Arturia CS-80 V

Analog-modeling Synthesizer Virtual Instrument Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX, VST, AU
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Legendary Yamaha Synth in a Plug-in!

When you load the Arturia CS-80 V virtual instrument plug-in, you'll be met with the legendary sound of the Yamaha CS-80. Hailed by many as the "ultimate polyphonic synthesizer" in its day, the CS-80 found itself onstage with the likes of Toto, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel... the list goes on. Now 25+ years after its release, Arturia lets you rediscover this synthesizer's voice with the CS-80 V virtual instrument. Inside, you've got the sound of the original, plus a new generation of features with the Arturia CS-80 V.

Arturia CS-80 V Virtual Instrument and Plug-in at a Glance:
  • A re-creation of a classic synth
  • Adds sonic options the CS-80 never had
A re-creation of a classic synth

Introduced in 1976, the CS-80s distinct range of sounds were popularized in the late '70s and early '80s 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. Now, Arturia brings this famous synth to life for DAW users everywhere with the CS-80 V virtual instrument plug-in.

Adds sonic options the CS-80 never had

The CS-80 V offers all the features of the original Yamaha synth, plus a new generation of innovative features, taking the original design to a new elevated level. New features include a modulation matrix, a multi mode for assigning a different sound to each polyphonic voice, an arpeggiator, and a stereo delay.

Arturia CS-80 V Virtual Instrument and Plug-in Features:
  • Mac/PC, AAX, VST or AU 32/64-bit plug-in
  • Redesigned preset browser
  • Resizeable user interface for HD displays
  • All the original parameters of the Yamaha CS-80: two oscillators, four filters (highpass, lowpass), two LFOs, four envelopes, two VCAs, one sub-oscillator (LFO), one ring modulator, chorus and tremolo
  • New effect: delay
  • New multi mode: assign a different sound to each of the eight 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 famous sound designers
  • Polyphonic aftertouch
  • One arpeggiator
  • Expression and sustain pedals
  • Ribbon controller
  • No aliasing from 0.1Hz to 16kHz
  • 64-bit floating point precision
  • Sampling rate: up to 96kHz
Get the classic sound of the CS-80 with the Arturia CS-80 V virtual instrument!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Synth
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac 2GHz Intel CPU or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC 2GHz Intel CPU or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 210503_Down

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Arturia CS-80 plug in

This soft synth has great vibe - old school vintage flavor and tons of usable presets. The overall sound is very inspiring with great filters and FX - the delay and pitch vibrato create much of the core sound. This synth is direct contrast to the crisp digital synths of 2016 and has been a welcome addition to hardware synths and other more modern plugs such as Omnisphere, Gladiator and Nexus. On the con list: It can be taxing on the CPU at times and the volume from patch to patch can be a bit inconsistent. I don't regret this purchase at all and will likely get some other Arturia stuff.
Music background: Professional
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