Arturia CS-80 V2 Software Synthesizer
Arturia CS-80V Software Synthesizeris a software reproduction of the mythical 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 Arturia 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: a modulation matrix, a multitimbral mode, an arpeggiator, and a stereo delay.
The Arturia CS-80V synthesizer is based on TAE, the proprietary technology developed by Arturia, and already successfully used in the Moog Modular V. The Arturia CS-80V comes loaded with more than 400 presets made by a selection of talented sound designers.
In 1976, Yamaha introduced the CS-80. The price tag put it out of reach of most musicians, and the weight (220 lbs.) made it sometimes hard to use on the stage. But the qualities of the CS-80, considered as Japan's first great synthesizer, made it famous in the music industry. The CS-80 was popularized in the late '70s and early '80s by artists and groups like Toto, Jean-Michel Jarre, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder, or Vangelis, who helped to turn this Arturia CS-80V synthesizer into a giant.
Stereo recreation of Yamaha's famous CV-80 synthesizer
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).
A Modulation Matrix to rebuild all circuits: a choice of 12
Even more routings and synthesis possibilities: a new triangle waveform, a new 24dB filter, expanded possibilities for the LFO, possibility to synchronise Oscillator 1 on oscillator 2 and the possibility to redirect Osc 2 to the filters of the first synthesis line.
More than 400 presets made by a selection of the most famous sound designers. Ergonomic and easy handling of the presets, ability to import/export any preset from any platform to any other.
Some additional effects: an arpeggiator and a stereo delay.