The Farfisa hit the pop stage several years before synthesizers. Portable and polyphonic, its reedy voice was heard everywhere.
Thanks to Farfisa V, it never really went away. Our TAE® analog modeling technology recreates every nuance of the Farfisa Compact DeLuxe. How far did we turn up the microscope? To the level of how the vintage circuits passed electrons around, which gets way more realistic than even the best samples. Whether you’re after a retro-cool infusion or something completely different, Farfisa V is an instant inspiration generator.
When Farfisa started producing combo organs in 1964, they knew who their customers were: mods and rockers who didn’t want to lug living room furniture to the gig. Their aggressive but cheerful sound perfectly fit the spirit of the era, and it’s every bit as evocative today.
That sound came from transistor circuits that were relatively inexpensive to manufacture, not to mention lightweight. Farfisas looked cooler than living room organs, too, and projected a sense of the now and the future. Play that sound today, and you’re not just playing “retro.” You’re playing what retro musicians thought the future would sound like. Guess that means they were right!Discover the history of Farfisa
Everything but the smell of dust on hot electronics.
Farfisa V reproduces all the controls of the Compact DeLuxe, then adds retro-tastic FX and amp simulation.
01. Find Your Voice
Choose from the beige tabs in the main voice section, the core of the Compact DeLuxe tone.
02. Green Machine
The green Multi-Tone Booster tabs add an alternative set of voices for even more goodness.
03. Home Bass
Play an independent, adjustable bass voice from either the bottom octave or bottom two octaves of the keyboard.
04. Animation Station
Where we’re going, we don’t need rotary — thanks to Farfisa V’s wonderfully woozy vibrato and tempo-syncable tremolo.
Farfisas had a lever that players could move with their knees. You can make it intensify the Multi-Tone Booster or bring in a wah effect, then work it with a MIDI controller.
06. Stompbox Heaven
Expand Farfisa V’s sound and your musical mind with 5 pedal effects plus an in-your-face combo amp. We model them like we do our instruments: with crazy perfectionism.
Wait, this is
an organ plug-in?
First, we obsessed over authenticity and realism. Then we sort of went full mad scientist.
The Farfisa had just enough proto-synth features to make players wish for more. Using the modeling power of TAE®, we realized our vision for what could have happened if its designers had anything like today’s resources.
Move the sliders to build custom waveforms from 48 additive harmonics, or just draw a waveform on the sliders. But really, use the additive synthesis. Additive. Synthesis.
Select synth waves for the bass section, with adjustable cutoff and resonance.
Create textures that are even more synth-like by adjustin the attack-release envelope and Offset (filter brightness) knob.
Tuning screws for each note’s generator let you dial in the Goldilocks amount of vintage-borne misbehavior for a totally authentic vibe.
Choose from a buffet of classic spring and plate reverbs to set Farfisa V in just the right space.
Trigger the Knee Lever via pitch-bend, aftertouch, or a different MIDI CC, and select its function here.
Take a trip through time with these sound demos that show just how convincing Farfisa V is in the context of a mix. Allons-y!
Between our accuracy obsession and our make-it-better obsession, our sound designers had a monster job coming up with Presets that showcase how Farfisa V can sound both precisely historical and entirely new. Here are just a handful. Try them all when you download our free demo!
DJ / ProducerI am a big fan of organ sounds and i think the Farfisa is the best sounding virtual organ plugin on the market.
Mixing Engineer / ProducerThe Farfisa V is great recreation. The Arturia presets give me a great starting point that goes way beyond its original purpose.
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This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.Learn More
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Physical modeling of the dual-manual Farfisa Compact Deluxe plus pedals
Upper manual, lower manual and bass pedal sections
Selectable bass key range to cover 1 or 2 octaves
Bass Sharp/Soft control to change tone of bass section from Flute to Strings
Percussion section with adjustable decay times
Includes classic stompbox-type modeled effects
Simple drag-and-drop to change FX order
Guitar amp simulator output for vintage live sound
Convolution reverb with custom classic spring reverbs
Sync – allows tremolo to match host computer tempo
Repeat Sync – allows Repeater to match host computer tempo
Individual voice tuning
ToneDraw: Additive/wave draw sliders
Selectable bass waveform with 4-pole resonant filter
User waveform with additive synthesis and wavedrawing modes
Upper Attack and release envelopes
‘Knee lever’ for tone / wah control via expression pedal, mod wheel or aftertouch
Polyphonic or Paraphonic operation
Supports MIDI splits or independe
- Win 10+ (64bit)
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
- 3GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- ARM processors not supported on Windows
- Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).
- Mac OS 11+
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
- 3GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
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