Gear Alert: Arturia V Synthesizer Collection
Over the past few years, Arturia has released a series of retro emulations, from the Minimoog to the Jupiter 8 to Yamaha’s CS-80, all of which not only sound comparable to their vintage predecessors, but also won’t come close to braking producers’ wallets (quite unlike the aged hardware synths). For those composers who can’t decide which of these individual blasts from the past are right for their instrument libraries, Arturia has made the decision for you with the V Collection.
Featuring seven separate software synths including the Jupiter-8V, Prophet VS, Prophet V, ARP2600 V, CS-80V, Moog Modular V, and Minimoog V synths, this standalone, Mac/PC-compatible library can turn any bedroom into a studio paradise for a mere $700. Each synth also comes with a manager function, allowing users to easily browse through by name, instrument, type, and project. But the best benefit of the V Collection lies in the interface, which realistically resembles each hardware ancestor. Of course, there are a few new features too. From modulation potential to dynamic arpeggiators and effects, this entrance into analog madness is the answer to a small apartment renting producers prayers.
The V Collection is available now from Arturia.