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V Collection 6 by Arturia Review

Arturia has released V Collection 6. With the update to version 6, four hardware synths and instruments have been added. Besides new preset sounds, upgrades to Piano V (now version 2), Analog Lab and enhancements to the existing instrument have been made. One of the most exciting new synths is the DX7, besides other cool famous synths for you to play with. You get the total to 21 instruments including Buchla Easel V, CMI V, Clavinet V. Overall you get 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.

The new instruments are a Buchla Easel V, great for sound design and ambient textures. The Buchla Easel V is a reason on its own to upgrade to Version 6. The new DX7 V is an emulation of Yamaha DX7 sounds without the complicated programming that a DX7 requires, Clavinet V is a physically modeled Hohner Clavinet, and CMI V is the famous original sampling synthesizer we know as the  Fairlight CMI.

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Arturia has been developing emulations of vintage synthesizers that have a reputation for authenticity and excellence. Arturia is a team of passionate people was founded in Grenoble, France and specializes in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. Arturia granted a review copy with no strings attached.

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Installation

After purchasing a license, you can be relatively straightforward and straightforward to install all needed software by using the Arturia Software Center. The Arturia Software Center tools also keep the software up to date. Run the tool regularly to get the latest updates.

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Sound

The new vintage synths are sounding astonishing, and you get some refreshing new soft synthesis and as well the pretty heavily updated synths from the previous version.  Arturia’ approach to synths is to model instruments trying to reproduce the actual characteristics of the original hardware while injecting new live with additional functions and effects.

The modeled synthesizer sounds are excellent, pretty close to the original. With the added features you can create sounds that have not been possible with the vintage hardware synths. Arturia has found a way through their proprietary True Analog Emulation to reproduce the sonic qualities of analog synthesizers by recreating hardware components with marvelous detail. Overall there are more than 6000 presets included across all available instruments. With the master preset browser, Arturia calls it Analog Lab you have an easy way to find the sound you need without needing to go through all instruments and load them one by one.  Analog Lab has still to fight a bit with a better approach to go through the more than 6000 presets. My view is that this nut is a hard one to crack as you have to provide an easy to use interface to manage all included presets.

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Included are 21 modeled authentic synths, organs, electric pianos. 8 Analog Synthesizers (Buchla Easel V, Mini V, Modular V, Matrix-12 V, Jup-8 V, ARP2600 V, CS-80 V, SEM V)  4 Digital Synthesizers (DX7 V, CMI V, Synclavier V, Prophet V), 12 Pianos Models, 1 String Machine, 3 Electric Pianos (Clavinet V, Stage-73 V, Wurli V), 3 Organs (B-3 V, Farfisa V, VOX Continental V).

Collection 6 promises authentic, detailed sounds through TAE.  TAE® is “True Analog Emulation” – Arturia’s exclusive technology aims to reproduce analog oscillators & filters accurately and allows the modeled instrument to add punch and present through soft clipping. Besides the Arturia software enables you to expand the set of features beyond what you could find on the original’s synths.

Analog Lab

Analog Lab gives you instant access to over 6000 selected designer sounds from all 21 vintage keyboards. You can browse the presets by TYPES, BANKS, sonic CHARACTERISTICS, and INSTRUMENTS (crossing categories) or search by name. With the sheer number of presets, I wish that this tool would be more natural to use while recognizing that this is not an easy task.

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ARP 2600 V3

Arturia’s 2600V or ARP 2600 named after Alan R. Pearlman, whose initials would form the name of ARP Instruments, became interested in instruments for electronic music in 1948. The VST retains the character of the original ARP 2600. It is an extremely convincing and flexible ARP emulation. There are so many extra features you can use to shape the sounds you are generating. If you get confused with the busy interface start with the presets and take it from there. ARP 2600V audible results of the are convinced with the typical ARP-like sounds. It sounds terrific!

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B-3

This is an authentic-sounding software simulation of the classic Hammond B-3 tonewheel organ and Leslie rotary speaker combo. Arturia added effect pedals that allow you to mix in analog delay, chorus, flanger, overdrive, and phase effects. B-3 V works well in many compositions and works very well in jazz, gospel, rock, reggae, and R&B.

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Clavinet V

The original vintage instrument from Hohner back from the mid-60s. Clavinet V is a funky, dynamic great for R&B, rock, pop.

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CMI V

This one is modeled after the Fairlight CMI the Godfather of samplers which we did hear in so many pop songs over the last years. At the time a Fairlight CMI was a groundbreaking digital sampler, synthesizer and workstation produced. Used for its original sounds (at around 20k) by Art Of Noise, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Gabriel.

