UVI Intros Cameo Synth Suite, Inspired By Classic Casio CZ Synthesizers


UVI has released Cameo, a suite of instruments for UVI Workstation, inspired by the classic 80’s Casio CZ phase distortion synthesizers.

Here’s the official video intro:

The suite is made up of three instruments:

  • Cameo CZ incorporates a huge library of custom patches designed on the original hardware. Cameo CZ provides an deep sample library, including variations with and without the unique Chorus effect of the flagship CZ1.
  • Cameo CX is a dual-layer instrument with a large catalog of sounds and raw waveforms, captured directly from the hardware instruments. A hybrid methodology implores these raw waves as the basis for sound design within a modern digital environment.
  • Cameo CM is a modern inspiration of the phase distortion sound. Another dual-layer instrument, but this time utilizing the Wavetable oscillator and DSP shaping tools from Falcon. Cameo CM isn’t sample-based in the sense of the CZ and CX, rather it’s aimed at achieving wholly new and unique sounds using the capable architecture of the UVI Engine.

Here are the official Cameo audio demos:

Cameo is available for US $59 through December 14th, 2015 (regular $129).

2 thoughts on “UVI Intros Cameo Synth Suite, Inspired By Classic Casio CZ Synthesizers

  1. UVI have a way of making synths cool again that might not be considered that way ( sorry all CZ1000 owners – I was one!) ……they market stuff really well if you ask me and their demos are so impressive……the 80s sounds are coming back as cool and contemporary

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