An innovative new approach to synthesis, using the advantages of virtual instruments to provide less technically inclined musicians with access to their favourite sounds.

Music Tech Magazine - August 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

So whether you're an electronic musician/producer/DJ or you just need access to some vintage sounds once in a while, Analog Factory is an absolute must have... and if you're producing Drum'n'Bass, that goes double time! But don't take my word for it... Laurent Garnier and Paul Hartnoll from Orbital are official endorsees... and Klaus Schulze is one of the sound designers... what more do you need to know?...

The Technofile - August 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Its worth pointing out that the thing that set this apart from your average preset machine is that the engine used for each patch is different depending on the synth it is modeled on.

Sonicstate.com - August 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Over the past three years, Arturia have been responsible for developing some of the best hardware synth emulations money can buy. Their latest release -Analog Factory- will inevitably be perceived as a 'greatest hits' package, as it features the best of their sounds in an accessible, user-friendly and configurable interface.

Computer Music - July 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Arturia's strong points have always been the elegance of their designs, the creativity and inspiration of their presets, and the full spectral dimension and raw presence of their sounds. While Analog Factory does not offer quite the vast programming possibilities of the soft synths from which its 2,000 sounds are drawn, it distills Arturia's mission-and its finest qualities-down to a handful of knobs, a couple thousand killer sounds and a streamlined, no-learning curve layout.

Future Music US - November 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Cleverly, the presets are grouped not only by instrument, characteristics, and type, but also by CPU usage, allowing for swift, intelligent choices in (for example) a laptop-type scenario. Much like a "best-of" compilation from a band, Analog Factory saves you the digging and dollars, and allows for instant gratification.

XLR8R - November 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Arturia Analog Factory is perfect for anyone who likes vintage synth sounds, and likes to load up a good sound quickly and easily, with a fair bit of control to edit the parameters. The sounds are powerful and ready to use. Arturia have made it easy, all you need to do is sit down and make some music!

Play - September 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Ultimately, Analog Factory is useful for anyone who wants an extremely easy-to-use but phat-sounding synthesizer.

Knowledge Magazine - September 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Analog Factory delivers impressive, archaic analog tones with aplomb. Mac Life Editors'Choice Award.

Mac Life - February 2007 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

In whatever context Analog Factory is used, it sounds very good indeed and represents an excellent way of gaining access to a lot of classic analogue sounds for a very modest outlay.

Sound On Sound - January 2007 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland’s original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

An outstanding collection of Arturia's best sounds wrapped in a slick and exceptionally user-friendly instrument. -MusicTech Excellence & MusicTech Choice Awards-

Music Tech Magazine - March 2008 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Analog Factory is a fantastic bargain for the computer musician who doesn't require all the bells and whistles of the full emulations and may even inspire a new way of working for the gear obsessed among us (raise your hands). DJs and live performers will find Analog Factory's low overhead, streamlined operation, and performance-oriented features to be a fine companion for their laptop. Analog compulsives will be better served by the individual emulations with their sometimes-idiosyncratic interfaces. For everyone else, Analog Factory cuts the crap and delivers what truly made these instruments great, the killer sounds.

Create Digital Music - August 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

The Analog Factory sounds are excellent, concentrating on what each synth does best: the MiniMg for cutting lead and squelchy bass lines, the Mg Modular for strong multi-oscillator noises, the ARP2600 V for weird effects, the Yamaha CS80 for swirly ensembles, and so on. Even taking this simplification of each synth emulation into account, Analog Factory represents a new record for value. It's hard to beat the concept of providing some of the best virtual analogue sounds marketed over the last couple of years in a compact, affordable package. Quick accessibility of sounds using the Favourites list makes this a powerful tool in the studio or, if you're brave enough to take out a laptop, on stage.

Keyboard Player - December 2006 - Analog Experience THE FACTORY

Laboratory is the most ambitious and editable yet of the Analog Experience series. […] It’s a superb package for a DAW owner who would love to add the sounds and realtime control associated with analog synths, as well as a quality keyboard and general-purpose MIDI controller. Overall, Laboratory is an easy, cost-effective way to add the Analog Experience to a recording or live performance setup.

Electronic Musician - Analog Experience THE LABORATORY

The variety of sounds alone is welcome, but the addition of scenes takes the controller into a whole other dimension altogether, thanks to the splits, layers, melodies, pads, and so on. This is an exceptional deal for those who love the sound of analog,

Harmony Central - Analog Experience THE LABORATORY

If you've been admiring the soft synths in Arturia's range but lack the funds to get onboard, there's no doubt that the Analog Player provides a cost-effective way to get your hands on 1,000 hand-picked Arturia sounds, which are warm and impressively faithful to the sound of the synths they emulate.

Future Music - November 2010 - Analog Experience THE PLAYER

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Sonicstate.com - November 2010 - Analog Experience THE PLAYER

Overall, I'm very impressed by what Arturia is able to deliver at this price point: For less than the cost of many virtual analog plug-ins alone, you get the controller and a bunch of useful sounds. I've always been fond of their virtual instruments; the Player makes that "analog experience" available to a much wider, and more budget-conscious, audience. -Craig Anderton-

Harmony Central - September 2010 - Analog Experience THE PLAYER

A great piece of software with highly usable sounds. Now coupled with a classy, well-constructed piece of hardware, this is truly an awesome package. The whole thing sounds and feels like an instrument from a far higher price bracket. So, if fat, tweakable sounds are your thing, this is well worth a look.

Music Tech Magazine - April 2008 - Analog Factory

This is a solid solution for anyone who wants quality analogue presets and a stunning keyboard. -Computer Music Value for Money & Computer Music Performance Awards-

Computer Music - April 2008 - Analog Factory

Its attractive price combined with its excellent audio quality and well-constructed controller make this package an excellent option for anyone looking to expand beyond the basics provided with most DAW software. There's a consistency to every decision that went into making this product, and it's a fine example of doing one thing -analog synth emulations- very well.

Recording - August 2008 - Analog Factory

Whether you use this as a standalone or as a plug-in, if you've ever dreamed of owing a classic synth you should definitely check this out. The 3500 presets give you an endless choice of sounds, each of which provide instant gratification as soon as you press the keys. If you take your time and learn the simple steps of this package, you won't be disappointed.

iDJ - August 2008 - Analog Factory

An easy to use, yet hugely powerful synth library complete with desirable and well-integrated custom keyboard controller.

Sound On Sound - July 2008 - Analog Factory

Analog Factory Experience is a clever product that fills a unique niche - at a lower-than-expected price. Thumbs up.

Harmony Central - July 2008 - Analog Factory

Analog Factory Experience is an excellent tool for anyone who may be intimidated by the technicality of computer music, or who wants fast access to a gaggle of nice analog sounds.

Remix Magazine - July 2008 - Analog Factory

I am simply blown away... seriously... I've had Analog Factory Experience for some time now and I have not lost a single bit of my enthusiasm for this groundbreaking product. I've carried it everywhere, moved the rotary knobs and the sliders more than most people would do in 3 years and they feel as good as the day that I opened the box.

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2008 - Analog Factory

The Analog Factory Experience is a superb synthesizer in its own right. It has almost all of the sonic character of an analogue synth, and with a price tag of 230 GBP (software and MIDI controller), it's a sound investment (pun intended). An ideal product for anyone who's more interested in playing than designing their own patches. -Future Music Value Award-

Future Music - March 2008 - Analog Factory

The convenience of software with hardware control. Seven great-sounding synths. The keyboard looks and feels great.

musicradar.com - March 2008 - Analog Factory

AFE has become what I reach for first when I need great analog synth sounds in a "create a virtual instrument track and hit record" kind of hurry. While we hate to pull out the cliche, "would be a bargain at twice the price," it really is true here. At $349, AFE is such an outstanding value that it's virtually a poster child for our Key Buy award. -Key Buy award-

Keyboard Magazine - May 2008 - Analog Factory

Great variety of sounds with lots of presets. Tweakability is welcome. Sturdy, well-made keyboard controller. Fast and fun.

EQ Magazine - November 2008 - Analog Factory

Arturia has come up with a truly versatile, totally excellent sound machine. If you are looking for a one-stop shop for scrumptious sonic spice, make sure to experience this cool combo. -Editors' Choice Award-

Mac Life - October 2008 - Analog Factory

To be honest, I was ready to buy just the physical MIDI controller for $300 -it's that nice- and yes, you can use it to control any MIDI software. When you include the perfectly integrated software synth in this package, it's a pretty insane deal. Go download the demo and hear it for yourself, but don't underestimate the importance of hardware/software integration in making this hybrid synth a winner. This design gives me a lot of hope for the possibility of having increasingly soulful connections to modeled analog instruments.

Tape Op Magazine - February 2009 - Analog Factory

Overall, Arturia's Analog Factory Experience is a steal at the street price of $299. Due to the length of our TestDrive, we were able to see the product through several upgrades that addressed most of the shortcomings some of our testers initially encountered. With a wealth of usable, high-quality sounds, a heavy-duty, yet attractive, MIDI controller and now rock solid stability, the AFE can find itself as easily in the studio as on the stage. Highly Recommended.

FutureMusic.com - February 2009 - Analog Factory

Hybrid solutions of Arturia’s twin product lines makes perfect sense. As you’d expect with Arturia’s pedigree, the sounds are wonderful. The keyboard is a worthwhile addition with greatly extended control for both Laboratory and full-plugs too. Without question, this is the most must-have Analog Experience to date.

Future Music UK - August 2011 - Analog Laboratory

Laboratory is the most ambitious and editable yet of the Analog Experience series.
I was raised on analog synths, and I feel Arturia is faithful to what made them special—part of which was realtime control. It’s a superb package for a DAW owner who would love to add the sounds and realtime control associated with analog synths, as well as a quality keyboard and general-purpose MIDI controller. Overall, Laboratory is an easy, cost-effective way to add the analog experience to a recording or live performance setup.

Electronic Musician - August 2011 - Analog Laboratory

This is really a must have plugin in my opinion, as it allows you taste all the goodies from Arturia in one go.

SoundandGear - Analog Laboratory

Arturia turns a classic synthesizer into a superb piece of software [...] This is a great product that will appeal to fans of the original ARP 2600. Beginners, however, may well find it a little bit confusing, but persevere! ARP2600 V sounds authentic and can accurately recall complex sound patches. A major achievement.

Mac Format - April 2005 - ARP2600 V

Arturia turns a classic synthesizer into a superb piece of software [...] This is a great product that will appeal to fans of the original ARP 2600. Beginners, however, may well find it a little bit confusing, but persevere! ARP2600 V sounds authentic and can accurately recall complex sound patches. A major achievement.

Mac Format - April 2005 - ARP2600 V

A few obvious advantages of the 2600 V over the original hardware unit cannot be overstated.[...] For us it has become an immediate favourite -- a very worthy addition to anyone's virtual synth collection.

Music Connection - April 2005 - ARP2600 V

A few obvious advantages of the 2600 V over the original hardware unit cannot be overstated.[...] For us it has become an immediate favourite -- a very worthy addition to anyone's virtual synth collection.

Music Connection - April 2005 - ARP2600 V

So how closely does the 2600 V reproduce the flavour of the original? [...] So while I can't attest to how truly authentic at waveform level Arturia's True Analog Emulation methodology is, I can definitely say that the 2600 V does seem to very successfully capture much of that specific Arp "flavour" in terms of oscillator and filter "punchiness [...] If you're fairly synth-savvy, or if you already know your way around the original Arp 2600, then with its flexible semi-modular approach as well a new extended modulation routings, the 2600 is recommended for a wide array of classic analog sounds both as an instrument and as source of wild sound effects.

Grooves Magazine - April 2005 - ARP2600 V

So how closely does the 2600 V reproduce the flavour of the original? [...] So while I can't attest to how truly authentic at waveform level Arturia's True Analog Emulation methodology is, I can definitely say that the 2600 V does seem to very successfully capture much of that specific Arp "flavour" in terms of oscillator and filter "punchiness [...] If you're fairly synth-savvy, or if you already know your way around the original Arp 2600, then with its flexible semi-modular approach as well a new extended modulation routings, the 2600 is recommended for a wide array of classic analog sounds both as an instrument and as source of wild sound effects.

Grooves Magazine - April 2005 - ARP2600 V

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - ARP2600 V

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - ARP2600 V

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - ARP2600 V

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - ARP2600 V

France's Arturia earned acclaim for its emulations of the MiniMg, Mg Modular and yamha CS-80, si it's not surprise their 2600 V is stunning as well. [...] The 2600 V is a great place to begin your adventure in synthesis, or, for the initiated, it's a refreshing return to classic tones and modular programming.

Future Music - June 2005 - ARP2600 V

France's Arturia earned acclaim for its emulations of the MiniMg, Mg Modular and yamha CS-80, si it's not surprise their 2600 V is stunning as well. [...] The 2600 V is a great place to begin your adventure in synthesis, or, for the initiated, it's a refreshing return to classic tones and modular programming.

Future Music - June 2005 - ARP2600 V

Thanks to the Arturia 2600 V and Way our Ware TimewARP2600 virtual synths, not only is the 2600 sound available again in an inexpensive and easy-to-find package, but the Arturia version features a recreation of the 1601 sequencer. [...] As an ARP 2600 reproduction, Arturia's 2600 V comes tantalizingly close. [...] as a modular synth with a built-in analog sequencer, the 2600 V positively rocks! It's got that definitive Arturian warmth with oodles of modulation options and is perfect complement to a rig that already has a few more traditional virtual synths.

Keyboard - March 2005 - ARP2600 V

Thanks to the Arturia 2600 V and Way our Ware TimewARP2600 virtual synths, not only is the 2600 sound available again in an inexpensive and easy-to-find package, but the Arturia version features a recreation of the 1601 sequencer. [...] As an ARP 2600 reproduction, Arturia's 2600 V comes tantalizingly close. [...] as a modular synth with a built-in analog sequencer, the 2600 V positively rocks! It's got that definitive Arturian warmth with oodles of modulation options and is perfect complement to a rig that already has a few more traditional virtual synths.

Keyboard - March 2005 - ARP2600 V

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - ARP2600 V

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - ARP2600 V

I'll just summarize by saying that for both novices and experienced users alike, Arturia's revamping of ARP's classic synth looks and sounds incredible; it is stable and efficient; and it shouldn't get boring for a very long time - if ever.

Remix - May 2005 - ARP2600 V

I'll just summarize by saying that for both novices and experienced users alike, Arturia's revamping of ARP's classic synth looks and sounds incredible; it is stable and efficient; and it shouldn't get boring for a very long time - if ever.

Remix - May 2005 - ARP2600 V

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - ARP2600 V

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - ARP2600 V

Arturia's software version of the famed 2600 is exactly what one should expect out of an emulation piece: It has both the coveted sound of the original and the modern extras that users don't want to live without.

Remix - January 2006 - ARP2600 V

Arturia's software version of the famed 2600 is exactly what one should expect out of an emulation piece: It has both the coveted sound of the original and the modern extras that users don't want to live without.

Remix - January 2006 - ARP2600 V

Audiofuse consciously moves away from the single-knob and break-out cable design of other audio manufacturers and instead opts to provide as much hands-on control as possible.

Sound on Sound - January 2015 - AudioFuse

AudioFuse is a serious bit of kit, and it really sounds fantastic.

Doctor Mix - June 2017 - AudioFuse

Designed for musicians who need a compact audio interface for recording inside and outside the studio.

Fact Mag - June 2017 - AudioFuse

AudioFuse offers an impressive range of I/O options.

Music Radar - January 2015 - AudioFuse

I really like it! AudioFuse has the audio interface design and functionality on the unit I’ve been screaming out for for a long time.

Ask Audio Mag - June 2017 - AudioFuse

The AudioFuse is an excellent audio interface with multiple qualities, good value for money, and dizzying specifications.

Audiofanzine - June 2017 - AudioFuse

Competition in the world of desktop interfaces is becoming increasingly fierce, but the AudioFuse is perhaps the most versatile such interface yet, with several genuinely unique features. If you need a Swiss Army knife of the audio world, the AudioFuse has more blades than most.

Sound On Sound - July 2017 - AudioFuse

The BeatStep is well built, well designed, compact and just plain enjoyable to use. Add to this the step sequencer and the fact it retails for under $100 and it seems we have ourselves a bit of a winner.

Ask Audio Magazine - 40268 - BeatStep

BeatStep is a MIDI Controller and Step Sequencer in one. Solid. Small. Cheap. Great pads. Easy to use - All I can say is I love this piece of hardware for what it is.

BeatFlakes - 40268 - BeatStep

BeatStep is only slightly larger than half an A4 page but feels substantial

Computer Music - 40298 - BeatStep

Bottom Line: Hugely Powerful Controller and Software, Great Value - it’s easily become an essential piece of gear

Create Digital Music - 40268 - BeatStep

The best compliment for Arturia and the BeatStep is probably that I did not send back the test unit, but I am going to buy it.

