UVI Vintage Legends Review

vintage-synth-legends-reviewRob Puricelli has an early review of the new UVI Vintage Legends – a new set of virtual instruments that recreate some classic synths that aren’t on the ‘most commonly cloned’ list.

Vintage Legends offers virtual takes on these six instruments:

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

He says:

Rather than do what others have already done, UVI have sought out six rare beasts and done the business with them. They are sonically without reproach, visually without compare and, for once, completely justifying the ‘multipack’ price tag.

At €99/$99 each, they still represent great value for money, given that these are far more than just sample libraries. In my opinion, the CS-M and Synthox are the two standout items here. I thought I’d be frothing at the mouth over the FMX1 more than anything, and that in itself is a great instrument, but the flexibility and sheer sonic power of the CS-M and Synthox truly kick the proverbial butt.

See the full review at the FailedMuso site.

5 thoughts on “UVI Vintage Legends Review

  1. I took a look on here and saw the picture, I thought that looks interesting, only to find it is another sad rendered image for some software.
    It would be great if this site had two sections, one for hardware musicians and one for the software people. There is enough hardware old and new for us. Comically there are probably quite a few software Users who have to upgrade their computers yet still haven’t twigged hardware is cost effective and more responsive .(times a thousand)
    Happy new year,

    1. I think I’d want to see a user poll first. I’m guessing there are a lot of folks here very much into both. Within arm’s reach I have a Moog, an in-progress DIY analog modular, and two iPads (not to mention a beast machine full of VSTs). It might be neat if there was a tagging/filtering system in place so that people who are religiously opposed to #software could only see #hardware (something like the custom version of Engadget that omits anything Apple from the feed so haters don’t get butthurt).

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