Arturia today introduced V Collection 6, a major update that adds four new instruments, including virtual versions of the Buchla Music Easel, DX7, Fairlight CMI & Clavinet.
Other updates include Piano V2, which has three new models, a built-in compressor and more; Analog Lab 3, which has been updated for improved usability; and improved interfaces for Solina V, Vox Continental V and Wurli V.
Here’s an overview of what’s new in V Collection 6:
Arturia V Collection now includes 21 instruments, ranging from historic pianos to digital synths, organs to analogs.
BUCHLA EASEL V recreates Don Buchla’s unique analog synth from 1973.
The Music Easel changed the way people created sounds with performance-focused parameters, putting the focus on the artistry of being a recording artist. Arturia says that Buchla Easel V is ideal for ‘exploring alternative sound design, creating ambient, widescreen textures, and unfamiliar sequences’.
Taking Buchla’s experimental vision one step further, Arturia has incorporated Gravity, a physics-based synth engine into their software recreation.
DX7 V is based on the Yamaha DX-7 but simplifies programming by improving the interface, and expands its synth capabilities with a mod matrix, customizable envelopes, extra waveforms, a 2nd LFO, effects, sequencer, arpeggiator, and more.
CLAVINET V recreates the sound of the Hohner Clavinet.
Released by Hohner in the mid-60s, its funky, energetic tone gave life to myriad genres over the decades. Arturia’s physically modelled recreation lets you dig deeper into the instrument, changing the physical properties of the instrument, and adding classic amp and effects combos into the mix.
CMI V recreates the Fairlight CMI. Arturia’s recreation builds on the features of the original by providing 10 multitimbral, polyphonic slots to design your sound, real-time waveform shaping, effects, a sequencer, and even a new “Spectral” synth that can scan and mix sections of audio, letting you create your own wavetable synth sounds.
- ANALOG LAB 3: Features a new browser, new modes, and controller keyboard integration.
- PIANO V 2: The 2nd version of Piano V features three extra piano models, including a Japanese Grand, a Plucked Grand, and a Tack Upright, enhanced mic positioning, an improved EQ, a new luscious stereo delay, and an in-built compressor help your piano parts sit in your mix.
V Collection 6 also includes Synclavier V, B-3 V, Stage-73 V, Farfisa V, Mini V, Matrix-12 V, Solina V, SEM V, Wurli V, Jup-8 V, ARP 2600 V, CS-80 V, Prophet V, VOX Continental V, and Modular V.
Pricing and Availability
V Collection 6 is available with an intro price of US $399 (normally $499). See the Arturia site for details.