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UVI releases The Beast virtual instrument

UVI The Beast

UVI has released The Beast, a UVI instrument inspired by THE machine of luxury born in 1975 for the musical elite.

Using electronics developed for NASA, this revolutionary instrument was unprecedented for its time. Its emergence into the professional studio inspired many of the leading avant-garde artists and sonic visionaries to embrace its potential, including Frank Zappa, Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, Sting, Kraftwerk, Stevie Wonder, and Depeche Mode, among others.

“A diverse suite with a rich and expansive sonic range, The Beast embodies the timeless sound of vintage, luxury electronics”, said Alain J Etchart, UVI Creative Manager.

UVI The Beast - FMIIUVI The Beast – FMII synthesizer in UVI Workstation 2.

The Beast features

  • Beast FMII: An FM and additive synthesis monster: As a result of a combination of deep multi-sampling and integrated true FM synthesis module, this instrument offers a unique approach to reproducing these vintage sounds, allowing for subtle to extreme variation.
  • Beast Terminal: With careful attention to historical details, the presets and sonic character of Beast Terminal traverse a wide territory. Ranging from acoustic to electric, they encompass the full sonic spectrum: from lush strings to strikingly bright brass timbres and beyond.
  • Beast Box: Combining the best FM-synthesized percussion sounds with recordings of the deepest drum hits and percussion samples, Beast Box is a massive drum machine with an extensive library of over 1200 sounds.
  • The Beast is compatible with all Windows and Mac OS X DAWs via the free UVI Workstation (2.0.6+). It also loads in the full-featured MOTU MachFive 3 sampler.

The Beast is available to purchase for $199 USD.

More information: UVI / The Beast

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Chad Kroeger Jr.
Chad Kroeger Jr.

This is a joke. Nice gui doesn’t make a synth.


What do you mean? Everyone knows a pretty GUI makes things sound better. But seriously, it’s a sample library + fm & additive synth combo, that makes it at least a rompler synth, no?

Chad Kroeger Jr.
Chad Kroeger Jr.

Don’t bother understanding, I usually make spiteful comments because I’m a massive tool. One thing that I hate more than fugly GUIs are the fancy ones that serve no purpose but to look cool. Just look at it – 43 identical buttons stacked extremely unimaginatively and 1 giant aluminum knob that’s brushed too much. And what about the name, “The Beast”? They wish they had one in their pants. ;)

David Rosen
David Rosen