Oli Larkin VirtualCZ
Oli Larkin VirtualCZ

VirtualCZ, Virtual phase distorsion synth from Oli Larkin.

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Plugin Boutique models a CZ synth

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After BigKick, the second plug-in by Plugin Boutique models the famous CZ synths from the 80s and 90s in the VirtualCZ virtual instrument.

Plugin Boutique explains that VirtualCZ mainly models the CZ-1 synth, but you’ll also find some similarities with the other CZ instruments. They also added features that were not available on the hardware models, such as a unisson mode and ADSR or 8-stage MS envelope generators.

The good news for CZ synth owners is that the plug-in can load and transmit Sysex patches and even serve as an editor, since the most important synthesis parameters have their own controls.



  • Phase distorsion synthesizer
  • Sysex patch editor and librarian for all CZ hardware versions
  • 32-voice polyphony
  • Mono and Legato modes
  • 2 oscillators per voice, 8 wave forms
  • 6 loopable envelope generators per voice
  • Tempo syncable LFO for vibrato with 7 forms
  • Ring and noise modulations
  • Stereo Panner
  • Unison and detune features
  • Microtonal tuning
  • Vintage stereo chorus/ensemble
  • Setting randomisation
  • 200 presets in different formats (FXP, AU Preset, VST Preset, TFX)
  • Ability to download CZ patches online
  • Preset import/export

VirtualCZ is expected this month at www.pluginboutique.com. Il will be available in VST2/3, AU and AAX 32 and 64-bit plug-in formats as well as standalone on Mac OS X and Windows. Plugin Boutique announces a special introductory price of $99.


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