Arturia V Collection 6
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KEYBOARD LEGENDS REDISCOVERED
The ultimate synth, organ, piano, and performance keyboard anthology. 21 seminal instruments, supercharged, and at your command.
Bringing together over 100 years of landmark keyboard instruments in one software package, the sounds behind every hit, every genre, and every musical movement are now at your fingertips. Painstakingly recreated in beautiful detail, every single instrument in V Collection 6 will blow you away. Faithfully reproduced the way the original components behaved using our exclusive True Analog Emulation technology and class-leading physical modeling, there has never been a more complete, versatile vintage keyboard solution.
Taking each instrument one step further, we also introduced some incredible, optional new features to these hallowed classics, like allowing monophonic synths to become polyphonic, integrating arpeggiators, extra oscillators, LFOs, filters, and more. You’ll also find over 6,000 incredible preset sounds, created by some of the most prestigious, acclaimed sound designers in the industry. Whatever keyboard sound you need in your track, V Collection 6 has you covered.
- NEW: CMI V – the mother of all samplers, supercharged and ready to revolutionize your tracks. Modeled after the famous Fairlight™ MkIIx.
- NEW: DX7 V - Yamaha’s revolutionary digital synth, now easy to edit, full of new features, and at your command.
- NEW: Buchla Easel V - the avant-garde West coast experimental synth now features a physics-based sound engine.
- NEW: Clavinet V - the iconic performance keyboard, perfect for pop, soul, and rock.
- NEW: Analog Lab 3: a creativity launch-pad with almost 7,000 classic synth & keyboard presets.
- NEW: Piano V 2: the physically modeled piano suite, updated with new models and exciting new features.
- ARP2600 V: the super-versatile, semi-modular analog 70s legend.
- CS-80 V: Yamaha’s polyphonic super-synth reborn.
- Jup-8 V: the software reincarnation of the sound designer’s dream synth.
- Mini V: the iconic 70s monosynth reborn.
- Modular V: Dr. Moog’s modular monolith.
- SEM V: the ultimate analog companion synth.
- Prophet V: 2 Sequential Circuits masterpieces reimagined as software synths.
- VOX Continental V: the finest recreation of the breathy combo organ.
- Farfisa V: the iconic sound of the 60s combo organ, regained.
- Wurli V: the versatile keyboard brought to life through physical modeling.
- Solina V: the string ensemble synth that started it all, back in the game.
- Matrix-12 V: Oberheim’s analog polyphonic game-changer now at your fingertips.
- Stage-73 V: Fender’s iconic electric piano recaptured through physical modeling.
- Synclavier V: the impossibly rare digital masterpiece, recreated by the original designer.
- B-3 V: Hammond’s classic organ recreated through precise circuit & physical modeling.
Every gear-lust inducing keyboard and synth you ever craved is available; right here, right now.
Ever heard a song and wondered what keyboard they used? Chances are, it’s been recreated in V Collection 6. Inside, you’ll find analog synths, modular marvels, revolutionary digital synths, sublime acoustic and electric pianos, organs, and even a string machine. Each one a legend, and each one capable of revitalizing your creativity and transforming your musical palette.
V Collection 6 gives you the keys to your very own private keyboard museum. What will you create?
Down to the smallest detail
Mapping out and recreating every circuit, component, nuance, quirk, and spark of magic takes time and dedication. V Collection 6 lets you take full advantage of Arturia’s passion for vintage keyboards.
Using exclusive modelling technology, known as True Analog Emulation®, as well as the latest physical modelling techniques, Arturia’s developers and engineers were able to perfectly recreate every element of these classic instruments. From the intricacies of the analog components and circuitry, to the character-defining reactions of the strings, cabinets, and speakers, Arturia have recreated these classic keyboards in stunning detail.
To get closer than any other virtual instrument on the market, we worked alongside masterminds like Cameron Jones and Bob Moog to ensure our software recreations were faithful to their original visions. This dedication means that whatever instrument you load up, whatever sound you’re searching for, we payed tribute to the original machine. We built upon its legacy. We added a new generation of features that open up exciting new possibilities to the contemporary musician.
V Collection 6 offers you top-tier keyboards without the hassle. No tuning, no maintenance, no repair bills, just pure, creative bliss.
