Arturia SQ 80 V

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DrGonzo
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2738 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:25 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:50 am
So how's the CPU usage :)
Unison kills my computer :lol:
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LoveEnigma18
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4546 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:39 am

$49 as a V Collection 7 owner, and $149 as an upgrade to V Collection 8 + SQ80 V + 2 new preset banks. Tempting!

So, looks like they have listened to us complaining about upgrade prices, and while it is still not "$99", they have added a brand new synth and 2 new preset banks instead while retaining the $149 upgrade price. They surely know how to keep their customers happy.

SLiC
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8377 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:42 am

Yeh, I am still on 6 so $149 is a very, very tempting deal even though I don't need any more virtual synths!

The only thing stopping me is that I suspect 9 is not far away and will probably have at least one more synths and probably still be 149 to upgrade...
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itanever
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171 posts since 26 Jul, 2019

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:47 am

So I have an offer to upgrade to V Collection 8 + SQ80 V. I've been contemplating taking the plunge and upgrading to V Collection for a while now. It seems to be a good offer, but then again black friday isn't too far away and now I'm wondering should I wait or go all in. That new SQ80 is giving me some serious GAS problems, though. :D

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LoveEnigma18
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Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:47 am

SLiC: Yeah, same thoughts.

Their traditional release cycle has been around 18 months, so V Collection 9 should be released around May 2022. It will be interesting to see if they release it earlier.

itanever: I highly doubt BF price will be better than $149, so if the GAS is strong, I'd say go for it. :tu:

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LoveEnigma18
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Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:54 am

Don't want to sound greedy, but I think the upgrade should have been $99 for VC7 owners (as it is $149 for VC6 owners), especially for those who already own Jup-8 V4 and Stage-73 V2 as individual instruments (upgrades).

itanever
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171 posts since 26 Jul, 2019

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:05 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:47 am
SLiC: Yeah, same thoughts.

Their traditional release cycle has been around 18 months, so V Collection 9 should be released around May 2022. It will be interesting to see if they release it earlier.

itanever: I highly doubt BF price will be better than $149, so if the GAS is strong, I'd say go for it. :tu:
I forgot to mention that the upgrade for me is 269, but I only have a few individual licences, so the offer is still very tempting.

jojoB3
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76 posts since 20 Mar, 2016

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:12 am

Easier than editing on the vintage original? Hahah - no (sorry).
But yeah that aside again this should be an easy one to deliver.

They'll fix the OSC bug and more (the cpu usage, likely to stay given the V collection history).

Now PLEASE go do more with this than the Expurt Twitch Villagers!!
Teksonik wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:09 am


Arturia has even included the hidden ESQ and SQ80 waves and some Transwaves.

It's dead easy to program with the synthesis page. An order of magnitude easier than programming from the hardware. I'm a half dozen patches in already.

The nice suite of FX and simple Arp add to the original. Very well done Arturia and that's coming from someone who has not exactly been a fanboi..... :clap:

On a functional note has anyone found that turning on/off the individual Oscs sometimes doesn't work? I've had to click them on/off a second time on a few occasions. Perhaps a bug that slipped thorough?

tactile_coast
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89 posts since 14 Nov, 2020

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:14 am

itanever wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:47 am
So I have an offer to upgrade to V Collection 8 + SQ80 V. I've been contemplating taking the plunge and upgrading to V Collection for a while now. It seems to be a good offer, but then again black friday isn't too far away and now I'm wondering should I wait or go all in. That new SQ80 is giving me some serious GAS problems, though. :D
From what I remember last year the BF sales on v collection did not include OB-XA so if the same thing happens again this year you will miss out on both the SQ 80 V and the soundpacks.

jojoB3
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76 posts since 20 Mar, 2016

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:16 am

Mmm, kinda thinking it will be near $99 to those who wait long enough, because yer right the entry price is way too high. This is a VST ffs. One might even find the original SQ80 for not much more.
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:54 am
Don't want to sound greedy, but I think the upgrade should have been $99 for VC7 owners (as it is $149 for VC6 owners), especially for those who already own Jup-8 V4 and Stage-73 V2 as individual instruments (upgrades).

jojoB3
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76 posts since 20 Mar, 2016

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:20 am

a bit more than that (odd) advert:

https://youtu.be/6QJtiB2bT0U

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jamcat
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1376 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:26 am

Last time I waited thinking I could get a better deal, and it never came.
I'm in for $149.
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Bulbizarre
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216 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:27 am

Anyone knows if you can bypass all effects at the same time ? I can't find the feature for this

FotoxBr
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206 posts since 6 Jul, 2019

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:32 am

This is what I get right now:

We are experiencing a short term issue and are unable to deliver your product (SQ80 V) licence immediately.

We are working on solving this issue as soon as possible.

We will send your product licence via e-mail within two working days.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Arturia Sales Team

AnX
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10384 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:43 am

jojoB3 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:16 am
... the entry price is way too high. This is a VST ffs. One might even find the original SQ80 for not much more...
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