V Collection 6 is the latest chapter in Arturia’s never-ending love letter to the vintage keyboard. What started as a challenge to mimic the System 55 along with Robert Moog became an obsession, and started a journey that has been shared by thousands upon thousands of musicians all around the world. Musicians like you.
More than 14 years into this journey, with 21 incredible software titles released, the hunger and passion from both Arturia and our customers is still there. Why the appeal? Legends never go out of fashion, it’s as simple as that. Just as fabled Stradivarius string instruments, inspirational Eames armchairs, and elegant Brâncuși sculptures, a classic synth, piano, or keyboard never goes out of date. They are true works of art, and through the tireless dedication of Arturia’s engineers, they live on through the wonders of software.
Now you can be part of keyboard history
In every instrument, you’ll find an instantly recognizable, addicting sound.
One of the biggest challenges with reproducing existing pieces of gear is in making them truly feel like instruments. It’s about more than just the sound, there’s an element of magic to vintage instruments, a little je ne sais quoi that makes them feel so vital and exciting. At every step, we have strived to recreate this electric feeling, the pure joy and wonder of getting up close and personal with a legend.
Every single instrument in the V Collection features a magnificent interface, aesthetically matched to the original keyboard, and packed with knobs, switches, buttons, faders, and dials that just beg you to touch them. Whether you take advantage of the intelligent pre-assigned parameters in our KeyLab, KeyLab Essential, or MiniLab controllers, or make use of the easy MIDI Learn function, you’ll have full expressive control.
Software doesn’t have to stay trapped ‘in the box’, and paired with your choice of MIDI controller, V Collection 6 was made to break out of it.
Living, breathing instruments, not just samples
This all-star collection of award-winning modelled instruments reproduces the actual characteristics of the original hardware.
The organic nature of analog, acoustic, and electro-acoustic sound is extremely difficult to reproduce authentically with digital technology. Years ago, samples were the only option, but by embracing the power of modern computers, we are able to create virtual instruments that reproduce the complex nuances and subtleties that define the original instrument. Through our critically acclaimed True Analog Emulation® technology and physical modelling techniques, we are able to faithfully emulates the actual physics and circuitry of vintage instruments. From transistors to tubes, pickups to preamps, strings to cabinetry, we have created software instruments that are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.
V Collection 6 gives you the tonal flavor and richness of analog sound with all the benefits of modern, digital technology.
Improving on perfection
Every single instrument contained in V Collection 6 hasn’t just been recreated, it has been reimagined.
While being careful to stay true to the original, unique sound of each keyboard, each instrument benefits from new features and enhancements that are only possible through software. Want to turn that classic monosynth into a polysynth? No problem. Wish there were more oscillator voices, or an extra LFO to play with? We’ve added them. Would that organ sound better through a nice guitar amp and some effects? We’ve included that too.
You’ll often hear die-hard synth fans discussing killer features that they wish their favorite instruments had. We are the fans, and we made it happen.
Featuring the best sounds from the entire V Collection under one roof, there has never been a more powerful, complete keyboard solution.
If you prefer to play rather than experiment, Analog Lab 3 is everything you could dream of. If you discover a sound and want to dive a little deeper, you can open the full V Collection instrument at the touch of a button.
21 outstanding, legendary instruments
We have spent many years and countless hours bringing this collection of vintage instruments back to life, and they are ready for you to spend a lifetime exploring them.
No matter the genre you play or listen to, the instruments featured in V Collection instruments will have helped form it. From rock to psychedelic pop, industrial to jazz, hip hop to electronica, our labour of love gives you the momentus, defining sounds that shaped the course of popular music for over a century. Here, you’ll find the full contents of V Collection 6. As you can see, it’s a solid gold hit-list of synths and keyboard legends.
8 Analog Synthesizers
Buchla Easel V
Recreating Don Buchla’s leftfield analog synth from 1973, the Music Easel changed the way people created sounds with performance-focused parameters, putting the focus on the artistry of being a recording artist. Perfect for exploring alternative sound design, creating ambient, widescreen textures, and unfamiliar sequences. Taking Buchla’s experimental vision one step further, Arturia have incorporated Gravity, a physics-based synth engine into their software recreation, letting you take your music where no one has gone before.
