I'm a novice, but I'm loving this thing! Comparing my hard Jupiter 8 and the soft Jupiter 8V, I was pleased to find that their oscillator sections are all but identical, with merely cosmetic differences to distinguish them. Prophet V takes this a step further, offering an additional modulation source the amplitude envelope and no fewer than nine additional destinations that include individual pitch modulations for Oscillators A, B, C, and D. Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too! Most noticeable of all, however, are the problems with the band-pass filter, revealed by passing white noise through the filter in band-pass mode with the resonance set to maximum. The Prophet-5 sounds amazing, and all of the presets are well-designed and flexibly varied. There are four effects slots provided within 8V: two that are applied on a voice-by-voice basis, and two that affect the patch as a whole. Moving on, I measured the fastest transients that the two synths can generate, which revealed some stunning results. Arturia's programmers are good at graphics and they have really got it right this time.
But while it's tempting to assume that the Laboratory version is much the same, with just a bit more of this and a smidgen more of that, it would be a mistake, because, in three important ways, the Laboratory is much more powerful than its siblings. . Something is for sure: Arturia's team never stops working! The sounds were very different. However, the build quality, expense, and unintuitive user interface prevented it becoming a world-beater. Look at the screenshots and listen to the sound: No similarity. After long, fulfilling relationships with my analog synths various Moogs, Rolands, etc.
This is my first synthesizer, so I can't really compare it to anything else, but it is sooooo much fun. As always, the answer is 'the sound'. There's also a problem with the graphics: there were innumerable times during this review when I had to wait for the 8V to display key presses from up to half a minute earlier before I could ask it to do anything else, such as modify a knob or press a switch. I was a bit skeptical about this software synth but when I dug into it. The multi mode and modulation matrix are particularly cool, allowing you to play and layer several sounds simultaneously, plus route the synth voices to a variety of parameters. The Big Picture While the new instruments are arguably the biggest attractions in the V Collection, there are quite a few enhancements—and an interesting subtraction—across the entire collection.
You get three and they can be completely independent from one another. For example, when increasing the amplitude of Oscillator B's triangle wave when used as the Poly-Mod source for Oscillator A, the overriding effect in Prophet V is of the pitch dropping, whereas on the original it's of the pitch rising. There is also a set of five additional effects, cleverly implemented as guitar pedals that can be re-ordered and edited directly, and an assortment of reverbs that includes convolutions of the original Farfisa spring, along with Eminent and King models. To my surprise, I didn't. Unfortunately, the weak link for the Arturia Minibrute is the keyboard. Having analysed the bits and pieces, I decided to start programming some real sounds.
Lot's of people saying this one does not sounds like a real Jupiter, but they don't consider the fact that even a Jupiter doesn't sounds like another Jupiter. Sign up to their website to get a special price! Pigments due to its layout and approach an outstanding way to learn how to use a Synth. Their synth was first presented at the. The chief design element in Pigments — and why it works so well — is that hovering over each of these parameter names will indicate in its constituent colour where else on the synth it is connected to. He found that the stand-alone version worked with limited polyphony, but within Sonar v6. It's a hassle to have all my expensive authorizations spread out over three or four tiny plastic gumsticks.
But despite its limitations, Hybrid mode is a powerful architecture. I wish Arturia would get hip to iLok. Increasing the cut-off frequency beyond a value of 81 introduces all manner of strange, low-frequency artifacts. This is much clearer than on the original, as is the method for balancing the oscillators and creating vector envelopes: just click on Envelope in the Modulation section and then select Mixer, whereupon you can 'pull' the vector points into position to create dynamic effects much more quickly and easily than was possible on the original. As it happens, they didn't.
The knobs are tight so you can make very fine adjustments. The only warning I would note is that you might feel a little overwhelmed at first, because there are so many options to modulate your sound. It's down right addictive despite its limitations. This is not a piano or a workstation - it is a raw and beautiful noise machine. I noticed the other day one of the keys sticking up and upon close inspection I realized the plastic piece connecting the key to the bed completely snapped in half.
Arturia's literature states that they modelled their Prophet 5 emulation on the Rev 2 and Rev 3 models of the original synth, so the best instrument for comparison would be a Rev 3 Prophet 5 or a Prophet 10, which, if you ignore a handful of enhancements, is just a pair of Rev 3s in wolf's clothing. This one is also one of my favourites to reproduce the sounds of the eighties. In addition to those I've already mentioned, 8V would often decline to launch the first time I tried to invoke it, although it was perfectly happy the second time. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Feast your eyes on the V-Collection Classics Software Download.