Digital-notes.de - 40329 - BeatStep

This lightweight, desktop controller can be used with just about any instrument you own, whether it's software or hardware-based, using MIDI and CV:Gate signals

Electronic Musician - 40268 - BeatStep

Put simply, your wish is BeatStep’s command.

Keyboard US - 40178 - BeatStep

This has to be the runaway bang-for-buck hit of NAMM 2014. whether you need drum machine-style groove entry or a primary sequencer for your modular synth rig, you’re covered.

Keyboard US - 40268 - BeatStep

Fun, useful, flexible and packs a big punch for the price

KR Home Studio - 40298 - BeatStep

A very powerful and fast controller, taking only little space in your studio, perfect for your travels it will allow you programming and execution "LIVE"

Meet Music Magazine - 40237 - BeatStep

BeatStep has to be the runaway bang-for-buck hit of NAMM 2014. Whether you need drum machine-style groove entry or a primary sequencer for your modular synth rig, you're covered.

KeyBoard - April 2014 - BeatStep

Fun, useful, flexible and packs a big punch for the price

Future Music - 40329 - BeatStep

With its excellent build quality, its multiple types of connections and the richness and simplicity of setting mainly via MIDI Control Center, BeatStep is undoubtedly a success.

Audiofanzine - 40268 - BeatStep

If you’re looking for something that can infuse some of the analog sequencer variability and groove to your productions, the BeatStep can get you there.

Resident Advisor - 40268 - BeatStep

Basically as a tool it's got plenty to offer for the price. It certainly has a role in most setups.

Sonic State - 40298 - BeatStep

We love Arturia, you love Arturia, and it seems the French masters of hybrid synthesis are about to spread more love. BeatStep is likely to be one of the most important tools you'll want in your electronic arsenal

Futur Music - 40237 - BeatStep

If you have external midi equipment, analog hardware, an iPad or a laptop, for that matter, then you probably owe it to yourself to give the BeatStep a test run. The easy to work the features and the low price bodes well for the future if Arturia with BeatStep could setting a trend ball rolling.

Studio magazine - 40359 - BeatStep

What makes BeatStep controller an especially interesting surprise from Arturia is the fact that being a step sequencer with USB connection it also has a cv / gate output that makes it easy to use with analog synthesizers.

Studio magazine - 40237 - BeatStep

Beatstep is a great controller, at a great price!

Audio Technology magazine - August 2014 - BeatStep

The BeatStep is a David in a Goli- ath market. It may be small, yet it is mighty good and opens a door to in- spiration and creativity in both music creation and live performance.

CanadianMusician - October 2014 - BeatStep

An excellent MIDI controller that unites the worlds of software and hardware at a price that's hard to ignore

Music Tech magazine - October 2014 - BeatStep

If you’re a laptop performer in the market for drum pads, a flexible control surface and a hands-on step sequencer, the Beatstep could be exactly what you’re looking for!

Sound On Sound - January 2015 - BeatStep

Arturia deserve accolades for creating something that stands out from the crowd.

Ask Audio Magazine - August 2014 - BeatStep

Great control for synths, doubles as a set of drum pads & creative playback modes

Computer Music - August 2014 - BeatStep

BeatStep Pro rethinks the whole control interface to make the kind of sequencer that could be at the center of a really amazing gig.

Create Digital Music - January 2015 - BeatStep Pro

Arturia have released a Pro version of the Beatstep and we’re pretty sure we’re about to fall in love all over again.

Future Music - March 2015 - BeatStep Pro

There’s huge flexibility here.

Future Music - March 2017 - BeatStep Pro

I would be most inclined to use BRASS -the solo trumpet in particular- in conjunction with sampled instruments, not to their exclusion. If BRASS is viewed as a step on what will undoubtedly be a continuing journey to maximize the possibilities of physical modeling, Arturia deserves a lot of credit.

Recording - July 2006 - Brass

Arturia makes an impressive move into physical modelling. BRASS might be heavy on your CPU resources, but the expression and character achievable with the trumpet model alone is certainly worth the drain.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2006 - Brass

Bottom Line - BRASS is a comprehensive, astonishing software package that has opened new avenues in the world of softsynths. I hope that Arturia continue to move in this direction because they aren't just emulating anymore; they're giving something back to musicians that we haven't seen in years; and that is the capability to create, control and add soul back into the often sterile software that merely offers instant gratification and then rapidly loses it luster....

www.cakewalknet.com - May 2006 - Brass

Brass provides resources for realism and user control that sampled brass libraries, no matter how good, simply can't match. The program is sure to be embraced by jingle producers who need quick access to high-energy pop arrangements, film-score composers who need to rough out convincing demos, and home-studio owners who want to spice up a funk or Latin track but aren't set up to record a real horn section.

Electronic Musician - May 2006 - Brass

By anyone's standards, Brass is an impressive piece of technology, and you really feel it does represent a breakthrough in software renditions of real instruments. The trumpet model in particular is quite brilliant, both in terms of its sound and the way you can interact with it via a MIDI keyboard. It's also uncannily human in its response....

Sound On Sound - May 2006 - Brass

If you're looking for software with which to create brass sections in jazz and pop, the Brass 2.0 will probably have you covered. Easy to use at a surface level and highly configurable below, it has extensive controls, handy riff facilities and for creating virtual trumpet performances it's arguably the best software for the job.

Music Tech Magazine - May 2010 - Brass

BRASS is clearly the result of much research and programming. Arturia has taken care to write an outstanding manual; they want to equip you with everything you need to be a success in creating music with this program. Yes, BRASS is a cpu hog, but the results speak for themselves: three vibrant instruments that take a significant step forward in the electronic creation of acoustic sound. This won't replace mammoth sample libraries for film scorers, but can take a place along side those libraries, as an adjunct to those libraries. The amount of expressivity coupled with the realism of sound put this virtual instrument in a class by itself. Très bien, Arturia.

audioMIDI.com - April 2006 - Brass

In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound.

Remix - April 2004 - CS-80 V

In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound.

Remix - April 2004 - CS-80 V

Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original.

MacFormat - February 2004 - CS-80 V

Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original.

MacFormat - February 2004 - CS-80 V

So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine.

Future Music - February 2004 - CS-80 V

So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine.

Future Music - February 2004 - CS-80 V

Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers.

Music Tech Magazine - January 2004 - CS-80 V

Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers.

Music Tech Magazine - January 2004 - CS-80 V

The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day.

Keyboard - January 2004 - CS-80 V

The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day.

Keyboard - January 2004 - CS-80 V

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - CS-80 V

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - CS-80 V

A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track.

Future Music - July 2007 - CS-80 V

A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track.

Future Music - July 2007 - CS-80 V

A characterful analogue drum machine with some uniquely creative sequencing tricks up its sleeve

Future Music - November 2016 - DrumBrute

The DrumBrute is a lot of fun to use, it is refreshing to see a more affordable machine that has a sound of its own.

Music Tech Magazine - February 2017 - DrumBrute

The Drumbrute deserves to be as successful as its predecessors. It's a very neatly designed product that's easy to use on the surface and full of useful features once you get deeper.

Resident Advisor - November 2016 - DrumBrute

With the DrumBrute, Arturia have created what many of us have desired for years and have done it in their own particular style. Highly recommended.

Sound on Sound - December 2016 - DrumBrute

This instrument brings back the joy of creating beats in a way that more generic devices can struggle to do.

Ask Audio Mag - December 2016 - DrumBrute

With its 17 rich, fully analog per-cussion sounds, the DrumBrute has all the poten-tial of a future classic of the stage and studio.

Electronic Musician - March 2017 - DrumBrute

An excellent concept that pulls together the best sounds from Analog Factory, Ableton's famous Live sequencer in Lite version, Lounge Lizard's electric piano models and a selection of samples from Hip Hop masters ModernBeats. With this pack it is a now breeze to simply and efficiently create tracks with the best products available- all at a very convincing price.

Keyboards Recording - April 2010 - Hip Hop Producer

Each element can stand alone by itself, but the big issue here is value - you're getting a lot for your money. Granted, you're going to have a hard time taking it out of its hip-hop comfort zone; but then again, the package was never intended to be anything else, and does what it's supposed to do very well.

EQ Magazine - August 2010 - Hip Hop Producer

If you're a newcomer to Hip Hop production, or are a finger-in-all-pies kind of producer, there's no doubt that the Hip Hop Producer bundle contains everything you need to get started and offers great value for money.

Future Music UK - May 2010 - Hip Hop Producer

With Hip Hop Producer Arturia has put together an attractive package, which is for every beginner a comprehensive all-in-one solution. Depending on how good you are already equipped in terms of synth sounds, e-pianos and drum samples, this package can also be a useful addition to a wide range of existing tools. So the sounds offered in here are justified by their superior quality and professional standards. But also in view of the quantity you get offered very much for a little money - a full recommendation!

Keys Magazin - May 2010 - Hip Hop Producer

iMini brings the classic sound of the MiniMg to iOS. It sounds great and is not too intimidating to program.

Music App Blog - 2013-10-01 - iMini

iMini ranks among the big dogs for me if for nothing more than that coveted Mg sound that Arturia has so nicely emulated with their TAE technology

bboytechreport.com - 2013 - iMini

So, my rating... A Killer App! (The sound quality is... So fat!).

apps4idevices.com - 2013 - iMini

It not only matches the functionality of the original synth but it goes one further with chorus, delay, and a even polyphonic mode.

Future Music - 2013-04-01 - iMini

Arturia have done a brilliant job with iMini in reproducing the MiniMg feature set, expanding it in very sensible ways to give it a modern edge

musicappblog.com - 2013-03-01 - iMini

Easy to use and loaded with great sounds (and interchangeable sounds from desktop to iPad), this is a great app for the mobile musician.

musicplayers.com - 2013-03-01 - iMini

Arturia and Retronyms have done a superb job bringing this instrument to iOS.

MusicRadar.com - 2013-03-01 - iMini

First impressions of iMini are that it sounds superb, is very easy to use and there’s enough in the way of iOS control to make it supremely playable and tweakable

musictech.net - 2013-03-01 - iMini

what Arturia has added is a bonus to the sound overall, which is both right and varied. Superb.

Music Tech magazine - December 2014 - iMini

If it’s dark and irksome, clear as crystal, or hard hitting punch-through-the-mix bass, the $13 iProphet will provide.

Audio Technology magazine - November 2014 - iProphet

iProphet sounds great. It’s easy to use, fun to program and could earn its keep for those swirling vector pads alone. For the money, it’s pretty much a no?brainer.

Sound on Sound - February 2015 - iProphet

There’s nothing else like it in the synthesis world, and it wins our Key Buy award on grounds of technological excellence and outstanding value.

Keyboard USA - March 2015 - iProphet

Cheerfully cheap and sounds fabulous.

Audio Technology magazine - 2013-12-01 - iSem

iSEM brings it all “kicking and screaming” into this day and age by making the most of the latest developments available to its iPad host.

Audio Technology Magazine - 2013-12-01 - iSem

OVER THE PAST DECADE, ARTURIA HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB OF DELIVERING virtual versions of some of the world’s most famous vintage analog synths, rightfully earning accolades and endorsements from top artists and journalists.the iSEM is a fantastic synth—among the best available for iOS, actually. So, if you’re looking for another analog flavor in your iPad rig, I heartily endorse this app.

Keyboard Magazine - 40237 - iSem

Arturia realizes a new tour-de-force recreating a famous vintage synthesizer on iOS platform. the implementations are worth getting the ISEM that is truly comprehensive and simple to operate. a small wonder to install urgently on your iPad !

KR Home Studio - 2014-01-01 - iSem

I can say that iSEM sounds great, with a thick and rich sound that’s full of character and offers a wide range of programming possibilities that will please synth-heads with a yen to put an Oberheim in their pocket

Recording magazine - 40329 - iSem

This is a superb analogue-sounding synthesizer that can evoke memories of an SEM and much more. Simply great value for money.

Sound on Sound - 2013-12-01 - iSem

If you're a musician and you have an iPad, you need this app! Five bucks for something this good is simply insane. Even at the regular price of ten dollars, this synth is an absolute steal.

Harmony Central - August 2014 - iSem

iSEM is brilliantly and respectfully realised, and sounds truly gorgeous; and with AudioBus and Inter-App Audio also on the feature list, it’s a must-have for any iPad musician.

Computer Music - January 2014 - iSem

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - Jup-8 V

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - Jup-8 V

Arturia has produced a natural maturation of the classic. The synthesis is a superb match, and the new features feel right and elegantly provide what users originally had to concoct outboard workarounds for.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

Arturia has produced a natural maturation of the classic. The synthesis is a superb match, and the new features feel right and elegantly provide what users originally had to concoct outboard workarounds for.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland's original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland's original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - Jup-8 V

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

An instrument with a great sound, very expressive, easy to use, beautiful to see, with a lot of new features and an inspirational charm, a very low CPU load - unlike many other VSTi - and it's also not expensive... so what are you waiting for?

Rec'N'Play - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

An instrument with a great sound, very expressive, easy to use, beautiful to see, with a lot of new features and an inspirational charm, a very low CPU load - unlike many other VSTi - and it's also not expensive... so what are you waiting for?

Rec'N'Play - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

The Jupiter-8V is a worthy addition to the Arturia family. It sounds superb, is easy to customise and a joy to play. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

The Jupiter-8V is a worthy addition to the Arturia family. It sounds superb, is easy to customise and a joy to play. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

The Jupiter-8V maintains the standard we have come to expect from Arturia. it's a beautifully warm and expressive synth that's equally at home in pop tunes or experimental sound design. The overhaul of the presets management system and the addition of the user-friendly sequencer and effects make the instrument immediately accessible to beginners as well as experienced users, which hasn't always been the case with these complex synths.

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

The Jupiter-8V maintains the standard we have come to expect from Arturia. it's a beautifully warm and expressive synth that's equally at home in pop tunes or experimental sound design. The overhaul of the presets management system and the addition of the user-friendly sequencer and effects make the instrument immediately accessible to beginners as well as experienced users, which hasn't always been the case with these complex synths.

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

What we have here is a big synth with a big sound and a big appetite. Rest assured, though, that the Jupiter-8V is well worth the processing power - this is arguably Arturia's best effort yet. -Computer Music Performance Award-

Computer Music - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

What we have here is a big synth with a big sound and a big appetite. Rest assured, though, that the Jupiter-8V is well worth the processing power - this is arguably Arturia's best effort yet. -Computer Music Performance Award-

Computer Music - June 2007 - Jup-8 V

Arturia has done the original Jupiter-8 justice. Not only has the company captured the original instrument's essence and character, but have upped the ante by adding new and creative touches that expand the reach of its sound. As far as I'm concerned, this is not only the strongest analog emulation on the market, but is quite possibly the best soft synth I have yet encountered. Once hooked up with a good control surface, this could be the only virtual analog you'll ever need - and it will definitely be my go-to instrument of choice in the future.

EQ Magazine - November 2007 - Jup-8 V

Arturia has done the original Jupiter-8 justice. Not only has the company captured the original instrument's essence and character, but have upped the ante by adding new and creative touches that expand the reach of its sound. As far as I'm concerned, this is not only the strongest analog emulation on the market, but is quite possibly the best soft synth I have yet encountered. Once hooked up with a good control surface, this could be the only virtual analog you'll ever need - and it will definitely be my go-to instrument of choice in the future.

EQ Magazine - November 2007 - Jup-8 V

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - Jup-8 V

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - Jup-8 V

These Keylab keyboards are ace! And you can quote me on that. If you want a solid keyboard, and a very tasty library of analogue sounds thrown in, look no further.

Audio Technology magazine - 2013-12-01 - KeyLab 25

These Keylab keyboards are ace! And you can quote me on that. If you want a solid keyboard, and a very tasty library of analogue sounds thrown in, look no further.

Audio Technology magazine - 2013-12-01 - KeyLab 25

These Keylab keyboards are ace! And you can quote me on that. If you want a solid keyboard, and a very tasty library of analogue sounds thrown in, look no further.

Audio Technology magazine - 2013-12-01 - KeyLab 25

KeyLab delivers the ‘pro' control option for the Analog Lab software it deserves.

Computer Music - 40147 - KeyLab 25

KeyLab delivers the ‘pro' control option for the Analog Lab software it deserves.

Computer Music - 40147 - KeyLab 25

KeyLab delivers the ‘pro' control option for the Analog Lab software it deserves.

Computer Music - 40147 - KeyLab 25

If you are need of a solid all-round keyboard controller that is flexible enough to be suitable both in and out of the studio and ships with some great sounding software then the KeyLab series from Arturia is well worth further investigation.

Junodownload.com - 2014-02-01 - KeyLab 25

If you are need of a solid all-round keyboard controller that is flexible enough to be suitable both in and out of the studio and ships with some great sounding software then the KeyLab series from Arturia is well worth further investigation.

Junodownload.com - 2014-02-01 - KeyLab 25

If you are need of a solid all-round keyboard controller that is flexible enough to be suitable both in and out of the studio and ships with some great sounding software then the KeyLab series from Arturia is well worth further investigation.

