Arturia V Collection 7 launched with new instruments and more
The all-new Arturia V Collection 7 introduces some legendary plugin remakes – Mellotron V, SYNTHI V and CZ V.
Arturia have added some new legendary plugin remakes to their highly-acclaimed Arturia V Collection 7, now totalling 24 premium software instruments and thousands of presets to choose from. The Mellotron first hit the market in the early 60s, and for the first time synthesist and keyboard players had the ability to create, what was at the time, authentic sounding strings and orchestral sounds. The Mellotron was designed around a series of tape loops with sounds pre-recorded onto them, due to the nature of tape there were several inconsistencies in the audio, however these became part of the iconic sound of the Mellotron.
Mellotron V is one of the new synths in Arturia V Collection 7, it features all of the original tape loops from the early Mellotron models, and even the ability to load your own samples onto the tapes, something which is pretty hard on a real Mellotron.
Remakes of cult-classics – EMS Synthi and Casio CZ…
The legendary EMS Synthi first became available in the early 70s, it was designed as a portable modular synthesizer – it had a mod-matrix which used a clever pin system, minimizing on cables and patch-points. This made it popular for live performances, and can be heard extensively in works from Brian Eno, Jean-Michel Jarre and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. The new V Collection 7 introduces the Synthi V, a remake of the “quirky” EMS Synthi hardware synthesizer.
The new synth remake that has been added to the new Arturia V Collection 7 is the CZ V, a remake of Casio’s cult-classic Phase Distortion synthesizer. Arturia have redesigned the interface to be much more “playable” as the original Casio layouts were made up of buttons and increment inputs – not the most intuitive.
Arturia V Collection 7 also sees updates to their existing plugins, for more information check out the Arturia website here.
Arturia V Collection 7 is set to retail at EUR €499 (Around R8000), they are doing an introductory promo for EUR €399 (Around R6500) and offer various upgrade paths depending on whether you have a previous version.