Just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who took part in the Arturia DX7 V Competition. Also thanks to Arturia for putting up the prize.
We do have a winner. Richard K from San Diego, CA, USA. What a great way to start off the 2018.
For those of you who missed out there are plenty more competitions coming soon. If you have not done so already please to subscribe to the mailing list. You will then be one of the first to know when a new prize is on offer.
Here’s a quick reminder of what the Arturia DX7 V is all about:
Bringing back one of the most popular keyboards of all time.
Working with a mainframe computer at Stanford University in the late ‘60s, Dr. John Chowning developed a new digital synthesis technology called frequency modulation (FM). In addition to pioneering new sonic territory, it’s harmonic complexity and rapid transients promised to be more adept at emulating many acoustic sounds than its subtractive analog predecessor. Seeing this musical potential, Yamaha licensed FM from Stanford in 1973 and patiently refined it as the required hardware could be scaled for marketable application.
Yamaha’s perseverance was rewarded when its 1983 introduction of the DX7 upended the keyboard industry. With a palette of bread-and-butter sounds, a modest price tag, early MIDI implementation and 16-voice polyphony, the DX7 outsold many six- or eight-voice analog polysynths costing significantly more. This made it the first commercially successful digital synthesizer by a landslide, with over 200,000 sold through the rest of the decade. It also spawned over a dozen other FM-based offspring with various improvements, many of which we’ve also incorporated in the DX7 V.
A different breed of synthesizer
Arturia’s acclaimed engineering delivers a faithful recreation of the instrument that brought the unique sound of FM digital synthesis to the masses.
Main Features Of Arturia DX7 V
- 32 original DX7 algorithm
- All DX7 original parameters
- Original DX7 SysEx import
- 25 available waveforms per operators
- 6 Operators with multi-mode filter and feedback per operators
- DX7, DADSR and Multi-Segments envelopes (syncable and loopable) per operators
- 2 Modulation envelopes
- 4 assignable macros
- Advanced modulation matrix
- A step sequencer, 2 LFOs with 6 waveforms and an arpeggiator
- 4 FXs slots that can be routed in parallel or in series
- An oscilloscope
- Vintage and Modern DAC Mode for a proper emulation of the DX7 converter
- 32 voices of polyphony
- 4 voices of unison with unison detune
- 436 factory presets
Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit.
You can purchase this software now at an introductory price of just €99.00
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