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Arturia Update Classic Softies
Minimoog V and CS80-V tweaked to perfection? 11/10/04
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Arturia’s latest two analog emulations the Minimoog V (see review) and the CS-80V (see review) have been highly praised by press the world over. Indeed the very nature oif the rarity and physical size and tempratmental nature of the Yamaha CS-80 particularly, make it even more desirable to own a decent software version. That’s where Arturia have come up trumps, these being amongst the finer software equivalents.
These latest updates are more of the tweak variety than major version busters and offer the following:
CS80V Version 1.2
Ribbon controller: Following different requests, the Ribbon controller now offers the exact same behavior as the original. A linear variation of the oscillators’ frequency is possible, while the first mouse-click sets a relative position as a starting point.
Modulation matrix: The keyboard-follow has been added in the modulation sources available.
Copy and paste “singles” from one preset to another: it is now possible to select one “single” in any existing preset and paste it directly in another preset. This is particularly useful for creating rich multi-timbral presets efficiently.
Polyphony (In the Multi-Mode setup): On each 8 “single” voices, possibility to manage from 1 to 4 polyphonic voices. For multi-timbral 8 “single”, the polyphony is not limited to 1 voice, but to 4.
Ability to set up the plugin in multi audio output (8 “single” outputs and 2 master outputs). In the
“Multi Mode” setup, the host sequencer will recognize 10 outputs instead of 2; the 8 “single” outputs and the 2 master outputs.
Audio Unit: compatibility with the latest versions of Audio Unit and Logic Audio.
For Pro Tools: the management of the tempo synchronization was not working correctly in all configurations. This problem has now been corrected.
Arpeggiator: the synchronization of the MIDI tempo from the host application was, in some cases, not responding correctly.
Oscillator: it was not possible to set the pulse width of the second oscillator on the previous version. This is now possible.
There was a bug on the set-up of the parameters when closing the “Multi Mode” setup. This bug has now been now corrected.
Ring modulator: the ring modulator was only playing on the left voice. It now plays on both voices.
For Pro Tools: the management of the tempo synchronization was not working correctly in all configurations. This problem has now been solved.
Pitch bend: On the previous version, the tuning was false when the pitch-bend was at its maximum. This is no longer the case.
Sample frequency: Switching from one sample frequency to another was hard to manage in some cases. This bug has been corrected.
Audio Unit: compatibility with the latest versions of Audio Units and Logic
Update of the Filter, based on the latest improvements on the TAE® algorithms.
These upgrades are free to all registered users and can be downloaded on