GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware developer and manufacturer Arturia is proud to announce that its irresistible ‘Music Through The Ages’ promotional pricing campaign now includes V Collection 4 — its premium software collection of keyboards and drum machines, available to duly download for half price between December 15, 2015 until January 10, 2016...
V Collection 4 comes complete with all 12 of Arturia’s award-winning Analog Classics, a range of authentic-sounding software recreations of classic analogue instruments, including the latest VOX Continental V (Sixties-vintage VOX Continental 300 combo organ), Solina V(Seventies-vintage Solina String Ensemble string machine), and Matrix-12 V (Eighties-vintage Oberheim Matrix-12 programmable analogue polysynth) additions, alongside SPARK 2, Arturia’s advanced sound-sculpting and beat performance software featuring over 188 drum kits from various classic drum machines and over 5,500 patterns ranging from hip-hop to many of the latest EDM genres. Going into greater detail, V Collection 4 reads (and sounds) like a who’s who of historic hardware through the music-making ages, including authentic sounding software recreations of many more genuine analogue classics.
ARP 2600 V brings back to life the long-since-discontinued ARP 2600, a Seventies-vintage, semi-modular duophonic synth used to great effect at the time by the likes of Herbie Hancock and Jean-Michel Jarre, as a fully-polyphonic soft synth suited to truly versatile sound creation.
Anyone at all familiar with the trailblazing Chariots Of Fire and Bladerunner synth-scores by Greek keyboard virtuoso Vangelis will have heard the transcendent tones of the Yamaha CS-80, a super-sized, Seventies-vintage analogue performance polysynth par excellence, now available again as Arturia’s award-winning CS-80 V.
Roland’s former flagship, the lovely-looking 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-speaking, such as Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ and Howard Jones’ ‘New Song’ — as did Arturia’s award-winning Jupiter-8Vsoftware recreation.
Mini V brings to the desktop (or laptop) a polyphonic enhancement of an ever-present analogue monosynth that has been making its ‘phat’ presence felt for four-plus decades. Meanwhile, Modular V gives Dr. Bob Moog’s monstrous modular synth system from the Sixties a software makeover fit for 21st Century composition and recording workflow.
The original Oberheim Synthesizer Expander Module® (SEM) was originally conceived as a way of beefing up weaker-sounding compatible
analogue monosynths of the time; the still-sought-after dual-oscillator-driven sound of the Seventies-vintage SEM lives on in Arturia’s award-
winning Oberheim SEM V software recreation.
Prophet V faithfully brings back to life the historic and superlative sounds of the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polysynth dating back to 1978, and also those of the 1986-vintage, California-created classic Prophet VS Digital Vector Synthesizer, Sequential’s first digital design, as well as being able to stack an astounding combination of both the Prophet-5 and Prophet VS as an all-new Prophet hybrid!
Wurlitzer-V reproduces the agreeable acoustic properties of the well-known Wurlitzer 200 EP electric piano’s distinctive reeds, key action, and amplification characteristics that became a staple sound of the Seventies, while also adding all manner of effects into the thoroughly modern mix.
Moreover, V Collection 4 definitely delivers when it comes to providing instant inspiration to those discerning composers, DJs, keyboardists, musicians, performers, producers, or sound designers demanding superior-quality software instruments. It also 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 highly-programmable 12 authentic-sounding software recreations!
Thanks to this welcome addition to the ‘Music Through The Ages’ promotional pricing campaign, V Collection 4 can be purchased and downloaded for only €199.00 EUR/$199.00 USD! Best be quick, though. For on January 11, 2016, the V Collection 4 download will be back where it belongs... at its regular price of €399.00 EUR/$399.00 USD.
Returning customers who have previously bought and registered an Arturia product are advised to check their MY ARTURIA account for a personally-priced V Collection 4 offer.
Between December 15, 2015 and January 10, 2016, Arturia’s award-winning V Collection 4 can be purchased and directly downloaded for only €199.00 EUR/$199.00 USD from Arturia here: http://www.arturia.com/vcmusicthroughtheages (Thereafter, it returns to its regular price of €399.00 EUR/$399.00 USD.)
About Arturia (www.arturia.com)
Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians alike. Focusing on innovation, the company strives to integrate the latest advances in computer music research and technology into its products. This involves working closely with partner research institutions, such as IRCAM France, in the development of cutting-edge musical instruments and software, which have gone on to be used in making many hit records and Hollywood soundtracks. One of Arturia’s core technologies is TAE® (True Analog Emulation), an advanced proprietary technology allowing accurate modelling of analogue circuitry behaviour on personal computers. Developed by Arturia’s in-house Signal Processing team, this technology has been employed to successfully recreate the sounds produced by many classic analogue synthesizers. Having successfully launched Origin, its first hardware synthesizer (housing several synth classics and associated components in one powerful, no-holds-barred DSP-based modular system), and the hybrid hardware/software SPARK Creative Drum Machine (cleverly combining analogue synthesis, physical modelling, and samples with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine), 2012 saw Arturia introducing the cost-conscious MiniBrute, an amazingly compact and bijou analogue monosynth (boasting MIDI, USB, and CV connectivity together with a host of unique features). Having already broadened its appeal further still by successfully entering the iOS soft synth market and building upon its analogue synth and hybrid hardware/software successes, 2015 sees Arturia making a grand entrance into the audio interface market with its next-generation AudioFuse.