Junodownload.com - 2014-02-01 - KeyLab 25

The KeyLab 61 proves that Arturia knows how to make great MIDI controllers

Muzyk FCM - 2014-01-01 - KeyLab 25

The KeyLab 61 proves that Arturia knows how to make great MIDI controllers

Muzyk FCM - 2014-01-01 - KeyLab 25

The KeyLab 61 proves that Arturia knows how to make great MIDI controllers

Muzyk FCM - 2014-01-01 - KeyLab 25

If you're in the market for a well-built controller and adding a whole lot of great sounds to your library while you're at it doesn't sound like a bad idea, the KeyLab is certainly worth a good hard look.

Ask Audio Magazine - 40178 - KeyLab 49

If you're in the market for a well-built controller and adding a whole lot of great sounds to your library while you're at it doesn't sound like a bad idea, the KeyLab is certainly worth a good hard look.

Ask Audio Magazine - 40178 - KeyLab 49

If you're in the market for a well-built controller and adding a whole lot of great sounds to your library while you're at it doesn't sound like a bad idea, the KeyLab is certainly worth a good hard look.

Ask Audio Magazine - 40178 - KeyLab 49

Strictly speaking, the Keylab 49 is not only a great playground for sophisticated MIDI applications but is also a serious synthesizer.

Beat magazine - 40209 - KeyLab 49

Strictly speaking, the Keylab 49 is not only a great playground for sophisticated MIDI applications but is also a serious synthesizer.

Beat magazine - 40209 - KeyLab 49

Strictly speaking, the Keylab 49 is not only a great playground for sophisticated MIDI applications but is also a serious synthesizer.

Beat magazine - 40209 - KeyLab 49

Calculate what it costs to invest in a keyboard with the same features, and add a software solution also provided and you will understand the relevance of Arturia’s positioning in this area.

Audiofanzine - 40329 - KeyLab 49

Calculate what it costs to invest in a keyboard with the same features, and add a software solution also provided and you will understand the relevance of Arturia’s positioning in this area.

Audiofanzine - 40329 - KeyLab 49

Calculate what it costs to invest in a keyboard with the same features, and add a software solution also provided and you will understand the relevance of Arturia’s positioning in this area.

Audiofanzine - 40329 - KeyLab 49

These keyboards are serious considerations if you want a keyboard controller and find Analog Lab's great software irresistible.

Future Music - 2013-12-01 - KeyLab 61

These keyboards are serious considerations if you want a keyboard controller and find Analog Lab's great software irresistible.

Future Music - 2013-12-01 - KeyLab 61

These keyboards are serious considerations if you want a keyboard controller and find Analog Lab's great software irresistible.

Future Music - 2013-12-01 - KeyLab 61

Superb keyboard feel, handsome appearance, good value, and huge sound library.

Keyboard USA - February 2015 - KeyLab 88

Superb keyboard feel, handsome appearance, good value, and huge sound library.

Keyboard USA - February 2015 - KeyLab 88

Perform the way you want to with the top-of-the-range KeyLab 88, a highly-playable, superb-sounding software/hardware hybrid synthesis combo.

MusicRadar.com - April 2015 - KeyLab 88

Perform the way you want to with the top-of-the-range KeyLab 88, a highly-playable, superb-sounding software/hardware hybrid synthesis combo.

MusicRadar.com - April 2015 - KeyLab 88

MatrixBrute is a powerful synthesizer and, once you get to grips with it, its flexibility is astounding.

Sound on Sound - December 2016 - MatrixBrute

Arturia have really made something special here. Future classic? Absolutely!

Future Music - March 2017 - MatrixBrute

If you’re seeking a synth capable of off-the-wall, raucous and rude tones, you’re going to love MatrixBrute.

audiotechnology - July 2017 - MatrixBrute

MatrixBrute is an instrument that has won my respect and admiration. This isn’t just a lot of synth for the money; it’s a lot of synth, period. Arturia has made me a devoted fan.

Electronic Musician - August 2017 - MatrixBrute

Getting creative with the routing is what makes the Microbrute so much fun—and ensures its usefulness in the studio for years to come. The MicroBrute is an amazing deal that meets all needs with savage style.

Ask Audio Magazine - 40268 - MicroBrute

This synthesizer has a whole bunch of new characteristics as interesting as unique

Meet Music Magazine - 2013 - MicroBrute

I have to admit to falling for the MicroBrute almost immediately. It is compact, powerful, flexible and fun

Future Music - 2013-12-01 - MicroBrute

An inexpensive monophonic instrument with flexible modulation routing and a Steiner-Parker multimode filter that provides vintages tones without sounding like an ARP, Mg or Oberheim

Electronic Musician - 2014-02-01 - MicroBrute

The MicroBrute - with its own characteristic sound - is one of our favorites.

Estrada i studio/Poland - 40209 - MicroBrute

If you’re an analog head, the Arturia MicroBrute is definitely the way to go.

Keyboard US - 40298 - MicroBrute

The sound is anything but “pretty” compared to other contemporary analog synths, but that aggressive character is what makes it essential to my sounds. This synth is meaty and macho like nothing else. If you don’t already own a ’Brute, it’s clear that you will. At this price, practically everyone will.

Keyboard USA - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute

you get plenty of synth for not a great deal of money

Music radar - 2013 - MicroBrute

you get plenty of synth for not a great deal of money

music radar.com - 40086 - MicroBrute

MicroBrute should be the first synth students use to learn the basics of analogue synthesis. Thi synth can probably go to more places than any other single-oscillator machine out there

Music Tech magazine - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute

The Micro – by virtue of its own distinctive sounds – is one of our favourites.

Future Music - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute

The MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price

Rekkerd.org - 2013-11-08 - MicroBrute

the MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price

Rekkerd.org - November 2013 - MicroBrute

Is love too strong a word to use for an inanimate object? Perhaps. But I really clicked with the MicroBrute. It has real character, plenty of sonic scope , even as only a single Osc mono with its limitations, and the patching and interfacing is really brilliant

Sonic State - 40086 - MicroBrute

Is love too strong a word to use for an inanimate object ? Perhaps. But I really clicked with the MicroBrute. It has real character, plenty of sonic scope , even as only a single Osc mono with its limitations, and the patching and interfacing is really brilliant

Sonic State - 2013 - MicroBrute

The MicroBrute is a pure analogue synth, and it sounds like one. The MicroBrute will become a significant success in its own right.

Sound on Sound - 2014-02-01 - MicroBrute

Genetically gifted! We have here a full-fledged synth that ought to bring down the last barriers and seduce die-hard opponents of real electronic instruments.It has earned a well-deserved 2013 Best Value for Money Award! It's unbelievable! This modest investment allows you to have an analog sound with a strong character.

Audiofanzine - November 2013 - MicroBrute

I have to admit to falling for the MicroBrute almost immediately. It is compact, powerful, flexible and fun

Futur Music - 40147 - MicroBrute

the MicroBrute is designed to provide all the essential elements of an analog classic synth in a convenient and fun to use package.

Ask Audio Magazine - December 2014 - MicroBrute

Would I own one? Yes sir-ee. The MicroBrute punches well above its weight in terms of sonic performance- so very retro. A brutal darling indeed.

Audio Technology magazine - April 2014 - MicroBrute

A great little synth that you can have a lot of fun with and use as the hub of a bigger network of gear. Superb value, too.

Music Tech magazine - December 2014 - MicroBrute

With the MicroBrute, Arturia has a winner, and along with a few other gear manufacturers, they seem to have tacitly acknowledged that we have come back to "days of future past" in search of the visceral thrill of "real" control over a wild and untamed sonic palette.

Tape Op - April 2015 - MicroBrute

A modern analogue single oscillator, multi-waveform monosynth that avoids just being a retro clone.

Future Music - February 2015 - MicroBrute

Getting creative with the routing is what makes the Microbrute so much fun—and ensures its usefulness in the studio for years to come. The MicroBrute is an amazing deal that meets all needs with savage style.

Ask Audio Magazine - 2014-01-02 - MicroBrute Red

This synthesizer has a whole bunch of new characteristics as interesting as unique

Meet Music Magazine - 2013 - MicroBrute Red

I have to admit to falling for the MicroBrute almost immediately. It is compact, powerful, flexible and fun

Future Music - 2013-12-01 - MicroBrute Red

An inexpensive monophonic instrument with flexible modulation routing and a Steiner-Parker multimode filter that provides vintages tones without sounding like an ARP, Mg or Oberheim

Electronic Musician - 2014-02-01 - MicroBrute Red

The MicroBrute - with its own characteristic sound - is one of our favorites.

Estrada i studio/Poland - 40209 - MicroBrute Red

If you’re an analog head, the Arturia MicroBrute is definitely the way to go.

Keyboard US - 2014-05-23 - MicroBrute Red

The sound is anything but “pretty” compared to other contemporary analog synths, but that aggressive character is what makes it essential to my sounds. This synth is meaty and macho like nothing else. If you don’t already own a ’Brute, it’s clear that you will. At this price, practically everyone will.

Keyboard USA - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute Red

you get plenty of synth for not a great deal of money

Music radar - 2013-10-25 - MicroBrute Red

you get plenty of synth for not a great deal of money

music radar.com - 2013-10-25 - MicroBrute Red

MicroBrute should be the first synth students use to learn the basics of analogue synthesis. Thi synth can probably go to more places than any other single-oscillator machine out there

Music Tech magazine - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute Red

The Micro – by virtue of its own distinctive sounds – is one of our favourites.

Future Music - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute Red

The MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price

Rekkerd.org - 2013-11-08 - MicroBrute Red

Is love too strong a word to use for an inanimate object? Perhaps. But I really clicked with the MicroBrute. It has real character, plenty of sonic scope , even as only a single Osc mono with its limitations, and the patching and interfacing is really brilliant

Sonic State - October 2013 - MicroBrute Red

The MicroBrute is a pure analogue synth, and it sounds like one. The MicroBrute will become a significant success in its own right.

Sound on Sound - 2014-02-01 - MicroBrute Red

Genetically gifted! We have here a full-fledged synth that ought to bring down the last barriers and seduce die-hard opponents of real electronic instruments.It has earned a well-deserved 2013 Best Value for Money Award! It's unbelievable! This modest investment allows you to have an analog sound with a strong character.

Audiofanzine - November 2013 - MicroBrute Red

I have to admit to falling for the MicroBrute almost immediately. It is compact, powerful, flexible and fun

Futur Music - 40147 - MicroBrute Red

the MicroBrute is designed to provide all the essential elements of an analog classic synth in a convenient and fun to use package.

Ask Audio Magazine - December 2014 - MicroBrute Red

Would I own one? Yes sir-ee. The MicroBrute punches well above its weight in terms of sonic performance- so very retro. A brutal darling indeed.

Audio Technology magazine - April 2014 - MicroBrute Red

A great little synth that you can have a lot of fun with and use as the hub of a bigger network of gear. Superb value, too.

Music Tech magazine - December 2014 - MicroBrute Red

With the MicroBrute, Arturia has a winner, and along with a few other gear manufacturers, they seem to have tacitly acknowledged that we have come back to "days of future past" in search of the visceral thrill of "real" control over a wild and untamed sonic palette.

Tape Op - April 2015 - MicroBrute Red

A modern analogue single oscillator, multi-waveform monosynth that avoids just being a retro clone.

Future Music - February 2015 - MicroBrute Red

Getting creative with the routing is what makes the Microbrute so much fun—and ensures its usefulness in the studio for years to come. The MicroBrute is an amazing deal that meets all needs with savage style.

Ask Audio Magazine - 2014-01-02 - MicroBrute Red Edition

This synthesizer has a whole bunch of new characteristics as interesting as unique

Meet Music Magazine - 2013 - MicroBrute Red Edition

I have to admit to falling for the MicroBrute almost immediately. It is compact, powerful, flexible and fun

Future Music - 2013-12-01 - MicroBrute Red Edition

An inexpensive monophonic instrument with flexible modulation routing and a Steiner-Parker multimode filter that provides vintages tones without sounding like an ARP, Mg or Oberheim

Electronic Musician - 2014-02-01 - MicroBrute Red Edition

The MicroBrute - with its own characteristic sound - is one of our favorites.

Estrada i studio/Poland - 40209 - MicroBrute Red Edition

If you’re an analog head, the Arturia MicroBrute is definitely the way to go.

Keyboard US - 2014-05-23 - MicroBrute Red Edition

The sound is anything but “pretty” compared to other contemporary analog synths, but that aggressive character is what makes it essential to my sounds. This synth is meaty and macho like nothing else. If you don’t already own a ’Brute, it’s clear that you will. At this price, practically everyone will.

Keyboard USA - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute Red Edition

you get plenty of synth for not a great deal of money

Music radar - 2013-10-25 - MicroBrute Red Edition

you get plenty of synth for not a great deal of money

music radar.com - 2013-10-25 - MicroBrute Red Edition

MicroBrute should be the first synth students use to learn the basics of analogue synthesis. Thi synth can probably go to more places than any other single-oscillator machine out there

Music Tech magazine - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute Red Edition

The Micro – by virtue of its own distinctive sounds – is one of our favourites.

Future Music - 2014-01-01 - MicroBrute Red Edition

The MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price

Rekkerd.org - 2013-11-08 - MicroBrute Red Edition

Is love too strong a word to use for an inanimate object? Perhaps. But I really clicked with the MicroBrute. It has real character, plenty of sonic scope , even as only a single Osc mono with its limitations, and the patching and interfacing is really brilliant

Sonic State - October 2013 - MicroBrute Red Edition

The MicroBrute is a pure analogue synth, and it sounds like one. The MicroBrute will become a significant success in its own right.

Sound on Sound - 2014-02-01 - MicroBrute Red Edition

Genetically gifted! We have here a full-fledged synth that ought to bring down the last barriers and seduce die-hard opponents of real electronic instruments.It has earned a well-deserved 2013 Best Value for Money Award! It's unbelievable! This modest investment allows you to have an analog sound with a strong character.

Audiofanzine - November 2013 - MicroBrute Red Edition

I have to admit to falling for the MicroBrute almost immediately. It is compact, powerful, flexible and fun

Futur Music - 40147 - MicroBrute Red Edition

the MicroBrute is designed to provide all the essential elements of an analog classic synth in a convenient and fun to use package.

Ask Audio Magazine - December 2014 - MicroBrute Red Edition

Would I own one? Yes sir-ee. The MicroBrute punches well above its weight in terms of sonic performance- so very retro. A brutal darling indeed.

Audio Technology magazine - April 2014 - MicroBrute Red Edition

A great little synth that you can have a lot of fun with and use as the hub of a bigger network of gear. Superb value, too.

Music Tech magazine - December 2014 - MicroBrute Red Edition

With the MicroBrute, Arturia has a winner, and along with a few other gear manufacturers, they seem to have tacitly acknowledged that we have come back to "days of future past" in search of the visceral thrill of "real" control over a wild and untamed sonic palette.

Tape Op - April 2015 - MicroBrute Red Edition

A modern analogue single oscillator, multi-waveform monosynth that avoids just being a retro clone.

Future Music - February 2015 - MicroBrute Red Edition

The result is a ton of analog goodness from a lightweight synth that won’t empty your bank account.

Electronic Musician - January 2015 - MicroBrute SE

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - June 2004 - Mini V

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - June 2004 - Mini V

Arturia, a company that made a name for itself with Modular V and CS-80V, is the first company to produce an accurately detailed MiniMg emulation that runs native, without the need for additional hardware.

Electronic Musician - August 2004 - Mini V

Arturia, a company that made a name for itself with Modular V and CS-80V, is the first company to produce an accurately detailed MiniMg emulation that runs native, without the need for additional hardware.

Electronic Musician - August 2004 - Mini V

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - Mini V

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - Mini V

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - Mini V

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - Mini V

Managing to perfectly capture the charm and unique sound of the original hardware, the Mini V can be used either as a plug-in or in a standalone mode [...] The Mini V is one of the most exciting and enjoyable vintage synth emulations ever to be released.

Macuser - UK June 2004 - Mini V

Managing to perfectly capture the charm and unique sound of the original hardware, the Mini V can be used either as a plug-in or in a standalone mode [...] The Mini V is one of the most exciting and enjoyable vintage synth emulations ever to be released.

Macuser - UK June 2004 - Mini V

If some synths are destined to stay with us forever then probably the daddy of them all is the MiniMg

Future Music - UK March 2004 - Mini V

If some synths are destined to stay with us forever then probably the daddy of them all is the MiniMg

Future Music - UK March 2004 - Mini V

Fully endorsed by Mg Music, The Mini V is a faithful recreation of the original, though it adds polyphony, MIDI management, preset handling, a modulation matrix, an LFO, an arpeggiator, a chorus and a delay - all thanks to the power of modern technology, of course.

Music Tech Magazine - UK March 2004 - - Mini V

Fully endorsed by Mg Music, The Mini V is a faithful recreation of the original, though it adds polyphony, MIDI management, preset handling, a modulation matrix, an LFO, an arpeggiator, a chorus and a delay - all thanks to the power of modern technology, of course.

