Arturia have just announced a huge update to their flagship V Collection software package, including 4 new iconic vintage instruments: the DX7 V (Yamaha DX7), Buchla Easel V, Clavinet V and the CMI V (Fairlight CMI Sampler), an update to Analog Lab and additional models added to Piano V – extending the collection out to a total of 21 synthesisers and keys instruments. Not only that, The French software and hardware manufacturer has knocked the price down for a special introductory offer. You listening Santa?
The Fanastic Four:
BUCHLA EASEL V: recreating Don Buchla’s leftfield analog synth from 1973, the Music Easel changed the way people created sounds with performance-focused parameters, putting the focus on the artistry of being a recording artist. Perfect for exploring alternative sound design, creating ambient, widescreen textures, and unfamiliar sequences. Taking Buchla’s experimental vision one step further, Arturia have incorporated Gravity, a physics-based synth engine into their software recreation, letting you take your music where no one has gone before.
DX7 V: the Yamaha DX-7 needs no introduction, and its legacy is felt in charts around the world to this day. If you’ve ever listened to the radio, watched a film, or owned any 80s records, you’ll have heard the DX-7. Notoriously tricky to program, Arturia’s recreation simplifies the process by vastly improving the interface, and expands its synth capabilities with a mod matrix, customizable envelopes, extra waveforms, a 2nd LFO, effects, sequencer, arpeggiator, and more.
CMI V: known fondly as the mother of all samplers, and a groundbreaking additive synth, the Fairlight CMI truly redefined pop music production following its release in 1979. Arturia’s recreation builds on the features of the original by providing 10 multitimbral, polyphonic slots to design your sound, real-time waveform shaping, effects, a sequencer, and even a brand new “Spectral” synth that can scan and mix sections of audio, letting you create your own wavetable synth sounds.
CLAVINET V: arguably the most famous, influential electric keyboard of all time, the legacy of the Clavinet is everywhere. Released by Hohner in the mid-60s, its funky, energetic tone gave life to a myriad of genres over the decades. From disco to R&B, prog rock to pure unadulterated pop – the percussive, soulful sound of this legendary performance keyboard is reborn in Clavinet V. Arturia have also added classic amp and effects combos into the mix.
ANALOG LAB 3: incorporating the classic sounds of all V Collection instruments in one handy interface, this is the ultimate launchpad for your creativity. Featuring a new browser, new modes, and ultimate controller keyboard integration, finding the perfect sound from over 6,000 presets has never been more easy or fun.
PIANO V 2: the industry’s foremost physically modelled piano software suite just had an exciting overhaul. The 2nd version of Piano V features three extra piano models including a Japanese Grand, a Plucked Grand, and a Tack Upright, enhanced mic positioning, an improved EQ, a new luscious stereo delay, and an in-built compressor help your piano parts sit in your mix.
New HD GUIs for Solina V, Vox Continental V and Wurli V: New and improved, these instruments now have an attractive high quality 5K graphical user interface. Sounds good, looks good. Start making music.
Completing the line-up, and featuring more subtle tweaks, improvements, and enhancements, are the old favourites: Synclavier V, B-3 V, Stage-73 V, Farfisa V, Mini V, Matrix-12 V, Solina V, SEM V, Wurli V, Jup-8 V, ARP 2600 V, CS-80 V, Prophet V, VOX Continental V, and Modular V. Analogue synths galore, revolutionary digital synths, luscious organs, modular marvels, perfect pianos and keyboards, and even a string machine.