Probably the most famous synth in history and sporting a discography to match, this monosynth is legendary for its fat, warm basses and leads owing to its three VCOs and 12db/octave filter. We partnered with Bob Moog himself with massive updates including polyphony (a la Memorymoog), a dedicated modulation LFO, formant-based vocal filter, sample/hold, mod matrix, parameter automation, and preset morphing.
The Modular system started the entire electronic music revolution, and is still one of the most powerful and huge-sounding synths ever. While largely used for diatonic music, its patch-cord based interface yielded complete sonic and creative flexibility. We collaborated with Bob Moog to update this behemoth with programmable presets, polyphony, nine VCOs, three VCFs and rare original modules like the Bode 1620 frequency shifter.
One of the finest analog poly synths ever made, the Matrix-12 featured the big brassy Oberheim sound, unparalleled matrix modulation, and unprecedented 15-mode filters. Each of the 12 voices could have its own sound assigned to any MIDI channel and key range, making for massive layered textures and complex splits. We’ve expanded it with even more mod sources and a 27 x 47 matrix.
Managing to be simultaneously fat, airy and crystal clear, this classic polysynth was embraced by pop luminaries including Prince, Duran Duran, Moby, Depeche Mode and No Doubt. Distinguishing features included switchable 2- and 4-pole filters, hi-pass filters, VCO sync, and an arpeggiator. We’ve brought extra love by adding complex LFO combinations, modulation-targetable dynamic effects, and an advanced step sequencer that can be used as a mod source.
This classic earned its reputation as a staple for clear, bright leads and basses a la “Frankenstein” and “Birdland”, as well as sound design such as the voice of R2D2. Its semi-modular design featured normalized connections you can override with a patch cord, making it a great tool for learning and exploring synthesis. Our version has tons of enhancements including polyphony, tracking generator modules, 1601 sequencer, and effects.
The CS-80 distinguished itself by having two complete synth sound paths in parallel, making for rich complex sonic textures. Popularized by Toto, Vangelis, ELO, Stevie Wonder and many more, it brimmed with expressive controls rarely found elsewhere, including a ribbon controller and polyphonic aftertouch. We’ve included a new generation of creative features like additional modulation routings, multi-timbral voicing, arpeggiator, stereo delay and preset morphing.
Tom Oberheim’s SEM was one of the first self-contained synth modules and was further distinguished by its unique 12db-octave multimode filter. His first polyphonic synth was actually a combination of individual SEMs connected to a digital scanning keyboard which, since each voice was slightly different, gave it a very alive sound. We’ve recreated an 8-voice version with added modulation matrix, noise, sub-oscillator, arpeggiator and portamento.
4 Digital Synthesizers
The Yamaha DX-7 needs no introduction, and its legacy is felt in charts around the world to this day. If you’ve ever listened to the radio, watched a film, or owned any 80s records, you’ll have heard the DX-7. Notoriously tricky to program, Arturia’s recreation simplifies the process by vastly improving the interface, and expands its synth capabilities with a mod matrix, customizable envelopes, extra waveforms, a 2nd LFO, effects, sequencer, arpeggiator, and more.
Known fondly as the mother of all samplers, and a groundbreaking additive synth, the Fairlight CMI truly redefined pop music production following its release in 1979. Arturia’s recreation builds on the features of the original by providing 10 multitimbral, polyphonic slots to design your sound, real-time waveform shaping, effects, a sequencer, and even a brand new “Spectral” synth that can scan and mix sections of audio, letting you create your own wavetable synth sounds.
The Synclavier V faithfully recreates and improves on the elite digital synthesizer that powered some of the biggest hits and film soundtracks of the early ‘80s. Its unique fusion of additive and FM synthesis technologies made for a stunningly diverse and unique universe of cinematic pads and evolving timbres. We partnered with original designer Cameron Jones to faithfully build the only emulation ever attempted.
Our Prophet V combines the famous Prophet 5 with the later Prophet VS. As the first fully programmable polyphonic synth, the subtractive-synthesis Prophet 5 was everywhere in the late ‘70s. The VS used vector synthesis, with X-Y joystick morphing of its four oscillators—each containing one of 128 different digital waveforms. Our Hybrid mode adds matrix modulation to combine elements of both instruments for bold new sounds.