Music Tech Magazine - UK March 2004 - - Mini V

The MiniMg was one of the easiest synths to program - undoubtedly contributing to its popularity - and Arturia's version is no less approachable.

Music Tech Magazine - UK May 2004 - Mini V

The MiniMg was one of the easiest synths to program - undoubtedly contributing to its popularity - and Arturia's version is no less approachable.

Music Tech Magazine - UK May 2004 - Mini V

For anyone wanting the elusive MiniMg sound from a software synth, look no further [...] Arturia Mini V delivers the sonic weight and complexity of its namesake, without the hassles of a vintage instrument.

Remix - US July 2004 - Mini V

For anyone wanting the elusive MiniMg sound from a software synth, look no further [...] Arturia Mini V delivers the sonic weight and complexity of its namesake, without the hassles of a vintage instrument.

Remix - US July 2004 - Mini V

When it comes to copping "that" sound, the Mini V does not disappoint, and it then builds on that solid foundation with some new twists to the original MiniMg that most of us could only dream about years ago. [...] If you really enjoy twisting the knobs and getting your virtual hands "dirty", I very highly recommend the Mini V. You at least owe it to yourself to download the demo version and see if you get those same chills up your spine that I got when I first got my hands on it. If you crave that classic Mg sound, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Har

Grooves Magazine - US July 2004 - Mini V

When it comes to copping "that" sound, the Mini V does not disappoint, and it then builds on that solid foundation with some new twists to the original MiniMg that most of us could only dream about years ago. [...] If you really enjoy twisting the knobs and getting your virtual hands "dirty", I very highly recommend the Mini V. You at least owe it to yourself to download the demo version and see if you get those same chills up your spine that I got when I first got my hands on it. If you crave that classic Mg sound, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Har

Grooves Magazine - US July 2004 - Mini V

It sounds and responds like the hardware original. In fact, it's now a remarkable imitation that I would happily use and be confident that you would never realise that it was not the 'real thing'. - Gordon Reid

Sound On Sound - July 2005 - Mini V

It sounds and responds like the hardware original. In fact, it's now a remarkable imitation that I would happily use and be confident that you would never realise that it was not the 'real thing'. - Gordon Reid

Sound On Sound - July 2005 - Mini V

A fantastic new update to a classic soft-synth that enables bags more creativity.

Future Music UK - January 2010 - Mini V

A fantastic new update to a classic soft-synth that enables bags more creativity.

Future Music UK - January 2010 - Mini V

MiniBrute offers you a good value quality - price on its options

Future Music - MiniBrute

A great little synth, which manages to pack a lot of punch into its modest frame. The final word on MiniBrute is that we're seriously considering buying one - though we might have to wait for the 'PolyBrute' should Arturia decide to make one!

Future Music - MiniBrute

The MiniBrute combines 21st-century amenities like USB MIDI and the festival-friendly Ultrasaw waveform with vintage tools like the Steiner-Parker multimode filter, arpeggiator, and a thoroughly nasty feedback circuit in its signal path

Beatport - MiniBrute

Are we crazy for giving a monosynth an Editors’ Choice Award in the 21st century? We’d be crazy not to, because the MiniBrute is packed with features, built like a tank and, most importantly, sounds fantastic.

Electronic Musician - 2013 - MiniBrute

For features and sound, the MiniBrute is the new bang-for-buck leader among desktop analog monosynths

Keyboard - MiniBrute

This real analog monosynth looks and plays like the love child of an ARP Axxe and an Octave Cat. The filter from the rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon has an aggressive sound you won't find elsewhere and the arpeggiator is wicked decent. Be warned: if you use the MiniBrute just for Dubstep, we will find you.

Keyboard - MiniBrute

Innovative new parameters make this analog synthesizer outstanding. The 100% analog routing, the Steiner-Parker filter, the Brute factor,... all aspects of the MiniBrute are extremely powerful. I used this synth for some time while reviewing it. I turned each knob and never felt the need for additional effect. In the end, I did not want to return the demo unit.

Keyboard Japan - MiniBrute

More fun that a SH-101, equipped with a filter that surpasses more expensive vintage models, available at a very reasonable price, the MiniBrute should meet with success that will be very well deserved.

KR Home-Studio - MiniBrute

Between its brilliant simplicity and modest price tag, the Arturia MiniBrute is one of the most accessible pure analog synthesizers available

Music & Musicians - MiniBrute

For more than 40 years, ‘the Mini’ referred unambiguously to a single synthesizer, and it wasn’t French. The fact that this may no longer be true suggests that Arturia are on the way to achieving something quite extraordinary.

Future Music - 2014-02-01 - MiniBrute

With MiniBrute, you can enjoy designing sounds. And if it is your first synth, you will learn true synthesis. This unit looks simple and small, but it is heavy and built with high quality.

Sound Designer (Japan) - MiniBrute

It’s a decidedly ‘old school’ instrument, however, with every function having its own control

Sound On Sound - MiniBrute

The first on the market, affordable, analogue, keyboard-equipped monosynth to be released since the days of the legendary Roland SH101

Sound on Sound - 40237 - MiniBrute

I used the MiniBrute live with Denki Groove. The big, fat, powerful sound coming from this real analog beast filled the Yokohama arena extremely well. The chassis is solid and makes the MiniBrute ideal on stage.

Sound Recording (Japan) - MiniBrute

Arturia has truly managed to stuff a beast of a synth into a small package. Minibrute delivers a robust sound with fiercely unique attributes, and a bass response that will kick you in the pants

Toneluster - 2013-09-01 - MiniBrute

MiniBrute offers you a good value quality - price on its options

Future Music - MiniBrute

A great little synth, which manages to pack a lot of punch into its modest frame. The final word on MiniBrute is that we're seriously considering buying one - though we might have to wait for the 'PolyBrute' should Arturia decide to make one!

Future Music - MiniBrute

The MiniBrute combines 21st-century amenities like USB MIDI and the festival-friendly Ultrasaw waveform with vintage tools like the Steiner-Parker multimode filter, arpeggiator, and a thoroughly nasty feedback circuit in its signal path

Beatport - MiniBrute

Are we crazy for giving a monosynth an Editors’ Choice Award in the 21st century? We’d be crazy not to, because the MiniBrute is packed with features, built like a tank and, most importantly, sounds fantastic.

Electronic Musician - 2013 - MiniBrute

For features and sound, the MiniBrute is the new bang-for-buck leader among desktop analog monosynths

Keyboard - MiniBrute

This real analog monosynth looks and plays like the love child of an ARP Axxe and an Octave Cat. The filter from the rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon has an aggressive sound you won't find elsewhere and the arpeggiator is wicked decent. Be warned: if you use the MiniBrute just for Dubstep, we will find you.

Keyboard - MiniBrute

Innovative new parameters make this analog synthesizer outstanding. The 100% analog routing, the Steiner-Parker filter, the Brute factor,... all aspects of the MiniBrute are extremely powerful. I used this synth for some time while reviewing it. I turned each knob and never felt the need for additional effect. In the end, I did not want to return the demo unit.

Keyboard Japan - MiniBrute

More fun that a SH-101, equipped with a filter that surpasses more expensive vintage models, available at a very reasonable price, the MiniBrute should meet with success that will be very well deserved.

KR Home-Studio - MiniBrute

Between its brilliant simplicity and modest price tag, the Arturia MiniBrute is one of the most accessible pure analog synthesizers available

Music & Musicians - MiniBrute

For more than 40 years, ‘the Mini’ referred unambiguously to a single synthesizer, and it wasn’t French. The fact that this may no longer be true suggests that Arturia are on the way to achieving something quite extraordinary.

Future Music - February 2014 - MiniBrute

With MiniBrute, you can enjoy designing sounds. And if it is your first synth, you will learn true synthesis. This unit looks simple and small, but it is heavy and built with high quality.

Sound Designer (Japan) - MiniBrute

It’s a decidedly ‘old school’ instrument, however, with every function having its own control

Sound On Sound - MiniBrute

The first on the market, affordable, analogue, keyboard-equipped monosynth to be released since the days of the legendary Roland SH101

Sound on Sound - March 2014 - MiniBrute

I used the MiniBrute live with Denki Groove. The big, fat, powerful sound coming from this real analog beast filled the Yokohama arena extremely well. The chassis is solid and makes the MiniBrute ideal on stage.

Sound Recording (Japan) - MiniBrute

Arturia has truly managed to stuff a beast of a synth into a small package. Minibrute delivers a robust sound with fiercely unique attributes, and a bass response that will kick you in the pants

Toneluster - 2013-09-01 - MiniBrute

With its retro look, the MiniBrute SE adds an old-school step sequencer to a highly portable and powerful monosynth.

Keyboard USA - July 2014 - MiniBrute SE

This baby/beast has full USB/MIDI/ CV connectivity which make this a killer synth for the analog purist.

Ask Audio Magazine - April 2014 - MiniBrute SE

Made for the musician on the go or the performer with limited space, the MiniLab gives you a great depth of features in a portable package that is sturdy and looks great.

Age of Audio - MiniLab

Made for the musician on the go or the performer with limited space, the MiniLab gives you a great depth of features in a portable package that is sturdy and looks great.

Age of Audio - MiniLab

Made for the musician on the go or the performer with limited space, the MiniLab gives you a great depth of features in a portable package that is sturdy and looks great.

Age of Audio - MiniLab

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - MiniLab

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - MiniLab

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - MiniLab

Crazy. That's the only way to describe how much you get for how little.

Keyboard - 2013-04-01 - MiniLab

Crazy. That's the only way to describe how much you get for how little.

Keyboard - 2013-04-01 - MiniLab

Crazy. That's the only way to describe how much you get for how little.

Keyboard - 2013-04-01 - MiniLab

Crazy. That’s the only way to describe how much you get for how little.

Keyboard US - 39903 - MiniLab

Crazy. That’s the only way to describe how much you get for how little.

Keyboard US - 39903 - MiniLab

Crazy. That’s the only way to describe how much you get for how little.

Keyboard US - 39903 - MiniLab

A huge range of sounds with a well-rounded range of hardware controls. Very good value for money

Music Tech - 2013-10-01 - MiniLab

A huge range of sounds with a well-rounded range of hardware controls. Very good value for money

Music Tech - 2013-10-01 - MiniLab

A huge range of sounds with a well-rounded range of hardware controls. Very good value for money

Music Tech - 2013-10-01 - MiniLab

So, whatever way users choose to use it, musical life on the move’s just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to MiniLab

MuzoBlog - 2013 - MiniLab

So, whatever way users choose to use it, musical life on the move’s just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to MiniLab

MuzoBlog - 2013 - MiniLab

So, whatever way users choose to use it, musical life on the move’s just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to MiniLab

MuzoBlog - 2013 - MiniLab

it’s easy to see this combination of portability and software value being a go-to hotel-room composer’s workstation. 99 bucks, guys! I feel like a used car salesman in a cheap suit and comb-over. “What’s more, friend, it has all those extras you need — pure luxury driving heaven at blowout prices!” But honestly, this is kind of a crazy good deal.

Tape Op - December 2013 - MiniLab

it’s easy to see this combination of portability and software value being a go-to hotel-room composer’s workstation. 99 bucks, guys! I feel like a used car salesman in a cheap suit and comb-over. “What’s more, friend, it has all those extras you need — pure luxury driving heaven at blowout prices!” But honestly, this is kind of a crazy good deal.

Tape Op - December 2013 - MiniLab

it’s easy to see this combination of portability and software value being a go-to hotel-room composer’s workstation. 99 bucks, guys! I feel like a used car salesman in a cheap suit and comb-over. “What’s more, friend, it has all those extras you need — pure luxury driving heaven at blowout prices!” But honestly, this is kind of a crazy good deal.

Tape Op - December 2013 - MiniLab

Arturia has done it right. Theyíve teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - Modular V

Arturia has done it right. Theyíve teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - Modular V

A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.

Sound On Sound - July 2003 - Modular V

A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.

Sound On Sound - July 2003 - Modular V

This is truly a no-compromise, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - Modular V

This is truly a no-compromise, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - Modular V

One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.

MacAddict - August 2003 - Modular V

One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.

MacAddict - August 2003 - Modular V

The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]

MacFormat - June 2006 - Modular V

The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]

MacFormat - June 2006 - Modular V

The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.

Remix - 36341 - Modular V

The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.

Remix - 36341 - Modular V

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - Modular V

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - Modular V

The Modular V is one of the closest analogue emulations to date. It is an amazing product that I think will only get better as newer software patches become available.

audioMIDI.com - 36311 - Modular V

The Modular V is one of the closest analogue emulations to date. It is an amazing product that I think will only get better as newer software patches become available.

audioMIDI.com - 36311 - Modular V

For people that are happy living in the software world, I'll suggest that nothing currently on the market will provide the deep sound and unique interface of the Modular V. This software has the organic feel of a real modular.

CreativeSynth.com - March 2003 - Modular V

For people that are happy living in the software world, I'll suggest that nothing currently on the market will provide the deep sound and unique interface of the Modular V. This software has the organic feel of a real modular.

CreativeSynth.com - March 2003 - Modular V

The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!

Music Tech Magazine - 36280 - Modular V

The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!

Music Tech Magazine - 36280 - Modular V

The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.

Raveline - 36433 - Modular V

The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.

Raveline - 36433 - Modular V

The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.

Recording - 36556 - Modular V

The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.

Recording - 36556 - Modular V

Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.

Electronic Musician - January 2004 - Modular V

Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.

Electronic Musician - January 2004 - Modular V

With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?

Sound On Sound - August 2006 - Modular V

With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?

Sound On Sound - August 2006 - Modular V

It may have been a long time coming, but Origin is a bold first step into hardware for Arturia. Huge-sounding and accessible but with great depth, this is a tremendous synth. -MusicTech Choice Award-

Music Tech Magazine - December 2008 - Origin Desktop

It sounds fantastic and sets a new high in contemporary synth design. Put it on your shopping list.

Future Music - November 2008 - Origin Desktop

It's with great pleasure that I can tell you that the Origin sounds amazing and well worth the effort that Arturia has put into programming it. It's everything you would expect and more and should keep you occupied for many years.

musicradar.com - October 2008 - Origin Desktop

The Origin has an unashamedly large, lush sound and quite unlike what you'd expect from software synths - and rightly so as this isn't a software synth. This is dedicated DSP, designed strictly for the creation of huge analogue-sounding synth patches. All the usual adjectives spring to mind: syrupy, smooth, fat, etc. In short, it sounds quite amazing, with a lot fo the "hybrid" patches screaming "Oberheim" to me. Plus, it really has a very hands-on synthesis engine thrown into the bargain- easy to program and edit, and lots of fun to use.

Audio Technology Magazine - September 2008 - Origin Desktop

The Origin is a unique instrument, combining modular virtual analogue synthesis derived from imitative soft synths with modern features such as splits, layers and truly multitimbral effects. It sounds excellent and, if you can afford it, you should take a close look, because there's nothing else that does quite the same thing.

Sound On Sound - June 2009 - Origin Desktop

The Synth Freak's Dream Realizer. Monstrously huge sound. Lots of knobs. Interactive step sequencer. Highly patchable, quite like a modular synth. Four-part multitimbral with aux outs. Numerous modules emulate vintage synth components.

Keyboard Magazine - June 2009 - Origin Desktop

Terrific, animated sounds. Generous supply of modules. Powerful modulation capabilities with flexible routing. Brilliant user interface with intuitive controls, navigation, and display. Versatile mixer options. Writing for EM, I've witnessed many evaluations of products based on whether they are evolutionary or revolutionary. With its innovative coupling of classic synthesis and contemporary musical-instrument technology and design, the Origin manages to satisfy both criteria easily. This is the first hardware synth I've wanted to buy in nearly a decade; need I say more?

Electronic Musician - March 2009 - Origin Desktop

This is a fantastic and rewarding instrument with a sound that is unrivalled in the emulation stakes.

Future Music Magazine - October 2010 - Origin Desktop

Superb analogue synth emulation. Large ribbon controller. Seemingly limitless modular combinations.

music radar.com - September 2010 - Origin Desktop

I highly recommend the Origin Keyboard. It's an inspiring piece of well-designed gear at a fair price. It isn't cheap, but you get a tremendous amount of sound engine for your money. Although the Origin has lots of useful and interesting factory programs, it's one of those synthesizers obviously designed with programmers in mind. If you like to build sounds from scratch, you could spend many happy hours and years exploring and programming the Origin Keyboard. If live performance is your gig, it could very effectively take the place of half a dozen vintage keyboards onstage. I was especially impressed by the well-thought-out versatility of the ribbon controller, which may be reason enough to prefer the keyboard model over the module.

Electronic Musician - October 2010 - Origin Desktop

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - Prophet V

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - Prophet V

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - Prophet V

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - Prophet V

Overall, Arturia Prophet V replicates the sound and feel of the Prophet 5 very well, while adding a number of features that modern synth users will want. With the inclusion of the VS model and Hybrid mode, Prophet V offers plenty of bang for your buck.

