Cluster Sound has announced the release of CS15D, an extensive multi-sample Live Pack reproducing the sound of the vintage Yamaha CS-15D, a great sounding monophonic analog synthesizer released in 1979.
The CS-15D is a monophonic analog synth with loads of character, one of the most solid and warm single-VCO machine ever. The synth features 29 preset voices divided in two mixable channels, plus a manual section comprising a variable pulse-saw oscillator, a PW modulator, a noise generator and a 12db filter with a dedicated ADSR envelope.
Despite referred to an array of realistic instrument names (Tuba, Oboe, Horn, Harpsi, Xilophone..) the 29 presets give a variety of synthetic sounds ranging from fat basses to solid percussive organs and warm brass synths. These sounds can be altered by the Brilliance slider which acts in several interesting ways depending on the selected preset.
CS15D is based on 74 multi-sample recordings reproducing all the presets with different brilliance amounts, several variations of the VCF envelope and various manual oscillator settings (including a tuned noise). The Live Pack features 90 Instrument Racks with useful macro controls, including special Mixed Racks for easy drag ’n drop customization.
- Size: 1.5GB.
- 74 Multi-Sample recordings.
- 90 Instrument Racks.
- 74 Sampler + 74 Simpler Devices.
- 1 Audio FX Racks.
- One sample per note (5 octaves).
- Perfect Loop Points (no crossfading).
- Host: Ableton Live 9.
The Live Pack is available for purchase for 24 EUR. A free pack with 3 instruments can be downloaded at Cluster Sound.