Plugin Boutique has released version 1.0.2 of VirtualCZ, a phase distortion synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ

The synthesis engine of the original hardware is modelled in the plug-in which can load and transmit CZ SYSEX patches, but the plug-in goes beyond the hardware to offer new sound possibilities and usability features. It’s much more fun to edit, since all the important synthesis parameters have their own control. It includes things not found on the originals such as switchable envelope generators (ADSR or 8-Stage MSEG) and Unison modes.

Changes in VirtualCZ v1.0.2

  • Added MIDI Learn (right click control).
  • Improved note stealing behaviour.
  • Fixed sustain pedal behaviour (really fixed it this time).
  • (AAX/OS X) tooltips enabled.
  • (Win) Fixed authorisation issues with non ASCII characters in name.
  • (AAX/Win) Alt-click works on Windows 8.
  • (AU/OS X) increase the frequency of GUI updates from automation.
  • Added error message if serial not correct.
  • Minor correction to the manual.

The plugin is available for purchase for £60.45 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / VirtualCZ