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 CS-80V by Arturia is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product CS-80V
Developer Arturia
Price (MSRP) €99.00 / $99.00
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The CS-80V offers all the features of the original synth, plus a new generation of innovative features, taking the original design to a new and upper level:

  • A modulation matrix.
  • A multi-timbral mode.
  • An arpeggiator.


  • Stereo synthesizer.
  • Polyphonic (8 voices).
  • No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 16 kHz.
  • 64-bit floating point precision.
  • Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz.
  • More than 400 presets, made by professionals.
  • Playable through a MIDI keyboard.
  • 2 oscillators.
  • 4 filters.
  • 2 LFOs.
  • 4 ADSR envelopes.
  • 2 VCAs.
  • 1 sub-oscillator (for vibrato).
  • 1 arpeggiator.
  • 1 stereo delay.
  • 1 chorus.
  • 1 ring modulator.
  • Expression and sustain pedals.
  • Ribbon controller.
  • Polyphonic after touch.
  • Multi mode (allowing to assign a different sound to each polyphonic voice).
  • Modulation matrix: a choice of 12 sources and 38 destinations.
Discussion: Active


3 July 2012 at 7:55ambiomekk

Arturias products are GREAT. The recreation of the original circuitry is very good. (I'm almost that old so I can remember what analog synths used to sound/feel like)

But foremost, to my experience so far, CS80v (and other Arturia products ) are very CPU friendly and Incredibly stable. Great coding in other words.

The plugin LOOKS great but I wish Arturia would do some sort of optional GUI to their products that works better on a computer,keyb and mouse. Of course you can easily assign the knobs to your favorite hw controller but I'm pretty sure that most people still end up "whipping cream" with their mouse for hours....

26 January 2013 at 4:28pmGuy Richardson

I've been using the V Collection for a few years now. Love the Modular, Quite like the others, especially the Prophet. But I can't get my head round the CS80. Can anyone explain what the fuss is about.? Is this just not a very good emulation? I haven't heard a single preset I want to use, and I've yet to get a decent sound out of it myself. Maybe I'm missing something?

16 February 2013 at 8:19pmFredrikaMoberg

What's the best way to put this to use? I can't find a good way to use the ribbon. Also, I haven't found a good way to emulate key pressure/vibrato. Any suggestions?

17 February 2013 at 12:47pmGuy Richardson

Hi - the ribbon controller is like a pitch wheel. I guess you need a controller with a ribbon on it to use it. I think Paul McCartney used one (with a moog) on some of the tracks on Abbey Road, and Keith Emerson used to use one live to make silly noises - eg on Pictures at an exhibition.

To get aftertouch vibrato, open the panel on the left hand side - this gives you access to the modulation matrix. Select aftertouch from the first source menu and LFO 1 as the destination. In the next source box select LFO 1 and select VCO 1 Freq as the destination.

Repeat the entire process in the next two rows, but this time select VCO2 as the final destination.

Hope this helps. Guy

17 February 2013 at 12:55pmGuy Richardson

Ps - adjust the Amount knobs to taste. The LFO speed is adjusted in the VCO section to the immediate right of the panel

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