Between 1979 and 1984, Yamaha designed and built some of the most unique and distinct sounding analog synthesizers in the world - the most famous of which being the well-regarded CS-80. At UVI we actually prefer the sound of the lesser-known siblings of the family, we're speaking of 3 marvellous models: the CS-70M, CS-40M, and CS-20M.
To create CS-M, we carefully restore the synth, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds, infuse them into the industry proven UVI Engine - giving you endless sound shaping options, then wrap the results in an immaculately prepared GUI and then you've got a brand-new soft synth with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware.
From modern prog and pop to dance, electro, hip-hop and experimental, UVI CS-M is a flexible and expansive tool sure to inspire today's producer and musician.
UVI CS-M features a dual-layer architecture and instant preset/layer switching making it an extraordinarily responsive instrument capable of a wide range of sounds. Layers include all possible base waveforms and noises as well as expertly programmed presets, all made on the original machines. The authentic sound and natural texture of these machines were preserved and translated clearly in CS-M. We sampled everything, down to the unique Unison and Ensemble sounds from the massive CS-70.
CS-M comes packed with 128 presets expertly crafted by our sound design team, giving you a huge library of unique timeless sounds and textures.
The wonderful vintage aesthetic of this synthesizer can be taken even further with help from the UVI Engine. CS-M comes packed with a wealth of features to help you enrich and customize your sounds including double arpeggios, a step sequencer, LFOs and precision modeled FX - allowing you to freely tread in territory the old hardware couldn't dream of.
At UVI we've been producing sound for over 20 years and designing our own software for over 12. A conclusion: virtual sample-based instruments have a more defined character and distinct sound quality than those based on digital modeling. UVI hybrid instruments are now more flexible and authentic than a simple simulation, giving you the best of both worlds.
Taking these classic tones into new sonic territory, the UVI Engine delivers massive unison spreads, abundant polyphony, thick-modeled filters, drive, reverbs, modulation, FX and much, much more.
From thick and gritty textures to pulsing warm tones and everywhere in-between, UVI CS-M is a grand ode to one of our most beloved inspirations.
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