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The CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary Yamahaí«Â CS-80, which was considered by many as the “ultimate polyphonic synthesizer”, back in the late 70í_Ès.
It has been popularized by artists and groups like Toto, Jean-Michel Jarre, Keith Emerson, Stevie Wonder, Vangelis, Ultravox, Peter Gabrielí__ to name a few, and they all helped to turn this synthesizer into a real myth.
More than twenty five years after its release, the time has come to rediscover a sound that has extensively contributed to the history of music…
FROM THE ORIGINAL MYTH…
In 1976, Yamaha introduced the CS-80, a synthesizer based on the same circuits as the GX1. The price tag ($6900) put it out of the reach of most musicians, and the weight (83kgs with stand) made it sometimes hard to use on stage. But the qualities of this synthesizer, considered Japans first great synthesizer, made it immediately famous in the Music Industry.
The CS-80 was popularised in the late 70í_Ès and early 80í_Ès by a number of pop groups, including Electric Light Orchestra, Toto, Paul McCartney and Wings. Other artists and bands like Vangelis, Bon Jovi, Jean-Michel Jarre, Geoffrey Down, Stevie Wonder and some others turned the CS-80 into a real myth.
Peter Forrest (in the A-Z of Analogue Synthesizers, Susurreal, First published 31/10/96) says: í_íWhen it comes to trying to decide which of the top-flight synths is the best ever, ití_Ès not easy. (í__) But if you are looking at richness of sound coupled
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- VCF audio quality improvementsí«í_( V 2.0 )
- A revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMapí«í_( V 2.0 )
- Ring modulator audio quality improvementsí«í_( V 2.0 )
- lower CPU utilization on Mac OSXí«í_( V 2.0 )
- All the original parameters of the Yamaha CS-80: 2 oscillators, 4 filters (high pass, low pass), 2 LFOs, 4 envelopes, 2 VCAs, 1 sub-oscillator (LFO), 1 ring modulator, chorus and tremolo
- New Multi Mode: assign a different sound to each of the 8 voices of polyphony!
- New Modulation Matrix with 12 sources to modulate a choice of 38 destination parameters
- More than 400 presets made by a selection of the most famous sound designers.