Plugin Boutique has released version 1.01 of VirtualCZ, a synthesizer instrument inspired by the Casio CZ series of digital synthesizers.

Many people fondly remember the CZ synths and they have become retro-classics that are highly sought after, having been used on countless techno, house, rave and synth-pop records in the late 80s and early 90s.

Many artists still use the CZ today for its unique sounds, including great pads and synth strings, screaming leads, big basses, weird FX, metallic percussion and above all RAVE ORGANS.

Like many timeless synths, it has a unique sonic quality and will be a beneficial addition to anyone’s synth collection.

Changes in VirtualCZ v1.0.1

  • Quantise hz/ms/cents 0-99 conversions.
  • Stop re-triggering held notes on preset/certain parameter changes.
  • Fixed voice stealing when note-ons arrive in same block (i.e. chords).
  • (SYSEX) Added “Auto Send SYSEX” option to TOOLS menu (send SYSEX on param change).
  • (WIN) Store preset button no longer gets stuck.
  • (SYSEX) Fixed sending to CZ101/CZ1000/CZ3K/CZ5K.
  • (Manual) A couple of corrections.
  • OSC “set both shapes” button easier to click.
  • LCD message on SYSEX format/model selection.
  • Fixed inverted sustain pedal response.
  • Release notes on sustain pedal up rather than soft-kill them.
  • Sustain pedal works in monophonic mode.
  • Tuning table supports .tun files with no base frequency specified.
  • (WIN) Standalone app runs on XP.
  • (AAX) Fixed mouse wheel control jumpy-ness.

The plugin is available for purchase for £59.95 GBP.

More information: Plugin Boutique / VirtualCZ