The latest version of Arturia’s celebrated V Collection bundle of modelled keyboards is out now. It features five new additions, taking the total to 17 and rendering this assembly of vintage and modern synthesizers, organs and electric pianos even more comprehensive. Employing Arturia’s TAE (True Analogue Emulation) algorithmic modelling, V Collection 5 promises authentic, detailed sounds with an expanded set of features not found on the originals, from polyphony to additional automatable controls.
Of the five new virtual instruments in this fifth instalment, perhaps the most interesting is Synclavier V, an exacting emulation of the Synclavier created in collaboration with Cameron James, who created the software for the original. The first commercially available digital synthesizer, the Synclavier combined FM and additive synthesis and was one of the most sought-after – and unobtainably expensive – synths of the 1980s. Based on the original source code and featuring many of the original presets, Synclavier V goes several steps further, adding a host of new synthesis possibilities. Elsewhere, V Collection 5 also adds the B-3 V tonewheel organ emulation, the Farsifa V virtual Farsifa Compact Deluxe organ, the Stage-73 V Fender Rhodes-style electric piano emulation and Piano V, a collection of nine different acoustic pianos ranging from concert grands to studio uprights. Fully modelled, Piano V lets you adjust a whole host of physical and mechanical parameters, from mic position to the strings, hammers and soundboard. Alongside these new entrants, the Arturia’s 12 existing virtual instruments are all present, from emulations of the Vox Continental Organ and Wurlitzer piano to classic synths like the ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Roland Jupiter-8, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Prophet-5, Moog Modular and Minimoog. All come with new, Retina- and 4K-compatible resizable GUIs. The bundle also includes Arturia’s Analog Lab 2 software, providing a single environment from which to access the entire collection of sounds and presets. V Collection 5 is also compatible with Native Instruments’ NKS control standard, while MIDI Learn functionality should make it easy to map controls to other MIDI controllers. Operating in AU, AAX, VST2 and VST3 plug-in mode or as a stand-alone instrument, this impressive collection is out now with a regular price of 499 Euros$499. Intro pricing of $399399 Euros is in effect until June 30th.