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Arturia CS-80V3 Software Synth

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The CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary Yamaha® CS-80, which was considered by many as the "ultimate polyphonic synthesizer", back in the late 70’s. It has been popularized by artists and groups like Toto, Jean-Michel Jarre, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder, Vangelis, Ultravox, Peter Gabriel… to name a few, and they all helped to turn this synthesizer into a real myth.

More than twenty five years after its release, the time has come to rediscover a sound that has extensively contributed to the history of music...

 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

With the CS-80V, Arturia have done a fantastic job of both replicating this classic instrument and adding new features and extensive programmability.

 

Eddie Jobson 
( Rowy Music - Zappa – UK )
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

The CS-80V is the cornerstone of our live shows. We've been long time users of Arturia products especially the CS-80V, we use it onstage indeed. We are really impressed by this software by the way as we own a real CS-80 unit and find the similarities with the software pretty amazing.

 

Phoenix
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

Arturia has done a remarkable job of capturing the essence of the instrument. It's incredibly authentic. I hear no difference.

 

John Merchant
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

One of the most appealing things about the CS-80V was the unique sound and shape of its amplitude and tremolo modulation.

 

Jamie Muhoberac
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

It has a smooth, detailed sound that you would expect from a real analog synthesizer; with filters that make other digital synths sound gritty by comparison. The CS-80V just sounds great!

 

 James Lumb 
( Electric Skychurch )
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

I just sold my Yamaha GX1 because I have a great remplacement with Arturia's CS-80V.

 

Hans Zimmer
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

I reviewed the Arturia CS-80V with some skepticism - as a critical user of the best analog as well as digital processing gear (and permanent fan of the original CS-80 hardware), i am constantly enduring modest programming, often of emulations. Thus, I cannot overstate how thrilled i was, and how deeply gratified I continue to be, with the Arturia emulations. The CS-80V emulation really only fails in one area: the original CS-80 was in constant need of tuning, which was a profoundly tedious chore. I'll take the plug, thanks. same thing for the Mini-Moog. faithfully and flawlessly modeled. and stable!! couldn't live without them now.

 

George Massenburg
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

The CS-80V is like a dream come true, with true classic vintage sounds but with all the latest digital control.

 

Franck Serafine
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

It has loads of personality and is capable of amazing sounds which are impossible on my real CS-80.

 

Eric Persing
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

I love the sound of that plug-in, and so does Stevie Wonder... I recommend it to anyone who wants great vintage sounds. (About the CS-80V)

 

Edwin Birdsong
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

With the CS-80V, Arturia have done a fantastic job of both replicating this classic instrument and adding new features and extensive programmability.

 

Eddie Jobson 
( Rowy Music - Zappa – UK )
 

 Artists speak about CS-80V

 

The CS-80V is the cornerstone of our live shows. We've been long time users of Arturia products especially the CS-80V, we use it onstage indeed. We are really impressed by this software by the way as we own a real CS-80 unit and find the similarities with the software pretty amazing.

 

Phoenix

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"A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track."
Future Music
"With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched. "
Computer Music
"In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound."
Remix
"Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers."
Music Tech Magazine
"So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine."
Future Music
"Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original."
MacFormat
"The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day."
Keyboard
"A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track."
Future Music
"With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched. "
Computer Music
"In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound."
Remix
"Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers."
Music Tech Magazine

Evolution of the species

The CS-80V takes the original design of the CS-80 to a whole new level; it captures the essence of the original, but also has a personality of its own. Besides faithfully reproducing the original structure that made a huge impact on the world of music thirty years ago, we have also included new features that will bring this massive synth into the limelight once again.

Multi-Mode

A Multi Mode has been added, allowing extensive new multitimbral possibilities and polyphonic modes. The brand new arpeggiator and stereo delay units further extend this virtual synth’s identity. Plus, getting new sounds out of the CS-80V has never been easier with the brand new Soundmap preset navigation tool; a totally innovative way to explore presets and morph between them.

Modulation Matrix

The modulation matrix lets you assign 12 sources to 38 destinations for 10 additional modulations, dramatically extending sound capabilities beyond its original boundaries. It comes loaded with more than 400 presets made by a selection of talented programmers.

 
 
 

Software Specifications

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
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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