Arturia V Collection 8 official thread

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KVRian
836 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Post Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:57 pm

The new voice dispersion feature in OB-Xa V is a major new feature and brings it much closer to Obsession in terms of simulating discrete voice cards. I actually prefer it over the implementation in Obsession now, because you don't have to go in and tweak each voice individually, one dispersion trimmer acts in different ways on each voice. Though if you're a control freak, I guess Obsession still wins.

KVRist
376 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:10 pm

yeah, in fact it's the thing I'm most excited with 8.1, OB-Xa V got a major update and sounds now much better (there were other changes as well, for example with the envelope behaviour), this made it an instant favourite of mine.

KVRAF
13019 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:12 pm

SHall1000 wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:55 pm
Although if 7 to 9 is going to be 349 maybe 149 for 7 to 8 now is more attractive given the extra year of access.

Of course I don’t have to have em all! :scared:
They're hoping for more customers like you and fewer customers like me. I find it more interesting to watch the game than participate in it.

KVRAF
1725 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:19 pm

AdvancedFollower wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:57 pm
The new voice dispersion feature in OB-Xa V is a major new feature and brings it much closer to Obsession in terms of simulating discrete voice cards. I actually prefer it over the implementation in Obsession now, because you don't have to go in and tweak each voice individually, one dispersion trimmer acts in different ways on each voice. Though if you're a control freak, I guess Obsession still wins.
I'm confused, from day one of release the OB-Xa V has had per-voice panning (in the hidden pop up area) with overall amount controlled by the Spread knob. It's always been there...
How is that any different than Obsession, which also offers per-voice panning? And frankly, it's much easier & faster to dial it in in OB-Xa because you don't have to keep selecting each voice individually and then move the mouse across the entire diagonal length of the interface to reach the pan knob, for each and every voice (I really, truly hate this about Obsession). I like how OB-Xa is like Repro-5 in this regard, with a simple row of pan knobs right next to each other for fast voice panning.

EDIT -- aha, sorry, just found the new dispersion panel, Awesome!! totally didn't know it was there :)
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KVRist
249 posts since 12 May, 2004

Post Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:24 pm

Always get a chuckle when they cut 'n paste a somewhat ironic typo across every one of the updates.
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KVRist
345 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:32 pm

It's great to finally have NKS support for the new instruments. They also recently added full NKS support for the entire FX Collection as well. I wish they would get in the habit of having the NKS presets ready on launch day instead of getting around to it 6–8 months later.

The OB-Xa V update is great. While it was possible to use the Stereo spread mode to introduce per-voice variation before, that method is very CPU intensive (though it does sound great). Simple voice dispersion does the trick quite nicely. Looks like they brought it over from Jup-8 V4.
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KVRian
1024 posts since 20 Feb, 2003

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:29 am

Though voice dispersion will get most of the attention, in the new OB-XA V update, their "CPU consumption has been improved" statement is somewhat modest. IE CPU's, that were crackling beyond 8 voices, will often now likely be able to use all 16 notes of polyphony without issues.

KVRist
75 posts since 9 Oct, 2019

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:34 am

Voice dispersion sounds nice. I am editing all my sounds and almost every one sounds better with this new feature.

Where is the new 128 presets bank? I don't see it anywhere.

KVRian
1372 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:30 pm

Didn't they rework all of the Presets? 3:39 according to this they we're https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kegtaDHF4Ss I love the pitch dispersion , Closer to what Sequential did with Vintage mode for my OB-6.
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KVRian
734 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:50 pm

For me Jup-V8 and Analog Lab 5 are not showing up on my NKS Keyboard. (Don't have the other newer ones yet).

KVRian
796 posts since 8 Jan, 2012 from frankfurt, Germany

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 pm

hope to get back the old macros from Analog Lab V4, for advanced controll of these synths. The new macros are useless i can map these 4 parameters also in ableton within seconds. The old macros are an advanced selection of best prefered paremeters and very usefull to edit the sound.
Also a preset converter for old jupiter V3 would be cool. There have been tons of sound since 2006 for Jupiter and now they are all incompatible and it's a lot of work to input all these parameters of a preset again, which will never sound the same, because of other effects and the lack of split mode.

KVRist
345 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:58 pm

The video says there are new presets (a collection called "NewTerritory"), but they don't seem to be included with the updates. Instead, there's a new preset bank called "New Horizons" ($20) available on Arturia's site. I guess they decided to charge money for those presets.
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KVRist
183 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:07 am

Arashi wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:58 pm
The video says there are new presets (a collection called "NewTerritory"), but they don't seem to be included with the updates. Instead, there's a new preset bank called "New Horizons" ($20) available on Arturia's site. I guess they decided to charge money for those presets.
Strange stuff going on with that New Horizons preset. I decided to finally upgrade from V7 to V8.1 because the current $149 is apparently as cheap as it gets.
With the upgrade I received a separate email about a New Horizons registration. It contained these instructions:
Get your sound bank ready to use:

First make sure your computer is connected to the internet and that the Arturia Software Center is installed and up to date.

If the sound bank is for Polybrute:
If you haven't already, register your Polybrute.
Go to the product section of your account page.
Find your Polybrute and click on Polybrute Connect's download link if you don't have it already.
Find your sound bank and click on the download link to get the installer file.
Launch the installers and follow all the steps.
From this moment, your sound bank will be available in the preset browser of Polybrute Connect.

You own Analog Lab or Analog Lab Lite:
Launch it
Go in the in-app store
Find your sound bank and click on the “Install” button that replaced the previous “Buy” button.
Once it is done, the button will be replaced by the mention “Installed”
From this moment, this sound bank will be available in the preset browser of Analog Lab and the other Arturia virtual instruments related to your sound bank.

You do not own Analog Lab or Analog Lab Lite:
Go to the product section of your account page
Find your sound bank and click on the download link to get the installer file.
Launch the installer and follow all the steps.
From this moment, this sound bank will be available in the preset browser of the Arturia virtual instruments related to your sound bank.
I tried the second option but the sound bank was not there in the in-app store.
Then I downloaded it from my account and installed. I suppose it did but I still cannot see it as a separate bank in Analog Lab.

Edit: I did find it as a separate bank under the individual instruments.

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KVRAF
3807 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:04 am

gondii wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:50 pm
For me Jup-V8 and Analog Lab 5 are not showing up on my NKS Keyboard. (Don't have the other newer ones yet).
Analog Lab V is (still) not NKS compatible.

For Jup-8 V4, is it showing up fine in the Komplete Kontrol software?

If not, just go to Komplete Kontrol software preferences and scan the plugin/s again (manually). It also happened to me (V3 and V4 got messed up in KK software, don't have their keyboard), possibly because I opened Komplete Kontrol in my DAW before opening it in standalone mode to scan the new installation. So, just rescan it and you should be good to go. Hopefully it is related to the plugin now showing up on your keyboard, as well.

KVRist
376 posts since 7 Sep, 2012

Post Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:15 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:41 am
Looks like 8.1 is out. :hyper: ASC is full of updates. Also, NKS support is now available for all the newer plugins. :party:

Hopefully it has addressed the issues we have been facing.

A big thanks to Arturia. Well appreciated. :clap:

EDIT: Unfortunately, my issues are not fixed. Not even one. Damn it. I wonder what the support was doing when they kept me assuring that it will be fixed soon. :dog: Totally disappointed. This is not the update I was looking for. Except NKS, nothing is worth bothering.
What issues do you have with current version ?

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