Arturia Analog Lab 2 Offers 5,000 Sounds From 17 Classic Instruments


Arturia today announced the availability of Analog Lab 2 — a new incarnation of its composite virtual instrument that offers a broad selection of sounds from its V Collection 5 software bundle.

While V Collection 5 is designed for people that want to dig into the synthesis options of their virtual instruments, Analog Lab 2 is designed for people that want a huge array of synth sounds to work with.

Included in Analog Lab  2 are sounds from eight emulated analogue synthesizers (ARP 2600 V, CS-80V, JUP-8V, Matrix-12 V, Mini V, Modular V, Prophet V, and SEM V), two digital synthesizers (Prophet VS and Synclavier V), two electric pianos (Stage-73 V and Wurli V), an acoustic piano (Piano V), and three electronic organs (B-3 V, Farfisa V, and VOX Continental V).

In addition, there are two effects slots, with pre/post fader switch per instrument. Included are Bitcrusher, Chorus, Delay, Destroy, Dub Delay, Eq4, Flanger, Overdrive, Phaser, Pitchshift, Reverb, Roundpanner, and Vocal Filter effects.

Analog Lab 2 works as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plug-in in any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or as a standalone version.

Analog Lab 2 is available to purchase as a boxed version from any authorized Arturia dealer or directly from Arturia for €89.00 EUR/$89.00 USD.

15 thoughts on “Arturia Analog Lab 2 Offers 5,000 Sounds From 17 Classic Instruments

  1. Anyone knows how these (Analog Lab and/or V collection) perform in a live situation?
    Are they stable? How powerful a computer must be (in real life, not according arturia)?

    Thanks a lot

    1. the first iteration of the software is a buggy piece of shit, I’m not sure about this new version and I don’t feel like paying more money for something that will potentially be a buggy mess.

      when the software and hardware work though, it feels awesome to use, it makes the plugins really feel like an instrument.

    2. I’m using this live almost every weekend. I have AL2 running on a Windows 10 tablet, triggered by a McMillen 12-Step. The programming potential of AL2 is awesome. It allows me to make custom patches for each song we do, and select quickly between songs with my finger. It’s stable, and responsive, IMHO.


  2. I have a friend who uses some of theses synth for his live with a mapped arturia controller and seems happy with it, he runs it on a old macbook pro and I never heard him complaint about it.

    1. I played with it yesterday for a while and it was smooth in the way it selected patches. The knob and slider pickups work better than the last version too, but it didn’t have the chord functionality that I was hoping they would fix from the last version. It was stable, but the patch changes are ugly. I wouldn’t want to use it live, especially if you need to change patches during a gig (I was using standalone mode). For reference, I’m using a Xeon Mac pro with 32 GB ram, dual quads and hyperthreading and I still got audio pops on patch changes, so I don’t know what might happen if I had fewer processors.

  3. I upgraded, but there comes no. sound out of analog lab 2 als a vst. The midi hits, bu no sound from analog. Analoglab verstond workshop Well. Also as à standalone lab 2 works. Anyone?

  4. As a V collection 4 owner i was dissapointed to find, as far as i can see, to edit your existing Synths from V Collection 4 in Analog LAB 2 you have to pay $149 to upgrade all of your existing synths from V2 to V3 or pay for the Upgrade to V Collection 5 $399.
    Yes you can play all the presets in AL2 but thats all, No Editing button till you upgrade
    Seems unfair to charge you AGAIN just so you can use the new interface to access something you have already paid for 🙁

  5. What”s the difference between analog 2 and the v-collection 5? May seem like a dumb question. Along with more instrument sounds. There may be more tweaking available with the v-collection versus analog2.

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