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CS-80 V

The modeled  CS-80 was a front-runner synthesizer of the 1970s.  Many consider the Yamaha CS-80 as the prominent analog poly ever created. Used by ABBA, Electric Light Orchestra, Jean-Michel Jarre,  Stevie Wonder, Toto, Vangelis, Ultravox and Peter Gabriel the Yamaha CS-80 was probably one of the most colorful synthesizers created. Arturia modeled all the first parameter of a Yamaha CS-80 (2 oscillators, four filters (high pass, low pass), 2 LFOs, four envelopes, 2 VCAs, one sub-oscillator, one ring modulator, chorus, and tremolo) and included more than 500 presets. The CS-80 is a beautiful synth model significantly by Arturia which allows you without breaking the bank (and spend all your money on eBay) to use one of the most beautiful analog polysynths of all time.

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Buchla Easel V

Get your hands on legendary and desired Buchla synthesizer an emulation of the original Buchla Music Easel released in 1973. Arturia model this on at a component-level. To be able to model on a component-level Arturia extensively analysis Buchla Easel hardware down to the electrical circuits. For me the star in the newly added instruments.

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On top, they added newly enhanced functionalities, synchronizable Pulser and Clock, Oscillators quantization which did not exist in the original model. The Gravity Universe is fun more like a game influencing the sound created by game-like physics elements.

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DX7 V

DX7 V is modeling the Yamaha DX-7 without the pain to program it. DX7 V is more straightforward to program and comes with additional functions never available in the vintage synth. Arturia has done a great job in modeling this Yamaha Synth and added valuable new features. Arturia incorporated a modulation matrix, complex,  modulations macros, their sequencer & arpeggiator and more.

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Farfisa V

With the Farfisa V instrument, you can play Farfisa Compact Deluxe electronic organ which manufactured in Italy between 1964-1968, there are 147 presets included which give you different perspectives on a legendary Farfisa and will amaze you with the versatility of this instruments.

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Like with the other included instruments you can further mangle and change the sound created by using the advanced controls (see below)

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Jup-8 V

As with Release 5, the Jup-8 V is part of my personal top 3 across all available synth in the V Collection. In addition to the original features, the modeled Roland Jupiter 8 did have Arturia added a sequencer, a Galaxy module where you can create motion based on the different LFOs and additional effects.

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Arturia captured the magic of this classic Roland synth in this software masterpiece. Another of the included synths that allow you to reduce the spend on rather expensive used hardware synths without the need to repair it. Jup-8 V is one of the best software based replicas.

Matrix-12 V

Matrix-12 V modeled after the  Oberheim Matrix 12 which has known for his fattest,  and roundest sounds. Great for brass, pads, textures or mysterious sound design

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Mini V

The original hardware synth has been played Depeche Mode, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and others and is known for his lead and bass sounds. The Mini V sounds like the original Minimoog however without the burden of the vintage hardware. You will not need to take this synth like the Minimoog to the hardware doctor. Like other synths, the Mini V goes beyond what a Minimoog could do and provides you with three oscillators but is polyphonic and stereo.

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Modular V

It is a software modeled after the Moog Modular. You can start without the investment in a synth wall to experience with a modular synth. Arturia has updated the software synth recently and improved the audio quality and added new modules. To start using the Modular V, you may spend your time in the included presets. If you are preparing yourself for an adventure you can and learn the fundamental concept of a modular synth you will discover the enormous opportunities of sound.

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Piano V2

With Piano V you get access to 12 different pianos models that changed to your needs. Some are somewhat exotic as they are modeled after a glass or metal pianos. Overall you have access to Classical Upright, Concert Grand, Glass Grand, Intimate Grand, Japanese Grand, Jazz Upright, Metal Grand, Piano-bar Upright, Plucked Grand, Pop Grand, Pop Upright, and Tack Upright. You can control the microphone setup, used reverb and room, supplement hammer or pedal noises, change the tone by making the sound softer, you can create pad like sounds with some additional effects. The 2nd version of Piano V added three other piano models.

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Prophet V

This modeled synth Prophet V emulates the Prophet 5, and Prophet VS is known for its analog warmth and unique sound. You can use both classics in an utterly fabulous hybrid mode.

