UVI has introduced BeatHawk – a new portable music production studio for iPad.
Beathawk is designed for immediate workflow and incorporates a huge library of sounds and instruments. It lets you build create beats, sample, time and pitch stretch, create layered arrangements. Export songs, stems and MIDI in one touch. Supports external MIDI devices, Inter-App Audio, AudioBus, WIST and AudioCopy. Continue reading
UVI has introduced Vintage Vault, a bundle that they say puts ‘the history of synthesis at your fingertips’.
Vintage Vault bundles UVI’s entire line of vintage series instruments, including 36 virtual instruments, with over 5,000 custom presets. The bundle is priced at a savings of 80%, compared with buying the individual instruments.
Includes: Beat Box Anthology, Darklight IIx, Digital Synsations, Emulation II, Emulation One, Mello, String Machines, The Beast, UltraMini, UVX-3P, UVX-10P, Vector Pro, Vintage Legends and WaveRunner.
Here’s a video intro to Vintage Vault: Continue reading
UVI has introduced Vector Pro – a vector synthesis collection, inspired by the Sequential Prophet VS and Yamaha SY22.
Vector Pro is a suite of instruments: Continue reading
When UVI recently released a free Mellotron virtual instrument, Mello, Synthtopia readers spoke up and said they didn’t want to use software that required an iLok dongle.
UVI has responded by announcing support for computer-based authorization across its entire product line. Continue reading
UVI has introduced UVX-10P, a new software synth inspired by three classic Roland synths, the JX-10, MKS-70 and the JX-8P.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
UVX-10P was designed to deliver on all of the strengths of the JX series with none of the weaknesses.
We started with a pristine JX-10, MKS-70, and JX-8P and set off, tirelessly programming and sampling these beauties in high-resolution through a world-class signal chain. As with the UVX-3P we made every sample twice, with and without the built-in chorus, providing an authentic and versatile foundation.
This sonic backbone paired with the UVI Engine results in a lush and extravagant analog sound; faithful to the hardware with a modern studio bite. UVX-10P delivers a fully-featured and fully-programmable interface sporting ADSR control of our high-quality amp and multimode filter designs, multiple effects, LFO and step modulator, a tediously crafted library of 150+ patches and even original wave samples for you to create your own programs with.
Here’s the official video into to UVX-10P: Continue reading
UVI has introduced Mello – a software recreation of the classic Mellotron – and is offering it as a free download (with a Tweet/Like) for a limited time.
Note that an iLok key is required to use Mello.
Here’s a video introduction: Continue reading
UVI has introduced UltraMini, a new hybrid instrument, based on a classic Moog Minimoog Model D synthesizer and the Minimoog Voyager XL.
Here’s what they have to say about UltraMini:
Two revered analog synths spanning a 4 decade legacy make sweet love with the UVI Engine. The result: a 3-oscillator subtractive synth with devastating sonics and supreme ease-of-use. Experience the power of authentic overdrive, dual-filters and more in this ode to the arbiters of analog!
One of our specialties is making hybrid instruments to get the best of both worlds.
We started with a beautiful 1971 Minimoog, sampling every waveform of every oscillator across every key — and we did this for multiple overdrive settings. UltraMini seeps with a thick and immediate analog sound produced with the same 3-oscillator configuration as the Minimoog.
But we didn’t stop there. In 2002 the Minimoog had a second coming in the form of the Voyager. This synth has its own wild character. Taking a 2011 Limited Edition Voyager XL, we performed the same comprehensive session, creating an identical sample footprint.
UltraMini includes two fully independent instruments with uniquely skinned GUIs, giving you the choice of vintage analog or crushing new school grit.
Here’s a review of the new UVI String Machines analog string synth library, via SoundsAndGear. Continue reading