Electronic Musician - December 2006 - Prophet V

Overall, Arturia Prophet V replicates the sound and feel of the Prophet 5 very well, while adding a number of features that modern synth users will want. With the inclusion of the VS model and Hybrid mode, Prophet V offers plenty of bang for your buck.

Electronic Musician - December 2006 - Prophet V

Prophet V is easy to load and learn, it sounds excellent and looks stunning, it is relatively CPU friendly and it carries a sweet price tag (especially versus the hardware). If you want to go deep into the heart of both traditional analog and vector synthesis without going deep into your pocket, look directly at Prophet V.

Remix - July 2006 - Prophet V

Prophet V is easy to load and learn, it sounds excellent and looks stunning, it is relatively CPU friendly and it carries a sweet price tag (especially versus the hardware). If you want to go deep into the heart of both traditional analog and vector synthesis without going deep into your pocket, look directly at Prophet V.

Remix - July 2006 - Prophet V

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Sonicstate.com - July 2006 - Prophet V

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Sonicstate.com - July 2006 - Prophet V

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - Prophet V

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - Prophet V

Another Arturia triumph. The Prophet V is a beautifully re-created, amazing sounding and very flexible instrument. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2006 - Prophet V

Another Arturia triumph. The Prophet V is a beautifully re-created, amazing sounding and very flexible instrument. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2006 - Prophet V

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It autentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - Prophet V

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It autentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - Prophet V

France's Arturia continues it's string of hits with the Prophet V. With Arturia's devotion to quality, excellent user interfaces and bringing this all to the musician at an extremely low cost, other virtual synth makers are now all looking up at the new high water mark.

Futuremusic.Inc - March 2006 - Prophet V

France's Arturia continues it's string of hits with the Prophet V. With Arturia's devotion to quality, excellent user interfaces and bringing this all to the musician at an extremely low cost, other virtual synth makers are now all looking up at the new high water mark.

Futuremusic.Inc - March 2006 - Prophet V

Prophet V belongs to a new generation of virtual instruments that take full advantage of today's processing prowess to deliver a sound that even the most synth obsessed would be hard-pressed to tell from the originals. While I remain a fan of analog hardware, this is one soft synth that will definitely be finding its way onto my own tracks.

Create Digital Music - May 2006 - Prophet V

Prophet V belongs to a new generation of virtual instruments that take full advantage of today's processing prowess to deliver a sound that even the most synth obsessed would be hard-pressed to tell from the originals. While I remain a fan of analog hardware, this is one soft synth that will definitely be finding its way onto my own tracks.

Create Digital Music - May 2006 - Prophet V

A savvy software recreation of Sequential Circuits' groundbreaking Prophet 5, and the equally influential wavetable synth Prophet VS, Arturia's V is literally two synths in one, a mightily flexible instrument that takes both software instrument design and sonics to new levels. The must-have soft synth of 2006. - Future Music Ace Awards 2007 -

Future Music US - January 2007 - Prophet V

A savvy software recreation of Sequential Circuits' groundbreaking Prophet 5, and the equally influential wavetable synth Prophet VS, Arturia's V is literally two synths in one, a mightily flexible instrument that takes both software instrument design and sonics to new levels. The must-have soft synth of 2006. - Future Music Ace Awards 2007 -

Future Music US - January 2007 - Prophet V

[The Oberheim SEM V] will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - SEM V

[The Oberheim SEM V] will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - SEM V

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - SEM V

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - SEM V

As a straight emulation of the classic SEM sound, the SEM V ticks all the boxes, but the software has so much more to offer when you explore it in greater depth : small but effective additions to the SEM design, advanced voice editing features and, of course, an excellent polyphonic mode. The range of sounds available is much greater than the SEM name might suggest, covering classic Oberheim ground and much more, and this makes the SEM V a great synth in its own right.

Future Music - SEM V

As a straight emulation of the classic SEM sound, the SEM V ticks all the boxes, but the software has so much more to offer when you explore it in greater depth : small but effective additions to the SEM design, advanced voice editing features and, of course, an excellent polyphonic mode. The range of sounds available is much greater than the SEM name might suggest, covering classic Oberheim ground and much more, and this makes the SEM V a great synth in its own right.

Future Music - SEM V

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - SEM V

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - SEM V

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - SEM V

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - SEM V

Gorgeous re-creation of the Solina sound. Shimmering ensemble effect. Three-band resonator for sculpting your own variations. Convolution reverb includes a collection of vintage plate models.

Keyboard - April 2015 - Solina V

Gorgeous re-creation of the Solina sound. Shimmering ensemble effect. Three-band resonator for sculpting your own variations. Convolution reverb includes a collection of vintage plate models.

Keyboard - April 2015 - Solina V

Just be playing around with the sound that come with it, you can tell that Arturia has covered all the bases as far as different styles goes.

allthingsgear.com - 40298 - Spark 2

By tuning the way it handles loops and patterns, and unleashing a whole modular environment beneath, Arturia is building a case to set Spark apart from other players.

Create Digital Music - 40298 - Spark 2

All in all, a successful software! For those not having adequate hardware, they should consider buying the Spark hardware.

Digital-notes.de - 40298 - Spark 2

A strong beat-production program has just gotten stronger, with added content and greater programmability of its modular sound engine

Electronic Musician - 40298 - Spark 2

Got the sounds and now I can create my own beat, sweet

Mixinginthebox - 40298 - Spark 2

Sound and the end result is outstanding and the sample library will help you to achieve the desired result.

producerspot.com - 40298 - Spark 2

Spark 2 features a lot of exciting and useful news, not least the ability to create or affect the sounds. Taking into account the low price, the sound quality is okay, and overall it’s an enjoyable product that invites creative adventures, mostly within electronica, and especially if you buy the whole system with the Spark LE-control.

Studio magazine - 40329 - Spark 2

Very cool sounds with a superbly versatile interface. Top shelf!

Audio Technology magazine - May 2014 - Spark 2

I can sit and play with Spark for hours. It excels in bringing back the tactile feel of a drum machine. This is a great buy and a fine addition to just about any setup that involves beats.

Keyboard - 2012-02-01 - Spark Creative Drum Machine

An easy-to-use, fun and engaging bit of virtual kit has emerged from an Anglo-French collaboration

Kitmonsters.com - 2013 - Spark Dubstep

All electronic music makers will find enthusiastic the possibility to customize any sound and to create patterns with infinite sonic options.

Audio Video & Music - June 2011 - Spark EDM

The pads are well made, the sounds are great, and the interface is very user friendly.

Estrada studio/Poland - Spark EDM

The Spark and I had a nice time together, that is obvious. [...] For $ 500, it gives you a lot to offer. Not only good emulations of classic machines and many other useful acoustic drum sounds, but also a nice drum machine and a hardware controller that you can use for many other things. All in all, this is a good compromise, with price and features that will convince purists.

Interface/Netherlands - Spark EDM

Everything fell into place quite easily without ever looking at the host computer screen. Spark is fun to use, integrating well into the DAW environment when run as a plug-in, and is capable of some great results. Taken as a whole, Spark is in many ways a great system. It helps you focus your creative spirit.

Future Music/UK - Spark EDM

It has an excellent look, and its sound is even better. [...] Spark sounds “real”. The sound library is huge, and expansions will be added.

Future music/Spain - Spark EDM

It’s incredibly fluid to create beats on this puppy. This is the one to get.

Keyboard/USA - Spark EDM

Spark is a great success ! Both sounds and hardware controller achieved to reach a stunning level of innovation and quality !

Keyboards Recording - Spark EDM

Spark is fun to use, integrating well into the DAW environment when run as a plug-in,and is capable of some great results.

MusicRadar.com - July 2011 - Spark EDM

Spark is incredibly simple to use. [...]The Spark hardware teamed with the software packs a surprising degree of beat-making power. Spark delivers the punchy yet rounded tone of analogue synth drums, and the three controls for each sound really give you the kind of instant satisfaction that these older hardware machines used to.

MusicTech/UK - Spark EDM

Clear and flexible software. Intuitive hardware control. Spark is the equipment that has both. Like a rebuilt TR series with modern technology.

Sound & Recording - August 2011 - Spark EDM

Spark is a must for creative beat makers.

Sound Designer - August 2011 - Spark EDM

The device was easy to understand. (...) The controller is solidly built.

Synthesizer Magazin/Germany - Spark EDM

The SparkLE is absolutely tiny but runs the same big software as its big brother.

Attack Magazine - 2013 - SparkLE

All this functionality is built into a seriously compact (284mm x 171mm x 17 mm) and portable (comes with a travel case) package. SparkLE is a truly versatile tool for a musician on the go!

TONELUSTER - 2013 - SparkLE

Although I’ve reviewed other portable beat-making devices the Sparkle wins for over all creativity and portability.

Bboy Tech Report - SparkLE

Everyone who is making music right now should check out what the Spark LE could offer their tracks even if they don’t think they need another drum machine right now, it really is that good

DJ Mag - 2013-06-01 - SparkLE

SparkLE manages to do things in its own unique way which gives more choice to musicians and producers

DJ Mag - 2013-06-01 - SparkLE

The fun factor involved with using this hybrid drum machine is high, and its compact, tough and portable chassis lends itself to being taken out on the road.

junodownload.com - SparkLE

Working with the SparkLE software and the new LE controller is a rewarding experience - it flows nicely and logically. There’s seldom any head scratching to do, leaving you free to make beats

Future Music - SparkLE

there has never been a better time than now to add a little sparkle to your rhythmic creativity with SparkLE Creative Drum Machine

MusicRadar.com - 2013 - SparkLE

Guys, this little drum instrument is way too much fun to play! I seriously have not enjoyed the act of banging out patterns on a drum machine this much since the original MPC. Kudos to Arturia on a well thought out performance interface - one that actually is about PERFORMANCE

Tape Op - SparkLE

With SparkLE, Arturia have further refined the Spark hardware. It's a little smaller, lighter, more portable and made of some really nice feeling materials. The body itself is really nice; super rugged, thanks to some sort of super futuristic plastic. It's nice.

TED JAMES .INFO - 2013 - SparkLE

Anyone looking for an affordable drum machine with the sound of the classics and the flexibility and usability of current software and on top of that would like to operate by hand and not with a mouse, I only can recommend this combination. Unconditionally! And it does sound top notch too!

buenasideas.de - August 2014 - SparkLE

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 5

A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.

Sound On Sound - July 2003 - V Collection 5

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 5

One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.

MacAddict - August 2003 - V Collection 5

The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]

MacFormat - V Collection 5

The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.

Remix - V Collection 5

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 5

The Modular V is one of the closest analogue emulations to date. It is an amazing product that I think will only get better as newer software patches become available.

audioMIDI.com - V Collection 5

For people that are happy living in the software world, I'll suggest that nothing currently on the market will provide the deep sound and unique interface of the Modular V. This software has the organic feel of a real modular.

CreativeSynth.com - March 2003 - V Collection 5

The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!

Music Tech Magazine - V Collection 5

The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.

Raveline - V Collection 5

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 5

Arturia, a company that made a name for itself with Modular V and CS-80V, is the first company to produce an accurately detailed MiniMg emulation that runs native, without the need for additional hardware.

Electronic Musician - V Collection 5

In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound.

Remix - April 2004 - V Collection 5

The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.

Recording - V Collection 5

Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.

Electronic Musician - January 2004 - V Collection 5

Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original.

MacFormat - February 2004 - V Collection 5

So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine.

Future Music - February 2004 - V Collection 5

Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers.

Music Tech Magazine - January 2004 - V Collection 5

The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day.

Keyboard - January 2004 - V Collection 5

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 5

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 5

Managing to perfectly capture the charm and unique sound of the original hardware, the Mini V can be used either as a plug-in or in a standalone mode [...] The Mini V is one of the most exciting and enjoyable vintage synth emulations ever to be released.

Macuser - UK June 2004 - V Collection 5

If some synths are destined to stay with us forever then probably the daddy of them all is the MiniMg

Future Music - UK March 2004 - V Collection 5

Fully endorsed by Mg Music, The Mini V is a faithful recreation of the original, though it adds polyphony, MIDI management, preset handling, a modulation matrix, an LFO, an arpeggiator, a chorus and a delay - all thanks to the power of modern technology, of course.

Music Tech Magazine - UK March 2004 - - V Collection 5

The MiniMg was one of the easiest synths to program - undoubtedly contributing to its popularity - and Arturia's version is no less approachable.

Music Tech Magazine - UK May 2004 - V Collection 5

For anyone wanting the elusive MiniMg sound from a software synth, look no further [...] Arturia Mini V delivers the sonic weight and complexity of its namesake, without the hassles of a vintage instrument.

Remix - US July 2004 - V Collection 5

When it comes to copping "that" sound, the Mini V does not disappoint, and it then builds on that solid foundation with some new twists to the original MiniMg that most of us could only dream about years ago. [...] If you really enjoy twisting the knobs and getting your virtual hands "dirty", I very highly recommend the Mini V. You at least owe it to yourself to download the demo version and see if you get those same chills up your spine that I got when I first got my hands on it. If you crave that classic Mg sound, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Har

Grooves Magazine - US July 2004 - V Collection 5

Arturia turns a classic synthesizer into a superb piece of software [...] This is a great product that will appeal to fans of the original ARP 2600. Beginners, however, may well find it a little bit confusing, but persevere! ARP2600 V sounds authentic and can accurately recall complex sound patches. A major achievement.

Mac Format - V Collection 5

A few obvious advantages of the 2600 V over the original hardware unit cannot be overstated.[...] For us it has become an immediate favourite -- a very worthy addition to anyone's virtual synth collection.

Music Connection - April 2005 - V Collection 5

So how closely does the 2600 V reproduce the flavour of the original? [...] So while I can't attest to how truly authentic at waveform level Arturia's True Analog Emulation methodology is, I can definitely say that the 2600 V does seem to very successfully capture much of that specific Arp "flavour" in terms of oscillator and filter "punchiness [...] If you're fairly synth-savvy, or if you already know your way around the original Arp 2600, then with its flexible semi-modular approach as well a new extended modulation routings, the 2600 is recommended for a wide array of classic analog sounds both as an instrument and as source of wild sound effects.

Grooves Magazine - April 2005 - V Collection 5

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 5

It sounds and responds like the hardware original. In fact, it's now a remarkable imitation that I would happily use and be confident that you would never realise that it was not the 'real thing'. - Gordon Reid

Sound On Sound - July 2005 - V Collection 5

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 5

France's Arturia earned acclaim for its emulations of the MiniMg, Mg Modular and yamha CS-80, si it's not surprise their 2600 V is stunning as well. [...] The 2600 V is a great place to begin your adventure in synthesis, or, for the initiated, it's a refreshing return to classic tones and modular programming.

Future Music - June 2005 - V Collection 5

Thanks to the Arturia 2600 V and Way our Ware TimewARP2600 virtual synths, not only is the 2600 sound available again in an inexpensive and easy-to-find package, but the Arturia version features a recreation of the 1601 sequencer. [...] As an ARP 2600 reproduction, Arturia's 2600 V comes tantalizingly close. [...] as a modular synth with a built-in analog sequencer, the 2600 V positively rocks! It's got that definitive Arturian warmth with oodles of modulation options and is perfect complement to a rig that already has a few more traditional virtual synths.

Keyboard - March 2005 - V Collection 5

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 5

I'll just summarize by saying that for both novices and experienced users alike, Arturia's revamping of ARP's classic synth looks and sounds incredible; it is stable and efficient; and it shouldn't get boring for a very long time - if ever.

Remix - May 2005 - V Collection 5

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 5

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 5

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 5

With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?

Sound On Sound - August 2006 - V Collection 5

Overall, Arturia Prophet V replicates the sound and feel of the Prophet 5 very well, while adding a number of features that modern synth users will want. With the inclusion of the VS model and Hybrid mode, Prophet V offers plenty of bang for your buck.

Electronic Musician - December 2006 - V Collection 5

Arturia's software version of the famed 2600 is exactly what one should expect out of an emulation piece: It has both the coveted sound of the original and the modern extras that users don't want to live without.

Remix - January 2006 - V Collection 5

Prophet V is easy to load and learn, it sounds excellent and looks stunning, it is relatively CPU friendly and it carries a sweet price tag (especially versus the hardware). If you want to go deep into the heart of both traditional analog and vector synthesis without going deep into your pocket, look directly at Prophet V.

Remix - July 2006 - V Collection 5

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Sonicstate.com - July 2006 - V Collection 5

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 5

Another Arturia triumph. The Prophet V is a beautifully re-created, amazing sounding and very flexible instrument. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 5

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It autentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 5

France's Arturia continues it's string of hits with the Prophet V. With Arturia's devotion to quality, excellent user interfaces and bringing this all to the musician at an extremely low cost, other virtual synth makers are now all looking up at the new high water mark.