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SEM V

It includes all the initial parameters of the and classic Oberheim SEM: two oscillators, each offering sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM, sine wave LFO, 12dB/oct multimode Filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch, two ADS envelope generators. Arturia has added new functionality (LFO, Noise, Sub oscillator, on board effects (overdrive, chorus, and delay), Arpeggiator, Portamento). The SEM V is excellent for a solid bass line.

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Solina V

Solina V is a classic String Machine which offers additional controls when compared to the original. As in other Arturia products the development team has added features that significantly enhance the synth. The hard this instruments is modeled after is an ARP Solina String Ensemble which has used in many hits in the past. You can recreate the Solina sound or use it as a starting point to come up with new unheard sounds. Shimmering ensemble effect.

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Stage-73 V

Stage-73 V is a real sounding simulation of the Stage and  Suitcase 73-key electric pianos. Modeled after the tremendous electric pianos from Rhodes. It is a unique shaped Rhodes instrument where other available instruments are sample based. The market penetration with Rhodes soft plugin is however extensive, and you can select out of many possible emulations today.

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Synclavier V

Recreated in partnership with original programmer Cameron Jones the Synclavier V was created and comes with an additive and FM synthesis. In the old days, a Synclavier was just out of the reach of many musicians due to its price and maintenance effort. However, it has been used in significant music production and was part of much larger studio. Of course, Arturia improved the developed version where possible to allow you to create aggressive leads and long evolving sounds and scapes. Synclavier V promptly went to the top of my preferred Arturia instruments.

Synclavier V

VOX Continental V

Vox V is a 60s classic used in many songs in 1960s time. After you play through the more than 190 included presets I recommend you use the sounds to do some sound mangling and sound design using additional 3rd party plugins.

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Wurli V

With the Wurli V, you get access to the bright, mellow and hard tone of a Wurlitzer.

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User interface & Usability

The look and feel of each instrument based on the retro look of the modeled hardware. The benefit is that you get the look and feel of such equipment, the drawback is that it is not optimized and you have to learn different interfaces. The interfaces for all instruments is resizable, making it easy to work with any High-Resolution (up to 5K) screen, UHD or Retina.

V Collection is compatible with Native Instruments’ NKS control standard. With the available MIDI Learn functionality you can easily map controls to different MIDI controllers.

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Rating:  Five out of five stars

The sound overall in each instrument is remarkably close to its original hardware. I would recommend that you start with this package by browsing through the presets. The included FX and all of the changeable synthesis parameter are a paradise for a sound designer.  You have access to additional features that have not been available in the hardware and take the sounds to new realms which have not been possible before. Arturia includes in picked instrument distinct tools like arpeggiators, modulators, motion recorders, effects, and other effects and features not involved in the original hardware.V Collection 6 compared to Version 5 includes an extensive collection of 21 vintage synths of excellent sounding, indeed replicated vintage keyboards through Arturia proprietary modeling algorithm. 

One of the killer arguments could be to prevent eBay purchases that result in vintage hardware synth that could work for a long time or be dead on arrival or weeks later which make you cover the additional costs. While the software synth is not always sounding precisely the same, you have a great sound in your arsenal and can use the extra features that have not been available in the hardware.

Analog Lab is a great tool allowing you to browse the presets across all included instruments. Get started here to get to know all synths.

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Arturia offers free demos of the V Collection suite, try the different modeled synths yourself before you buy. The newly added Buchla Easel is a very rare and for most not an accessible synth, the most discussed DX7 is available in different other VIs and as an iconic Yamaha DX7 synth should have been added some releases before. Buchla Easel could be a good reason on its own to upgrade if you do own the previous version.

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Peace by Audio Brewers – An Overview, the Innovative Bowed Instrument

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If you’re a music producer or composer, you’ll know that an instrument’s sound can significantly impact the overall feel of a piece.

That’s why DustBowl Cinematic and Audio Brewers are so excited to present their one-of-a-kind bowed instrument – Peace! Let’s explore just what makes this innovative instrument so unique.

Design and Craft Process

Created by master luthier Stamatis Stringaris through a laborious transformation process, Peace was crafted from a decommissioned Soviet missile shell.

The delicacy and precision required for such an endeavor is truly awe-inspiring.

Audio Brewers partnered with DustBowl Cinematic during the creation process to capture every minute detail of this unique instrument to create the highest quality samples possible.

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Finding the Best Sonic Spots

The team at Audio Brewers then set out to find the best sonic spots where they could capture the sound of Peace in its purest form.

This involved creating an immersive sonic ambiance for each note and adjusting each sample until it perfectly reflected the instrument’s original sound. As a result, listeners can expect crisp, detailed notes that evoke feelings of peace and tranquility with each listen.

