Arturia CS-80V 3 Synthesizer Software

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Arturia CS-80V
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Arturia CS-80V 3 Synthesizer Software

CS-80 V is Arturia's modeled version of the legendary Yamaha CS-80, considered by many to be the ultimate polyphonic synthesizer of the late ‘70s.

The CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary Yamaha CS-80, which is considered by many as the "ultimate polyphonic synthesizer". More than 25 years after its release, the time has come to rediscover a sound that has extensively contributed to the history of music.

The CS-80V offers all the features of the original synth, plus a new generation of innovative features, taking the original design to a new elevated level: 1) A modulation matrix to rebuild all circuits: a choice of 12 sources and 38 destinations for 10 additional modulations. 2) A Multi Mode: allowing to assign a different sound to each polyphonic voice. 4 different keyboard sections for "multitimbrality", with the possibility to direct each voice (4 polyphonic modes, and 3 unison modes from 2 to 8 voices). 3) An arpeggiator and a stereo delay.

In 1976, Yamaha introduced the CS-80, a synthesizer based on the same circuits as the GX1. The price tag ($6900) put it out of the reach of most musicians, and the weight (83kgs with stand) made it sometimes hard to use on stage. But the qualities of this synthesizer, considered Japans first great synthesizer, made it immediately famous in the Music Industry.

The CS-80 was popularized in the late 70's and early 80's by a number of pop groups, including Electric Light Orchestra, Toto, Paul McCartney and Wings. Other artists and bands like Vangelis, Bon Jovi, Jean-Michel Jarre, Geoffrey Down, Stevie Wonder and some others turned the CS-80 into a real myth.

Peter Forrest (in the A-Z of Analogue Synthesizers, Susurreal, First published 31/10/96) says: "When it comes to trying to decide which of the top-flight synths is the best ever, it's not easy. But if you are looking at richness of sound coupled with performance power, and sheer overkill, maybe nothing can touch it".

Arturia CS-80V 3 Synthesizer Software Features

  • All the original parameters of the Yamaha CS-80: 2 oscillators, 4 filters (high pass, low pass), 2 LFOs, 4 envelopes, 2 VCAs, 1 sub-oscillator (LFO), 1 ring modulator, chorus and tremolo
  • New effect: Delay
  • New Multi Mode: assign a different sound to each of the 8 voices of polyphony!
  • New Modulation Matrix with 12 sources to modulate a choice of 38 destination parameters
  • More than 400 presets made by a selection of the most famous sound designers
  • Polyphonic aftertouch
  • 1 Arpeggiator
  • Expression and sustain pedals
  • Ribbon controller
  • No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz
  • 64-bit floating point precision
  • Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz
  • V 2.5 Features
    • MIDI Control Assignment Improvement
    • Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit
    • Support for Pro Tools 9 & 10
    • Support for Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion)

Arturia CS-80V 3 Synthesizer Software Specifications

  • Windows:
    • 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    • 1GB free hard disk space
    • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Mac
    • 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    • 1GB free hard disk space
    • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Supported Formats
    • VST/VST3
    • AAX
    • Audio Units
    • NKS

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