Arturia V Collection 9. Predictions?

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KVRian
584 posts since 13 May, 2015

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:40 pm

I think they have done a good job of expanding the diversity of gear so far but suspect they run the risk of duplicating or overlapping with future additions. What do you think we might see or what would you like to see?

KVRAF
5799 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:16 pm

Not sure if they ever will recreate them, but maybe the JD-800 and/or FSR1 would be nice additions.

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584 posts since 13 May, 2015

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:23 pm

Examigan wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:16 pm
Not sure if they ever will recreate them, but maybe the JD-800 and/or FSR1 would be nice additions.
Is that because you think they would bring something new sound wise?

KVRist
57 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:31 pm

Hopefully some more thought out presets. A lot of them are pretty crummy. Let's be honest. Pigments shipped with better presets but even those are rather lazy.

KVRAF
13010 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:31 pm

Examigan wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:16 pm
Not sure if they ever will recreate them, but maybe the JD-800 and/or FSR1 would be nice additions.
The JD-800 will never happen.

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KVRist
459 posts since 1 Jan, 2018

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:37 pm

Haven't got any predictions, but what I'd like to see is MPE updates for at least some of their existing synths.

KVRAF
1902 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:52 pm

cthonophonic wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Haven't got any predictions, but what I'd like to see is MPE updates for at least some of their existing synths.
MPE seems in preparation, if you look at the Macro names.. and the CC numbers.. CC 74....
it seems...
and the more extensive midi settings... seems a step to.... but of course i don't know it for sure..
range settings, etc...
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KVRAF
8543 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:53 pm

I’d predict a major engine overhaul for their Wurli and another upgrade to a classic synth that’s a little long in the modeling tooth (maybe the Prophets, hopefully the CS-80). Then, a new recreation of a digital classic (maybe D-50, doubtful they’d do an M1 or Wavestation but something in that territory). And to close it out, a totally new emulation of an analog synth (like Synthex, Memorymoog, Andromeda).

KVRAF
7659 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:57 pm

I would like them to merge all of the different synths engines and fx in to one Uber modular, pick and mix modules and fx….come to think of it, didn’t they once have hardware that did that!
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KVRAF
2289 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:18 pm

SQ-80 please.

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KVRist
459 posts since 1 Jan, 2018

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:34 pm

WasteLand wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:52 pm
cthonophonic wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Haven't got any predictions, but what I'd like to see is MPE updates for at least some of their existing synths.
MPE seems in preparation, if you look at the Macro names.. and the CC numbers.. CC 74....
it seems...
and the more extensive midi settings... seems a step to.... but of course i don't know it for sure..
range settings, etc...
Yeah, it seems reasonable to guess that proper MPE would be the next step. Adding per-note modulation across the whole collection would probably take quite a bit of work and testing, but the MPE in Pigments is quite good, so they clearly have the technical capacity.

Given Arturia's presence in the hardware market and integration of their MIDI controllers with the V Collection macros, I wonder if they would try to coordinate this (still hypothetical) V Collection MPE with the release of an MPE controller. That's wild speculation though, since MPE is still kind of niche in the grand scheme of things.

KVRist
340 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:01 pm

No idea what Arturia is working on, but they definitely need to keep improving the older instruments to maintain the overall quality of the collection, and that will probably mean revamping two instruments per release. Given how well their Jup-8 V4 rewrite turned out, I'd like to see a brand new CS-80 emulation that brings their current level of experience to the table. The current one is just okay, and nobody else has done it right either, so there's a big opportunity there.

Not sure what the second one would be. The Minimoog and Prophet-5 are the weakest of the bunch, but those have both been done very well by others. Personally I'd like an update of the Matrix-12, which sounds decent, but could be better, and badly needs a UI refresh.

Jupiter-4 emulation would be great too. Roland has a good ProMars plugin, so they've already done most of the work, but they don't seem to think the Jupiter-4 is a priority.
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KVRAF
8543 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:22 pm

Another possibility: Nils' free Kawai K1 emulation disappears and a rebranded version appears as K1-V with MPE, a new GUI, patch browser.

KVRian
747 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:06 pm

Add release velocity to more of their stuff.
Matrix 12V and Synclavier V make fine use of it, so they know how to do it.

KVRAF
1673 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Post Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:26 pm

predictions? $349 update price.

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