Arturia Debuts V Collection 5 Classic Keyboards Collection

Today french soft- and hardware synth maker Arturia introduced the V Collection 5, their latest software instruments bundle, which includes five new instruments: the Synclavier, the Farfisa, the [Hammond] B3, the Stage 73, and a collection of classic pianos.


In addition, Arturia has redesigned many of their existing instruments such as the Minimoog, the Modular and the CS-80.

Here’s a tour of the new version:

V Collection 5 developers describe the new and updated instruments:

“The proprietary TAE algorithmic modeling at the heart of our V Collection instruments goes beyond reproducing the sound of classic instruments to capturing their actual soul and feel. No sampling here. Grab a knob or flip a switch and you get exactly the same response as the original. The beautiful graphic reproductions of each instrument make the experience even more realistic.

“We even worked with some of the original inventors like Cameron Jones of Synclavier fame… to ensure that our recreations and enhancements alike were faithful to their visions.”

Arturia_V_COllection_5_CS-80Arturia V Collection 5 Main Features:

  • Includes 17 software titles: Analog Lab, Synclavier V, B-3 V, Mini V, Piano V, Stage-73 V, Matrix-12 V, Farfisa V, Solina V, SEM V, Wurli V, Jup-8 V, ARP 2600 V, CS-80 V, Prophet V, VOX Continental V, Modular V
  • Each virtual instrument in the V Collection can be used as a stand-alone application or as a VST, AU or AAX plug-in
  • Redesigned browser for fast access to sounds
  • High resolution graphic interfaces, compatible with very large displays
  • All instruments share a common interface for browsing, editing (save, import, export, …)
  • Easy MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
  • Easy install and licence manager : Arturia Software Center.
  • More than 5000 high-quality and innovative sound presets.
  • Analog Lab 2 – All presets of the V Collection 5 can be browsed and edited from a single interface
  • Arturia’s proprietary technology, TAE®, ensures that each analog modeling instrument sounds and behaves exactly like the original.
  • Manuals in English, Japanese and French

Here’s a closer look at their recreation of the Synclavier V:

Arturia_v-collection-5_boxPricing and Availability

Arturia’s V Collection 5 is now available. Regularly priced 499 EUR / USD, the collection is available at an introductory price (through June 30) of 399 EUR/ USD for new Arturia software customers; current Arturia users are offered upgrade discounts that are posted in their Arturia user accounts.

For more information and product specifications and upgrade paths, go to the Arturia website.

24 thoughts on “Arturia Debuts V Collection 5 Classic Keyboards Collection

  1. This is neat.
    I only got to try a Synclavier II once back in the 90s when it was being phased out of a studio. It was really not easy to use but it had a very bright FM sound.
    It was fun to hear in the deadpool movie as a cue.

  2. Maybe if plug-in developers stopped adhering to their own bizzare ‘genre’ of sparkley bubblegum synth-pop music their products might connect with more people who, you know, make music that people actually listen to?

    1. Yes. Agreed. I really hate demos with over the top techno grooves completely eradicating any concept of what the instrument actually sounds like. For all the claims so often made to cutting edge sound design, it would sure be a lot more convincing to here accompanying music that did the same.

  3. I updated a few of them today (Modular V, Jupiter-8 V and CS-80 V) and have made the following observations:

    – User interface rescalable – great!
    – Sound banks easy to find your way around in – good!
    – Update from V.2 to V.3 comes at a (fair; 9.99€ until June 1st) price – so-so… – development costs…
    – No V.2 presets may be loaded into the corresponding V.3 plugin – this is the bad one! In order to recreate aV.2 preset in a V.3 plugin you have to copy and edit all parameters by hand in V.3!!! So much for backwards compatibility!

    I hope to see Arturia at least providing some form of ‘translation’ of V.2 presets into V.3. Luckily V.2 and V.3 plugins may coexist peacefully side by side.

      1. I just upgraded and I’m running through some of my favorite presets and you can definitely hear the difference. A serious improvement over the previous versions.

        Really loving the new guis and preset manager. Job well done and well worth the upgrade as far as I’m concerned.

    1. Dear Sir,

      the post is about V collection 5 but your are talking about upgrading from V.2 to V.3.

      Since you noticed V.2 presets can’t be loaded i would kindly ask to clarify if that was a misprinting and you are actually talking about the upgrade from V.4 to V.5 : i am quite interested in it since i own V collection 4.

      Thanks for your attention.

      1. I did not update the complete Arturia V collection from V 4 to V 5, but just a few of them.

        For instance, Modular V was updated from V. 2.6.0 to V., and all plugins in Arturia V collection 5 has version number 3. Hence my numbering.

        Sorry for the misunderstanding.

  4. Is that 9.99 for the whole collection or per “synth”? I bought the previous version on,y a couple of months ago.

      1. that’s the cost to update to V-Collection 5.
        I have V-Collection 4, and in my account, there was a coupon to go to VC5 for $199.
        However, If you poke around on the site, you can also find the option for just updating your VC4 synths to the new versions found in VC5, but does *not* include the new synths found in VC5, like the Synclavier. For the whole VC4, this cost is currently $99, but will go up to $149 at some point.

        I would imagine you can also find the discounts for individual synths if you look around.

    1. That would be 9.99 € per synth.

      My rationale for paying is the clutter reduction obtained from a resizeable interface.

      1. Hello,

        I confirm that Spark 2 is not part of V Collection 5. That being said owners of V Collection 4 upgrading to V Collection 5 will keep access to Spark 2. The reason is Arturia willing the V Collection to be focused on keyboards only.



    1. I think the organs and electric pianos actually sound really good. However, the new modelled acoustic piano… not so much. “Muddy” describes it pretty well. Hopefully they’ll improve it over time, but as for now I’d say it’s the only real lemon in the whole bunch.

    2. I tested the V5 demo yesterday, and I also find the new non-synth instruments quite disappointing…
      Piano-V to me sounds worse than physical models of the piano from 10 years ago (I work in the field) and is very far from any realism. IMO it may be only used for some sound design or to emulate a Yamaha CP-80, perhaps.
      B3V also sounds muddy, and that’s really because of the mediocre Leslie speaker simulation which smears the sound. Perhaps if they allowed the user to place the virtual mics there could be some improvement.
      Stage73V sounds thin, synthetic and dead compared to sample libraries. I was never fond of the Wurlitzer emulation either by the way.
      Just my opinion of course, but I’m totally disappointed. Modeling those instruments, especially the piano, is not trivial, and I think Arturia failed and went really off track. Why didn’t they just stick to virtual analog?

  5. I wish they had do 4 synths and 1 piano and not 4 pianos 1 synth :/

    Or maybe some cool effects…

    Im a user since version 2 but I see no reason to upgrade…

  6. Arturia did a great job on these new updates. Mini V is as awesome as ever. Going to have a job re-programming my V1-2 presets from CS80v into V3 though! It’s worth it I guess…

  7. Is it true that in V5 synths like modular have lost their audio inputs and can’t be used any longer as fx plugins?

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