Evolution of the species

For some, it’s the sound of Blade Runner. For others, it’s a keyboard that offers more expressive control and flexibility than anything before or since.

For you, CS-80 V is a chance to experience a true titan of synthesis, a retro sound design staple, and an emotive instrument that begs to be played.

Discover an unmistakably bold analog sound that’s defined countless records, soundtracks, and genres, fused with a sprawling expressive architecture, enhanced to respond to every aspect of your musical style.

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A watershed in synth history

Designed to put a renowned instrument company on the synthesizer map, the CS-80 exceeded every expectation to become a staple instrument for everyone from Toto to Vangelis.

Its expressive controls, distinct interface, and rich organic sound was sought after then; nowadays, it’s almost mythical. CS-80 V carries this legacy forward, in all its authentic glory, locked and loaded for your virtual studio.

Giving this legend the virtual instrument it deserves is one of the more challenging projects we’ve ever taken on. We’re delighted with the results and we hope you will be, too.

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A machine that feels

Like many of its vintage-inspired peers, CS-80 V embodies the coveted purity of analog sound design.

As you’d expect with modern softsynths, it’s also quick to tweak and flexible in its sonic capabilities - more so than its hardware predecessor. But its real beauty is in how it responds to being played.

It’s the synth equivalent of an ensemble of brass, string, woodwind, and percussion instruments rolled into one, with a vast spectrum of articulations at your disposal. When you interact with its many responsive elements - the ribbon, the portamento, the sustain, the sliders - it responds in kind.

Its intricately interwoven architecture means that a single touch of a parameter can have a delicate or drastic effect on the rest of your patch, whether you’re a keys player or not. Discover a sound that flows, breathes, stretches, and speaks with lifelike sensitivity, giving your music a truly human element.


Preset library

Dive into an exclusive collection of 200 presets from a diverse gallery of talented sound designers who love the CS sound as much as you do. Immerse yourself in their creations, or reverse-engineer them and make your own.







Control over sound

Slider by slider, button by button, CS-80 V offers a layout that accurately reflects the original while ensuring an unhindered virtual workflow. Sculpt your synth voice and harness incredibly precise, musical, and expressive control over your performance.

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What we added

CS-80 V’s advanced features are designed to surpass the boundaries of classic synth design, allowing you to take this iconic instrument to whatever sonic destination you desire. From extra modulation to curated FX, this enhanced instrument is mix-ready and yours to pilot.

Create precise connections and communications that you couldn't do on the original. CS-80 V’s detailed modulation section features 3 Multi-segment envelope generators, each with 3 customizable destinations. Draw your own curves, adjust the scale, and weave complex multi-modulation movements like sidechaining with the new Modulation Mixer. Old synth, new tricks.

Tap further into CS-80 V’s playability with a dedicated keyboard control section. Affect your sound with 4 keyboard slots - Velocity, Aftertouch, Modwheel, and Keyboard Tracking - and assign each slot to up to 3 custom outputs.

CS-80 V’s sound goes from warm and delicate to bold and monolithic as it is. With the addition of 3 FX slots, it’s yours to take even further. Choose from 15 FX types, from MultiBand Compressor to classic Tape Delay, arrange them in series or parallel, and combine the best of both worlds in no time at all: vintage synthesis, detailed modern sound.

Hear it in action

Wrap your head around just a few of the off-world sonic adventures that await you with these compositions from artists in the CS-80 V community.

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V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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