Arturia CS80V2 Virtual Instrument
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 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, Vangelis and Genesis who helped to turn this synthesizer into a real myth.
The Arturia CS80V...
The CS-80V offers all of the features from the original synth, plus a new generation of innovative features which take the original design to a new elevated level:
- A modulation matrix
- A multitimbral mode
- An arpeggiator
But is the sound of the CS-80V really close to the original? We would tend to say yes, as the synthesizer is based on TAE®, the proprietary technology developed by Arturia, and already successfully used in the Moog Modular V.
Benefit from the experience of the best sound designers
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
Switch to Syncrosoft copy protection ( V 2.0 )
VCF audio quality improvements ( V 2.0 )
Ring modulator audio quality improvements ( V 2.0 )
A revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMap ( V 2.0 )
Lower CPU utilization on Mac OSX( V 2.0 )
Better Audio Unit compatibility (Digital Performer most notably) ( V 2.0 )
Ability to use NRPN midi messages for automation ( V 2.0 )
Better handling of control surfaces while changing preset ( V 2.0 )
New presets added ( V 2.0 )
Midi RPN "pitch bend range" message is now recognized( V 2.0 )
Minimum System Requirements
- PC: Pentium II 500 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, Windows 9x/2000/ME/XP
- Mac: G3 500 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, MacOS 9.1 or higher, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
- Any sound card compatible with DirectX, ASIO, SoundManager or CoreAudio
- A 260-paged paper manual is provided in 3 languages: French, English and Japanese.