Arturia V Collection 8 Explored
In this live stream we’ll take a look at what’s new in the new Arturia V Collection 8.
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Presented by ADSR instructor TAETRO, we’ll dive into the new products and features whilst building up some beats!
Legendary Keyboards Reinvented
This is the most comprehensive anthology of classic synth and keyboards ever made. This is decades of passionate research, modelling, and development. This is your chance to take your place in music history.
This is V Collection 8
Timeless instruments lovingly recreated in software, and modernized with contemporary features. They were cutting edge in the 60s, mind-blowing in the 70s, awe-inspiring in the 80s, they’re at the heart of today’s hits, and they’ll help you shape the sound of tomorrow.
The best synths and keys reborn
V Collection has grown into the industry reference of software instruments that made music history. The solution demanding musicians choose.
Thousands of masterfully crafted presets
An army of top-tier sound designers and big-name artists have created some of the most awe-inspiring synth and keyboard patches just for you.
Easy yet powerful
Every instrument features an integrated tutorial, tips on every control, and an intuitive sound browser. No matter what skill level you are, or what style you play, this has you covered.
The band’s back together
Think of a famous synth sound or an iconic keyboard’s tone, and you can create it with V Collection 8.
A million-dollar collection of the finest pianos, synthesizers, samplers, and esoteric keyboard instruments all in one place, geared for modern music makers, and at your command.
Beautiful to use
Easy to install, fun to use. Inspiring, clear, and intuitive GUIs, with scaleable 4K resolution let you lose yourself in every instrument.
+8000 inspiring presets
Whatever style or genre you create, V Collection 8 has a huge collection of expertly-made presets for you to explore.
You’re in control
While Arturia’s own KeyLab Essential, KeyLab MkII, and MiniLab controllers are specially designed to bring out the best in V Collection 8, you can use any MIDI controller keyboard to get hands on with these timeless instruments.
Have a controller or keyboard from Arturia’s friends at Novation, Yamaha, KORG, or Native Instruments? No problem, they will work perfectly. Do you own a digital piano? You can use that too! You can even use your computer or laptop’s keyboard to play notes, perfect for getting creative on the move.
- Includes software titles: Jun-6 V, Mellotron V, Synthi V, CZ V, Analog Lab, Clavinet V, CMI V, DX7 V, Buchla Easel V, Synclavier V, B-3 V, Mini V, Piano V, Stage-73 V, Matrix-12 V, Farfisa V, Solina V, SEM V, Wurli V, Jup-8 V, ARP 2600 V, CS-80 V, Prophet V, VOX Continental V, Modular V
- Each virtual instrument in the V Collection can be used as a stand-alone application or as an NKS (except Analog Lab, Mellotron V, Synthi V, CZ V and B-3 V), VST, AU or AAX plug-in
- High-resolution graphic interfaces, compatible with very large displays
- All instruments share a common interface for browsing, editing (save, import, export, …)
- Easy MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
- In-app tutorials allowing to quickly understand the instruments.
- Easy install and licence manager: Arturia Software Center.
- More than 8000 high-quality and innovative sound presets.
- Analog Lab – All presets of the V Collection 8 can be browsed and edited from a single interface
- Arturia’s proprietary technologies, TAE® and Phi, ensure that each instrument sounds and behaves exactly like the original.
The legendary easy-to-use polysynth with an irresistible creamy sound that stirs the soul, with iconic chorus and enhanced modulation for the richest chords and arps.
Emulator II V
The perfect dusty lo-fi sampling toolkit, combining the original Emulator’s digital grit that you love with the cutting-edge creative flexibility that you need.
Faithful to the fat, aggressive sound of the original and supercharged with new features, OB-Xa V will take you for a wild sonic ride.
The iconic 16-band vocoder expanded with advanced synth, sampler, and modulation capabilities, offering a distinct sound that truly speaks for itself.
A patch-pin modular sensation, the quirky British “silver machine” put a new spin on modular synthesis. It has been reborn with expanded modulations, powerful effects, an updated sequencer, with the ability to group pins for total control.
The budget synth that became a legend in its own right. The instrument that brought the digital synth revolution to the masses with its razor sharp phase distortion sound. Now beefed up as software, with added modulations and awesome effects!
The original instrument redefined what keyboard players could do, unlocking the doors to orchestral and choral sounds at the touch of a key. The reborn Mellotron features all original tapes, as well as the ability to play your own samples with authentic tape emulation.
The mother of all samplers, and a groundbreaking additive synth, the Fairlight original redefined pop music. Arturia’s recreation gives you 10 multitimbral, polyphonic slots to design your sound, real-time waveform shaping, effects, sequencer, and even a brand new “Spectral” synth.
If you’ve ever listened to the radio, watched a film, or owned any 80s records, you’ll have heard the DX-7. Arturia simplified the way you program it and expanded it with a mod matrix, custom envelopes, waveforms, a 2nd LFO, effects, and more.
Buchla Easel V
Don Buchla’s leftfield analog synth from 1973, the Music Easel was perfect for exploring alternative sound design, creating ambient, widescreen textures, and unfamiliar sequences. Arturia’s reimagining also features “Gravity”, a physics-based synth.
One of the most loved, influential electric keyboards of all time, this funky, energetic tone is now available in a physically modelled software instrument, complete with customizable setup, and classic amp and effects combos.
This classic earned its reputation as a staple for clear, bright leads and basses a la “Frankenstein” and “Birdland”, as well as sound design such as the voice of R2D2. Its semi-modular design featured normalized connections you can override with a patch cord, making it a great tool for learning and exploring synthesis. Arturia’s version has tons of enhancements including polyphony, tracking generator modules, 1601 sequencer, and effects.
