Arturia just released a new softwar synth plus a version 1.3. update for their Origin synth. The Analog Laboratory will be available for sale on November 25. Where the Origin Firmware 1.3 will be available as a free update, and comes embedded in the new Origin Keyboards and Origin Desktops.
Analog Laboratory is an extremely powerful software synthesizer solution. It offers 3500 legendary classic synthesizer sounds with a unique interface to tweak them all as well as the ability to edit each of them in depth, in the original synthesizer. With the addition of 200 scenes organized by genres, including drum loops and advanced arpeggiation melodies, Analog Laboratory is likely to become the reference synth workstation.
o 3500 synthesizer sounds selected from the Arturia Classic Synths (minimoog-V, Moog modular V, CS-80V, Prophet-V, ARP2600 V and Jupiter-8V).
o Full screen preset editing (for owners of Arturia Classic Analog recreations only): Analog Laboratory allows opening any other Arturia Classic Synth plugin for in depth patch edition in a separate window. It is also possible to assign any of the 4 key parameters of the Laboratory to one knob of choice inside the favourite software synthesizer.
o Scene mode: It allows to:
– Combine 2 synthesizer sounds over a MIDI keyboard in either split, layer or multi configuration.
– Assign melodic phrases based on advanced arpeggiation thanks to the library of 200 melodies organized by genres.
– Trigger Drum loops from the pads thanks to a library of 350 Rex files.
o Organize Presets view by Name, Instrument, Type, CPU usage, Favorites, or User Preset.
o Fast filter the presets to meet requirements: by Instrument, Type and Characteristics
o TAE® powered sounds with unparalleled audio quality.
o Midi Learn Controllers: 1 clickable encoder, 10 encoders, 8 sliders, 11 switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel.
ARTURIA’s version 1.3 of Origin includes:
◊ Jupiter 8 template: The Origin 1.3 firmware embeds the new Jupiter 8 template which recreates the unique voice architecture and design of this legendary analog synthesizer.
◊ New play modes: o POLY_UNISON: emulates the Jupiter8 “UNISON” mode, that shares up to 8 voices between the currently active notes. (Currently not available for MULTI presets.)
o UNISON parameter for MONO programs: allows the user to set the number of voices that will play simultaneously for the MONO program. UNISON “polyphony” can be set to a value between 2 and 8 in SINGLE mode, and is limited to 2 in MULTI mode.
◊ Sequencer switch automation:
Actions on the Sequencer “LOOP” and “PATTERNS” switches can be recorded as MIDI CONTROL CHANGE messages and replayed.
◊ Compressor module: The Origin sounds can now be processed through a brand new compressor FX module. The compressor allows adding dynamics to the sound, from smooth attacks to huge pumping effects.
◊ Sample & Hold module: Derived from the ARP S&H. Takes any modulation (LFO, Env…) signal at its inputs and provides a sample and hold modulation signal at its outputs.
◊ User Interface enhancements:
o In a number of dialogs possibility to navigate between the controls and change their value without pre-selecting them.
o Possibility to select the slot preset to load using the keypad + the edit switch. Previously it was necessary to use the browser to load a slot preset.
o A new layout of the dialog makes configuration of the “live” macros easier.
o The user can now define a set of favorite presets and navigate thru them with the Preset Browser or with the +/- keys.
o A clear feedback – using speaker icons – of the mute state of a Voice output on the FxMixer page, of the slot output on the Multi page and on the program icon in the preset bar.
o Possibility to set 2 or more MULTI slots in the hold state in a single action by keeping their “Edit” switches pressed when “Hold” is set ON (or OFF).
◊ Portamento glide time: Adding of a second way to manage the portamento glide time: the user can now choose between a constant time for the whole glide, or a constant time per semitone.
◊ Switch pedal: It is now possible to configure the switch pedal action in the “Performance” page.