New Gear February 2017

By GINO ROBAIR,

1
ARTURIA
V COLLECTION 6
Virtual instrument collection
$499

HIGHLIGHTS Four new synth models—Buchla Easel V, DX7 V, Clavinet V and Fairlight CMI V • Analog Lab 3 adds new browser and modes, as well as more than 6,000 presets • new physically modeled instruments in Piano V 2 include Japanese Grand, Plucked Grand, and Tack Upright, with stereo delay and compressor effects

TARGET MARKET Musicians, composers, sound designers

ANALYSIS With 21 synths and keyboards, V Collection 6 is an impressive upgrade to a 2017 Editors’ Choice Award-winning product.
arturia.com

2
PIGTRONIX
MOTHERSHIP 2

Analog synth guitar pedal
$249

HIGHLIGHTS 3-oscillator analog synthesizer pedal for guitar and bass with velocity sensitivity, pitch tracking, and oscillator hard sync • mix control for oscillator levels and clean signal • portamento/glide with pitch following • accepts CV and expression-pedal input • switchable preset tunings: Unison, Octave Up, Intervals (major 3rd, 4th, 5th) • separate sub-output jack • dual-concentric knobs • true bypass • includes external power supply

TARGET MARKET Guitarists, bassists, and other effects-pedal users

ANALYSIS This excellent redesign adds a new level of control and sonic potential.
pigtronix.com

3
OVERLOUD
SCULPTUBE
Tube-style harmonics plug-in
$139

HIGHLIGHTS Models the harmonic characteristics of vacuum tubes • tones include Warm-Up, Distort and Excite • Triode and Pentode modes • user control over virtual Tube Bias • EQ and parallel processing capabilities • A/B comparison • multilevel undo/redo • meters can be calibrated to one of four sensitivity levels • scribble strips for adding notes on the GUI • AU, AAX64, VST, and standalone • 14-day trial version available

TARGET MARKET Musicians, recording engineers, sound designers

ANALYSIS An affordable and CPU-efficient way to add tube-based sounds to your DAW.
ilio.com

4
ANALOGUE SOLUTIONS
MR. HYDE AND DR. STRANGELOVE
Hardware effects
$299 each

HIGHLIGHTS Mr. Hyde is an analog 2-pole, resonant multimode filter (lowpass, highpass, bandpass, notch) with an LFO for modulation effects, 1/4" I/O, and CV I/O on 3.5mm jacks for patching into modular synth setups • Dr. Strangelove is a ring modulator with two audio inputs, an LFO, a lo-fi echo/delay effect, wet/dry mix control, 1/4" audio I/O, and 3.5mm CV jacks

TARGET MARKET Musicians, producers, DJs, sound designers

ANALYSIS Simple-to-use effects for any computer-based artists who want hands-on, analog hardware processing.
analoguesolutions.com

Loading ...

Related Articles