Arturia announces version 1.3 of their hardware synth 09/11/10
ARTURIA has announced version 1.3 of Origin. This new version includes:
Jupiter 8 template:
The Origin 1.3 firmware embeds the new Jupiter 8 template which recreates the
unique voice architecture and design of this legendary analog synthesizer.
New play modes:
POLY_UNISON: emulates the Jupiter8 "UNISON" mode, that shares up to 8 voices
between the currently active notes. (Currently not available for MULTI presets.)
UNISON parameter for MONO programs: allows the user to set the number of
voices that will play simultaneously for the MONO program. UNISON "polyphony"
can be set to a value between 2 and 8 in SINGLE mode, and is limited to 2 in
Sequencer switch automation:
Actions on the Sequencer "LOOP" and "PATTERNS" switches can be recorded as MIDI
CONTROL CHANGE messages and replayed.
The Origin sounds can now be processed through a brand new compressor FX
module. The compressor allows adding dynamics to the sound, from smooth attacks
to huge pumping effects.
Sample & Hold module:
Derived from the ARP S&H. Takes any modulation (LFO, Env...) signal at its inputs and
provides a sample and hold modulation signal at its outputs.
User Interface enhancements: In a number of dialogs possibility to navigate between the controls and change
their value without pre-selecting them.
Possibility to select the slot preset to load using the keypad + the edit switch.
Previously it was necessary to use the browser to load a slot preset.
A new layout of the dialog makes configuration of the "live" macros easier.
The user can now define a set of favorite presets and navigate thru them with the
Preset Browser or with the +/- keys.
A clear feedback – using speaker icons - of the mute state of a Voice output on
the FxMixer page, of the slot output on the Multi page and on the program icon in
the preset bar.
Possibility to set 2 or more MULTI slots in the hold state in a single action by keeping
their "Edit" switches pressed when "Hold" is set ON (or OFF).
Portamento glide time:
Adding of a second way to manage the portamento glide time: the user can now
choose between a constant time for the whole glide, or a constant time per
It is now possible to configure the switch pedal action in the "Performance" page.
Pricing and Availability:
The Origin Firmware 1.3 is available as a free update, and comes embedded in the new Origin
Keyboards and Origin Desktops.
This upgrade is free for all Origin customers