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Power and Versatility of Next-Gen Adaptive Polyphonic Legato

What sets this bowed instrument apart from other musical offerings is its use of Next-Gen Adaptive Polyphonic Legato technology which allows it to automatically adapt to playing speed and dynamics without any mouse or DAW control needed – freeing musicians from being slaves to technology.

Additionally, Voice Movement Awareness ensures that even when using many voices simultaneously, each one will remain distinct and true to its original sound.

Stamatis Stringaris Pushes Boundaries with One-Of-A-Kind Missile Shell-Bowed Instrument

Stamatis Stringaris has taken his artistry to the next level by creating a one-of-a-kind bowed instrument crafted from the shell of a missile. Stringaris, the founder of DustBowl Cinematic, was inspired by unconventional materials such as found objects and fabrics to create something truly unique.

Using his skill and creativity, he fashioned this instrument out of all things industrial – an object built for destructive purposes now fashioned into something musical. He is pushing boundaries with his new design and immersing himself in the world of neo-traditionalism.

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Audio Brewers and Dust Bowl Cinematic Collaborate to Bring Unique, Expressive Instrument to Life with Intuitive User Interface

Audio Brewers and DustBowl Cinematic have come together to bring a unique instrument to life. Through the detailed sampling of the instrument, its true personality can be heard.

Every nuance is captured, recreating a one-of-a-kind sound perfect for any artist. This expressive creativity is further amplified with the bonus of an intuitive user interface, making it easier than ever before to come up with seriously professional-looking results.

With the combined efforts of Audio Brewers and DustBowl Cinematic, this instrument’s power can be unleashed from studio productions to everyday music creation!

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Peaceful Sound Achieved: The Complex Process of Crafting and Sampling a Calming Instrument

The development of peace is a highly complex process, beginning with the initial design and crafting of the instrument. Subsequently, finding its best sonic spots requires meticulous attention to craft an instrument that meets the desired specifications.

Sampling and mixing using immersive techniques isn’t quick or easy either; much trial and error must be used to find the optimal combination for a peaceful sound. Ultimately all of this work helps create a truly calming listening experience when these elements are brought together perfectly.

Revolutionary Polyphonic Legato Technology Brings New Level of Peace and Harmony to Musical Performances

Peace and harmony can now be achieved with the aid of enhanced Polyphonic Legato technology. This revolutionary product is adept at automatically adapting to the nuances and dynamics of an individual’s playing speed, allowing players of all levels to express themselves much more naturally.

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A wide range of sound types, instruments, and evolution techniques make this a truly unique product that provides crystal-clear sound quality no matter the genre or style. Finally, players can enjoy unrivaled performances thanks to this innovative technology that takes their musical talents to new heights.

Revolutionary Adaptive Polyphonic Legato Liberates Musicians, Revolutionizes Music Production

Adaptive Polyphonic Legato technology liberates musicians from restrictive editing and production methods, revolutionizing the way music is made.

Adaptive Polyphonic Legato (APL) is musicians’ next big game changer. The vision of APL was born out of a need to break free from the often daunting and restrictive areas of using a mouse for music editing and a DAW for music production.

It is designed, coded, and explicitly adapted by and for musicians so that they can be liberated from tedious click-and-drag tasks. By harnessing the power of APL to its full potential, creatives can produce more freely and create groundbreaking music faster than ever before. Ultimately, this powerful new technology looks to revolutionize the way music is made in the 21st century!

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True Panning and Dolby Atmos

When it comes to mixing, True Panning is an innovative technique that Crescent has pioneered. It allows users to place a strings ensemble around the listener’s head in three-dimensional space, creating an immersive experience unlike any other. It utilizes Ambisonics technology to achieve this, allowing for a much more realistic representation of the performance than traditional stereo hard panning.

Dolby Atmos is another technique that can take advantage of the spatial capabilities presented by Crescent products. Instead of simulating spaces and then placing a stereo signal in them like most other methods, Atmos uses a fully spatialized recording and unfolds it around the listener’s head – providing an incredibly accurate representation of what you would hear if you were present during the recording session. Furthermore, this process can be done in a matter of seconds and requires minimal effort on the part of the mixer.

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Both techniques provide users with unprecedented levels of immersion and accuracy when compared to traditional processes, thus making them invaluable tools for achieving superior recordings and mixes.

The ease-of-use and impressive sound quality provided by both True Panning and Dolby Atmos make them essential components for any musician or engineer looking to take their productions to the next level.