Futuremusic.Inc - March 2006 - V Collection 5

Prophet V belongs to a new generation of virtual instruments that take full advantage of today's processing prowess to deliver a sound that even the most synth obsessed would be hard-pressed to tell from the originals. While I remain a fan of analog hardware, this is one soft synth that will definitely be finding its way onto my own tracks.

Create Digital Music - May 2006 - V Collection 5

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 5

A savvy software recreation of Sequential Circuits' groundbreaking Prophet 5, and the equally influential wavetable synth Prophet VS, Arturia's V is literally two synths in one, a mightily flexible instrument that takes both software instrument design and sonics to new levels. The must-have soft synth of 2006. - Future Music Ace Awards 2007 -

Future Music US - January 2007 - V Collection 5

Arturia has produced a natural maturation of the classic. The synthesis is a superb match, and the new features feel right and elegantly provide what users originally had to concoct outboard workarounds for.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 5

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 5

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 5

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland's original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 5

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 5

An instrument with a great sound, very expressive, easy to use, beautiful to see, with a lot of new features and an inspirational charm, a very low CPU load - unlike many other VSTi - and it's also not expensive... so what are you waiting for?

Rec'N'Play - June 2007 - V Collection 5

The Jupiter-8V is a worthy addition to the Arturia family. It sounds superb, is easy to customise and a joy to play. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 5

The Jupiter-8V maintains the standard we have come to expect from Arturia. it's a beautifully warm and expressive synth that's equally at home in pop tunes or experimental sound design. The overhaul of the presets management system and the addition of the user-friendly sequencer and effects make the instrument immediately accessible to beginners as well as experienced users, which hasn't always been the case with these complex synths.

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 5

What we have here is a big synth with a big sound and a big appetite. Rest assured, though, that the Jupiter-8V is well worth the processing power - this is arguably Arturia's best effort yet. -Computer Music Performance Award-

Computer Music - June 2007 - V Collection 5

Arturia has done the original Jupiter-8 justice. Not only has the company captured the original instrument's essence and character, but have upped the ante by adding new and creative touches that expand the reach of its sound. As far as I'm concerned, this is not only the strongest analog emulation on the market, but is quite possibly the best soft synth I have yet encountered. Once hooked up with a good control surface, this could be the only virtual analog you'll ever need - and it will definitely be my go-to instrument of choice in the future.

EQ Magazine - November 2007 - V Collection 5

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 5

A fantastic new update to a classic soft-synth that enables bags more creativity.

Future Music UK - January 2010 - V Collection 5

The V Collection 3 is a pretty comprehensive collection, and for my money, the technology is impressive and the synths are convincingly rendered.

Audio Technology magazine - November 2012 - V Collection 5

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 5

[The Oberheim SEM V] will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - V Collection 5

A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 5

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 5

As a straight emulation of the classic SEM sound, the SEM V ticks all the boxes, but the software has so much more to offer when you explore it in greater depth : small but effective additions to the SEM design, advanced voice editing features and, of course, an excellent polyphonic mode. The range of sounds available is much greater than the SEM name might suggest, covering classic Oberheim ground and much more, and this makes the SEM V a great synth in its own right.

Future Music - V Collection 5

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 5

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 5

If you are after fat warm synth tones and you work in the box, then this should satisfy your appetite.

Ask Audio Magazine - August 2014 - V Collection 5

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 5

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 5

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 5

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 5

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 5

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 5

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 5

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 5

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 5

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 5

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 5

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 5

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 5

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It authentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 5

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 5

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 5

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 5

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 5

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 5

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 5

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - V Collection 5

The Oberheim SEM V will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - 2012-07 - V Collection 5

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 5

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 5

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 5

V Collection 5 is worth every penny. If anybody was holding off on the V collection, now is probably the time to jump in. Between the product wide updates and the Synclavier-V, I highly recommend the Arturia V Collection.

msmodular.com - June 2016 - V Collection 5

Epic synth selection just got bigger and sexier

musicradar.com - May 2016 - V Collection 5

Arturia’s aim is true... to create the tools that lend a helping hand to today’s musicians, taking inspiration from the past to (re)invent the music of tomorrow.

keyboardmag.com - May 2016 - V Collection 5

With V Collection 5, you own a complete stable of the greatest thoroughbred keyboards of all time.

Music tech Magazine - May 2016 - V Collection 5

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts. A great collection gets bigger.

Audio technology Magazine - July 2016 - V Collection 5

V Collection 5 is a very good value considering the range of sounds on offer, the power, quality and flexibility of the instruments.

Ask Audio Mag - June 2016 - V Collection 5

Man, man, man!! If you're looking for incredible emulations of beautiful vintage instruments, I highly recommend the V Collection 5.

Computer Music Academy - May 2016 - V Collection 5

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts

Audio Technology - July 2016 - V Collection 5

V Collection remains an impressive and good value package of classic emulations.

Future Music - August 2016 - V Collection 5

V Collection 5 with updated browser and interface, plus five new and highly desirable instruments. What’s not to like?

Electronic Musician - August 2016 - V Collection 5

Keyboards of all ilk continue to flock to Arturia’s highly rated V collection

Computer Music - August 2016 - V Collection 5

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 2

A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.

Sound On Sound - July 2003 - V Collection 2

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 2

One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.

MacAddict - August 2003 - V Collection 2

The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]

MacFormat - V Collection 2

The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.

Remix - V Collection 2

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 2

The Modular V is one of the closest analogue emulations to date. It is an amazing product that I think will only get better as newer software patches become available.

audioMIDI.com - V Collection 2

For people that are happy living in the software world, I'll suggest that nothing currently on the market will provide the deep sound and unique interface of the Modular V. This software has the organic feel of a real modular.

CreativeSynth.com - March 2003 - V Collection 2

The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!

Music Tech Magazine - V Collection 2

The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.

Raveline - V Collection 2

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 2

Arturia, a company that made a name for itself with Modular V and CS-80V, is the first company to produce an accurately detailed MiniMg emulation that runs native, without the need for additional hardware.

Electronic Musician - V Collection 2

In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound.

Remix - April 2004 - V Collection 2

The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.

Recording - V Collection 2

Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.

Electronic Musician - January 2004 - V Collection 2

Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original.

MacFormat - February 2004 - V Collection 2

So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine.

Future Music - February 2004 - V Collection 2

Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers.

Music Tech Magazine - January 2004 - V Collection 2

The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day.

Keyboard - January 2004 - V Collection 2

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 2

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 2

Managing to perfectly capture the charm and unique sound of the original hardware, the Mini V can be used either as a plug-in or in a standalone mode [...] The Mini V is one of the most exciting and enjoyable vintage synth emulations ever to be released.

Macuser - UK June 2004 - V Collection 2

If some synths are destined to stay with us forever then probably the daddy of them all is the MiniMg

Future Music - UK March 2004 - V Collection 2

Fully endorsed by Mg Music, The Mini V is a faithful recreation of the original, though it adds polyphony, MIDI management, preset handling, a modulation matrix, an LFO, an arpeggiator, a chorus and a delay - all thanks to the power of modern technology, of course.

Music Tech Magazine - UK March 2004 - - V Collection 2

The MiniMg was one of the easiest synths to program - undoubtedly contributing to its popularity - and Arturia's version is no less approachable.

Music Tech Magazine - UK May 2004 - V Collection 2

For anyone wanting the elusive MiniMg sound from a software synth, look no further [...] Arturia Mini V delivers the sonic weight and complexity of its namesake, without the hassles of a vintage instrument.

Remix - US July 2004 - V Collection 2

When it comes to copping "that" sound, the Mini V does not disappoint, and it then builds on that solid foundation with some new twists to the original MiniMg that most of us could only dream about years ago. [...] If you really enjoy twisting the knobs and getting your virtual hands "dirty", I very highly recommend the Mini V. You at least owe it to yourself to download the demo version and see if you get those same chills up your spine that I got when I first got my hands on it. If you crave that classic Mg sound, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Har

Grooves Magazine - US July 2004 - V Collection 2

Arturia turns a classic synthesizer into a superb piece of software [...] This is a great product that will appeal to fans of the original ARP 2600. Beginners, however, may well find it a little bit confusing, but persevere! ARP2600 V sounds authentic and can accurately recall complex sound patches. A major achievement.

Mac Format - V Collection 2

A few obvious advantages of the 2600 V over the original hardware unit cannot be overstated.[...] For us it has become an immediate favourite -- a very worthy addition to anyone's virtual synth collection.

Music Connection - April 2005 - V Collection 2

So how closely does the 2600 V reproduce the flavour of the original? [...] So while I can't attest to how truly authentic at waveform level Arturia's True Analog Emulation methodology is, I can definitely say that the 2600 V does seem to very successfully capture much of that specific Arp "flavour" in terms of oscillator and filter "punchiness [...] If you're fairly synth-savvy, or if you already know your way around the original Arp 2600, then with its flexible semi-modular approach as well a new extended modulation routings, the 2600 is recommended for a wide array of classic analog sounds both as an instrument and as source of wild sound effects.

Grooves Magazine - April 2005 - V Collection 2

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 2

It sounds and responds like the hardware original. In fact, it's now a remarkable imitation that I would happily use and be confident that you would never realise that it was not the 'real thing'. - Gordon Reid

Sound On Sound - July 2005 - V Collection 2

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 2

France's Arturia earned acclaim for its emulations of the MiniMg, Mg Modular and yamha CS-80, si it's not surprise their 2600 V is stunning as well. [...] The 2600 V is a great place to begin your adventure in synthesis, or, for the initiated, it's a refreshing return to classic tones and modular programming.

Future Music - June 2005 - V Collection 2

Thanks to the Arturia 2600 V and Way our Ware TimewARP2600 virtual synths, not only is the 2600 sound available again in an inexpensive and easy-to-find package, but the Arturia version features a recreation of the 1601 sequencer. [...] As an ARP 2600 reproduction, Arturia's 2600 V comes tantalizingly close. [...] as a modular synth with a built-in analog sequencer, the 2600 V positively rocks! It's got that definitive Arturian warmth with oodles of modulation options and is perfect complement to a rig that already has a few more traditional virtual synths.

Keyboard - March 2005 - V Collection 2

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 2

I'll just summarize by saying that for both novices and experienced users alike, Arturia's revamping of ARP's classic synth looks and sounds incredible; it is stable and efficient; and it shouldn't get boring for a very long time - if ever.

Remix - May 2005 - V Collection 2

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 2

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 2

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 2

With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?

Sound On Sound - August 2006 - V Collection 2

Overall, Arturia Prophet V replicates the sound and feel of the Prophet 5 very well, while adding a number of features that modern synth users will want. With the inclusion of the VS model and Hybrid mode, Prophet V offers plenty of bang for your buck.

Electronic Musician - December 2006 - V Collection 2

Arturia's software version of the famed 2600 is exactly what one should expect out of an emulation piece: It has both the coveted sound of the original and the modern extras that users don't want to live without.

Remix - January 2006 - V Collection 2

Prophet V is easy to load and learn, it sounds excellent and looks stunning, it is relatively CPU friendly and it carries a sweet price tag (especially versus the hardware). If you want to go deep into the heart of both traditional analog and vector synthesis without going deep into your pocket, look directly at Prophet V.

Remix - July 2006 - V Collection 2

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Sonicstate.com - July 2006 - V Collection 2

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 2

Another Arturia triumph. The Prophet V is a beautifully re-created, amazing sounding and very flexible instrument. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 2

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It autentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 2

France's Arturia continues it's string of hits with the Prophet V. With Arturia's devotion to quality, excellent user interfaces and bringing this all to the musician at an extremely low cost, other virtual synth makers are now all looking up at the new high water mark.

Futuremusic.Inc - March 2006 - V Collection 2

Prophet V belongs to a new generation of virtual instruments that take full advantage of today's processing prowess to deliver a sound that even the most synth obsessed would be hard-pressed to tell from the originals. While I remain a fan of analog hardware, this is one soft synth that will definitely be finding its way onto my own tracks.

Create Digital Music - May 2006 - V Collection 2

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 2

A savvy software recreation of Sequential Circuits' groundbreaking Prophet 5, and the equally influential wavetable synth Prophet VS, Arturia's V is literally two synths in one, a mightily flexible instrument that takes both software instrument design and sonics to new levels. The must-have soft synth of 2006. - Future Music Ace Awards 2007 -

Future Music US - January 2007 - V Collection 2

Arturia has produced a natural maturation of the classic. The synthesis is a superb match, and the new features feel right and elegantly provide what users originally had to concoct outboard workarounds for.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 2

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 2

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 2

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland's original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 2

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 2

An instrument with a great sound, very expressive, easy to use, beautiful to see, with a lot of new features and an inspirational charm, a very low CPU load - unlike many other VSTi - and it's also not expensive... so what are you waiting for?

Rec'N'Play - June 2007 - V Collection 2

The Jupiter-8V is a worthy addition to the Arturia family. It sounds superb, is easy to customise and a joy to play. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 2

The Jupiter-8V maintains the standard we have come to expect from Arturia. it's a beautifully warm and expressive synth that's equally at home in pop tunes or experimental sound design. The overhaul of the presets management system and the addition of the user-friendly sequencer and effects make the instrument immediately accessible to beginners as well as experienced users, which hasn't always been the case with these complex synths.

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 2

What we have here is a big synth with a big sound and a big appetite. Rest assured, though, that the Jupiter-8V is well worth the processing power - this is arguably Arturia's best effort yet. -Computer Music Performance Award-

Computer Music - June 2007 - V Collection 2

Arturia has done the original Jupiter-8 justice. Not only has the company captured the original instrument's essence and character, but have upped the ante by adding new and creative touches that expand the reach of its sound. As far as I'm concerned, this is not only the strongest analog emulation on the market, but is quite possibly the best soft synth I have yet encountered. Once hooked up with a good control surface, this could be the only virtual analog you'll ever need - and it will definitely be my go-to instrument of choice in the future.

EQ Magazine - November 2007 - V Collection 2

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 2

A fantastic new update to a classic soft-synth that enables bags more creativity.

Future Music UK - January 2010 - V Collection 2

The V Collection 3 is a pretty comprehensive collection, and for my money, the technology is impressive and the synths are convincingly rendered.

Audio Technology magazine - November 2012 - V Collection 2

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 2

[The Oberheim SEM V] will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - V Collection 2

A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 2

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 2

As a straight emulation of the classic SEM sound, the SEM V ticks all the boxes, but the software has so much more to offer when you explore it in greater depth : small but effective additions to the SEM design, advanced voice editing features and, of course, an excellent polyphonic mode. The range of sounds available is much greater than the SEM name might suggest, covering classic Oberheim ground and much more, and this makes the SEM V a great synth in its own right.

Future Music - V Collection 2

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 2

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 2

If you are after fat warm synth tones and you work in the box, then this should satisfy your appetite.

Ask Audio Magazine - August 2014 - V Collection 2

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 2

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 2

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 2

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 2

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 2

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 2

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 2

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 2

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 2

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 2

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 2

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 2

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 2

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It authentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 2

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 2

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 2

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 2

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 2

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 2

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 2

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - V Collection 2

The Oberheim SEM V will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - 2012-07 - V Collection 2

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 2

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 2

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 2

V Collection 5 is worth every penny. If anybody was holding off on the V collection, now is probably the time to jump in. Between the product wide updates and the Synclavier-V, I highly recommend the Arturia V Collection.

msmodular.com - June 2016 - V Collection 2

Epic synth selection just got bigger and sexier

musicradar.com - May 2016 - V Collection 2

Arturia’s aim is true... to create the tools that lend a helping hand to today’s musicians, taking inspiration from the past to (re)invent the music of tomorrow.

keyboardmag.com - May 2016 - V Collection 2

With V Collection 5, you own a complete stable of the greatest thoroughbred keyboards of all time.

Music tech Magazine - May 2016 - V Collection 2

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts. A great collection gets bigger.

Audio technology Magazine - July 2016 - V Collection 2

V Collection 5 is a very good value considering the range of sounds on offer, the power, quality and flexibility of the instruments.

Ask Audio Mag - June 2016 - V Collection 2

Man, man, man!! If you're looking for incredible emulations of beautiful vintage instruments, I highly recommend the V Collection 5.

Computer Music Academy - May 2016 - V Collection 2

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts

Audio Technology - July 2016 - V Collection 2

V Collection remains an impressive and good value package of classic emulations.

Future Music - August 2016 - V Collection 2

V Collection 5 with updated browser and interface, plus five new and highly desirable instruments. What’s not to like?

Electronic Musician - August 2016 - V Collection 2

Keyboards of all ilk continue to flock to Arturia’s highly rated V collection

Computer Music - August 2016 - V Collection 2

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 3

A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.

Sound On Sound - July 2003 - V Collection 3

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 3

One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.

MacAddict - August 2003 - V Collection 3

The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]

MacFormat - V Collection 3

The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.

Remix - V Collection 3

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 3

The Modular V is one of the closest analogue emulations to date. It is an amazing product that I think will only get better as newer software patches become available.

audioMIDI.com - V Collection 3

For people that are happy living in the software world, I'll suggest that nothing currently on the market will provide the deep sound and unique interface of the Modular V. This software has the organic feel of a real modular.

