Pethu has released version 2.0 of Hahaha CS01 and CS01II, two free virtual synthesizer instruments for Windows.
My first – and probably only – attempt at a hardware synth emulation!
The reasons for this one is purely nostalgic – I used to own one of these back in the 80’s. The hardware version was manufactured by a Big Japanese Company, and it was quite popular as an entry-level, ultra-portable and above all cheap synthesizer. If there is one piece of old gear I truly miss now and then, this is it. Not for its sound, but just because it was so darn cute! Well, here it is again – in VSTi format. Hardware synth buffs and those who were there at the time, enjoy!
Changes in Hahaha CS01/CS01II v2.0
- Better stability in multi-core computer systems.
- Animated and interactive on-screen keyboard.
- Better on-screen pitch bend and mod wheel behaviour.
- Mod wheel attenuation button.
- 8-voice polyphonic with better voice stealing.
- Built-in chorus.
Hahaha CS01 and CS01II are available to download as freeware VST effect plug-ins for Windows PC.