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4 Stereo Mixes Included

  • A Mix offers great balance from the Musician’s perspective. You’ll feel embraced by the sound of the instrument plus you will hear the sound of the helmet complementing it with a reverb-like sensation.
  • A BODY Mix offers the sound the shell emanates. The sound contains much more body and colour in the lower end.
  • A HELMET Mix offers the sound that comes from the military helmet. Filling your music field with a thin reverb-like sound.
  • A BINAURAL Mix offers the best Immersive type of sound if you are wearing headphones.

Stereo mixing is essential in music production, allowing the engineer to create a well-balanced mix that suits their artistic vision. By combining audio signals from multiple sources into a single stereo output, the engineer can create a sonic landscape that is truly unique and engaging.

At its core, stereo mixing involves combining two separate audio tracks – each of which has both left and right channels – into one complete mix. This technique also allows engineers to create various effects such as panning, spatial placement, reverb, compression and more. Commonly used to refer to the practice of blending different instruments or elements together to form a single soundscape, stereo mixing creates depth and texture in recordings.

One type of stereo mix is known as the ‘Mix’, which seeks to provide a balanced sound from the musician’s perspective. It combines all of the audio sources together by blending them into one cohesive mix. This type of mix ensures that each instrument is given equal weight within the recording and creates an immersive listening experience for the listener.

A ‘Body Mix’ on the other hand focuses more on creating a fuller overall sound through accentuating bass frequencies whilst still providing clarity for each instrument. Meanwhile, ‘Helmet Mixes’ offer a more reverb-like sound as they use military helmet microphones to capture sounds with thin reverberations that fill out the overall sound field.

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Lastly, binaural mixes are explicitly designed for headphone listening experiences, offering an even more immersive sonic experience because they take advantage of directional cues inherent in natural 3D sound fields.

In conclusion, stereo mixing offers multiple options for creating engaging sonic landscapes that use various techniques such as panning, reverb and compression. Whether you’re looking for a balanced ‘Mix’ or something with greater body such as a ‘Body Mix’ or Helmet Mix’ – there’s sure to be something that meets your needs!

Experience the Future of Sound: Immersive Perspectives Revolutionizes Music Listening with Ambisonic Technology

Immersive Perspectives offers a different listening experience than traditional stereo or surround sound mixes. These mixes are created using Ambisonic technology, replicating a real-life environment’s sound to create a fully immersive 3D soundscape. Ambisonic technology captures sounds from all angles by using multiple channels and microphones placed strategically around the room, giving listeners an unprecedented level of realism and immersion. 

In these real-world scenarios, sounds come from all directions—above and below our heads, from behind us and ahead of us, and from above and beyond us—creating a much more realistic listening experience than what could be achieved with a traditional stereo or surround sound mixes. With Immersive Perspectives, listeners can feel as if they’re actually in the recording space with the artist as they play their instrument. 

Immersive Perspectives also offers true panning capabilities—listeners can move through virtual space as if they’re physically inside it. This enables engineers to place instruments at varying distances throughout the mix to create dynamic depth and movement in the soundscape. The result is a mix that provides more accurate localization of sounds within the mix and allows for greater control over how those sounds interact in various playback systems

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Beyond providing an increased level of realism, Immersive Perspectives also adds storytelling elements to music production. Musicians can place instruments at different points in the mix to influence how their story is told through sound—where each instrument should be placed for maximum impact on both the listener’s ears and emotions. By using this approach, artists can transport their listeners into another world through their music without having them leave the comfort of their own homes.

Conclusion

As you can see, Peace is genuinely an innovative bowed instrument unlike anything else currently available on the market today that has been crafted with meticulous care and precision by master luthier Stamatis Stringaris in collaboration with Audio Brewers & DustBowl Cinematic.

Combining Next Gen Adaptive Polyphonic Legato technology with Voice Movement Awareness ensures that every note sounds crisp and accurate to its intended source – no matter how fast or slow it is played – allowing musicians more creative freedom than ever! Who knew something as simple as a decommissioned missile shell could revolutionize music composition? We did! And now you do too!

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Exploring the World of CH-OCTA with Chris Hein – OCTA

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Chris Hein – OCTA (CH-OCTA) is a revolutionary new music instrument from Chris Hein Instruments. Its mission is to provide musicians with an innovative, comprehensive musical experience.

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With its eight core mixers, solo and multi instruments, comprehensive sequencer features, and much more, CH-OCTA is quickly becoming the go-to instrument for professional musicians worldwide. Let’s take a closer look at what CH-OCTA has to offer.