CreativeSynth.com - March 2003 - V Collection 3

The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!

Music Tech Magazine - V Collection 3

The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.

Raveline - V Collection 3

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 3

Arturia, a company that made a name for itself with Modular V and CS-80V, is the first company to produce an accurately detailed MiniMg emulation that runs native, without the need for additional hardware.

Electronic Musician - V Collection 3

In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound.

Remix - April 2004 - V Collection 3

The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.

Recording - V Collection 3

Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.

Electronic Musician - January 2004 - V Collection 3

Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original.

MacFormat - February 2004 - V Collection 3

So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine.

Future Music - February 2004 - V Collection 3

Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers.

Music Tech Magazine - January 2004 - V Collection 3

The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day.

Keyboard - January 2004 - V Collection 3

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 3

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 3

Managing to perfectly capture the charm and unique sound of the original hardware, the Mini V can be used either as a plug-in or in a standalone mode [...] The Mini V is one of the most exciting and enjoyable vintage synth emulations ever to be released.

Macuser - UK June 2004 - V Collection 3

If some synths are destined to stay with us forever then probably the daddy of them all is the MiniMg

Future Music - UK March 2004 - V Collection 3

Fully endorsed by Mg Music, The Mini V is a faithful recreation of the original, though it adds polyphony, MIDI management, preset handling, a modulation matrix, an LFO, an arpeggiator, a chorus and a delay - all thanks to the power of modern technology, of course.

Music Tech Magazine - UK March 2004 - - V Collection 3

The MiniMg was one of the easiest synths to program - undoubtedly contributing to its popularity - and Arturia's version is no less approachable.

Music Tech Magazine - UK May 2004 - V Collection 3

For anyone wanting the elusive MiniMg sound from a software synth, look no further [...] Arturia Mini V delivers the sonic weight and complexity of its namesake, without the hassles of a vintage instrument.

Remix - US July 2004 - V Collection 3

When it comes to copping "that" sound, the Mini V does not disappoint, and it then builds on that solid foundation with some new twists to the original MiniMg that most of us could only dream about years ago. [...] If you really enjoy twisting the knobs and getting your virtual hands "dirty", I very highly recommend the Mini V. You at least owe it to yourself to download the demo version and see if you get those same chills up your spine that I got when I first got my hands on it. If you crave that classic Mg sound, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Har

Grooves Magazine - US July 2004 - V Collection 3

Arturia turns a classic synthesizer into a superb piece of software [...] This is a great product that will appeal to fans of the original ARP 2600. Beginners, however, may well find it a little bit confusing, but persevere! ARP2600 V sounds authentic and can accurately recall complex sound patches. A major achievement.

Mac Format - V Collection 3

A few obvious advantages of the 2600 V over the original hardware unit cannot be overstated.[...] For us it has become an immediate favourite -- a very worthy addition to anyone's virtual synth collection.

Music Connection - April 2005 - V Collection 3

So how closely does the 2600 V reproduce the flavour of the original? [...] So while I can't attest to how truly authentic at waveform level Arturia's True Analog Emulation methodology is, I can definitely say that the 2600 V does seem to very successfully capture much of that specific Arp "flavour" in terms of oscillator and filter "punchiness [...] If you're fairly synth-savvy, or if you already know your way around the original Arp 2600, then with its flexible semi-modular approach as well a new extended modulation routings, the 2600 is recommended for a wide array of classic analog sounds both as an instrument and as source of wild sound effects.

Grooves Magazine - April 2005 - V Collection 3

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 3

It sounds and responds like the hardware original. In fact, it's now a remarkable imitation that I would happily use and be confident that you would never realise that it was not the 'real thing'. - Gordon Reid

Sound On Sound - July 2005 - V Collection 3

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 3

France's Arturia earned acclaim for its emulations of the MiniMg, Mg Modular and yamha CS-80, si it's not surprise their 2600 V is stunning as well. [...] The 2600 V is a great place to begin your adventure in synthesis, or, for the initiated, it's a refreshing return to classic tones and modular programming.

Future Music - June 2005 - V Collection 3

Thanks to the Arturia 2600 V and Way our Ware TimewARP2600 virtual synths, not only is the 2600 sound available again in an inexpensive and easy-to-find package, but the Arturia version features a recreation of the 1601 sequencer. [...] As an ARP 2600 reproduction, Arturia's 2600 V comes tantalizingly close. [...] as a modular synth with a built-in analog sequencer, the 2600 V positively rocks! It's got that definitive Arturian warmth with oodles of modulation options and is perfect complement to a rig that already has a few more traditional virtual synths.

Keyboard - March 2005 - V Collection 3

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 3

I'll just summarize by saying that for both novices and experienced users alike, Arturia's revamping of ARP's classic synth looks and sounds incredible; it is stable and efficient; and it shouldn't get boring for a very long time - if ever.

Remix - May 2005 - V Collection 3

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 3

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 3

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 3

With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?

Sound On Sound - August 2006 - V Collection 3

Overall, Arturia Prophet V replicates the sound and feel of the Prophet 5 very well, while adding a number of features that modern synth users will want. With the inclusion of the VS model and Hybrid mode, Prophet V offers plenty of bang for your buck.

Electronic Musician - December 2006 - V Collection 3

Arturia's software version of the famed 2600 is exactly what one should expect out of an emulation piece: It has both the coveted sound of the original and the modern extras that users don't want to live without.

Remix - January 2006 - V Collection 3

Prophet V is easy to load and learn, it sounds excellent and looks stunning, it is relatively CPU friendly and it carries a sweet price tag (especially versus the hardware). If you want to go deep into the heart of both traditional analog and vector synthesis without going deep into your pocket, look directly at Prophet V.

Remix - July 2006 - V Collection 3

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Sonicstate.com - July 2006 - V Collection 3

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 3

Another Arturia triumph. The Prophet V is a beautifully re-created, amazing sounding and very flexible instrument. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 3

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It autentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 3

France's Arturia continues it's string of hits with the Prophet V. With Arturia's devotion to quality, excellent user interfaces and bringing this all to the musician at an extremely low cost, other virtual synth makers are now all looking up at the new high water mark.

Futuremusic.Inc - March 2006 - V Collection 3

Prophet V belongs to a new generation of virtual instruments that take full advantage of today's processing prowess to deliver a sound that even the most synth obsessed would be hard-pressed to tell from the originals. While I remain a fan of analog hardware, this is one soft synth that will definitely be finding its way onto my own tracks.

Create Digital Music - May 2006 - V Collection 3

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 3

A savvy software recreation of Sequential Circuits' groundbreaking Prophet 5, and the equally influential wavetable synth Prophet VS, Arturia's V is literally two synths in one, a mightily flexible instrument that takes both software instrument design and sonics to new levels. The must-have soft synth of 2006. - Future Music Ace Awards 2007 -

Future Music US - January 2007 - V Collection 3

Arturia has produced a natural maturation of the classic. The synthesis is a superb match, and the new features feel right and elegantly provide what users originally had to concoct outboard workarounds for.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 3

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 3

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 3

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland's original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 3

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 3

An instrument with a great sound, very expressive, easy to use, beautiful to see, with a lot of new features and an inspirational charm, a very low CPU load - unlike many other VSTi - and it's also not expensive... so what are you waiting for?

Rec'N'Play - June 2007 - V Collection 3

The Jupiter-8V is a worthy addition to the Arturia family. It sounds superb, is easy to customise and a joy to play. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 3

The Jupiter-8V maintains the standard we have come to expect from Arturia. it's a beautifully warm and expressive synth that's equally at home in pop tunes or experimental sound design. The overhaul of the presets management system and the addition of the user-friendly sequencer and effects make the instrument immediately accessible to beginners as well as experienced users, which hasn't always been the case with these complex synths.

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 3

What we have here is a big synth with a big sound and a big appetite. Rest assured, though, that the Jupiter-8V is well worth the processing power - this is arguably Arturia's best effort yet. -Computer Music Performance Award-

Computer Music - June 2007 - V Collection 3

Arturia has done the original Jupiter-8 justice. Not only has the company captured the original instrument's essence and character, but have upped the ante by adding new and creative touches that expand the reach of its sound. As far as I'm concerned, this is not only the strongest analog emulation on the market, but is quite possibly the best soft synth I have yet encountered. Once hooked up with a good control surface, this could be the only virtual analog you'll ever need - and it will definitely be my go-to instrument of choice in the future.

EQ Magazine - November 2007 - V Collection 3

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 3

A fantastic new update to a classic soft-synth that enables bags more creativity.

Future Music UK - January 2010 - V Collection 3

The V Collection 3 is a pretty comprehensive collection, and for my money, the technology is impressive and the synths are convincingly rendered.

Audio Technology magazine - November 2012 - V Collection 3

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 3

[The Oberheim SEM V] will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - V Collection 3

A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 3

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 3

As a straight emulation of the classic SEM sound, the SEM V ticks all the boxes, but the software has so much more to offer when you explore it in greater depth : small but effective additions to the SEM design, advanced voice editing features and, of course, an excellent polyphonic mode. The range of sounds available is much greater than the SEM name might suggest, covering classic Oberheim ground and much more, and this makes the SEM V a great synth in its own right.

Future Music - V Collection 3

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 3

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 3

If you are after fat warm synth tones and you work in the box, then this should satisfy your appetite.

Ask Audio Magazine - August 2014 - V Collection 3

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 3

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 3

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 3

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 3

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 3

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 3

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 3

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 3

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 3

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 3

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 3

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 3

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 3

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It authentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 3

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 3

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 3

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 3

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 3

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 3

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 3

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - V Collection 3

The Oberheim SEM V will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - 2012-07 - V Collection 3

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 3

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 3

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 3

V Collection 5 is worth every penny. If anybody was holding off on the V collection, now is probably the time to jump in. Between the product wide updates and the Synclavier-V, I highly recommend the Arturia V Collection.

msmodular.com - June 2016 - V Collection 3

Epic synth selection just got bigger and sexier

musicradar.com - May 2016 - V Collection 3

Arturia’s aim is true... to create the tools that lend a helping hand to today’s musicians, taking inspiration from the past to (re)invent the music of tomorrow.

keyboardmag.com - May 2016 - V Collection 3

With V Collection 5, you own a complete stable of the greatest thoroughbred keyboards of all time.

Music tech Magazine - May 2016 - V Collection 3

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts. A great collection gets bigger.

Audio technology Magazine - July 2016 - V Collection 3

V Collection 5 is a very good value considering the range of sounds on offer, the power, quality and flexibility of the instruments.

Ask Audio Mag - June 2016 - V Collection 3

Man, man, man!! If you're looking for incredible emulations of beautiful vintage instruments, I highly recommend the V Collection 5.

Computer Music Academy - May 2016 - V Collection 3

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts

Audio Technology - July 2016 - V Collection 3

V Collection remains an impressive and good value package of classic emulations.

Future Music - August 2016 - V Collection 3

V Collection 5 with updated browser and interface, plus five new and highly desirable instruments. What’s not to like?

Electronic Musician - August 2016 - V Collection 3

Keyboards of all ilk continue to flock to Arturia’s highly rated V collection

Computer Music - August 2016 - V Collection 3

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 4

A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.

Sound On Sound - July 2003 - V Collection 4

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 4

One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.

MacAddict - August 2003 - V Collection 4

The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]

MacFormat - V Collection 4

The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.

Remix - V Collection 4

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 4

The Modular V is one of the closest analogue emulations to date. It is an amazing product that I think will only get better as newer software patches become available.

audioMIDI.com - V Collection 4

For people that are happy living in the software world, I'll suggest that nothing currently on the market will provide the deep sound and unique interface of the Modular V. This software has the organic feel of a real modular.

CreativeSynth.com - March 2003 - V Collection 4

The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!

Music Tech Magazine - V Collection 4

The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.

Raveline - V Collection 4

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 4

Arturia, a company that made a name for itself with Modular V and CS-80V, is the first company to produce an accurately detailed MiniMg emulation that runs native, without the need for additional hardware.

Electronic Musician - V Collection 4

In terms of sound quality, the CS-80V is absolutely divine. It's a first-rate-analog-style synthesizer with a wealth of detuning and modulation possibilities that allow you to cook up truly retro sounds-if that's what you're looking for. On the other hand, thanks to the sequencer, stereo delay and multitimbral aspects of the instrument, the CS-80V can sound as up-to-date as your programming chops will allow. The filters have plenty of bite - so much so that you have to watch for clipping. And I particularly like the implementation of the ring modulator, suboscillator and Touch Response features, which enable you to add weird little subtleties to a sound.

Remix - April 2004 - V Collection 4

The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.

Recording - V Collection 4

Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.

Electronic Musician - January 2004 - V Collection 4

Overall, the CS-80V is a wonderful sounding synth, capable of producing warm analogue sounds, from fat basses and leads to complex, organic sounding textures that would be ideal for atmospheric film music. It costs a fraction of Yamaha's original.

MacFormat - February 2004 - V Collection 4

So just how close has Arturia got to emulating such a classic monster? I think they've done a superb job with just the right balance between faithful re-creation and modern elaboration. [...] The CS-80V is a phenomenal machine.

Future Music - February 2004 - V Collection 4

Aesthetics and programming considerations aside, there's no doubt that the CS-80V captures the classic analogue sound of the original instrument. The additional features Arturia has added stands the virtual instrument well above the original hardware version. Arturia has taken all the good bits, enhanced them, and created a classy, high-quality synth with great appeal to those with an interest in analogue synthesizers.

Music Tech Magazine - January 2004 - V Collection 4

The CS-80V is a killer soft synth. It's been over 25 years since the CS-80's introduction, and it remains a sought-after powerhouse to this day.

Keyboard - January 2004 - V Collection 4

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 4

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 4

Managing to perfectly capture the charm and unique sound of the original hardware, the Mini V can be used either as a plug-in or in a standalone mode [...] The Mini V is one of the most exciting and enjoyable vintage synth emulations ever to be released.

Macuser - UK June 2004 - V Collection 4

If some synths are destined to stay with us forever then probably the daddy of them all is the MiniMg

Future Music - UK March 2004 - V Collection 4

Fully endorsed by Mg Music, The Mini V is a faithful recreation of the original, though it adds polyphony, MIDI management, preset handling, a modulation matrix, an LFO, an arpeggiator, a chorus and a delay - all thanks to the power of modern technology, of course.

Music Tech Magazine - UK March 2004 - - V Collection 4

The MiniMg was one of the easiest synths to program - undoubtedly contributing to its popularity - and Arturia's version is no less approachable.

Music Tech Magazine - UK May 2004 - V Collection 4

For anyone wanting the elusive MiniMg sound from a software synth, look no further [...] Arturia Mini V delivers the sonic weight and complexity of its namesake, without the hassles of a vintage instrument.

Remix - US July 2004 - V Collection 4

When it comes to copping "that" sound, the Mini V does not disappoint, and it then builds on that solid foundation with some new twists to the original MiniMg that most of us could only dream about years ago. [...] If you really enjoy twisting the knobs and getting your virtual hands "dirty", I very highly recommend the Mini V. You at least owe it to yourself to download the demo version and see if you get those same chills up your spine that I got when I first got my hands on it. If you crave that classic Mg sound, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Har

Grooves Magazine - US July 2004 - V Collection 4

Arturia turns a classic synthesizer into a superb piece of software [...] This is a great product that will appeal to fans of the original ARP 2600. Beginners, however, may well find it a little bit confusing, but persevere! ARP2600 V sounds authentic and can accurately recall complex sound patches. A major achievement.

Mac Format - V Collection 4

A few obvious advantages of the 2600 V over the original hardware unit cannot be overstated.[...] For us it has become an immediate favourite -- a very worthy addition to anyone's virtual synth collection.

Music Connection - April 2005 - V Collection 4

So how closely does the 2600 V reproduce the flavour of the original? [...] So while I can't attest to how truly authentic at waveform level Arturia's True Analog Emulation methodology is, I can definitely say that the 2600 V does seem to very successfully capture much of that specific Arp "flavour" in terms of oscillator and filter "punchiness [...] If you're fairly synth-savvy, or if you already know your way around the original Arp 2600, then with its flexible semi-modular approach as well a new extended modulation routings, the 2600 is recommended for a wide array of classic analog sounds both as an instrument and as source of wild sound effects.

Grooves Magazine - April 2005 - V Collection 4

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 4

It sounds and responds like the hardware original. In fact, it's now a remarkable imitation that I would happily use and be confident that you would never realise that it was not the 'real thing'. - Gordon Reid

Sound On Sound - July 2005 - V Collection 4

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 4

France's Arturia earned acclaim for its emulations of the MiniMg, Mg Modular and yamha CS-80, si it's not surprise their 2600 V is stunning as well. [...] The 2600 V is a great place to begin your adventure in synthesis, or, for the initiated, it's a refreshing return to classic tones and modular programming.