Old dog, new tricks
While recreating 21 legendary instruments in unparalleled detail, we couldn’t help but wonder
What if this amazing monosynth lead sound was polyphonic? What if we could change the position of the pickups on this Rhodes? What if we added more filter and oscillator options to this classic synth? What if this concert grand piano’s wooden cabinetry was replaced with sheet metal? Thanks to the power of modern technology, these optional extras open an exciting new chapter in the stories of these vintage classics.Virtual Instruments Include:
With V Collection 6, you can use the best instruments in the history of music to create the sounds of tomorrow.
Analog Lab 2
Imagine conveniently having all the keyboard and synth sounds you need for a gig or session all in one place on your computer. No racks. No stacks.
Analog Lab 2 gives you streamlined tag-based access to 5000+ of the hottest presets from our award-winning V Collection of 17 faithfully modeled legendary classic keyboards—including combinations and effects. Each preset automatically maps the most important sound parameters to your KeyLab or MiniLab for intuitive tweaking and performance control, and you can easily custom map to any controllers via the MIDI Learn feature. You can even save the presets you need for a gig into a playlist to step through during your sets. Analog Lab 2 is also the command center for all your V Collection keyboards, giving you full editing access to any full instruments you own.
This classic earned its reputation as a staple for clear, bright leads and basses a la “Frankenstein” and “Birdland”, as well as sound design such as the voice of R2D2. Its semi-modular design featured normalized connections you can override with a patch cord, making it a great tool for learning and exploring synthesis. Our version has tons of enhancements including polyphony, tracking generator modules, 1601 sequencer, and effects.
The king of electronic organs, the rich sounding B-3 has been a staple of jazz, gospel, hard rock and reggae—and pro studios everywhere—for over a half century. Its electromagnetic tonewheel design gave it a beefy quality not found on later transistor organs. Our faithful homage includes a rotary speaker, plus updates like drawbar modulation for new animated and syncopated effects. Roadies not required.
The CS-80 distinguished itself by having two complete synth sound paths in parallel, making for rich complex sonic textures. Popularized by Toto, Vangelis, ELO, Stevie Wonder and many more, it brimmed with expressive controls rarely found elsewhere, including a ribbon controller and polyphonic aftertouch. We’ve included a new generation of creative features like additional modulation routings, multi-timbral voicing, arpeggiator, stereo delay and preset morphing.
Much lighter than a Hammond and more cutting than a Vox, the Farfisa transistor organ helped drive the effervescent sounds of ‘60s Top 40 hits, and has kept bubbling up across upbeat genres ever since. It also wanted to be a synth when it grew up, which we’ve aided by adding user-definable waveforms, DAW sync for tremolo/repeat, more envelope control and integral effects.
Managing to be simultaneously fat, airy and crystal clear, this classic polysynth was embraced by pop luminaries including Prince, Duran Duran, Moby, Depeche Mode and No Doubt. Distinguishing features included switchable 2- and 4-pole filters, hi-pass filters, VCO sync, and an arpeggiator. We’ve brought extra love by adding complex LFO combinations, modulation-targetable dynamic effects, and an advanced step sequencer that can be used as a mod source.
One of the finest analog poly synths ever made, the Matrix-12 featured the big brassy Oberheim sound, unparalleled matrix modulation, and unprecedented 15-mode filters. Each of the 12 voices could have its own sound assigned to any MIDI channel and key range, making for massive layered textures and complex splits. We’ve expanded it with even more mod sources and a 27 x 47 matrix.
Probably the most famous synth in history and sporting a discography to match, this monosynth is legendary for its fat, warm basses and leads owing to its three VCOs and 12db/octave filter. We partnered with Bob Moog himself with massive updates including polyphony (a la Memorymoog), a dedicated modulation LFO, formant-based vocal filter, sample/hold, mod matrix, parameter automation, and preset morphing.
The Modular system started the entire electronic music revolution, and is still one of the most powerful and huge-sounding synths ever. While largely used for diatonic music, its patch-cord based interface yielded complete sonic and creative flexibility. We collaborated with Bob Moog to update this behemoth with programmable presets, polyphony, nine VCOs, three VCFs and rare original modules like the Bode 1620 frequency shifter.
