Arturia Synclavier V2 – The best Synclavier emulation ever made
2016 saw the release of the Arturia Synclavier V2 in partnership with the original Synclavier creator, now we see V2.
Arturia Synclavier V2 sees the introduction of a series of Synclavier addons, that could originally be added onto the hardware – each at a small fortune of course. Arturia have added a complex re-synthesis engine, with up to 100 keyframes which can be adjusted in real-time. This is great for turning a simple sample into weird drones and ambient sounds. The iconic sound of the original Synclavier can be heard in hits like Michael Jackson’s Thriller to the sounds of Depeche Mode and Frank Zappa.
Arturia Synclavier V2 sees a revamp of the modulation section, they’ve added Vibrato, Stereo LFO, Harmonic Envelopes amongst others. As usual, the interface is super straightforward and easy to use – the plugin loads up with a “performance view” and more advanced features can be pulled up through menu settings. This makes it a great tool for both sound designers as well as beginners who are just looking for a load of new sounds for their libraries.
What about loading your own samples into Arturia Synclavier V2?
Arturia Synclavier V2 gives a whole new generation of musicians the sound of the late-70’s, one of the best additions to the new updated software emulation is the ability to load up your own samples to process in the iconic style of the Synclavier. You can simply drag-and-drop samples into the interface to add the grainy or vintage texture of the original system.
Arturia Synclavier V2 comes as a FREE update to any owners of the original Arturia Synclavier V software, otherwise new users pay only EUR €149 (Around R2500), which is not bad at all considering the hardware Synclavier will set you back well over USD $200k!
For more information or to grab a demo version, check out Arturia’s website.