Future Music - June 2005 - V Collection 4

Thanks to the Arturia 2600 V and Way our Ware TimewARP2600 virtual synths, not only is the 2600 sound available again in an inexpensive and easy-to-find package, but the Arturia version features a recreation of the 1601 sequencer. [...] As an ARP 2600 reproduction, Arturia's 2600 V comes tantalizingly close. [...] as a modular synth with a built-in analog sequencer, the 2600 V positively rocks! It's got that definitive Arturian warmth with oodles of modulation options and is perfect complement to a rig that already has a few more traditional virtual synths.

Keyboard - March 2005 - V Collection 4

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 4

I'll just summarize by saying that for both novices and experienced users alike, Arturia's revamping of ARP's classic synth looks and sounds incredible; it is stable and efficient; and it shouldn't get boring for a very long time - if ever.

Remix - May 2005 - V Collection 4

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 4

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 4

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 4

With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?

Sound On Sound - August 2006 - V Collection 4

Overall, Arturia Prophet V replicates the sound and feel of the Prophet 5 very well, while adding a number of features that modern synth users will want. With the inclusion of the VS model and Hybrid mode, Prophet V offers plenty of bang for your buck.

Electronic Musician - December 2006 - V Collection 4

Arturia's software version of the famed 2600 is exactly what one should expect out of an emulation piece: It has both the coveted sound of the original and the modern extras that users don't want to live without.

Remix - January 2006 - V Collection 4

Prophet V is easy to load and learn, it sounds excellent and looks stunning, it is relatively CPU friendly and it carries a sweet price tag (especially versus the hardware). If you want to go deep into the heart of both traditional analog and vector synthesis without going deep into your pocket, look directly at Prophet V.

Remix - July 2006 - V Collection 4

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Sonicstate.com - July 2006 - V Collection 4

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 4

Another Arturia triumph. The Prophet V is a beautifully re-created, amazing sounding and very flexible instrument. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 4

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It autentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 4

France's Arturia continues it's string of hits with the Prophet V. With Arturia's devotion to quality, excellent user interfaces and bringing this all to the musician at an extremely low cost, other virtual synth makers are now all looking up at the new high water mark.

Futuremusic.Inc - March 2006 - V Collection 4

Prophet V belongs to a new generation of virtual instruments that take full advantage of today's processing prowess to deliver a sound that even the most synth obsessed would be hard-pressed to tell from the originals. While I remain a fan of analog hardware, this is one soft synth that will definitely be finding its way onto my own tracks.

Create Digital Music - May 2006 - V Collection 4

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 4

A savvy software recreation of Sequential Circuits' groundbreaking Prophet 5, and the equally influential wavetable synth Prophet VS, Arturia's V is literally two synths in one, a mightily flexible instrument that takes both software instrument design and sonics to new levels. The must-have soft synth of 2006. - Future Music Ace Awards 2007 -

Future Music US - January 2007 - V Collection 4

Arturia has produced a natural maturation of the classic. The synthesis is a superb match, and the new features feel right and elegantly provide what users originally had to concoct outboard workarounds for.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 4

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 4

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 4

This synth sounds wonderful, with the majestic warmth of Roland's original Jupiter present in every sound. My hat comes off, my bow is deep, my thanks to Arturia are heartfelt.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 4

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 4

An instrument with a great sound, very expressive, easy to use, beautiful to see, with a lot of new features and an inspirational charm, a very low CPU load - unlike many other VSTi - and it's also not expensive... so what are you waiting for?

Rec'N'Play - June 2007 - V Collection 4

The Jupiter-8V is a worthy addition to the Arturia family. It sounds superb, is easy to customise and a joy to play. - MusicTech Excellence Award -

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 4

The Jupiter-8V maintains the standard we have come to expect from Arturia. it's a beautifully warm and expressive synth that's equally at home in pop tunes or experimental sound design. The overhaul of the presets management system and the addition of the user-friendly sequencer and effects make the instrument immediately accessible to beginners as well as experienced users, which hasn't always been the case with these complex synths.

Music Tech Magazine - June 2007 - V Collection 4

What we have here is a big synth with a big sound and a big appetite. Rest assured, though, that the Jupiter-8V is well worth the processing power - this is arguably Arturia's best effort yet. -Computer Music Performance Award-

Computer Music - June 2007 - V Collection 4

Arturia has done the original Jupiter-8 justice. Not only has the company captured the original instrument's essence and character, but have upped the ante by adding new and creative touches that expand the reach of its sound. As far as I'm concerned, this is not only the strongest analog emulation on the market, but is quite possibly the best soft synth I have yet encountered. Once hooked up with a good control surface, this could be the only virtual analog you'll ever need - and it will definitely be my go-to instrument of choice in the future.

EQ Magazine - November 2007 - V Collection 4

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 4

A fantastic new update to a classic soft-synth that enables bags more creativity.

Future Music UK - January 2010 - V Collection 4

The V Collection 3 is a pretty comprehensive collection, and for my money, the technology is impressive and the synths are convincingly rendered.

Audio Technology magazine - November 2012 - V Collection 4

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 4

[The Oberheim SEM V] will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - V Collection 4

A perfectly emulated ultra-rare synth that -quite simply- sounds different. There's a place for its smooth strings in every track.

Future Music - July 2007 - V Collection 4

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 4

As a straight emulation of the classic SEM sound, the SEM V ticks all the boxes, but the software has so much more to offer when you explore it in greater depth : small but effective additions to the SEM design, advanced voice editing features and, of course, an excellent polyphonic mode. The range of sounds available is much greater than the SEM name might suggest, covering classic Oberheim ground and much more, and this makes the SEM V a great synth in its own right.

Future Music - V Collection 4

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 4

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 4

If you are after fat warm synth tones and you work in the box, then this should satisfy your appetite.

Ask Audio Magazine - August 2014 - V Collection 4

Arturia has done it right. They've teamed up with Bob Moog, researched how to best emulate the sometimes quirky nature of analogue circuits via TAE, and had talented artists and sound designers create some great patches.

audioMIDI.com - April 2003 - V Collection 4

This is truly a no-compromise Mg, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!

Computer Music - April 2003 - V Collection 4

Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)

Future Music - June 2003 - V Collection 4

A stunningly realistic recreation of the legendary MiniMg synth. Every electronic musician should have one!

Mac Format - V Collection 4

The MiniMg is one of the most desirable and sought-after classic synths [...] the Mini V largely impressed us. It sounds great (if not quite Mg-great), has an excellent sound library and, once you learn what the badly-labelled knobs on the portly interface do, is easy and satisfying to program.

Computer Music - Spring 2004 - V Collection 4

It's undeniable that the V is the best basic MiniMg emulator ever

Future Music - UK August 2004 - V Collection 4

At a glance at the back of any Arturia box reveals that these developers are serious. The stellar line-up of electronic musicians whose photos appear on the cartons is like a synthesist hall of fame, and they're not just there to endorse the instruments - they're also responsible for the presets. [...] Some of the best patches come from Arturia themselves. Not for the first time, Jean-Michel Blanchet proves himself to be one of the best programmers in the business with his tumbling sequences, blistering leads and smooth pads. [...] if you've ever coveted the original ARP 2600, picking this up is a no-brain. If you've never heard of the original, you still might find the 2600 V to be an excellent way to ease into modular synthesis. It's another winner from Arturia.

Computer Music - January 2005 - V Collection 4

Arturia's 2600 V is the company's best software synth to date. It's powerful, it's flexible, and the bugs are few and far between. While it does not sound precisely like an ARP 2600, it offers much more than the original. Given the cost of buying a vintage ARP 2600 and 1601 Sequencer, 2600 V has to be worth serious consideration.

Sound On Sound - June 2005 - V Collection 4

The system requirements are moderate by current standards and the results you get from the 2600 V are fantastic. Somehow it just sounds more authentic, more instantly gratifying than many other virtual synths. Given the scarcity of the real thing, this is as close as most of us will ever need to get to owning a real ARP2600.

Music Tech Magazine - March 2005 - V Collection 4

The ARP 2600 sounds awesome -even if you don't explore outside of the presets. It does tax your processor though, and quite heavily if you've got an ancient computer (two years or older). While the ARP 2600 may be a retro concept, Arturia's emulation sounds as futuristic as the original did when it came out.

XLR8R - May 2005 - V Collection 4

There have already been numerous soft synths purporting to emulate the Prophet 5, and I have not been impressed by any of them. Arturia have created something closer to the original than any of these, and I am confident that Prophet V will continue to improve. Furthermore, by creating this strange marriage of the Prophet 5 with one of my all-time favourite synthesizers, the Prophet VS, the company have shown the imagination needed to take their offering way beyond those of their competition.

Sound On Sound - September 2006 - V Collection 4

Arturia has done a frighteningly good job of capturing the beloved gritty characteristics of this American-made classic. Being the first polyphonic analog synth, the Prophet 5's sound was all over records from '80s artists like Talking Heads, INXS, and Gary Numan, and as such, the presets do well to cover the sounds used in those days. However, Arturia includes emulation of the Prophet VS and a hybrid mode, meaning this synth goes far beyond churning out throwback fare. Certainly a great all-around plug-in that especially excels with leads and percussive sounds.

XLR8R - August 2006 - V Collection 4

With the Prophet-V, Arturia's product line breaks new ground by taking classic sounds yet pushing them further than mere emulations. The sound is both familiar and new, criss-crossing the boundaries between analog warmth and digital sparkle. Exploiting the Arturia Prophet-V to the fullest is a challenge, but one well worth undertaking.

Keyboard Magazine - July 2006 - V Collection 4

Prophet V is a worthy addition to the roster of Arturia soft synths. It authentically imitates the originals while going beyond their limitations with up to 32 voice polyphony, decent chorus/delay effects and the endless potential of hybridising Prophet 5 and Prophet VS sounds.

Music Mart Magazine - June 2006 - V Collection 4

All in all, Arturia's Jupiter-8V is an excellent recreation of the famed Roland '80s synth with several intelligent sound sculpting accoutrements added for taking the original sound into new wonderful directions.

Futuremusic.com - August 2007 - V Collection 4

Jupiter-8V is a must have for all lovers of the Roland "J-sound" and definitely worthy of consideration for those looking for a contemporary-sounding analog companion to today's sampler hybrids.

Remix Magazine - July 2007 - V Collection 4

This softsynth is a total TEN STARS! The name Jupiter 8 is definitely within my galaxy of "Vintage Synths" but Arturia has completely knocked this synth eons into the future and brought the Jupiter 8, perhaps the greatest analog synth of all time, from 1981 to 2007 and beyond with the incredible add-ons. With their careful, meticulous attention for preserving the true nuances of this synth and then by adding visionary and complementary modules to the Jupiter-8V; I truly believe that this softsynth should be in everyone's collection for one simple reason... TO CREATE! That's what the Jupiter 8 was all about and Arturia has given us an instrument that can produce more new sounds than most of us have heard in a long time. Trust me. Go Out and Buy The Jupiter-8V! You will not be sorry!

www.cakewalknet.com - July 2007 - V Collection 4

After a solid month of living with the Jupiter-8V, I can honestly say that it's my favorite Arturia virtualization so far, perhaps even my favorite analog soft synth ever. -Key Buy Award-

Keyboard US - June 2007 - V Collection 4

Arturia Jupiter-8V sounds fantastically 3D with the beautiful, rich low end and the famously buzzy quality expected of older Roland oscillators. The filters stay rich and sweet as they close down, my gold standard for how any synth sounds. I found Jupiter easy to blend with acoustic instruments in a way that never felt like I was "flattening" the mix.

Tape Op Magazine - September 2008 - V Collection 4

With their much-hyped TAE (True Analogue Emulation), Arturia have tackled the challenge of emulative analogue synthesis, and succeeded in a way that has rarely been matched.

Computer Music - December 2003 - V Collection 4

All in all great sounding, versatile and- best of all - an absolute bargain.

Future Music - 2013-03-01 - V Collection 4

The Oberheim SEM V will be an excellent complement to other synths and soft synths - beautifully simple to use in the first instance, while offering greater depth when you're ready to take advantage of it. Oh yes, and then there's that sound !

Sound On Sound - 2012-07 - V Collection 4

An awesome synth which takes the Oberheim classic and expand it into a versatile all-rounder

Future Music - V Collection 4

I'm impressed by how well SEM V captures the sound of Oberheim hardware, and its extended features make it more flexible than its namesake [...] SEM V is one of the most genuinely analog-sounding soft synths yet. If you love the sound of vintage synths, SEM V should be a part of your virtual rig.

Keyboard - V Collection 4

The SEM V is a gorgeous-sounding synth and, crucially, like the original it’s fairly easy to get to grips with. You don’t have to be a synth wizard to tweak and design sounds, and it’s a lot of fun when you play around […] The new features – arpegiattor, sub-oscillator and three modules - extend the functionality of the instrument even further, and will surely help you get more out of what is already an excellent synth.

Music Tech - V Collection 4

V Collection 5 is worth every penny. If anybody was holding off on the V collection, now is probably the time to jump in. Between the product wide updates and the Synclavier-V, I highly recommend the Arturia V Collection.

msmodular.com - June 2016 - V Collection 4

Epic synth selection just got bigger and sexier

musicradar.com - May 2016 - V Collection 4

Arturia’s aim is true... to create the tools that lend a helping hand to today’s musicians, taking inspiration from the past to (re)invent the music of tomorrow.

keyboardmag.com - May 2016 - V Collection 4

With V Collection 5, you own a complete stable of the greatest thoroughbred keyboards of all time.

Music tech Magazine - May 2016 - V Collection 4

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts. A great collection gets bigger.

Audio technology Magazine - July 2016 - V Collection 4

V Collection 5 is a very good value considering the range of sounds on offer, the power, quality and flexibility of the instruments.

Ask Audio Mag - June 2016 - V Collection 4

Man, man, man!! If you're looking for incredible emulations of beautiful vintage instruments, I highly recommend the V Collection 5.

Computer Music Academy - May 2016 - V Collection 4

Arturia’s V Collection is a virtual candy store for vintage synth enthusiasts

Audio Technology - July 2016 - V Collection 4

V Collection remains an impressive and good value package of classic emulations.

Future Music - August 2016 - V Collection 4

V Collection 5 with updated browser and interface, plus five new and highly desirable instruments. What’s not to like?

Electronic Musician - August 2016 - V Collection 4

Keyboards of all ilk continue to flock to Arturia’s highly rated V collection

Computer Music - August 2016 - V Collection 4

Arturia goes above and beyond what you’d expect of the sound and behaviour of this classic transistor-based combo organ

Electronic Musician - 40329 - Vox Continental V

Arturia goes above and beyond what you’d expect of the sound and behaviour of this classic transistor-based combo organ

Electronic Musician - 40329 - Vox Continental V

Arturia’s emulation captures every nuance of the original instrument.

music radar.com - 40329 - Vox Continental V

Arturia’s emulation captures every nuance of the original instrument.

music radar.com - 40329 - Vox Continental V

Arturia's emulation captures every nuance of the original instrument.

MusicRadar.com - May 2014 - Vox Continental V

Arturia's emulation captures every nuance of the original instrument.

MusicRadar.com - May 2014 - Vox Continental V

At VOX, we are happy that Arturia is bringing back to life the VOX Continental, one of the great instruments of the Sixties. Arturia's software instruments are known for their sound quality and attention to detail -- which is exactly what the VOX Continental deserves.

Sonic State - June 2014 - Vox Continental V

At VOX, we are happy that Arturia is bringing back to life the VOX Continental, one of the great instruments of the Sixties. Arturia's software instruments are known for their sound quality and attention to detail -- which is exactly what the VOX Continental deserves.

Sonic State - June 2014 - Vox Continental V

All in all, I think that that’s a pretty significant ‘thumbs up’.

Sound On Sound - October 2014 - Vox Continental V

Vox Continental V is the next best thing to a vintage Vox organ. It has all the sound of the original with none of the maintenance.

Keyboard USA - September 2014 - Vox Continental V

All in all, I think that that’s a pretty significant ‘thumbs up’.

Sound On Sound - October 2014 - Vox Continental V

Vox Continental V is the next best thing to a vintage Vox organ. It has all the sound of the original with none of the maintenance.

Keyboard USA - September 2014 - Vox Continental V

Gargantuan selection of classic and modern Wurlitzer sounds. Huge array of effects and tone-shaping controls.

Keyboard - Wurli V

Gargantuan selection of classic and modern Wurlitzer sounds. Huge array of effects and tone-shaping controls.

Keyboard - Wurli V

Compared to any other Wurli emulation out there, this is the most flexible and usable of them all. Wurlitzer V from Arturia is an inspiring, gritty, and fully realized Wurlitzer Model 200A inside your computer. If you can rock the Wurli it’s completely worth the asking price.

SonicScoop.com - Wurli V

Compared to any other Wurli emulation out there, this is the most flexible and usable of them all. Wurlitzer V from Arturia is an inspiring, gritty, and fully realized Wurlitzer Model 200A inside your computer. If you can rock the Wurli it’s completely worth the asking price.

SonicScoop.com - Wurli V