You get 100 presets to play with, lifted from Arturia’s V Collection instruments and Pigments synth. These can be browsed and tweaked in minimalist GUIs, with macro controls (Brightness, Timbre, Time and Movement) enabling you to make “playful and immediate” changes to your selected sound. There are also four effects: two modulation processors, a delay and a reverb.
Arturia is confident that Analog Lab Play’s design will enable you to find the kind of patch you’re looking for in a matter of seconds, and you can save your favourites for even quicker retrieval later on.
You’ll also be able to download both free and ‘premium’ (which we guess means ‘paid-for’) expansions via Arturia’s Sound Store, with new content being added on a monthly basis.
The release of Analog Lab Play means that the pre-existing Analog Lab V will now be renamed Analog Lab Pro. This comes with more than 2,000 presets and costs $199, while an update means that it also gets the simplified ‘Play’ view.
Analog Lab Play runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. Find out more and download it for free on the Arturia website.