Item #1578661 Model #1316-1039

Cherry Audio GX-80 Synthesizer Standard


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A best-in-class virtual instrument based on two monumental analog classics.

Over a year in the making, the GX-80 is Cherry Audio's flagship synthesizer. Combining the unparalleled sound and features of the fabled GX-1 "Dream Machine" and its renowned descendant, the CS-80, the GX-80 is a transformative virtual synthesizer blending the essence of two groundbreaking instruments to create a powerhouse hybrid. Featuring the carefully crafted and intensely circuit-modeled DSP designs of award-winning developer Mark Barton, Cherry Audio has replicated every subtlety of the classics to create the most authentic emulation of its kind.

The GX-80 adeptly reintegrates the GX-1's distinctive features back into the CS-80 architecture, such as dual synth layers for twice the impact and additional waveforms with variable resonators. Plus, the GX-1's octave-up triangle wave and invert filter envelope control have been reincorporated. Most notably, GX-80 includes an expert reproduction of the legendary GX-1 filter that delivers exquisite timbres that even the mighty CS-80 cannot produce. For ultimate flexibility and expressive performance, GX-80 provides a split keyboard mode and a brilliant option to simulate polyphonic aftertouch with a monophonic aftertouch controller. With its innovative dual-layer interface, stunning sound presets and integrated studio-quality effects, GX-80 is more than a best-of-both-worlds interpretation of the past and far more than a replicant. The Cherry Audio GX-80 is an unprecedented gateway to the sounds and music of an unrealized future.
macOS Requirements:
  • macOS 10.13 or above
  • macOS 13 Ventura supported. 64-bit required
  • Native Apple M1 processor support
  • 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM recommended
Windows Requirements:
  • Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required
  • 3.4 GHz Quad-Core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended


  • Reintegrates the extended features of the GX-1 with all of the functionality of its descendant, the CS-80, for an absolutely immense sound experience; essentially, two CS-80s and more!
  • All GX-1 and CS-80 voicing parameters reproduced, including the GX-1's unique oscillator-level filtered waveforms, octave-up triangle wave, and invert filter envelope control
  • Precision recreation of both the legendary CS-80 and unmatched GX-1 filters
  • Four polyphonic voice ranks, each with a voltage-controller oscillator, resonant highpass and lowpass filters, noise generator, sine wave, dual envelope generators, and a velocity-sensitive VCA
  • Sub oscillator LFO for each layer with sine, sawtooth, ramp, square, sample and hold, and noise intended for modulation, with tempo sync
  • Recreation of the memorable CS ring modulator that modulates the summed output of each pair of ranks with its own independent oscillator
  • Virtual pitch ribbon controller precisely modeled on the actual behavior of the original
  • GX-1 specific controls clearly distinguished from standard CS-80 control parameters
  • Independent rank panning and independent layer stereo effects chain for expansive and breathtaking stereo tones
  • Tone Selector includes each of the original CS-80 factory presets plus user sound storage
  • Panel Control for selecting layers, with a utility function for exchanging settings between ranks in a layer, the Lower and Upper sound layers, or even between presets
  • Over 1,000 essential presets that make the most of every unique aspect of the GX-80, crafted by a talented and diverse group of sound design veterans
  • Studio-quality integrated effects: chorus/rotary, flange/phaser, digital/tape delay with sync, and reverb, including our acclaimed "Galactic" reverb algorithm, with global or dual layer modes
  • Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI learn and mapping (Preset and Global)
  • Cherry Audio's popular Focus zoom-in feature, as well as standard UI zoom and resize with drag
  • Highly optimized coding for optimal performance with ultra-low CPU load
  • User-adjustable oversampling control