Arturia's Mission is to provide musicians with unique means of creation for unforgettable performances. Focusing on innovation, we strive to integrate the latest advances in computer music research and technology into our products. This involves working closely with partner research institutions, in the development of cutting-edge musical instruments and software.
Our instruments have gone on to be used in making many hit records and soundtracks.
Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, by Frédéric Brun and Gilles Pommereuil, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians.
Frédéric and Gilles, both engineering students at INPG, Grenoble Institute of Technology, shared a vision that technology could open music creation to everyone. Their first product, Storm, was an all-in-one virtual studio, allowing anyone to create music easily, for little money.
In 2003, Arturia began to recreate legendary analogue hardware synthesizers in digital format. Their first software synth, the Modular V, was critically acclaimed and became a great success. Several other software instruments were released in the years following, giving to many musicians access to legendary sounds and creative possibilities they could only dream off.
Arturia software synthesizers are based on TAE (standing for True Analog Emulation), an advanced proprietary technology allowing accurate modelling of analogue circuitry behaviour on personal computers. Developed by Arturia's in-house Signal Processing team, this technology has been employed to successfully recreate the sounds produced by many classic analogue synthesizers. It keeps on evolving and becomes more precise year after year.