Arturia CS80V Virtual Synthesizer Virtual Instrument
The CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary Yamaha CS-80, which is regarded by many as the "ultimate polyphonic synthesizer".
The time has come to rediscover a sound that has extensively contributed to the history of music. With the CS80V, the richness of tone turns digital but the inspiring design remains the same.
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: with the Modulation Matrix, you will multiply the possibilities of this sonic and performance oriented beast; with the Multi Mode, you will create a new generation of sounds; with the additional arpeggiator and effects, just unleash your creativity.
The CS-80V is based on TAE, the proprietary technology developed by Arturia's sound engineers, and already successfully used in the Moog Modular V. TAE stands for True Analog Emulation and brings superior quality of sound when reproducing analog circuits.
The CS-80V offers compatibility with all major interface standards and formats which guarantees a perfect integration into any studio environment. And with the ability to work at 32 bits/96kHz, you can now begin to make music on your computer the way you would with a real hardware synthesizer.
A Little History...
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, Paul McCartney and Wings, Stevie Wonder, Geoff Downes, Vangelis, who helped to turn this synthesizer into a real myth.
The CS-80V comes loaded with more than 400 presets made by a selection of talented sound designers.
- Stereo synthesizer
- Polyphonic (8 voices)
- No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz
- 64-bit floating point precision
- Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz
- More than 400 presets, made by professionals
- Playable through a MIDI keyboard
- 2 oscillators
- 4 filters
- 2 LFOs
- 4 ADSR envelopes
- 2 VCAs
- 1 sub-oscillator (for vibrato)
- 1 arpeggiator
- 1 stereo delay
- 1 chorus
- 1 ring modulator
- Expression and sustain pedals
- Ribbon controller
- Polyphonic after touch
- Multi mode (allowing to assign a different sound to each polyphonic voice)
- Modulation matrix: a choice of 12 sources and 38 destinations
PC: Pentium II 500 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, Windows 9x/2000/ME/XP
MAC: G3 500 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, MacOS 9.x, Mac OS X 10.2
Sound Card: Any sound card compatible with DirectX, ASIO, SoundManager or CoreAudio
A 260-paged paper manual is provided in 3 languages: French, English and Japanese.
- Stand-alone: ASIO / Direct Sound - Windows; CoreAudio - OS X
- VST: Cubase 3.7 to SX, Logic 4.7 or higher - Windows; Cubase 4.1 or higher, Logic 4.7 or higher - Mac OS; Cubase SX - OS X
- DXi: Sonar 2.0 or higher - Windows
- MAS: Digital Performer 3 - Mac OS
- RTAS: Pro Tools 5 and 6 - Windows; Protools 5 - Mac OS; Pro Tools 6 - OS X
- Pro Tools HTDM: Pro Tools 6 - Windows; Pro Tools 5 - Mac OS; Pro Tools 6 - OS X
- Mac OS X Audio Units: Logic 6, Cubase SX, Digital Performer 4 - OS X