Christmas has absolutely come early this year (well, for me at least) with Arturia announcing a new version of the V Collection software bundle which is jam-packed with 28 software emulations of legendary synths and keyboard instruments. V Collection 8 adds 4 new instruments which have a little bit of everything, from nostalgic poly-synths and sampling workstations to vocoder madness with powerful modern functionality. Arturia has also reworked and remodelled some existing instruments like the colossal JUP-8V and the super vibey Stage-73V.
Analog Lab V replaces Analog Lab 4 and features a refreshed streamlined layout and improved instrument/presets browsing, enhanced FX performance plus thousands of newly curated presets. Macros have been added to each synth designed to make tweaking synth sounds even easier (stage performers I’m looking at you) and if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole thing, you can take a moment to learn how they all work with new comprehensive in-app tutorials.
The new instruments include the Jun-6 V, a gorgeous recreation of the classic polysynth from the ’80s, Emulator II V a classic vintage sampler/synth workstation, Vocoder V which is a reworking of the legendry 16 channel vocoder and the recently released OB Xa V.
Check out our first look video below:
New features include:
- V Collection 8 now includes 28 software keyboards.
- 4 new instruments: Jun-6 V, Emulator II V, Vocoder V, and OB-Xa V.
- Stage 73 V update: reworked physical modelling engine, new output circuit emulation, new Rhodes modes, the addition of pedal rig including phaser and wah effects.
- Jup-8 V update: a brand new sound engine with reworked DSP modelling, voice dispersion, pan spread, expanded arpeggiator, modernized advanced panel.
- Analog Lab V: a brand new, more streamlined interface, improved instrument/preset browsing, enhanced FX performance, thousands of newly curated presets.
- Hundreds of new expertly-crafted presets spanning every instrument, old and new – available only to V Collection 8 owners.
- New sound browsing interface for easier, more focused navigation.
- New control macros for every instrument making tweaking easier than ever.
- In-app tutorials: refreshed & more comprehensive. Expect to pay Introductory price of SSP $699.
In stores January.