Piano V delivers nine world-class pianos, ranging from 9’ concert grands to studio uprights to unconventional designs. Rather than stacks of samples, they’re all based on our award-winning modeling technology applied to the sound and mechanics—strings, hammers, sound boards, mic positions and more. Finally there’s a piano emulation you’ll truly love playing. Just choose a preset and play, or customize your own.
Our Prophet V combines the famous Prophet 5 with the later Prophet VS. As the first fully programmable polyphonic synth, the subtractive-synthesis Prophet 5 was everywhere in the late ‘70s. The VS used vector synthesis, with X-Y joystick morphing of its four oscillators—each containing one of 128 different digital waveforms. Our Hybrid mode adds matrix modulation to combine elements of both instruments for bold new sounds.
Tom Oberheim’s SEM was one of the first self-contained synth modules and was further distinguished by its unique 12db-octave multimode filter. His first polyphonic synth was actually a combination of individual SEMs connected to a digital scanning keyboard which, since each voice was slightly different, gave it a very alive sound. We’ve recreated an 8-voice version with added modulation matrix, noise, sub-oscillator, arpeggiator and portamento.
Before poly synths and samplers, the Solina string machine borrowed top-octave divider technology from organs and married it with animated choruses to deliver lush string textures that samples still can’t fully duplicate. We set up both the original mono and later stereo versions, included the phaser effect popularized by Jean-Michel Jarre, added voices inspired by the Polymoog and more, making it the perfect pad machine.
The tine-based electric pianos of the ‘60s and ‘70s featured a rounder sound and longer sustain than the competing Wurlitzers. They’ve been used by a who’s who of keyboardists, especially for jazz, funk and ballads. We modeled the Stage 73 and Suitcase 73 right down to the tines, pickups and circuitry. We also included a tube amp model and classic effects for the full experience.
The Synclavier V faithfully recreates and improves on the elite digital synthesizer that powered some of the biggest hits and film soundtracks of the early ‘80s. Its unique fusion of additive and FM synthesis technologies made for a stunningly diverse and unique universe of cinematic pads and evolving timbres. We partnered with original designer Cameron Jones to faithfully build the only emulation ever attempted.
VOX Continental V
The transistor-based Vox Continental became popular in the ‘60s as a much lighter and affordable alternative to Hammonds. While it borrowed Hammond’s drawbar construct, the Vox had an eager pop-ready sound all its own that was quickly adopted in the British Invasion and West Coast hit factories. We’ve included the later Jennings J70 engine alternative, and added full drawbars, extra waveforms, rotary cabinet, and effects.
The reed-based electric piano was brighter and tighter that the Rhodes. Mellow at lower velocities, its voice took on a rougher bark as it was played harder. This made it a favored electric piano for rock and funk players—and another perfect example of something that our physical modeling nails that sampling can’t. We’ve added lots of tone-shaping options, guitar amp, rotary speaker and effects boxes.
Buchla Easel V
Recreating Don Buchla’s leftfield analog synth from 1973, the Music Easel changed the way people created sounds with performance-focused parameters, putting the focus on the artistry of being a recording artist. Perfect for exploring alternative sound design, creating ambient, widescreen textures, and unfamiliar sequences. Taking Buchla’s experimental vision one step further, Arturia have incorporated Gravity, a physics-based synth engine into their software recreation, letting you take your music where no one has gone before.
The Yamaha DX-7 needs no introduction, and its legacy is felt in charts around the world to this day. 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.
Known fondly as the mother of all samplers, and a groundbreaking additive synth, the Fairlight CMI truly redefined pop music production following its release in 1979. Arturia’s recreation builds on the features of the original by providing 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, letting you create your own wavetable synth sounds.
Arguably the most famous, influential electric keyboard of all time, the legacy of the Clavinet is everywhere. Released by Hohner in the mid-60s, its funky, energetic tone gave life to myriad genres over the decades. From disco to R&B, prog rock to pure, unadulterated pop, the percussive, soulful sound of this legendary performance keyboard is reborn in Clavinet V. Arturia’s physically modelled recreation lets you dig deeper into the instrument, changing the physical properties of the instrument, and adding classic amp and effects combos into the mix.