The V-Collection from French software and hardware wizards Arturia has earned a deserved reputation as the definitive all-in-one package of software virtualisations of classic synthesizers and vintage keyboards. Not only is it more complete than ever, but until July 10, 2017, it has been deeply discount to what we think is an almost absurd price of US $249 (it normally costs $499).
If you're an Arturia customer, you may have received an email newsletter offering an even lower price. If not, you can click on the promotional page to see if you qualify. In its latest iteration, the V-Collection has expanded far beyond its original stable of analog synths to include vintage electro-mechanical pianos, tonewheel and transistor organs, acoustic pianos, and even the once vaunted (and still collectible) Synclavier digital workstation.
Further sweetening the deal are three new soundbanks that are included free as part of the promotion: Efficient Keys, a production-ready stable of unique synth sounds; a tribute to legendary synthesist Jean-Michel Jarre; and Synthwave, a library we can only describe as cinematic and retro-futurist.
This writer has personally used Arturia "V" series soft synths since their inception, and can attest that the company's "Total Analog Emulation" (TAE) is no mere marketing spin -- these are some of the most convincing and authentic software instruments on the market. Having all of them for 50% off (roughly the cost of a midrange dinner for four) makes this offer an exceptional opportunity to expand your sound palette.