Arturia's latest incarnation of V Collection includes a significant number of classic hardware synth emulations. How does version 5 of Arturia V Collection measure up? Hollin Jones finds out.  

What’s New?

A unified menu system with access to app settings
The new browser complete with tags

Advanced New Tools

The new advanced section differs for each instrument

Go Retro

The Synclavier V
The special programmer section provides control over 12 partials.

Organs of change

Farfisa V in advanced MIDI learn mode
Yep, pianos
A much-streamlined Analog Lab 2

Final Thoughts

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


Great write up! Upgrading now from V4. Looking forward to the resizable GUIs!

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