First of all, this is the best Soft Synth available. Why buy a MiniMg when this does twice as much? I know all synths are different, but this one does just about all. I won't mention a competitor, but there are some nice FM synths out there that can do a fantastic job, but I prefer the old school synths. They have the deepest and most vibrant sounds, and Arturia has done the best job of re-creating that unique sound.
And do you think old style rock and rollers could ever figure out how to operate an FM synth? How many of those guys have computer science degrees? Exactly, less than half a dozen, at least those who are still alive. I've demo'ed all the Arturia synths and the CS-80 is my favorite, so I bought it.
I just have one question, what does the IL Level in the Filter section do exactly? Sometimes it does something, sometimes it doesn't, even when the hpf and lpf are on. I read the manual, which is satisfactory but doesn't do a great job. My ears tell me what is happening, but my logical part of the brain is confused.
There there is the touch response initial level, which affects everthing, then there is the the brill and reso sliders, which affects everthing, so everything affects everything else and nothing is simple. There must be some kind of logic behind the design of this synth.
The thick sounds are incredible, and the front panel is great too. The only shortcoming is the arpeggiator, which should be brought up to the standard of the Jupiter series.
Thanks again Arturia, for making these synthesizers for the masses available...any hint next of what's next?