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Arturia CS80V CS 80 Emulator VSTi (Macintosh and Windows)

Plug and play one of the music industry's most legendary synths. This software is an authentic model of the one, the only, the Yamaha CS80 supersynth. (13) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Arturia CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary Yamaha(R) 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. In 1976, Yamaha introduced the CS-80. The price tag ($6,900) put it out of reach of most musicians, and the weight (220 lbs or 100 kg) made it sometimes hard to use on the stage...But the qualities of the CS-80, considered as Japans first great synthesizer, made it immediately famous in the music industry. The CS-80 was popularised in the late 70's and early 80's by artists and groups like Toto, Jean-Michel Jarre, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder or Vangelis, who helped to turn this synthesizer into a real myth.

New in Version 2:

- Switch to Syncrosoft copy protection
- VCF audio quality improvements
- Ring modulator audio quality improvements
- A revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMap
- Lower CPU utilization on Mac OSX
- Better Audio Unit compatibility (Digital Performer most notably)
- Ability to use NRPN midi messages for automation
- Better handling of control surfaces while changing preset
- New presets added
- Midi RPN "pitch bend range" message is now recognized
- Bug fixes

Standard 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

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Platform Specifications:
- Windows: Windows XP/Vista/Seven
- Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and Universal Binary

Required Minimum Configuration:
PC: 512 MB RAM; CPU 2 GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
Mac: 512 MB RAM; CPU 2 GHz (Multiple cores recommended)
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: The CS80V churns out great analog sound, fat, lush and crystal clear; from rich, bottomless basses to blistering, soaring leads, frenetic ARPs and complex EFX this is a great VST to add to your sound pallet. Feature: Everything the CSV80 has and more with plug and play convinience. Quality: I've been running multiple instance for hours a day for weeks and never found a glitch in the software. One minor hitch with the documentation: the manual is fat and full of info but there must have been some changes to the patch names since it was printed as names and paths have changed and you'll have to do some hunting to find what you're looking for in the tutorial docs. I couldn't find an updated manual online. If you're tri-lingual you're in luck as the standard book is presented in English, French and Japanese. Value: 1/20th the price of a nuts and bolts CSV80 and way easier to lug around. There's no excuse not to buy this one (you hackers know what I'm talking about). Please support the guys who made this so they can continue making great products for us. Manufacturer Support: Good downloads available from the web site for extra patches but no additional info on the synth or programming and I have to take points off for no downloadable manual. The Wow Factor: It's an ugly digital clone but that's due to the fact it's a digital replica of the original with all it's green and red sliders. She may not be pretty but she's got a great personality and she's got it where it counts - THE SOUND Overall: The CS80V is a great synth if you want the classic analogue sounds, more powerful than the Minimoog V and Prophet 53 and easier to tweak out than the Moog Modular V (all, also good VST synths). If you only want or can afford one this is a great choice. I have Triton Studio, Virus KC and Andromeda A6 and the CS80V gives me sounds I can't get with any of them. I'm constantly searching for great tones and the SC80V is all about great sound. Highly recommended.
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"CS-80v is hands-down the best sounding 'analog' VSTi going right now.."
Sound: This things sounds damn awesome. I used to play a bit on a CS50 and CS60 (though only once on the original CS80..and that was YEARS ago) Arturia have nailed the 'feel' and sound of the machine. Feature: The Multi-mode and matrix-mod sections are great enhancements to the original...and don't detract from the feel of the original if you don't wish to use them. Quality: My only genuine complaint about the product is nothing terribly new to software... a few little buggy things that could use some working out.. and in fairness, Arturia seem decent in their support for fixes/upgrades. I give a '7' because bugs are still bugs... Value: This thing sounds so good I use it almost exclusively right now in projects. I have an MS-20 and MS-50 combo but am preferring my CS-80v at the moment. When you consider what you get for the price of say, a casio keyboard this thing is in my opinion hands down the best value on the synth market today. If your 'puter is strong enough this thing can *easily* fill all of your analog polysynth needs Manufacturer Support: No opinion The Wow Factor: softsynths just keep getting sexier and sexier... where's it gonna stop??? Overall: Anything else I get will be supplemental. The CS-80v will be my main analog synth for some time...but then, I was always a sucker for the Vangelis sound... :-)
Style of Music: whatever the project requires...
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