Arturia releases V Collection 4 (incl Arturia Software Center)

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Arturia V Collection 4

Arturia has launched V Collection 4, the latest edition of its virtual instrument bundle, including new instruments Matrix 12 V, Solina, Spark 2 and Vox Continental V.

V Collection 4 puts the sounds of the most legendary synthesizers, electric keyboards, organs, string machines and drum kits, at your finger tips.

The V Collection completes what is missing in your DAW by giving you an arsenal of the best-proven instruments in history.

V Collection 4 features

  • Includes 13 software titles : Matrix-12 V, Spark2, Solina V, VOX Continental V, Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600 V, Prophet V & Prophet VS, Jupiter 8-V, Oberheim SEM V, Wurlitzer V, Analog Lab.
  • Each virtual instrument in the V COLLECTION can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in within your favorite DAW.
  • Simple MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
  • No more e-licenser, no more dongle. Manage your licenses via our new ASC software.
  • The ability to work at up to 32bit/96kHz resolution, you can now make music on your computer the way you would with a Hardware synthesizer.
  • Thousands of high quality and innovative sound presets.
  • Thanks to TAE®, Arturia’s proprieritary technology, you have the guarantee that the sound coming from the different synthesizer recreations is as pure and phat as the original.
  • Polyphony goes from 2 to 32 voices, with unison possibilities…
  • All the features of the original synths have been recreated but more was added to take advantage of new possibilities including:
    • Modulation Matrices
    • New filter types
    • Step sequencers
    • Keyboard split and layer
    • Innovative modulation sources
    • Smart preset management
    • Additional effects
    • Arpeggiators
  • Manuals in English, Japanese and French.

With the release of V Collection 4, Arturia has also launched its Arturia Software Center.

The Arturia Software Center (Or ASC) is an application that takes care of your Arturia instruments. It is the entry point to activate your instruments on a computer. It makes your experience easy and simple.

The Arturia software center lets you download updates, try demos or reach the product page to learn more about a specific instrument or buy it.

V Collection 4 is available for purchase for 399 EUR / $399 USD.

More information: Arturia / V Collection 4

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Musicrow launches Black Friday Sale – 40% off

Musicrow has launched a Black Friday Sale, offering 40% off its products for a limited time.

Musicrow Black Friday Sale

With a new site, a new look and a great sound, Musicrow Black Friday Sale starts NOW.

Reaktor Ensembles, Soundsets & Sounds: For two days only, everything on our site is 40% OFF!
Start Shopping!

* Golden Ensembles (for Reaktor) & Analog Sound Collection (for Arturia) are included!

The sale ends November 28th, 2014.

More information: Musicrow

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Arturia announces upcoming audio interface

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Arturia audio interface

Arturia has announced that it will release a next-generation audio interface in 2015.

Arturia President Frédéric Brun bowled over an audience of invited industry insiders and VIP guests when making the astounding announcement during his captivating keynote speech at the Museum of Grenoble as part of the company’s 15th anniversary celebrations on October 3, 2014. Here he touched upon several problems pertaining to popular portable audio interfaces that modern-day musicians have been forced to live and work with for quite some time. Some related to workflow, some to compatibility, and even audio quality. This has prompted Arturia to take significant steps to solve these issues once and for all!

But why run the risk of entering an arguably already overcrowded market sector with yet another audio interface? Why, indeed, Mr President? Indeed, during the keynote, Frédéric Brun bravely admitted that a distributor had warned him not to go there, stating that there are already “…too many competitors — large companies with history in the field.” His reasoned response? “Yes, that’s true. But at Arturia we are stubborn, and we think we can do something different. We think we can bring something new to market.”

Clearly, creating something that is both genuinely different and new to an already existing and hotly- contended market sector is no easy task. Take the mind-boggling number of audio formats out there. Think microphone, line, phono, and instrument inputs, each with different levels requiring different impedance. How about effortlessly connecting to Mac and PC computers, an Apple iPad or an Android device? Then there are all the digital audio formats (ADAT, S/PDIF, et al) as well as word clock to cater for those wishing to synchronise with the professional audio world.
USB and MIDI might be useful, too! You get the picture. One visionary presidential person present at Arturia’s 15th anniversary celebrations sees the bigger picture perfectly clearly. Asked an incredulous Frédéric Brun: “Do you know how many audio interfaces on the market offer that? Zero!”

Then again, a well-thought-through portable audio interface that stylishly overcomes these perceived problems while bringing other mind-blowing features to the table is clearly closer to market than thought possible previously. Watch this space… seeing (and hearing) is really believing, believe us!

More information: Arturia

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Amazing Machines releases Brute VRS for MiniBrute

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Amazing Machines has launched Brute VRS, a virtual recall sheet for the Arturia MiniBrute synthesizer.

Amazing Machines Brute VRS
BRUTE VRS allows users to digitally store patches made on the Hardware Synth.

Although BRUTE VRS does not generate any sound on it’s own, special attention to detail has been taken to achieve visual feedback that is as close as possible to the hardware instrument, including the LEDs for Octave Selection, Envelopes, LFO and Arpeggiator Tempo.

The Pitch and Mod Wheels respond to incoming MIDI Data from the MiniBrute, while the Envelopes’ LEDs blink, in a similar fashion to the hardware, when notes are played and depending on how the Envelopes are set. The Arpeggiator Tempo can be Synced to a DAW’s Tempo using the Clock Source Switch. This level of detail may sound trivial at first, for a simple Virtual Recall Sheet, but it’s essential to allow the end user to store and load patches fast and easy.

BRUTE VRS features

  • 1 Reaktor Ensemble.
  • Virtual representation of every single parameter on the hardware instrument.
  • Virtual representation of all the blinking LEDs, as close as possible to the hardware response.
  • Protects the environment using software instead of paper to store patches.

Brute VRS is available for purchase for $14.99 USD. Requires Native Instruments Reaktor/Reaktor Player version 5.8 or newer.

More information: Amazing Machines / Brute VRS

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Synth Anatomy releases WaveForm Project & The ART Lead

Synth Anatomy

Synth Anatomy has launched WaveForm Project, a collection of 120 new waveforms for use in synthesizer instruments.

WaveForm Project is the beginning of a collection of waveforms for your favourite software synthesizer like Serum, Synthmaster, Alchemy and many others.

This library contains actually 120 new waveforms but will grow in the next weeks and months. You will find 500 waveforms by the end of this year. Pay once and receive free updates with new waveforms.

The waveforms are created from different sources like modular analog gear, analog gear or voices. Each file is available as .wav file.

The library is available for purchase for £2 GBP. A free 10 waveforms demo Version is available to download.

Synth Anatomy has also released The ART Lead, an instrument library for Kontakt featuring sounds from the Arturia Minibrute synthesizer.

The sounds are directly sampled without effects from the Arturia Minibrute. This collection contains 25 NKI Instruments and all raw .wav files. A GUI for this sample library is included.

All future updates (more sounds, more NKI, more samples) are free. More contributors to this library more new sounds will be available.

The ART Lead is available for purchase for £2.69 GBP. A purchase of this pack comes with a free copy of the WaveForm Project for a limited time.

More information: Synth Anatomy

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