Arturia V Collection 8 Stupidly Cheap Offer

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zzz00m
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3145 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:23 am

BONES wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:07 pm The email is a week old, I just discovered it in my Junk folder, but Arturia are offering Pigments owners the V Collection 8 for $149. I know 9 is probably not far away but that seems like a desperate price to me. I'm trying to think of reasons not to buy it but I have to admit I'm struggling to keep my credit card in my wallet.
It's definitely worth that price even if you just want a couple of their synths. I bought into VC 8 last year at a low price, and I had only owned Analog Lab and Pigments previously.

I wouldn't be too concerned about VC 9 coming around soon. There would have to be some amazing new additions to tempt me to upgrade. Plenty in VC 8 to keep busy with, as it's quite a broad keyboard collection!
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KVRAF
9612 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:28 am

bmanic wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:44 am I jumped on this a few days ago. I too thought that I wouldn't like many of the synths but it turns out the ones I wasn't really interested in have become my favorites. This being the Synclavier, the Fairlight CMI and the EMU samplers.
Don't sleep on the Buchla Easel. It's a weird take on analog synthesis and takes some learning, but it makes crazy noises and is super fun to use. Every time I load it up, it's like I'm touching an analog synth for the first time and have no idea how anything works. That one is a sleeper for sure!

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UltimateOutsider
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801 posts since 5 Oct, 2009 from Portland, OR

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:39 am

I was an owner of V Collection 5, but that was apparently enough for me to get an upgrade to V Collection 8 for $99USD.

Honestly, the only new synth I was interested in was the Emulator II V- but it's $199 as a stand-alone. I just paid half that price and got 11 additional plugins in the process!

Thanks, Arturia!

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bmanic
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9355 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:47 am

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:28 am
bmanic wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:44 am I jumped on this a few days ago. I too thought that I wouldn't like many of the synths but it turns out the ones I wasn't really interested in have become my favorites. This being the Synclavier, the Fairlight CMI and the EMU samplers.
Don't sleep on the Buchla Easel. It's a weird take on analog synthesis and takes some learning, but it makes crazy noises and is super fun to use. Every time I load it up, it's like I'm touching an analog synth for the first time and have no idea how anything works. That one is a sleeper for sure!
Unfortunately I don't seem to really like the basic sound of the Easel. Not sure how accurate the emulation is but it's a bit "hard" sounding, even with soft sounds. Difficult to explain.. but yeah, I will have to dig into that a bit more. It is a very capable little package, that's for sure!
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tonymax
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398 posts since 1 Dec, 2013 from UK

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:08 pm

what sthe difference between v7 and v8... or should i wait for v9...
thanks

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jamcat
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2064 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:18 pm

The difference is each new collection adds more instruments.
If you can get V8 for $99 or $150 then do it.
Because if you wait until V9 is out, it will cost you $300.
But a V8 to V9 upgrade will probably be $150 at intro.

Worst case scenario is you break even on a V9 upgrade, but you get stuff now. And the purpose of buying it is to use it.
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rlared
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706 posts since 1 Aug, 2016

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:02 pm

Tried V-Collection a few times especially since I own an arturia Keylab controller. Great product but ultimately not for me so I sold each time. I end up screwing around with the presets and synths and never writing any music. Too many options paralyzes me. I don't even have time to learn the instruments I have!!

zzz00m
KVRAF
3145 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:23 pm

rlared wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:02 pm Too many options paralyzes me. I don't even have time to learn the instruments I have!!
You should try owning VC 8 and the KORG Collection 3, LOL!!! I know what you speak of! :D
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:58 pm

noiseboyuk wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:23 amAh no. If you wait for v10 to be released, you’ll pay full whack. Unless you wait another 2 years AFTER v10 is released, when you’ll get a really fantastic deal.
What I meant was that I'd wait to upgrade to v9 until v10 was imminent. So I'd stay one gen behind but pay a tiny fraction of full price. Anything else is just throwing money away.
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Post Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:52 pm

BONES wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:58 pmWhat I meant was that I'd wait to upgrade to v9 until v10 was imminent. So I'd stay one gen behind but pay a tiny fraction of full price. Anything else is just throwing money away.
…but when you get there, you’d be a mug not to wait for v11…
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J Veronica
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12 posts since 23 Jul, 2020

Post Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:33 am

I bought V8 last year for the Juno, Jupiter and Synclavier. Cost me £350 and worth every penny.

A V9 purchase will depend on what it brings. If there's a JX-8P and a reworked Prophet 5 I'll grab it.

Otherwise I feel like I have everything I need already between V8 and Omnisphere.

felis
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945 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:20 am

I updated to V8, got the FX2 collection, and also got Pigments, all last year, so I'm pretty well stocked up on Arturia stuff.
I really like their stuff, and it's always fun to see what they come up with next.

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melomood
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:33 am

BONES wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:07 am If I'm honest, I have no interest in at least half of the collection and there is a very big difference between an enthusiast and a collector. At this price, though, you really only need to be interested in two or three of them for it to be a bargain so I will probably bite the bullet and do it.
noiseboyuk wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:49 amYes, that’s how it works with Arturia. Every company has their own sales policy. Without fail, everyone bitches at the upgrade prices when a new release comes out from Arturia - today it’s Modo Bass. Wait a year or two, it’s crazy cheap.
If that really is their strategy, it's pretty dumb. If I buy v8 today, why would I bother upgrading to v9 in a month or two? I'm far more likely to wait for v10 in a year or so, when I'm bored with what I got today and the upgrade price seems more reasonable.
If Arturia announced that V9 would be doing away with the current GUI installation, I could see a reason to upgrade in a month. Not that it's ever happening

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Spencer Maddox
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813 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from The Empire State

Post Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:10 am

Just checked, I got it too.
Even if V9 is coming, which I'm almost 100% positive it is, for someone who ONLY owns Pigments this is an absolutely unbelievable offer.
Thank you bones, I would of never seen this.
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syntonica
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1374 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:33 am

I'm still on v6 and just got the $99 offer. Until they smallify their absurd resource usage, I'm going to have to pass, as much as I might enjoy the revamped Jupiter and the other additions.

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