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.
UVI 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.
This is a review of UVI’s Darklight IIx – a virtual instrument inspired by the classic Fairlight CMI – via FM’s Rob Puricelli:
For $199, the UVI Darklight IIx library gives you a wealth of useable sounds from a Fairlight, enough power to shape yet more sounds for your own use and a lovely retro style interface that evokes a pleasant sense of Aussie sampler-based nostalgia. It is not an accurate Fairlight clone, doesn?t claim to be yet satisfies the most ardent fan of the sound of the Fairlight.