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Chris Hein – OCTA Crossgrade Option

Best Service has pulled out all the stops this time! ‘Chris Hein – OCTA‘ is now available, ready to make your music production woes become a distant memory. For those who already own a Chris Hein Library, you’re in luck – until January 31st, 2023 you can upgrade to this new powerful tool for only $239 with their Loyalty Crossgrade. So don’t miss out on one of the best upgrades you’ll ever see from Best Service – make sure you remember to grab it before 31st January is all we’re saying!

One thing worth noting about OCTA is that it isn’t stingy with its beauty. This instrument makes it easy to explore and find the music within yourself – whether you’re looking to craft a whimsical melody or an entire symphony. Its programmability gives you the freedom to be creative while its lyrical nature brings out that improvisational style of composition in a unique way. So, don’t be intimidated by how complex OCTA may seem at first glance – instead, let its peculiar charm gracefully draw you in and uncover some of your most creative pieces.

The MEGA STRUCTURE Engine

At the heart of CH-OCTA is its MEGA STRUCTURE engine. This 8-core mixer allows users to layer multiple instruments in up to 8 different channels or combine multiple instruments in a single track.

In addition, it offers a range of solo and multi instruments that can be further customized by changing their parameters or adding effects such as reverb and distortion.

For those who want more control over their sound creation process, the comprehensive sequencer features allow users to create intricate patterns and rhythms easily.

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CH-OCTA as the First Instrument in the Series As the first instrument in the CHRIS HEIN series, CH-OCTA has some impressive features that make it stand out from other instruments on the market today.

One of these features is its wide variety of solo instruments that can be used for both composing and recording purposes. These include guitars, basses, drums, strings, woodwinds, brass and synthesizers —all of which can be used alone or layered together to create unique sounds.

Also, CH-OCTA has a number of multi-channel instruments that make it easy and quick to combine different sounds and make complex compositions.

Finally, its sequencing capabilities are top notch; users can sequence up to 8 channels simultaneously for maximum flexibility when creating their music.

Comments and Reviews from Professional Musicians Many professional musicians have already been blown away by CH-OCTA’s impressive capabilities.

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From jazz guitarists who appreciate how easy it makes creating intricate compositions to DJs who love how powerful its mixing capabilities are—everyone seems to agree that this instrument has something special about it that sets it apart from other similar products on the market today.

Moreover, many users also attest to how intuitively designed this instrument is; they find that even novices can get up and running with minimal effort thanks to its user friendly interface design.

Chris Hein Blends Traditional and Unique Instruments to Create Out-of-this-World Soundscapes

Chris Hein not only recorded the beautiful Concert Vibraphone, Glockenspiel from the WDR Symphony Orchestra, and Grand Marimba from a friend – he also addd some truly unique instruments to his collection.

His self-made MyTube instrument, plucked instruments such as the Guitarette and Monochord, an array of Kalimbas and other “tonal” percussive instruments all make an appearance. After experimenting with combining these instrument with synths, pads and keys, Chris realized his collection could also be used as a sound source for a multi-instrument. Talk about out of this world!

OCTA Instrument: A Revolutionary New Product for Studio Creativity

Chris Hein’s OCTA instrument concept revolutionizes modern studio set-ups with groundbreaking versatility and comprehensive sound capabilities.

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OCTA combines 8 core mixers, multi instruments, a comprehensive sequencer and more for an unprecedented music creation experience. This new product marks the entry of the CHRIS HEIN series into modern studio creativity, with its amazing range of features and functionalities that will take musicians to new heights of sound exploration.

After 3 long years of research, development, and hard work, the introduction of Chris Hein’s OCTA instrument concept is finally here! This groundbreaking new product brings a variety of sounds and textures to the studio that were previously unavailable.

Users have praised its complexity for being so versatile and comprehensive, allowing them to create not just unique sounds but entire musical ideas in one place.

From elegantly plucked harps to layered synths and strings, Chris Hein has truly revolutionized the modern studio set-up with OCTA and given producers far-reaching creative potential.

Unleash Your Musical Creativity with the Revolutionary MEGA STRUCTURE Engine

The MEGA STRUCTURE engine is an intriguing musical tool that offers composers the chance to explore their talents in the digital realm.

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With eight core mixers and a host of solo and multi-instrument options, it has everything a musician needs to create and enhance their sound.

