UVI has launched a sale on the Darklight IIx virtual instrument collection, offering a 60% discount on the synthesizer, drum machine and multi-phraser inspired by the Fairlight CMI IIx.

Darklight IIx comes with a wide variety of sounds with the true vintage grit of the original machine and a modern UI and controls that 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.

Regularly 149 USD/EUR, the instrument suite is on sale for 59 USD/EUR through March 11th, 2019. It runs in the free UVI Workstation and Falcon.

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