UVI Vintage Legends Recreates 6 Classic Synths

vintage-synth-legendsUVI today introduced Vintage Legends – a software synth bundle, for Mac & PC, that features virtual recreations of 6 iconic  synths.

Here’s what they have to say about Vintage Legends:

Take 6 iconic vintage synthesizers, carefully restore them, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds, infuse them into the industry proven UVI Engine – giving you endless sound shaping options, then wrap the results in immaculately prepared GUIs and you’ve got UVI Vintage Legends.

The bundle includes virtual takes on these synths:

  • Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M
  • Italian Elka Synthex
  • Rhodes Chroma
  • Yamaha DX1
  • DK Synergy
  • K250

Here’s a video intro to Vintage Legends:

Here are audio demos:

Vintage Legends is available now for $299. The synths are also available individually.


7 thoughts on “UVI Vintage Legends Recreates 6 Classic Synths

  1. $300 seems quite reasonable for a suite like this. I’m curious about the depth of programming detail, though. I doubt that there is a whole DX1 in there, down to the last algorithm, for instance. That may not matter to anyone but the more severe purists, as long as its malleable enough. Getting a Synthex and Chroma in any form is a good eyebrow-raiser. I just wish people’s demos would present more than buzzy dance drivel. Were all other forms of electronic music banished while I slept? Dance has a lot of energy, but too little passion for me. I want to hear a synth’s breadth, not more dubcrap that reminds me of car commercials.

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  2. I agree, doing these dubstep-like demos is a trend that should stop. It’s pandering.

    I still think that UVI create beautiful instruments with meticulously crafted, gorgeous UI’s, but they’re horribly overpriced for what they are: essentially tweakable sample libraries. And in some cases, very niche products like the 80’s EMU stuff (both were $200!).

    That said, I’m definitely interested. But if it’s really $300 I’ll have to pass.

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    • UVI’s GUIs are the most friendly and organic to use, hands down. Most softsynths are far too blocky, but with UVI, the workflow is very similar to the feel of a hardware synth. I also think $300 is a rational price when separately, these are $99. People pay $150-200 for single synths. If you want to go vintage/boutique, this isn’t a bad way to do it.

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  3. proper audio demos of each synth and someone going around SHOWING how they operate to some degree in a video would help sell the idea…dance dub/shed tracks are not selling it. as i want to write music with them.

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