The CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary 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... 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 the 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 or Vangelis, who helped to turn this synthesizer into a real myth.
The 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 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. Not convinced yet? Just listen to pieces composed with CS-80V.
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
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
Sound Card : Any sound card compatible with DirectX, ASIO, SoundManager or CoreAudio
A 260-paged paper manual is provided in 3 languages: French, English and Japanese.
Arturia CS-80V 
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