A famously tall tower of award-winning vintage keyboards just got taller, and Avid has it for Pro Tools and Sibelius owners for the first time at a head-turning price. Arturia V Collection 6 is here, and it builds on its predecessors with emulations of vintage gear that has been heard and used by, well, everyone! Its 21 software instruments offer an exceptional value but that’s only the beginning; each one is upgraded with extensive add-ons like polyphony, arpeggiation, more filters and oscillators, integrated amp and effect models, and the full range of automation and MIDI enhancements included with Avid Pro Tools. Use the included Analog Lab for instant access to more than 6,000 presets created by Arturia and their constellation of sound design experts, or dig into each instrument as deeply as you like. Open up any of the 8 analog synthesizers, 4 digital synthesizers, 3 electric pianos, 3 organs, a piano with 12 sub-models and one string machine and you’ll be hard-pressed not to experiment with their infinite sliders, wheels and knobs—some part of the original hardware, some courtesy of Arturia.
We’ve been using some of the new instruments in V Collection 6 and they’re all faithful recreations that show the love and rigor that our friends at Arturia still pour into their products. Each is a deep-dive into the legendary hardware and a no-compromise emulation that is great-sounding and visually stunning.
The latest additions will put a smile on any keyboardist’s face, including a new Clavinet, legends from Yamaha, Fairlight and Buchla that everyone has heard, everywhere that keyboards have been part of the mix, and virtually everywhere in the world. Let’s have a look at some new goodness in V Collection 6.
The Mother of All Samplers,” and a groundbreaking additive synth, the Fairlight CMI redefined pop music production following its release in 1979 and lent signature sounds to hits from Michael Jackson and Madonna to Devo and the Buggles. Arturia adds 10 multitimbral, polyphonic slots to design your sound, real-time waveform shaping, effects, a sequencer, and even a brand new “Spectral” synth that can scan and mix sections of audio, so you can create your own wavetable synth sounds.
If you’ve ever listened to the radio, watched a film, or owned any 80s records, you’ll have heard the DX-7. Notoriously tricky to program, Arturia’s recreation simplifies the process by vastly improving the interface, and expands its synth capabilities with a mod matrix, customizable envelopes, extra waveforms, a 2nd LFO, effects, sequencer, arpeggiator, and more.
Buchla Easel V
A gift from the late Don Buchla in 1973, the Music Easel changed the way people created sounds by emphasizing performance-focused parameters. Perfect for exploring alternative sound design, creating ambient, widescreen textures, and unfamiliar sequences. Taking Buchla’s experimental vision one step further, Arturia have added Gravity, a physics-based synth engine that lets you take your music where no one has gone before.
Introduced by Hohner in the 60’s the legacy of the Clavinet is everywhere. Its funky, energetic tone breathed life into disco, R&B, prog rock and pop, the percussive, soulful sound of this legendary performance keyboard is reborn in Clavinet V. Arturia’s version lets you change the physical properties of the instrument, and ad classic amp and effects combos into the mix.
Like poetry and painting, it’s rare that music is created in a vacuum. The essential offerings in Arturia V Collection 6 weave through the records, tours and streams of listeners from every age, every background and from everywhere in the world.
If you’re looking for instant access to a vast and growing library of presets from the masters to inspire you or to meet a deadline, V Collection is your secret weapon. And when you’re ready to dig in, open the hood on some of the instruments that have inspired the very best of music, and create sonic textures that have never before been heard, you can do it right here, too. Come to Avid Marketplace, pick it up, and dig in!