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Arturia Introduces Analog Lab 2

New version accesses all 17 of Arturia’s virtual instruments as a single application with a selection of sounds from its V Collection 5 software bundle

By PSW Staff May 19, 2016

Arturia's Analog Lab 2

Music software and hardware developer Arturia announces availability of Analog Lab 2, an all-new incarnation of its composite virtual instrument that gathers together a broad selection of sounds from its V Collection 5 software bundle.

Analog Lab 2 is a way of accessing a selection of sounds from all 17 of Arturia’s virtual instruments as a single application. Included are sounds from eight emulated analog synthesizers (ARP 2600 V, CS-80V, JUP-8V, Matrix-12 V, Mini V, Modular V, Prophet V, and SEM V), two digital synthesizers (Prophet VS and Synclavier V), two electric pianos (Stage-73 V and Wurli V), an acoustic piano (Piano V), and three electronic organs (B-3 V, Farfisa V, and VOX Continental V). Those virtual instruments recreate hardware synthesizers and classic keyboards of the past and conveniently transport them to the present-day desktop.

Analog Lab 2 invites exploration as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plugin in any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or as a standalone version. Its redesigned, resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) GUI (Graphical User Interface) is as easy on the eye as it is to use. Studio View shows the original historic hardware, helpfully bringing up the best presets from each instrument in question.

Accessing those sounds is simple, thanks to a new preset browser. Browse presets by types, banks, sonic characteristics, and instruments (crossing categories). Create playlists or simply Search for presets by name. With 4,500-plus presets to choose from there’s always a sound to suit every mood, every ambiance, and every music style — sounds that transcend time and fashion.

For those wishing to dig deeper then the dual-instrument multi feature with independent MIDI settings panel for each instrument will make their musical day. Drag and drop splits and layers of those presets to take ownership of the sound. Sounds and multis can be organized in the playlist area for instant recall via program change messages.

Analog Lab 2 is more than just a sound library. It’s a sound design tool and live performance instrument integral to improving everyday workflow. When connected to one of Arturia’s many MIDI (Musical Digital Instrument Interface) controller devices, Analog Lab 2 will automatically adapt to reflect their physical controls. Generic MIDI controllers can also be used with MIDI learn to easily map all parameters to a MIDI CC (Control Change).

Changing the sound of Analog Lab 2 is even easier thanks to two effects slots with pre/post fader switch per instrument. Included Bitcrusher, Chorus, Delay, Destroy, Dub Delay, Eq4, Flanger, Overdrive, Phaser, Pitchshift, Reverb, Roundpanner, and Vocal Filter effects.

The AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible Analog Lab 2 is available to purchase as a boxed version from any authorized Arturia dealer or online as a download directly from Arturia for €89.00 EUR/$89.00 USD.

Analog Lab 2 is included in Arturia’s simultaneously-available V Collection 5 bundle of 17 keyboards, available to purchase as a boxed version from any authorized Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version or download directly from Arturia for an introductory promotional price of €399.00 EUR/$399.00 USD — rising thereafter to €499.00 EUR/$499.00 USD. (Existing Arturia customers additionally benefit from preferential pricing according to the number of qualifying products that they already own.)

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