Including a comprehensive sequencer also allows musicians to sequence various instruments at different times and layer different melodies and parts over one another.

This opens up a world of possibilities for musicians venturing into the digital realm, allowing them to take their compositions further than ever before without sacrificing quality or creativity.

Revolutionize Your Vocal Sound with the Groundbreaking CH-OCTA: 8-Channel Dynamic Vocal Processor

The CH-OCTA is a groundbreaking instrument and the first of its kind to be developed in the MEGA STRUCTURE series. It houses an amazing 8-channel dynamic vocal processor, which allows users to shape their sound with unprecedented control.

The unique combination of advanced technology and user-friendly controls make it easy to create professional-quality vocal sounds quickly and easily. With the ability to record, mix, and master up to 8 different channels of sound simultaneously, this instrument stands out as a powerful tool for any musician.

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Whether you’re a novice or professional, the CH-OCTA can help you take your musical creativity to an entirely new level.

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Unleash Your Creativity and Explore a New Sonic Environment by Combining Multiple Sound Sources

What happens when you take the natural woody tones of a marimba and layer them with the metallic voices of a vibraphone? You might think you’ve heard beautiful music, but why not take it to the next level? CH-OCTA is here to do exactly that – it allows you to combine up to 8 sound sources and explore an entirely new sonic environment.

Get creative! Carefully arrange different instruments in order to create something totally unique, and channel your inner music maestro.

CH-OCTA: The Ultimate Music Production System Combining Cutting Edge Technology and Simple Design

CH-OCTA marries cutting edge technology with a refreshingly simple design, making it one of the most powerful music production systems in the industry.

With 100 high-quality solo instruments, 8 core multi-channel instruments, and an 8-channel sequencer, there is something for everyone no matter their level of expertise or the style of music they are creating.

Allowing users to mix and match different sound combinations provides endless options for experienced and novice musicians. Experience the flexibility and power of CH-OCTA today!

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Conclusion

CH-OCTA’s debut to the MEGA STRUCTURE series is a prizewinning performance – its versatility in both the solo and 8-channel instruments led it to top the ranks when it comes to creative, improvisational sound.

Boasting an impressive line-up of 100 solo instruments and 8 core multi-channel ones, all under the aegis of an 8-channel sequencer, this workhorse is ready to make your every musical impulse come alive! With CH-OCTA’s incredible blend of functionality and spark, you’re just one spark away from creating your very own symphonic masterpiece.

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If you’re looking for an innovative way to compose or perform your music without sacrificing quality or creativity then you should definitely check out Chris Hein – OCTA!

With its wide variety of solo instruments along with its powerful multi channel options and comprehensive sequencing tools—you’ll quickly discover why so many professionals are now choosing CH-OCTA as their go-to instrument for all their music making needs! Try it out today!

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Tom Wolfe’s Binaural Soundscapes: A Revolutionary New Soundbank for Spectrasonics Omnisphere

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Are you a producer or composer looking for new, unique sounds to add to your music? Look no further than Tom Wolfe’s Binaural Soundscapes, a revolutionary soundbank for Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

This soundset is made up of 50 presets and 72 sound sources. Together, they create a cinematic atmosphere in an immersive 3D space that producers and composers can use to make textures with a depth that has never been seen before.

Let’s take a closer look at how Tom Wolfe’s Binaural Soundscapes are revolutionizing the world of music production.

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History of Binaural Audio and its Advantages

Binaural audio is a technique that uses two microphones placed in the ears of a dummy head to capture recordings that mimic how humans hear sounds in real life. It has been used since the late 19th century, but has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its ability to recreate lifelike soundscapes with amazing realism.

This makes it particularly beneficial for producers and composers who want to create more dynamic and realistic-sounding tracks. Additionally, binaural audio allows for bigger, more spacious textures than ever before.

Cinematic Binaural Textures

The idea of ​​cinematic binaural textures may sound complicated, but pretty simple. It’s like having surround sound through headphones, each sound precisely placed to create an immersive listening experience that transports the listener right into the middle of a movie.

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Through its complexity of layered noises and effects, cinematic binaural audio forms a landscape that provides an emotional response, allowing each individual to enjoy their unique version of the movie that’s tailored to their taste. With its ability to enhance the viewing experience, it’s not hard to see why cinematic binaural textures have become such fan favorites!

What Is Binaural Soundscapes?

Is your music feeling a little flat? Consider adding some binaural soundscapes to liven things up. What’s that, you ask? Binaural audio is an exciting new technique that brings a three-dimensional sonic experience as you’ve never heard before.

