UVI has launched a limited time sale on its Darklight IIx virtual instrument suite, featuring a collection of instruments inspired by the 80s Fairlight CMI digital synthesizer, sampler and digital audio workstation.

The 3-instrument suite includes a synth, drum machine and multi-phraser. It offers a wide variety of sounds with the true vintage grit of the original machine and a modern UI and controls allow exploration of new sonic territory.

Costing upwards of $100,000, the dream machine of the ‘80s was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Jean Michel Jarre, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.

Suffering a fit of nostalgia as we often do, we decided to set about making a new instrument inspired by this legendary studio icon and we ended up making three: a digital synth, a digital drum machine, and a multi-phraser. Each instrument with its own unique quirks and personality, suited for different tasks, all with the raw, lo-fi character of the original machine. The result is an extremely fun and flexible set of instruments that gives new life to classic sounds and pushes these old voices into new sonic territory.

Darklight IIx is on sale for only 59 USD/EUR through August 6th (regular 149 USD/EUR).

More information: UVI