JS80P Is A FREE Yamaha CS-80 Emulation Plugin By Attila M. Magyar – MAY 4, 2023
Attila M. Magyar released JS80P, a FREE and open-source Yamaha CS-80 synth emulation in VST and FST plugin formats for Windows and Linux.
JS80P comes from developer Attila M. Magyar, and it’s free to download via his GitHub page,
as is the source code (available under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3).
JS80P is a two-oscillator synth offering ten waveforms and sixteen notes of polyphony.
The featured waveforms are Sine, Sawtooth, Soft Sawtooth, Inverse Sawtooth, Soft Inverse Sawtooth, Triangle, Soft Triangl
e, Square, Soft Square, and Custom. Each oscillator has two filters and a Custom Waveform Harmonics section. The multi-mode
filters offer seven filter types: Low-Pass, High-Pass, Band-Pass, Notch, Bell (Peaking), Low-Shelf, and High-Shelf.
The Custom Waveform Harmonics section, which allows you to introduce and blend 1st to 10th harmonics, is a nice addition. Other notable features/functions
include Portamento, a Wave Folder, Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Phase Modulation. Although the interface looks pretty busy at a glance,
everything is very easy to follow and neatly laid out across five main tabs: Synth, Effects, Controllers, Envelopes, and LFOs.
The Effects tab features built-in Overdrive, Distortion, Stereo Echo/Reverb, plus two additional filters. You also have six envelopes and
eight LFOs at your disposal. JS80P is inspired by the Yamaha CS-80, an iconic analog synth produced in the late 1970s.