Take 6 iconic vintage synthesizers, carefully restore them, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds, infuse them into the industry proven UVI Engine--giving you endless sound shaping options, then wrap the results in immaculately prepared GUIs and you've got UVI Vintage Legends; 6 brand-new soft synths with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware.
Instantly call up inspiration from the Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M, the crazy Italian Elka Synthex, the Rhodes Chroma, the king of FM - the Yamaha DX1, the rare DK Synergy, and rediscover the classic K250.
UVI CS-M Between 1979 and 1984 Yamaha designed and built some of the most unique and distinct sounding analog synthesizers in the world - the most famous of which being the well-regarded CS-80. At UVI we actually prefer the sound of the lesser-known siblings of the family, we're speaking of 3 marvelous models; the CS-70M, CS-40M, and CS-20M.
UVI CS-M features a dual-layer architecture and instant preset/layer switching making it an extraordinarily responsive instrument capable of a wide range of sounds. Layers include all possible base waveforms and noises as well as expertly programmed presets, all made on the original machines. In fact, we've gone to great lengths to ensure the authentic sound and natural texture of these machines was preserved and translated clearly in CS-M. We sampled everything, down to the unique Unison and Ensemble sounds from the massive CS-70M.
The wonderful vintage aesthetic of this synthesizer can be taken even further with help from the UVI Engine; CS-M comes packed with a wealth of features to help you enrich and customize your sounds including double arpeggios, a step sequencer, LFOs and precision modeled FX - allowing you to freely tread in territory the old hardware couldn't dream of.
From thick and gritty textures to pulsing warm tones and everywhere in-between, UVI CS-M is a grand ode to one of our most beloved inspirations.
UVI Synthox 1.5 Considered by some to be the best analog synthesizer ever designed, the Synthex comes to us from the Italian manufacturer Elka. The Synthex was made famous by Jean Michel Jarre on his 'Rendez vous' EP which features a ripping Lazer Harp sound. Due to the oscillator design and lush filters this synth packs a distinctly thick and raw sound. The Synthex has become increasingly rare with time and finding working units can be a tedious and expensive task; UVI Synthox brings you the best of this instrument in the form of a convenient and extraordinary sounding soft synth.
UVI Synthox features a dual-layer architecture and instant preset/layer switching making it an extraordinarily responsive and capable instrument. Layers include all possible base waveforms and noises from the hardware as well as expertly programmed presets. We've gone to great lengths to ensure the authentic sound and natural texture of these machines was preserved and translated clearly in our instruments. We sampled everything, including the raw waveforms with different configurations of the Chorus section.
Take this classic to the next level with the UVI Engine; Synthox comes packed with a wealth of features to enrich and further customize your sounds, including double arpeggios, a step sequencer, LFOs and precision modeled FX - allowing you to explore territory the old hardware couldn't dream of.
From thick and sizzling textures to funky analog tones and everywhere in-between, UVI Synthox has a distinct and addictive sound.
UVI Kroma The Rhodes Chroma is a unique specimen, easily identified by its vibrant looks and sound. One of the first microprocessor-based analog synths, Chroma was the last keyboard designed by ARP, a pioneering synthesizer house of the 70's, before Rhodes later began selling it in early eighties. The sound of Chroma is very, very good - rich and immediate.
UVI Kroma comes loaded with dozens of presets programmed on a fully restored unit including Apregio, Bass, Bells, Brass, FX, Leads, Pads, Strings, Sweeps. Even the basic waveforms of the unit were sampled to allow design of new patches. Take complete control of this veritable classic with a built in arpegiator, step sequencer, LFOs and precision modeled FX.
From elegant and brassy to analog atmosphere and everywhere in-between, UVI Kroma brings back a forgotten classic with an arsenal of sound sculpting tools exclusive to the UVI Engine.
UVI FMX1 Back in 1985 Japanese super-synth designer Yamaha set out to fashion their biggest and worst FM synth ever. And they succeeded. The DX1 was constructed in an extremely limited run of 100 units, utilizing only top-of-the-line components. The resulting sound these machines made was unlike anything else, almost more organic than digital.
Our sound designers spent a great deal of time exploring all the sonic fields this machine could traverse, and have packed it with presets ranging from utility to the most creative textures and ambiences. Even more, the base waveforms of the unit were carefully captured allowing you to create your own patches from scratch.
In addition to an exhaustive sample set, UVI FMX1 includes arpeggios, a step sequencer, LFOs and precision modeled FX to help sculpt your sounds to fit the mix perfectly; we even included a true FM synthesis module to further FMize your presets! - all of this packed with a wealth of features exclusive to the UVI Engine.
Pure FM sounds, slamming bass tones and rich atmospheres await - UVI FMX1 puts the legacy of a fantastic Eighties super-synth squarely within reach.
UVI U1250 The first keyboard to deliver sampled waveforms via oscillator, the K250 was a joint effort carried out with legendary musician Stevie Wonder, the founder of ARP—Alan Pearlman, and prolific synthesizer artisan Bob Moog among others. Able to produce brilliant acoustic sounds without the use of disk drives, the K250 was the world's first ROMpler and boasted an impressive 24 voices of polyphony. A beastly 88 weighted-keyboard instrument, the K250 was designed with performance in mind and later joined by the K1000 - a 76-key version which came with additional sounds but was relatively difficult to program due to restrictive front-panel controls.
In making the U1250 we decided to tackle both the K250 and the K1000, programming a wide range of sounds including Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Bells, Mallets, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Pads, Wind, Brass and other Orchestral instruments, many of the patches evoking classic Eighties nostalgia. These sounds were then tediously multi-sample to produce the rich library of the U1250.
These classic sounds from the late 80's and early 90's are given new life and playability with the UVI Engine. We've included a number of controls that offer easy customization and enhanced sculpting not available in hardware.
These features combined offer a deep and unparalleled experience.
UVI Energy The DK Synergy is easily one of the most odd vintage synthesizers. Sporting 32 oscillators of sine or triangle wave, the Synergy was primarily known for additive synthesis but is capable of some FM synthesis as well. Synergy was one of the first synthesizers with a memory cartridge, allowing some expansion to the 24 internal patches but required an external device to write them.
The DK Synergy was and is a nightmare to program - but the sounds are fantastic, used by electronic virtuosos like Wendy Carlos. So we were determined to create a full library of patches from this keyboard and bring you a dose of this classic oddball. In addition to the included patches you can design your own from basic waveforms offered by the hardware. The UVI Engine allows for further customization of Energy - giving you a built-in arpegiator, step sequencer, LFO and precision modeled FX.
UVI Energy has a one-of-a-kind sound and is an exclusive instrument only available in the Vintage Legends collection.
Supported Operating Systems - Mac OS X 10.7 and higher (32 and 64-bit) - (macOS 10.12 Sierra supported) - Windows 7 and higher (32 and 64-bit) - (Windows 10 supported) * Important note: Falcon is 64-bit only
Requirements - Hard Drive: 7 200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD) - 4GB RAM (8GB+ highly recommended) - FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account - Internet connection for the license activation - Falcon or UVI Workstation to run libraries
Tested and Certified in : - Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+
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Free Vintage Legends Demo soundbank! This UVI Soundbank only contains one small instrument sample from each product included within Vintage Legends. The full product contains the remainder of the instruments for each part of the bundle. This pack contains a UVI soundbank (no iLok required for use) and an "Installation Readme" PDF.