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The CZ V models the Casio CZ-101 and CZ-1000, two cult synthesizers behind many ‘80s pop hits. It adds a ton of new features that make it an instrument for the ages

A simpler kind of powerful digital synthesis
Instead of frequency modulation, Casio’s phase distortion (PD) used various user-selected waveforms to modulate the timing of simple carrier waves at the cycle level in order to create more complex wave shapes. This simplified form of digital synthesis made it comparatively easy to perfect a wide variety of timbres spanning warm pads, natural percussion, buzzy digitalia, sci-fi effects and even analog synths. While PD could sound similar to FM, it also had a unique sonic signature all its own.

Classic Casio Phase Distortion and cutting-edge Arturia modeling 
Imagine a virtual instrument that realistically models every nuance of the CZ-101 — and with four times the polyphony and zillions more presets. The CZ V gives you an intuitive graphic interface that unlocks all of the hidden jewels in this unique digital synth. Additional envelopes, filters, LFOs, effects, and extensive beat-sync-to-host parameters are on-board, along with being able to interconnect all that via a new a super-flexible modulation matrix. Arturia faithfully reproduced the instrument that brought ‘80s pop to new heights.

All the presets you need 
Access a full library of great sounds from world-class designers the moment you launch CZ V. Unlike the hardware version, CZ V can store an infinite number of sounds — and Arturia put together a great collection to inspire you immediately. Arturia’s universal library system let you search and organize patches according to categories and tags. With more than 450 presets covering a whole host of zingy bass, lead, key, and pad sounds, CZ V will add some inimitable bite and edge to your tracks. CZ V can even import SysEx patch data from Casio CZ-series hardware so you can access your favorite presets from your own library or those available from decades of user posts.
Arturia CZ V (Software Download)

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  • Software type: Virtual synths
  • Plug-in format(s): VST 2.4, VST 3, AU, AAX, Standalone
  • Computer platform: Mac & Windows
  • Delivery: Software download
  • Version: Full version
Sound Library
  • Sound generation: Sample based
  • Integrated effects: Yes
Minimum System Requirements
  • Free hard drive space: 1 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Mac requirements: OS X 10.11
  • Windows requirements: Windows 7 or later
  • 64-bit compatible: Yes

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