UVI has been really good at making software synths for a long time now. They came out lately with the Vintage Vault 3 including more presets and more synth models.

The raw numbers are impressive:

  • 65 UVI instruments
  • over 10,000 presets
  • 500,000+ samples

The Vintage Vault 3 instruments are compatible with UVI Workstation Rompler synth engine and Falcon 2. The license can be installed on up to 3 iLok keys or computer hard drives.

The bundle includes 65 UVI instruments that play sounds from more than 250 devices including more than 110 drum machines.

The UVI engine is SAMPLE-BASED like a ROMPLER. They captured the sound straight from the original devices to get the grit, nuance and character of the original circuits. This approach has good and bad depending on how what you expect. 

ROMPLER advantage

  • Light on the CPU resources
  • No need to learn a new synthesis
  • Great sounds with no effort

ROMPLER disadvantage

  • Takes more space on the hard drive
  • Does not provide the synthesis of the original unit
  • Can be longer to load presets

What is included in UVI Vintage Vault 3

So what does it actually includes? 65 UVI devices. Keep in mind that these are romplers and do not provide the full synthesis engine of the originals. It does offer great sound to play with without the complexity of learning a new synthesis engine. That being said, some of the UVI instruments are using specific synthesis features that are closer to the original while the others are using the standard UVI ROMPLER engine (Amp ADSR env, Filter ADSR env, LPF, BPF, HPF, LFO, Drive, ARP, Effect, MONO,Poly and +)

NEW in Vintage Vault 3:

  • JP Legacy (Roland Jupiter 8, Jupiter 6, Jupiter 4 and MKS-80)

  • Saturn-4

The first under the moniker and the first self-contained polyphonic synth under the brand, the Jupipter 4 is a 4-voice poly from 1978. The voices can be synced to create a meaty 4-osc monophonic sound. Every position of the oscillator section was multisampled, and every sound in the library was captured with and without the hardware unison and hardware ensemble effect providing an incredibly rich and authentic sound.

  • Saturn-6

A true vintage gem, this 12-oscillator, 6-voice analog polysynth can create massively thick sounds – a pad and drone dream machine. A comprehensive sampling provides two unison settings for all presets allowing you to create a wide variety of sounds from modulating drones to ripping basses.

  • Saturn-8

One of the most iconic analog synthesizers ever produced, and the brands flagship, this featured synth sports 16-oscillators on 8-voices with cross-modulation, sync, PWM, an HPF, variable LPF, an LFO and two EGs. An incredible polyphonic unison mode allows all 16 oscillators to be stacked on a single note! 

  • Mercury-80

The expanded rackmount brother of our Saturn-6, this 16-oscillator 8-voice super-synth came equipped with fully-analog VCOs and a low boost circuit. Able to replicate many sounds of its keyboard counterpart, this synth wasn’t simply a rackmount adaptation but a unique instrument with its own character and strengths. 

  • FM Suite

  • FMX-4op

A 4-operator variant of the FMX-8op, providing deep control over sounds from iconic ’80s workhorses like the TX81Z (1987), DX100 (1985), and more. FMX-4op delivers many of the studio classic sounds common to pop hits of the era, along with new sounds inspired by genres of today. A dual-layer design provides discrete amps, filters, modulation and arpeggiators.

  • FMX-8op

Based on the original 8-operator FM synthesizer, the FVX-1 (1988), FMX-8op is a complex and spacious sounding instrument with detailed modulation, rich unisons and a highly-polished finish thanks to its fantastic built-in effects. Presented in a dual-layer design, FMX-8op offers huge tonal control and the ability to easily stack patches from multiple synths for some truly thick FM sounds.

  • FMX-GS

Based on one of the original FM keyboards, the GS2, FMX-GS offers a unique and charactered sound in a neat package. One of the most rare and vintage of FM synthesizers, we fully-restored this model (complete with magnet cards) and crafted a collection of heartfelt sounds to immortalize this unique keyboard.

  • MX1-XL

Based on the fabled DX1 (1983), the top-of-the-line sibling to the popular DX7, FMX-1 XL offers a new and improved take on our FMX-1 with the addition of new sampled content and an expanded selection of presets – delivering the mighty sounds of one of the most prestigious and rare FM synthesizers ever produced. Outfitted with dual 6-operator FM engines each capable of 16 voices of polyphony, less than 150 DX1s were produced making it exceedingly rare. Our sound designers extracted some other-worldly sounds from this massive instrument, sampling up to 10 velocity layers per-patch in some cases to preserve the subtle modulations and authentic hardware feeling.

  • FMX2-XL

A 4-operator variant of its big brother based on 3 more modest vintage FM synths; the DX21 (1985), DS8 (1987), and TQ5 (1988). FMX2-XL delivers classic vintage FM sounds in all of their ’80s glory (both the good and the bad!). We utilized the novel features of each synth in our patch designs, including unique unison modes and built-in effects which contribute heavily to their iconic sound.

  • PX P10

  • Analog Prophecy 2×5=10
  • Based on an ultra-rare Sequential Circuit Prophet 10
  • Tremendous warmth with true hardware analog unison
  • Explore hundreds of custom-designed presets and create your own sounds

As with the hardware, you can load two programs at once, and with the unison mode engaged you can create truly massive analog sounds without consideration for a 5 or 10-voice ceiling. Explore the premade sounds or create your own by mixing and matching layers, adjusting amp, filter, panning, effect settings, and utilizing per-layer arpeggiators and modulators.

