Arturia has released version 2.0 of CS-80V, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

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…

Changes in CS-80V v2.0

  • Switch to Syncrosoft copy protection.
  • VCF audio quality improvements.
  • Ring modulator audio quality improvements.
  • A revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMap.
  • Lower CPU utilization on Mac OSX.
  • Better Audio Unit compatibility (Digital Performer most notably).
  • Ability to use NRPN midi messages for automation.
  • Better handling of control surfaces while changing preset.
  • New presets added.
  • Midi RPN “pitch bend range” message is now recognized.
  • Bug fixes.

CS-80V is available for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at $249 USD / 199 EUR. The update is free for registered users.

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