If you are a fan of vintage synthesizers and drum machines, you might have heard of Arturia, a French company that specializes in creating software emulations of some of the most iconic instruments ever made. Arturia’s V Collection 3.0 is a bundle of ten software instruments that cover a wide range of sounds and styles, from classic analogue synths to digital samplers and electric pianos. In this article, we will take a closer look at what V Collection 3.0 has to offer and why it might be the perfect choice for your music production needs.
What is V Collection 3.0?
V Collection 3.0 is a compilation of all Arturia’s software instruments that use their proprietary TAE (True Analogue Emulation) technology, which aims to recreate the sound and feel of the original hardware with high accuracy and fidelity. The bundle includes:
- Analog Lab: A collection of over 8000 presets from all the other instruments in the bundle, organized by category and genre. You can also edit and tweak the presets using a simplified interface.
- Clavinet V: A recreation of the funky electric keyboard that was popular in the 70s, used by artists like Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. You can adjust the tone, tuning, pickup position, and effects to create your own sound.
- CMI V: A digital sampler and synthesizer that was used by artists like Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. You can load your own samples or use the original library of sounds, and manipulate them with filters, envelopes, modulation, and effects.
- DX7 V: A faithful emulation of the Yamaha DX7, one of the most influential digital synths of all time. You can explore the original presets or create your own sounds using the FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesis engine.
- Buchla Easel V: A modular synth that lets you explore experimental and avant-garde sounds. You can patch different modules together using virtual cables, and control them with touch plates, sequencers, and random generators.
- Synclavier V: A powerful synth workstation that combines additive and FM synthesis. You can create complex timbres using partials, envelopes, modulation, and effects.
- B-3 V: An update of the classic Hammond organ with improved sound and features. You can choose from different models, tonewheels, drawbars, percussion, chorus/vibrato, and rotary speaker effects.
- Modular V: A recreation of the legendary Moog modular synth that was used by artists like Keith Emerson and Wendy Carlos. You can build your own synth using various modules, such as oscillators, filters, envelopes, LFOs, mixers, sequencers, and effects.
- CS-80 V: A recreation of the Yamaha CS-80, one of the most expressive and versatile polyphonic synths ever made. You can layer two independent synth lines with different settings, and control them with polyphonic aftertouch, ribbon controller, and pedals.
- Mini V: A recreation of the Minimoog Model D, one of the most iconic monophonic synths ever made. You can shape your sound using three oscillators, a mixer, a filter, two envelopes, an LFO, and effects.
- ARP2600 V: A recreation of the ARP 2600, a semi-modular synth that was used by artists like Jean-Michel Jarre and Depeche Mode. You can patch different modules together using virtual cables, and use external inputs and outputs for more flexibility.
- Prophet V: A recreation of two classic synths from Sequential Circuits: the Prophet 5 and the Prophet VS. You can switch between them or combine them in hybrid mode for more sonic possibilities.
- Jupiter-8V: A recreation of the Roland Jupiter-8, one of the most powerful and popular polyphonic synths ever made. You can create rich and lush sounds using two oscillators per voice, a multimode filter, two envelopes,
What are the features and benefits of V Collection 3.0?
V Collection 3.0 offers many features and benefits for music producers who want to use vintage synths and