Arturia has introduced V Collection 9, a major update to its premium suite of professional software instruments, which range from modern hybrid synth engines to emulations of classic vintage synths.
Arturia V Collection 9 features 32 instruments, for DAW or standalone production, paired with thousands of professionally created presets.
The update features Korg MS-20 V, SQ80 V, Augmented Strings, Augmented Voices, updated versions of CS-80 V, Prophet-5 V, Prophet-VS V, Piano V and more.
Here’s what’s new in Arturia V Collection 9:
- KORG MS-20 V – ‘Primal black monolith, with an elemental analog sound and a semi-modular architecture, reawakened”.
- SQ80 V – Hybrid lo-fi crosswave synth, fusing thousands of digital waveforms combinations with ‘analog’ filters.
- Augmented STRINGS – combining sampled strings with synthesis and deep morphing controls.
- Augmented VOICES – Blending the human voice with multiple synth engines and expressive controls.
- 4 Rebuilt Instruments – CS-80 V, Prophet-5 V, Prophet-VS V, and Piano V have been completely rebuilt from scratch, with brand new sound engines, updated features, and enhanced production capabilities.
- 14 new sound banks
- A new selection of presets demonstrating the sonic prowess of each of V Collection 9’s new titles.
V Collection 9 Main Features:
- 14 sound banks for new V Collection 9 instruments
- 14,000 high-quality and innovative presets.
- Analog Lab V: every preset of V Collection 9 can be browsed and edited from a single interface.
- All instruments share a common interface for browsing, editing (save, import, export, and more).
- New in-app tutorials for easily understanding every instrument.
- High resolution graphic interfaces, compatible with large displays.
- Easy MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
- Based on Arturia’s proprietary technologies, TAE and Phi.
- Easy installation and updates with Arturia Software Center
Arturia V Collection 9 Video Overviews:
Pricing and Availability
Arturia V Collection 9 is available now via the Arturia website. The collection will regularly be priced at $599 US; it currently on sale at an introductory price of $499 US through June 5, 2022.
10 thoughts on “Arturia Introduces V Collection 9”
$299 for V5, V7, FX1 and FX2 owner. Way too much. Think twice.
I’ve attempted to complain to Arturia about their upgrade pricing to no avail. They stated how much development time costs and I thought “Don’t alienate your current users, reach out and get new ones”
Just wait for the Black Friday sales, etc. I’m pretty sure Arturia has more experience in pricing products effectively in their market than you do.
Arturia’s goal is to price products for maximum profit. My goal is to pay as little as possible. You see the conflict?
Sure. So wait with me till Q1 2023, this’ll be a ~$100 upgrade.
That’s a whole lotta fun in one package for a decent price, if you pro-rate part of it over time. It mostly depends on how much you’re willing to center your rig on the “Arturia sound.” I prefer to mix & match plug-ins for their own character.
I also need a Buchla like I need a third eye on a stalk. I like Pigments, for example, but I have zero need for their take on electric pianos. Do your own cost-benefit analysis, but you may find that buying 3 or 4 of their instruments as singles could round out your idea of a complete rig. Their pricing gets a bit weird like Native Instruments, but hey, that’s Synth World.
Mastering a single synth can be alot better and more rewarding than owning a bunch. I’ve been really diving into Phase plant and goign deep into what it has to offer. Before it was Pigments, then I realized I just kept buying soft synths and using them for a little bit then getting another cause its not as expensive as a hardware synth. So now its just Phase Plant, Polybrute and all the synths that come with Bitwig. Been a lot more productive and now I make all my drums in phase Plant and get some crazy modulation on the polybrute. Less is more, took years to learn that.
agree with Handsome Randy over here… it’s good advice…. however..
anyways – I got the update.. and I must say that even if I think it’s a tad over the top priced update (some of the new stuff is totally uninteresting – especially the Augmented strings/voices.. and the MS20 (we already got Korg’s own plugin – and it’s still as good as it used to be) – however the new CS80V is ace.. wow!! Arturia is getting closer on that one. So – all in all – I am happy.
I already received an upgrade offer of $149 with options to split into up to 4 payments.
No new hardware from Arturia? I guess the situation really hurt the mass produce brands more than the boutique ones