Omnisphere’s Binaural Soundscapes is the perfect way to get started – with 50 presets and 72 sound sources going beyond essential ambiance to create stunning sonic spaces. You can bring your music to a new level of depth and atmosphere without ever having to leave the house!

Put: If your tracks are stuck in 2D, it sounds like it’s time for a 3D upgrade.

Exploring Tom Wolfe’s Binaural Soundscapes

Tom Wolfe’s binaural soundscapes are explicitly designed for use with Spectrasonics Omnisphere. The collection features 50 presets as well as 72 sound sources with a cinematic nature.

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It also has multiple formats available so that producers can work with their favorite software programs (VST, AU, etc.). Examples of tracks created using this soundbank can be found on Tom Wolfe’s website and pricing information.

About Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is a British sound designer. Tom is a well-known voice in the world of synthesizer presets. He has also won awards for his work as an independent film composer. His store, tomwolfe.co.uk, has soundbanks for some of the biggest and most popular software synthesizers and effects plugins on the market.

Users and critics alike praise Tom’s presets for being unique, creative, and easy to use. He has worked with several industry-leading companies and his sounds have been used by Oscar-winning film composers, Grammy-winning record producers, and AAA game composers.

Conclusion

Tom Wolfe’s Binaural Soundscapes provide an exciting new addition to Spectrasonics Omnisphere library of sound sources. This groundbreaking collection of 50 presets and 72 sound sources gives you a cinematic atmosphere in an immersive 3D space. This lets producers and composers make big textures with more depth and realism than ever before.

To learn more about this groundbreaking soundbank or purchase it online, visit Tom Wolfe’s website today!

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Special Launch – Pricing

For a limited time only, Binaural Soundscapes is available for the introductory price of £14.99 (regularly £19.99). Also on sale is Tom Wolfe’s Omnisphere Collection, featuring all 1350 of Tom’s Omnisphere Presets, currently just £174.99 (regularly £249.99). Offers end at 23:59 GMT on 25th January 2023.

Binaural Soundscapes FAQ

What is binaural soundscape?

Binaural soundscapes are recordings of 3D immersive audio experiences that use advanced recording techniques to capture and recreate the acoustics of a physical space. They are designed to immerse listeners in a realistic auditory environment, often using sounds from nature or other real-world settings.

How do binaural soundscapes work?

Binaural soundscapes are created by recording audio with two microphones placed at different distances from the sound source, and then processing the signals to recreate a 3D spatial image for the listener. The human brain perceives this as being in a real-world environment and can help with relaxation, focus, and mindfulness.

What are the benefits of binaural soundscapes?

Binaural soundscapes can be used to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration and focus, enhance creativity, and encourage mindfulness. They can also be used to help with insomnia, tinnitus relief, enhanced meditation practices, and more.

Where can I get binaural soundscapes?

You can find a variety of binaural soundscapes available for purchase online or streaming services such as Spotify or Apple Music. There are also many free binaural recordings available on YouTube that you can use to begin exploring the world of 3D immersive audio experiences.

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Are there any risks associated with binaural soundscapes?

Binaural soundscapes are generally considered to be safe and harmless. However, as with any audio recordings, users should take caution when using headphones at high volumes or for extended periods to avoid potential hearing damage. Additionally, some people may experience headaches or dizziness when listening to certain sounds in a 3D environment. If this is the case, it is recommended that users take frequent breaks from listening and adjust the volume accordingly.

Do binaural soundscapes work on all devices?

Due to varying hardware specifications between devices, it is difficult to guarantee that a binaural soundscape will work on all devices. It is recommended that you check the specifications of your device before purchasing or streaming a binaural soundscape. Additionally, some devices may require specific software to play back the 3D audio correctly.

Are there any other tips for using binaural soundscapes?

For best results, it is recommended to use headphones when listening to binaural soundscapes, as this helps create a more realistic and immersive experience.

Additionally, taking breaks during listening sessions can also help with concentration and focus. Finally, it is important to keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to different types of audio experiences and what works for some may not work for others. Experimenting with different sounds and environments can be helpful in finding the perfect binaural soundscape for your needs.

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For best results, it is recommended to use headphones when listening to binaural soundscapes as this helps create a more realistic and immersive experience. Additionally, taking breaks during listening sessions can also help with concentration and focus. Finally, it is important to keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to different types of audio experiences and what works for some may not work for others. Experimenting with different sounds and environments can be helpful in finding the perfect binaural soundscape for your needs.

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