Following in the footsteps of its V Collection 4 premium software collection, launched late last year, Arturia has announced the availability of V Collection Classics, which they say conveniently rounds up five of its most sought-after Analog Classics soft synth emulations of five legendary analogue synthesizers from five legendary brands into a musically tempting, competitively-priced package. Here's the story in the words of Arturia's PR spokesperson:
ARP, Moog, Oberheim, Roland, and Sequential Circuits... classic analogue synthesizer-manufacturing names all. And all of those classic companies -- past and present -- have produced at least one legendary instrument that truly impacted the music industry throughout the Seventies and into the Eighties and beyond. Indeed, the sought-after sounds of these instruments still resonate today. Think ARP 2600 (1970-81), Minimoog (1970-81), Synthesizer Expander Module (1974-79), Jupiter-8 (1981-84), and Prophet-5 (1978-82). And Arturia has played a not inconsiderable part in bringing these still- sought-after sounds into today's computer-centric recording and performance workflow thanks to TAE® (True Analog Emulation), an advanced proprietary technology allowing accurate modelling of analogue circuitry behaviour on personal computers. Conveniently, all five of Arturia's award-winning Analog Classics soft synth emulations of those analogue classics are available to musically tempt as a must-have, competitively-priced package... please welcome, V Collection Classics! Come join us, then, as we make the musical introductions...
Arturia's ARP 2600 V is a truly versatile sound creation tool with a massive musical bite; indeed, its raw and dirty character is perfectly suited to creating massive drum 'n' bass stabs to growlin', funky bass lines and spaced-out drones, with much in-between. From the starship funk lead lines of the Seventies to the gangsta whine of mid-Nineties hip-hop, the ever- present MinimoogTM has been making its phat presence felt for four-plus decades; Arturia's award-winning Mini V even offers polyphony and additional modulation options, effectively turning it into an authentic-sounding Memorymoog emulation... well, sort of. Oberheim's Synthesizer Expander Module® (SEM) started life as an add-on synthesizer module for fattening up Minimoogs before becoming a sought-after sound in its own right, with up to eight embedded in Oberheim's groundbreaking Seventies-vintage polysynths; still sought-after today for its stunning-sounding multimode filter, Arturia offers all this and more in its outstanding Oberheim SEM V emulation. The runaway success of Roland's then-flagship Jupiter-8 programmable analogue polysynth took the synth world by storm upon its 1981 release, boosting its already superlative sonic capabilities by adding an arpeggiator that helped make many mega hit singles shine forth musically -- think Duran Duran ('Save A Prayer') and Howard Jones ('New Song'); similarly, Arturia's Jupiter-8 V is a real musical workhorse, capable of creating a very versatile range of sounds -- stretching from fat to 'crystalline' -- while going above and beyond the capabilities of the original instrument, thanks to its additional modulation possibilities and inbuilt effects. Last but not least, the Prophet-5 is truly a legend in its own lifetime as the world's first fully-programmable polyphonic synthesizer; again, Arturia's Prophet V faithfully brings back to life those historic and superlative sounds, together with those of the 1986-vintage, California-created classic Prophet VS Digital Vector Synthesizer, Sequential's first digital design (and, alas, the final synth, sadly, from the iconic innovative instrument manufacturer). Must we say more?
Maybe just one more thing, then: thanks to V Collection Classics, all those authentic-sounding emulations of all those legendary synthesizers are now collectively available for only €229.00 EUR/$229.00 USD... lead us into musical temptation, indeed! Oh, of course... V Collection Classics comes complete with Arturia's acclaimed Analog Lab, an abundantly- powerful software synthesizer solution with 6,000-plus presets by internationally-renowned sound designers derived from Arturia's award-winning range of Analog Classics -- more than enough to get going with musically before digging deeper into those tempting classic synths, surely?
Pricing and Availability:
V Collection Classics is available to purchase as a boxed version for €229.00 EUR/$229.00 USD from any authorised Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version or download directly from Arturia here.