V Collection 7 is now €249, FX Collection reduced to €199 and Pigments 2 has been dropped to just €99.
V Collection 7
Since its inception, Arturia’s main focus over all else has been emulating vintage analogue synths. Since then, the company has branched out into digital synths, more modern classics and non-electronic keyboards, including pianos and organs.
In version 7 there are three further additions to the huge array of calssic emulations in the form of Casio CZ, Mellotron and EMS Synthi instruments. Elsewhere, B-3 V, the Hammond organ instrument, has had its sound engine overhauled, while Analog Lab has been updated to version 4, plus there are around 800 new presets for legacy instruments in the form of Synthopedia.
Offering both emulations of classic hardware and all-new designs, FX Collection covers reverbs, delays, preamps, filters and compressors. The plugins were created using what we’re told are “circuit-accurate modelling” techniques in order to capture every nuance and detail.
Each plugin offers the likes of lookahead tracking, envelope followers, sidechaining and pre-post EQ for plenty of creative control, and you get presets based on the settings used by pro studio engineers. There are in-app tutorials, too, so you can learn the plugins as you use them.
“The first version was audacious, but Pigments 2 brings the reality much closer to our original ambition. I look forward to hearing how musicians integrate all this granular synth and sample-shaping power with the crazy modulation stuff Pigments is capable of. To say we’re proud is an understatement.” Sam Limier - Arturia.