Arturia V Collection 9 grows to 32 virtual instruments

Arturia’s V Assortment is 9 right here, and together with it a number of new devices that make it a worthwhile improve. And, if you have not jumped on the but, now may be the perfect time because it’s out there at an intro worth of $499. For the cash, you get 32 ​​devices, overlaying every little thing from reasonable pianos, to classic synths and distinctive hybrids underneath the Augmented banner.

All of the earlier devices are right here: , , Casio CZ-1, Mellotron M400, Fairlight CMI, , , , Roland Jupiter 8, Minimoog, Moog Modular, Moog Vocoder, Oberheim Matrix 12 and SEM, Sequential Prophet 5 and Prophet VS, , E -MU Emulator II, Solina String, Synclavier, Hohner Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200A, Hammond B3, Farfisa Compact, Vox Continental and an acoustic piano.

Arturia V Collection 9

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A number of of these plugins have been rebuilt from the bottom up, although, together with the CS-80 and acoustic piano. The UI for the piano plugin has been fully overhauled to position the devices in a room context. Actually, I am undecided how I really feel about it. It’d assist you discover what you are on the lookout for with visible cues, however it appears like a little bit of a distraction. A very powerful distinction in Piano V and CS-80 V, although, is in how they reply to your taking part in. Each appear to react to delicate shifts in velocity higher and have been given a quantity increase; they at all times appeared a bit quiet when in comparison with different devices within the assortment. The variations might be delicate at occasions, however there is not any denying the brand new variations simply sound higher. The superior controls of each additionally received revamps, with a load of highly effective new modulation instruments being added to CS-80 V specifically.

Arturia V Collection 9

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The Prophet V has additionally gotten a main overhaul. Most notably, it is now been separated out into two separate plugins: one for the Prophet 5 and one for the Prophet VS. Frankly, it is sensible, and it was at all times kind of odd that they have been each shoved right into a single VST.

The rebuilt plugins even have a bunch of recent presets that showcase the enhancements to their sound engines. Whereas V Assortment has a wealth of sound design instruments so that you can tinker with, the 14,000 presets (together with 9 new banks) truthfully cowl so much of floor. You would be forgiven for largely sticking with what comes pre-made. That mentioned, in case you’re principally a preset participant, I like to recommend saving your self some cash and sticking with Analog Lab.

Arturia V Collection 9

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Along with these updates there are 4 devices which are new to the V Assortment this yr. has already been out there for someday, it is simply now a part of the bundle. I spilled fairly a number of phrases fawning over it when it launched in September, and I am not going to rehash every little thing right here. Simply know that it is a delightfully lo-fi 8-bit wavetable synth. So in case you’re into that kind of factor, you need to be excited.

The MS-20 V is an emulation of Korg’s famend MS-20. It’s a beast of a bass synth and Arturia has performed a commendable job of capturing its thick, brash tones. It even has a straightforward to navigate, drag-and-drop patching interface full with the flexibility to get a suggestions loop going. There is a drop-down sequencer with three channels of CV modulation out there. After spending 20 minutes with the MS-20 V, I kinda need to go begin an industrial band.

Arturia V Collection 9

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The largest additions to the household, although, are undoubtedly the Augmented Voices and . We already received a style of Strings a number of weeks in the past when Arturia launched the Intro model totally free. However the one included within the V Assortment is way extra sturdy. The core UI and sounds are all the identical, however the addition of an Superior tab offer you full management over the instrument. You possibly can swap in samples or synth engines, dial in separate envelopes for every of the 4 layers, and select no matter results you need. In case your complete factor is cinematic sound design, the Augmented sequence will most likely pique your curiosity.

Augmented Voices follows the identical primary components as Strings: Mix 4 layers (two pattern and two synth) to create distinctive blends of acoustic and synthetic textures. The twist is that, as a substitute of utilizing string and orchestral sound, Augmented Voices makes use of, effectively, voices. Choirs and soloists get processed and smashed up towards varied synth engines to create every little thing from ’80s-inflected synthpop arpeggios to guttural wails to your subsequent Hans Zimmer tribute. The leads to Augmented Voices are rather less compelling in case you ask me, however it’s nonetheless nice to see Arturia attempt one thing new and convey one thing aside from emulations of classic synths to the V Assortment.

Arturia V Collection 9

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Arturia’s V Assortment 9 is accessible now via June fifth for $100 off (or extra, in case you occur to be an current Arturia buyer). After that, although, the worth goes again as much as $599, however even then it is nonetheless a reasonably respectable cut price for 32 best-in-class digital devices.

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