Arturia V Collection 8 Stupidly Cheap Offer

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_leras
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1135 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:42 pm

bmanic wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:47 am 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!
It's definitely a very present sound. They did a great job. It sounds like something real.

It's weird to program, or even tweak. Sounds great though.

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4damind
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5604 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:35 am

I had the 99€ upgrade offer. Since I am still on V6, it was time for an upgrade ;) However, I don't use all the plug-ins in the package either.
Does anyone know which of the older plug-ins have received a major update? I only remember an improved Jupiter 8 v2 and that the Minimoog got an improved filter. But Matrix12 etc. are all still the old versions, right?

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EnGee
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7840 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from Auckland, NZ

Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:43 am

4damind wrote: Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:35 am I had the 99€ upgrade offer. Since I am still on V6, it was time for an upgrade ;) However, I don't use all the plug-ins in the package either.
Does anyone know which of the older plug-ins have received a major update? I only remember an improved Jupiter 8 v2 and that the Minimoog got an improved filter. But Matrix12 etc. are all still the old versions, right?
Yes the mini v definitely, but I think most of the old ones have un update! I think only Modular remained the same. Matrix 12 sounded good from the beginning!
To my ears, Prophet sounds really good (the analogue), so I don't know if they improve it or not.
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jdoo
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614 posts since 23 Dec, 2011

Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:05 pm

I upgraded for VC 6,and most of the VC6 instruments are the same versions in VC8. I.E. with a couple of exceptions - have not been re-written enough for Arturia to charge for them. What I'm saying ... is the VC6 versions with the following two exceptions, are the same versions you will get in VC 8.

Jup-8 V3 is dropped.. and replaced with the V4. Stage-73 is dropped and replaced by V2.

These are new if you move from VC6 to VC8:
OB-Xa
Emulator II V
Vocoder V
Jun-6 V
Synthi V
CZ V
Mellotron V

Patchworks included in what I got
Synthopedia included in what I got

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jamcat
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2064 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:21 pm

When Arturia updates an existing version of an instrument, yours will be updated if your V Collection includes it, regardless of how old your V Collection version is. So the only difference in a newer V Collection will be the instruments that were added since the Collection you purchased.

For example Prophet V3 is included in both V Collection 6 and 8. So either one you own, you will have the latest version, which is v3.9.1.1843.
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jdoo
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:36 pm

jamcat wrote: Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:21 pm When Arturia updates an existing version of an instrument, yours will be updated if your V Collection includes it, regardless of how old your V Collection version is. So the only difference in a newer V Collection will be the instruments that were added since the Collection you purchased.
This was true.. until Arturia began re-writing the underlying versions significantly. That is.. Jup 8V and Stage were re-written significantly, and the new versions were not given to previous V Collection owners in ASC.. We're arguing semantics though. :)

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jamcat
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:40 pm

Well, that's because V3 and V4 are two different instruments. My V Collection 4 has zero instruments in common with V Collection 6 or 8. Those older Vs did not get free upgrades either. So that's always the case when the V# goes up.

That also maintains backwards compatibility, so if I wanted to install Jupiter-8 V2 next to Jup-8 V3 and Jup-8 V4, I could have all 3 versions on my system.
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jdoo
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:38 pm

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Dude.. I think we're saying the same thing, but looking at it differently. In any case - my initial post - was to point out that from VC6 to VC8 -- all the versions via ASC are the same except the two I mentioned. :)
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jamcat
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:30 pm

I wasn't ever arguing against your post, just supplementing it. ;)
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4damind
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5604 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:21 am

jdoo wrote: Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:05 pm I upgraded for VC 6,and most of the VC6 instruments are the same versions in VC8. I.E. with a couple of exceptions - have not been re-written enough for Arturia to charge for them. What I'm saying ... is the VC6 versions with the following two exceptions, are the same versions you will get in VC 8.

Jup-8 V3 is dropped.. and replaced with the V4. Stage-73 is dropped and replaced by V2.

These are new if you move from VC6 to VC8:
OB-Xa
Emulator II V
Vocoder V
Jun-6 V
Synthi V
CZ V
Mellotron V

Patchworks included in what I got
Synthopedia included in what I got
Thank you, that's a good overview.
Jupiter 8 v4 is the most interesting plugin for me, because it was more or less completely rewritten (?). Among the new plug-ins, I also found the Casio quite interesting. But not so interesting to pay the full price for the V-Collection update :P

Bla28
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Post Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:22 pm

Synth Master Jedi wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:45 am
Bla28 wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:13 am Not going to buy Pigment so that I can buy the V8 collection. Arturia should make this deal available to everyone.
No they shouldn't. Why should any bum off the street who has never bought a single thing from Arturia get to buy V8 for this super discounted price?

I don't care about bums.
I am pretty sure I am one of the highest earners on this entire forum lol. :hihi:

Synth Master Jedi
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Post Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:28 am

Bla28 wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:22 pm
Synth Master Jedi wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:45 am
Bla28 wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:13 am Not going to buy Pigment so that I can buy the V8 collection. Arturia should make this deal available to everyone.
No they shouldn't. Why should any bum off the street who has never bought a single thing from Arturia get to buy V8 for this super discounted price?

I don't care about bums.
I am pretty sure I am one of the highest earners on this entire forum lol. :hihi:
You might very well be. I have no idea what the financial situation of any member of this forum is, nor is it something that I give much thought to.

However, my post was meant more in a general sense and I wasn't calling you a bum personally. I doubt that there are many real, actual bums who would visit this forum.

I still do believe that the discount should not be available for "everybody" and it isn't, so all is good.

benjamind
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Post Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:38 am

Was Wurli V updated?
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felis
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Post Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:58 am

jamcat wrote: Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:40 pm Well, that's because V3 and V4 are two different instruments.My V Collection 4 has zero instruments in common with V Collection 6 or 8. Those older Vs did not get free upgrades either. So that's always the case when the V# goes up.

That also maintains backwards compatibility, so if I wanted to install Jupiter-8 V2 next to Jup-8 V3 and Jup-8 V4, I could have all 3 versions on my system.
Some of the instruments are the same, but a lot have been added or updated:
https://www.arturia.com/company/press/p ... lection3_0

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jamcat
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2064 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:07 am

They’re definitely all different. I only have V Collection 8 installed, and there is an “install” button for every V Collection 4 instrument in ASC. None say “installed.” V Collection 6 shows a mix of installed and not installed instruments.
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