12 Pianos Models
Piano V delivers twelve world-class pianos, ranging from 9’ concert grands to studio uprights, bright tack pianos to unconventional metal and glass designs. Rather than relying on huge sample libraries, they're reproduced using Arturia's advanced Phi physical modelling technology, mapping out the precise tonal response of every component. This means you can also change the sound of the strings, hammers, sound board, the cabinetry, and the mic positioning to create a truly personalized instrument.
1 String Machine
Before poly synths and samplers, the Solina string machine borrowed octave divider technology from organs and married it with animated choruses to deliver lush string textures that samples still can’t fully duplicate. We set up both the original mono and later stereo versions, included the phaser effect popularized by Jean-Michel Jarre, added voices inspired by the Polymoog and more, making it the perfect pad machine.
3 Electric Pianos
Arguably the most famous, influential electric keyboard of all time, the legacy of the Clavinet is everywhere. Released by Hohner in the mid-60s, its funky, energetic tone gave life to myriad genres over the decades. From disco to R&B, prog rock to pure, unadulterated pop, the percussive, soulful sound of this legendary performance keyboard is reborn in Clavinet V. Arturia’s physically modelled recreation lets you dig deeper into the instrument, changing the physical properties of the instrument, and adding classic amp and effects combos into the mix.
The tine-based electric pianos of the ‘60s and ‘70s featured a rounder sound and longer sustain than the competing Wurlitzers. They’ve been used by a who’s who of keyboardists, especially for jazz, funk and ballads. We modeled the Stage 73 and Suitcase 73 right down to the tines, pickups and circuitry. We also included a tube amp model and classic effects for the full experience.
The reed-based electric piano was brighter and tighter than the Rhodes. Mellow at lower velocities, its voice took on a rougher bark as it was played harder. This made it a favored electric piano for rock and funk players—and another perfect example of something that our physical modeling nails that sampling can’t. We’ve added lots of tone-shaping options, guitar amp, rotary speaker and effects boxes.
The king of electronic organs, the rich sounding B-3 has been a staple of jazz, gospel, hard rock and reggae—and pro studios everywhere—for over a half century. Its electromagnetic tonewheel design gave it a beefy quality not found on later transistor organs. Our faithful homage includes a rotary speaker, plus updates like drawbar modulation for new animated and syncopated effects. Roadies not required.
Much lighter than a Hammond and more cutting than a Vox, the Farfisa transistor organ helped drive the effervescent sounds of ‘60s Top 40 hits, and has kept bubbling up across upbeat genres ever since. It also wanted to be a synth when it grew up, which we’ve aided by adding user-definable waveforms, DAW sync for tremolo/repeat, more envelope control and integral effects.
VOX Continental V
The transistor-based Vox Continental became popular in the ‘60s as a much lighter and affordable alternative to Hammonds. While it borrow Hammond’s drawbar construct, the Vox had an eager pop-ready sound all its own that was quickly adopted in the British Invasion and West Coast hit factories. We’ve included the later Jennings J70 engine alternative, and added full drawbars, extra waveforms, rotary cabinet, and effects.
With the complete V Collection, you’re fully prepared for wherever your musical journey takes you.
- : Win 7+ (64bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
12GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- : 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
12GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).
* NKS compatibility currently unavailable for Analog Lab 3
The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.
- Includes 21 software titles: Analog Lab, Clavinet V, CMI V, DX7 V, Buchla Easel V, Synclavier V, B-3 V, Mini V, Piano V, Stage-73 V, Matrix-12 V, Farfisa V, Solina V, SEM V, Wurli V, Jup-8 V, ARP 2600 V, CS-80 V, Prophet V, VOX Continental V, Modular V
- Each virtual instrument in the V Collection can be used as a stand-alone application or as a VST, AU or AAX plug-in
- Redesigned browser for fast access to sounds
- High resolution graphic interfaces, compatible with very large displays
- All instruments share a common interface for browsing, editing (save, import, export, ...)
- Easy MIDI mapping to any keyboard controller.
- Easy install and licence manager : Arturia Software Center.
- More than 6000 high-quality and innovative sound presets.
- Analog Lab - All presets of the V Collection 6 can be browsed and edited from a single interface
- Arturia’s proprietary technology, TAE®, ensures that each analog modeling instrument sounds and behaves exactly like the original.
- Manuals in English, Japanese and French