The weight of the sound, without the weight of the instrument 22/10/03
It's all there and light as a feather
Arturia really hit the mark with their software rendition of the Moog Modular V - so much so, that it was endorsed by Dr Bob Moog himself.
Now, they turn they're attention to another analogue heavyweight. The Yamaha CS-80 is heralded as many by the ultimate analogue polysynth. The caped Greek Vangelis, was very fond of his and used it on many of his classic works. However, it was a temperamental beast and was known to require the tlc from the tech bench on many occaisons. It also weighed an absolute ton and didn't take kindly to being moved around much. Apart from that though, it's sounds were greatly prized.
Arturia have unleashed their arch coders to create a virtual version in the CS-80V and by all accounts it's another excellent interpretation.
It's going to be released on the 1st of November and features:
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
4 ADSR envelopes
1 sub-oscillator (for vibrato)
1 stereo delay
1 ring modulator
Expression and sustain pedals
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
Available for RTAS,VST, DXi, MAS, HTDM, Audio Units and as a standalone application.
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