This is so much fun and inspiring. Arturia take on TB303 is so good and with all the goodies Arturia added.
Arturia recreated the original unit as virtual instrument but also added sub oscillator, distortion unit, sequencer, modulation and cool effects.
Watch my deep dive for more details.Read Review
Analog Lab V is perfect for any one interested in quick access to 11K and more presets from Arturia's V Collection synths.
Even if you have some or all instruments it's a great tool for searching sounds across the collection. Focusing on sound rather than specific instrument is a great way to docus on what matters most.
The power of this tool is the ease of use, search and filters of the presets but you can tweak the sounds and create layered sounds which is very useful.Read Review
This is a nice plugin. The presets are very usable and mostly unique. It fits in classic music but you can use it for almost every genre. I've made a quick track to demonstrate the variaty of sounds.
I've used only drums and 15 instances of Augmented Brass (original presets only):
Highly recommended if you can get it for € 29,-- (V-Collection 9 Users).Read Review
I think the first B3 VI I ever used was Arturia... this was when it was in its very early days, and I'm pretty sure it was free. I eventually moved to Native Instruments organs, but never felt the B3 sounded authentic. Too sterile and cold. Adding distortion didn't help. I recently bought Arturia's synth collection, and assumed that the B3 would sound just like the NI one. Boy was I surprised. THIS is what a B3 sounds like. Warm, smooth, beautiful. I don't know what Arturia is doing, but they certainly have a way of making their synths sound authentic. I love the sound of everything I've tried out of their synth collection.Read Review
Really very good sounding plugin, also with a lot of useful additions and improvements, if compared to the original pedal.
The only complaint, I have, is, that you cannot deactivate the cabinet/speaker/microphone section in Normal, Lead and Bass mode or are able to additionally activate it in Modern mode. Not that these sections sound bad, quite the opposite, but if Arturia adds on the one hand a lot of useful features, it does not make much sense to me, if it on the other hand limits such an important section as the cabinet/speaker/microphone section only to a fixed, built-in option.
Adding another IR, if there already is one built-in, does not make much sense as it will not improve the sound, but I think, I am not the only user, who would - at least sometimes - like to use his own IR's sometimes instead of the built-in one or just to have this option too.
Of course you can use an external IR for the modern voicing, but if you prefer eg. the Lead or Bass voicing instead, you cannot deactivate the built-in one unfortunately.
On the other hand some new features like the Pre-Drive and Post-Drive filters/eq's are really very useful for perfect sound shaping, just to name some of them.
Apart from my single complaint, from which I hope, that it maybe will be added in a future upgrade, a really very good sounding and working plugin, not only for guitar and bass. To be honest, I have already heard worse sounding guitar or bass tube amp plugins, which usually also sonically are less flexible.
This sonic flexibility also makes this plugin to a simple, but effective all-round option for a lot of different, good sounding results, especially, if you look for some quick, easily adjustable, but good sounding results.
Arturia quality, meanwhile also available for guitar and bass are good news. At least for me.Read Review
This synth is amazing. It looks complex, but in reality it is quite simple. Make sure you go through the tutorial in the synth itself. It's great for creating those modular, weird sounds.Read Review
I disagree with blatanville - To my taste the light green but not lime green UI is lovely - I prefer minimalist 2d UIs like this - so I use Valhalla stuff and a lot of Ableton's own FX -
I also disagree about unintuitive modulation - I found modulation pretty obvious - Actually all controls were pretty obvious.
I used a few tutorials bundled with the plugin at the very start and skim reading them was enough to set me in the right direction.
I never use presets, so I have (in the last 2 days) made about 20 presets that really work for my music. I got it for $49. I didn't have a granular FX of any note, so it filled a gap in my 'arsenal'.Read Review
I'm still previewing the demo, but I wanted to say:
It sounds great. There are plenty of ways to mangle your audio. It's relatively straight-forward to use.
HOWEVER, that interface is butt-ugly. It looks like an unrefined Synthedit plug from 2006.
Some of the design choices make usage opaque: the "assign" switch for mod sources is invisible until you hover (not always a bad thing, of course, but not intuitive here). Where are the great mod source assignments from Pigments? Or the matrix from Filter M12?
Arturia, please have a re-think about some of these choices. I love Arturia, and I'll probably buy it soon enough, but some improvements would be appreciated. ✌️
[reviewed in REAPER, Windows 10, 64-bit].