The king of electronic organs, the rich sounding B-3 has been a staple of jazz, gospel, hard rock and reggae for over a half-century. Arturia’s faithful homage includes a rotary speaker, as well as drawbar modulation for new animated and syncopated effects.
The CS-80 distinguished itself by having two complete synth sound paths in parallel, making for rich complex sonic textures. Popularized by Toto, Vangelis, ELO, Stevie Wonder and many more, it brimmed with expressive controls rarely found elsewhere, including a ribbon controller and polyphonic aftertouch. We’ve included a new generation of creative features like additional modulation routings, multi-timbral voicing, arpeggiator, stereo delay and preset morphing.
Much lighter than a B3 Style and more cutting than a Vox, the Farfisa transistor organ helped drive the effervescent sounds of ‘60s Top 40 hits and has kept bubbling up across upbeat genres ever since. It also wanted to be a synth when it grew up, which we’ve aided by adding user-definable waveforms, DAW sync for tremolo/repeat, more envelope control and integral effects.
Managing to be simultaneously fat, airy and crystal clear, this classic polysynth was embraced by pop luminaries including Prince, Duran Duran, Moby, Depeche Mode and No Doubt. Distinguishing features included switchable 2- and 4-pole filters, hi-pass filters, VCO sync, and an arpeggiator. We’ve brought extra love by adding complex LFO combinations, modulation-targetable dynamic effects, and an advanced step sequencer that can be used as a mod source.
One of the finest analog poly synths ever made, the Matrix-12 featured the big brassy Oberheim sound, unparalleled matrix modulation, and unprecedented 15-mode filters. Each of the 12 voices could have its own sound assigned to any MIDI channel and key range, making for massive layered textures and complex splits. We’ve expanded it with even more mod sources and a 27 x 47 matrix.
Probably the most famous synth in history and sporting a discography to match, this monosynth is legendary for its fat, warm basses and leads owing to its three VCOs and 12db/octave filter. Arturia partnered with Bob Moog himself with massive updates including polyphony (a la Memorymoog), a dedicated modulation LFO, formant-based vocal filter, sample/hold, mod matrix, parameter automation, and preset morphing.
The Modular system started the entire electronic music revolution and is still one of the most powerful and huge-sounding synths ever. While largely used for diatonic music, its patch-cord based interface yielded complete sonic and creative flexibility. Arturia collaborated with Bob Moog to update this behemoth with programmable presets, polyphony, nine VCOs, three VCFs and rare original modules like the Bode 1620 frequency shifter.
Piano V delivers nine world-class pianos, ranging from 9’ concert grands to studio uprights to unconventional designs. Rather than stacks of samples, they’re all based on Arturia’s award-winning modeling technology applied to the sound and mechanics—strings, hammers, sound boards, mic positions and more. Finally, there’s a piano emulation you’ll truly love playing. Just choose a preset and play, or customize your own.
The Prophet V combines the famous Prophet 5 with the later Prophet VS. As the first fully programmable polyphonic synth, the subtractive-synthesis Prophet 5 was everywhere in the late ‘70s. The VS used vector synthesis, with X-Y joystick morphing of its four oscillators—each containing one of 128 different digital waveforms. Arturia’s Hybrid mode adds matrix modulation to combine elements of both instruments for bold new sounds.
Tom Oberheim’s SEM was one of the first self-contained synth modules and was further distinguished by its unique 12db-octave multimode filter. His first polyphonic synth was actually a combination of individual SEMs connected to a digital scanning keyboard which, since each voice was slightly different, gave it a very alive sound. We’ve recreated an 8-voice version with added modulation matrix, noise, sub-oscillator, arpeggiator and portamento.
Before poly synths and samplers, the Solina string machine borrowed top-octave divider technology from organs and married it with animated choruses to deliver lush string textures that samples still can’t fully duplicate. Arturia set up both the original mono and later stereo versions, included the phaser effect popularized by Jean-Michel Jarre, added voices inspired by the Polymoog and more, making it the perfect pad machine.
The tine-based electric pianos of the ‘60s and ‘70s featured a rounder sound and longer sustain than the competing Electric Organs. They’ve been used by a who’s who of keyboardists, especially for jazz, funk and ballads. Arturia modeled the Stage 73 and Suitcase 73 right down to the tines, pickups and circuitry. They also included a tube amp model and classic effects for the full experience.
The Synclavier V faithfully recreates and improves on the elite digital synthesizer that powered some of the biggest hits and film soundtracks of the early ‘80s. Its unique fusion of additive and FM synthesis technologies made for a stunningly diverse and unique universe of cinematic pads and evolving timbres. Arturia partnered with original designer Cameron Jones to faithfully build the only emulation ever attempted.
VOX Continental V
The transistor-based Vox Continental became popular in the ‘60s as a much lighter and affordable alternative to B3 Styles. While it borrowed B3 Style’s drawbar construct, the Vox had an eager pop-ready sound all its own that was quickly adopted in the British Invasion and West Coast hit factories. We’ve included the later Jennings J70 engine alternative and added full drawbars, extra waveforms, rotary cabinet, and effects.
The reed-based electric piano was brighter and tighter than the Rhodes. Mellow at lower velocities, its voice took on a rougher bark as it was played harder. This made it a favoured electric piano for rock and funk players—and another perfect example of something that Arturia’s physical modelling nails that sampling can’t. We’ve added lots of tone-shaping options, guitar amp, rotary speaker and effects boxes.