Whereas the CS01 is barely more
than a synth-historical artefact, the CS33 builds on the concept and is
quite a capable little synth even by today's standard. While it can do
all sorts of "bread and butter" sounds, its signature sounds come from
the PWM oscillator waveforms, twin linked filter modes and the built-in
Two bank switches
to allow the combination of the sound from the
oscillators. Four oscillators (A, B, C, & D) with
variable waveshapes accessible through a panel control.
Coarse and fine
tuning controls for each of the four oscillators.Various
filters with cutoff and resonance control for most of
Three ADSRs for each oscillator to allow control over
pitch, filter, and amp. Two assignable LFOs per
oscillator. Pan and volume controls for each oscillator
.An EFX A/B and C/D section with a choice of echo,
flanging, or an additional LPF Solid Mix control to
allow for smooth mixing between the banks.
VL1 is a freeware
emulator of the world famous classic calculator annex
mini-synthesizer from the eigthies made by Casio.
VL1 is not just a sample player, it is a real emulator
that emulates the original hardware.
All sounds are generated by software equivalents of the
original circuits and the calculator
actually works. This also means that ADSR sound
programming is fully functional!
VL1 was written in honour of Casio's little VL-TONE that
has given me many hours of
pleasure and fun.