favourite of mine), writing the code with portability in mind so it will run on a platform like the Montage (I live in hope!), a VST/AU and then a recreation of the original as a standalone keyboard. That way you would cover all bases.
For a hardware version I would say a modern take on this classic, much lighter (should be possible!) with MIDI, effects, etc. TBH, I have no more space for hardware, so this would give me a big problem if you ever did this!