In the end they recorded over 30,000 samples, packing PX P10 with a whopping 309 presets made from 188 layers. Each of the sounds is fully customizable and can be used straight-away or as the starting point for your own sound design. Raw waveforms are also available for those who want to build up their own sounds from scratch.

  • PX V8

8-Voice Analog Powerhouse

PX V8 is based on an exceedingly rare American polyphonic analog synthesizer, the Voyetra Eight. Released by Octave-Plateau Electronics in 1982, this unassuming 3-space rackmount synth is a 78 lb. analog powerhouse sporting 8 voice cards and an incredibly deep modulation system. Thanks to subtle differences in each of the voice cards and a powerful unison mode, the Voyetra Eight delivers a wonderfully uncompromising analog sound.

  • String Machines 2

Warm Vintage Sounds Revived

With over 60 string synthesizers, String Machines 2 greatly expands on the original, including many rare sounds and machines exclusive to this collection as well as a completely updated architecture and interface. 

Now you can create stunning keys, pads, brass, bass, voices, piano sounds and more with the warm analog tones of vintage string synths. 

355 hand-crafted presets have been designed to get you started, built on a foundation of 46,311 samples, while a versatile dual-layer architecture lets you easily combine the sounds of multiple machines together to create new hybrids with creative freedom.

  • USQ-1

Ensoniq ESQ-1 : Digital-Analog Wave Synth

  • Inspired by a cult-favorite ’80s synthesizer workstation
  • Explore 400 fully-editable presets or create your own
  • Vintage hardware sounds with modern sound-shaping tools

USQ-1 offers 268 selectable layers made from over 22,000 samples showcasing the sonic potential with over 400 all-new patches including everything from rich bells, strings and leads to thick basses, textured pads and modulating atmospheres. The versatile design of the ESQ-1 allows the creation of both classic sounds expected from a vintage-era synth as wel as modern patches utilizing more contemporary sound design techniques. All-in-all these sounds ring with a special “vintage digital” vibe that synths of this era, and the ESQ-1 especially, do so well.

Included presets can easily be edited or you can build your own patches from scratch. Authentic sounds from the ESQ-1 are presented in a dual-layer architecture allowing for the design of two custom oscillators each with independent wave selection of 268 layers, ADSR amp, multi-mode filter with envelope, pitch, portamento, stereo, LFO, multi-step and modwheel modulation assignments and an arpeggiator. At the end of chain is a capable effect bus loaded with UVI’s own processors, including a 3-band EQ, drive, chorus (Thorus), phaser, delay and reverb (Sparkverb) all with excellent sound-quality and a featherlight CPU footprint.

  • UVX670

AKAI VX600 and AX73 : Dual ‘80s Analog Hybrid Synth

Both are six-voice analog polysynths, the VX600 being a pad monster with dual VCOs per-voice and the AX73 being remarkable for leads and basses with a 6 VCO architecture usable in either poly, stacked or unison modes through Curtis 4-pole 24/db resonant lowpass filters.

These two synths both employed versatile modulation systems capable of a wide range of sounds. The VX600 had a complex mod matrix, 2 LFOs per voice and allowed frequency modulation. The AX73, with 1 LFO per voice has variable pulse width with PWM usable on any of the waveforms. 

Already in Vintage Vault 3

  • BeatBox Anthology 2
  • CAMEO : (CASIO CM, CZ , CX)
  • CS-M : (YAMAHA CS-80)
  • DarkLight IIX : Fairlight IIx
  • DIGITAL SYNSATIONS : DK5S (KAWAI K5000S), D890 (ROLAND JD-800, JD-990), DZMO (Ensoniq FIZMO)
  • DIGITAL SYNSATIONS Vol. 2 : DS1 (YAMAHA DX-1), DS77 (YAMAHA SY-77), DS90s (SY-99?), DSX
  • EMULATION ONE (EMU EMULATOR One, DRUMULATOR)
  • EMULATION II (EMU EMULATOR II)
  • DRUMULATOR (EMU DRUMULATOR)
  • ENERGY (DK SYNERGY)
  • KROMA (RHODES CHROMA)
  • MELLO (MELLOTRON)
  • OB LEGACY : Six-12 (OBERHEIM OB-6, OB-12), M-6K ( Matrix-6), UV-1 (OB-1), UV-XXX (OB-X, OB-Xa, OB-SX), UVSR-2, Xp-12 (OBERHEIM EXPANDER)
  • PX APOLLO (MOOG APOLLO)
  • SYNTHOX (ELKA SYNTHEX)
  • THE BEAST
  • U1250 (KURZWEIL K250, K1000)
  • ULTRAMINI (MOOG MINIMOOG)
  • UVS-3200 (KORG PS-32000)
  • UVX80 (ROLAND XP-80)
  • UVX-3P (ROLAND JX-3P)
  • UVX-10P (ROLAND JX-10)
  • VECTOR PRO (SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PROPHET VS, YAMAHA SY22)
  • WAVERUNNER
    • WaveRunner 2.0 (PPG WAVE 2.0)
    • WaveRunner 2.3 (PPG WAVE 2.3)
    • WaveRunner 360 (PPG 360 Wave computer)
    • WaveRunner Orange (WALDORF MICROWAVE XT)
    • WaveRunner Terminal D (Drum using modern samples)
    • WaveRunner Terminal U
    • WaveRunner X (WALDORF MICROWAVE)

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