Sound with an attitude
Origin sounds like nothing else on the planet.
It takes the concept of the analog modular systems of the past to a new level using cutting-edge digital technology. You can combine different modules from different systems, designing new synthesizers that have never existed. Take the oscillators from the Mini, the filters from the CS-80 and the Bode shifter from the modular synth designed by Bob Moog to create your own synth. Origin is based on TAE®, True Analog Emulation, which guarantees an extremely warm, lively and powerful sound. How can Arturia manage to do this in a standalone hardware synth? Origin uses two Analog Devices TigerSHARC® DSP processors that actually have more audio processing power than even the newest multi-core PC processors.
Perform in style
The Multi mode lets you play up to 4 synthesizers at the same time. You can layer them to create amazing sounds, split a keyboard or use Origin as a source for 4 different tracks in your sequencer. In addition, the Macro mode allows you to control the 4 synths at the same time, making Origin one single instrument. When you know that each of these synths can be as big as our modular V, you get a glimpse of the power beneath this beast.
Best of both worlds
Besides that, Origin is not a simple hardware synthesizer; it’s an integrated system offering the best of the hardware and software worlds. With several knobs and buttons, a large color display, joystick, direct access to such fine synthesizer templates as the Mini or the Jupiter-8, Origin arguably is a breakthrough in the world of digital instruments.
Analog Devices TigerSHARC®
Analog Devices TigerSHARC® processors provide the highest performance density for multiprocessing applications, with peak performance well above a billion floating-point operations per second. In everyday language, that means Origin has the ability to provide an incredibly warm and fat sound while also offering high polyphony. It is the most powerful synth on the market.
I can't tell you how many people asked us where did those particular sounds come from. When we say Arturia Origin, immediatly you can see them checking their bank account to see if they can afford it. We are very honored to have Origin with us on the road and we'll be even more excited to work with it in the studio.The Crystal Method
( Producer - Composer )
What I love about the Origin is how easily I was able to integrate it into my writing process. It's a really deep synth that you can spend hours and hours experimenting with, or if you're like me and you're constantly dealing with deadlines, you can twiddle some knobs and quickly have a cool and unique patch. The sound quality is amazing, but that's expected with Arturia. And the joystick is just plain fun.Steve Jablonsky
( Score Composer )
The Arturia Origin is a truly inspirational instrument! Having some of the most classic synth engines available onboard and the ability to mix and match components from each of these synths really allows me to create fresh and exciting new sounds. Plus, the amount of modulation sources and destinations allow for constantly evolving sounds that never get stale. Ribbon controller, LUV it! A wiz to program as well. Now my no#1 goto synth!Steve Ferlazzo
( keyboardist )
On Eminem's "Recovery" album (2010), I used Origin on the song "WTP (White Trash Party)" in the chorus doubling up Marshall's melody fairly verbatim with a lead sound that accentuated his phrasing as well as stood out in track.Luis Resto
( Producer - Composer )
I think the Arturia Origin is amazing. It's perfect for live shows as I can have multiple synth sounds on stage without the extra lap top. I love the presets and I'm very excited about incorporating it on tour.Kern Brantley
( Lady Gaga )
The Arturia origin is a super powerful synthesizer that is a dream come true for me. Having grown up with the world of classic analog synthesizers and now living in the digital age, the Origin marries these worlds for me in a perfectly intuitive, great sounding hardware musical instrument. In my studio that is filled with instruments, this one stands out strongly as unique and captivating.Jordan Rudess
( Dream Theater )
There are a lot of things on the Origin that I've never seen before, and the end results are sounds I've never heard before, and it's great to me. They found another great path for Arturia.Herbie Hancock
( Jazz composer )
I was pleasantly shocked and amazed at how great the Origin sounds and how diverse its sound capabilities are. The Origin easily covers everything from CS, VS to ARP, and even does Digital FM noises. It is a one-stop all-in-one virtual modular synth that covers the history of vintage synths while adding capabilities that the originals lacked.Drew Neumann
( Score Composer )
The Arturia Origin is the most pliable sound source I've ever heard. It sticks to what ever you throw it at.Danny Saber
( Sound Engineer )
Analog Factory was my first love from Arturia. Now, the Origin takes that love to the next level. It's infinitely tweak-able. Whether you are simply calling up a simple MiniMg patch or custom building a four oscillator, four filter polyphonic monster, the Origin provides you with interactive inspiration. The Origin allows you to create impossible synth combinations, all the while sounding like analog synths were meant to sound, like sweet, sweet voltage!! This is truly a modern classic. Thanks Arturia !Chris Godbey
( Sound Engineer )
A demo track based on the Multi “Dark Side 80s”. it originally uses 4 program playing in layering mode: 1 leads sound, a warm and fat bass sequence, an electro drum sequence, a complex dual percussive sequences program and a rich pad! The mix of this trac
This dub track has been entirely made with Origin, except the bass drum and the hi hat. Delay, chorus, phasing and short reverb effects all come from Origin.
A nice Jazz ambient soundscape using the “Jazz Guitar”, a “12 strings” Guitar, a warm and deep strings pad and a light lead sound.
Progressive song entirely made with Origin, including drums. No external effects, compression or EQ-ing. Sidechaining effects made with sequencer driven envelopes.
A jazz trio standard played by Origin. The jazz guitar and the double bass parts have been played with a Guitar MIDI controller to keep the guitar and bass intact feeling. The drum parts have been played with Drum Session thanks to a MIDI drum.
- Operating sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
- Two voice modes: Program / Multi
- TAE® Sound generation system
- Maximum polyphony: 32 voices
- Sound Structure (Program Mode):
- up to 9 oscillators (including analog emulations of ARP 2600, CS-80, JP8, Prophet 5/VS, a couple of Bob Moog’s best, and noise modules)
- up to 4 wavetable oscillators
- up to 4 filters (switchable multimode filters including analog emulations of 1, 2 & 4-pole LP, HP, BP and Notch modes)
- up to 4 output VCAs
- up to 5 mixers (4 "Minimixers" and 1 "Joystick mixer")
- 1 RingMod
- 2 faders
- 1 Bode Frequency Shifter
- up to 4 poly LFOs and 2 mono LFOs
- up to 8 ADSR envelope modules
- 1 Galaxy module
- 1 2D envelope
- Sound Structure (Mini Template Mode):
- up to 3 oscillators; one 4-pole LP resonant filter, and one mixer
- 2 envelopes; one LFO and one modulation matrix
- 10 effects including chorus, delay (stereo & ping pong), reverb, distortion (including the new tube distortion), dual phase, parametric EQ, bit crusher, ring mod, and rotary
- 3 effect slots per Program with serial and parallel structures