It’s starting to become somewhat of a tradition to both guess and discover what new gear (sorry vintage) that Arturia has decided to spice up its V Collection line with this year. Alla in all we get four new machines based on classics and potentially the most interesting one being the spiced up vocoder.

The updated collection now includes 28 software instruments spanning analog synths, digital synths, organs, acoustic pianos, electric pianos, and string machines, all faithfully emulated using exclusive analog and physical modeling technology for unparalleled realism.

From the irresistible retro flutters of Mellotron V to the nostalgic digital grit of Emulator II V, these virtual instruments combine unrivalled sonic authenticity with advanced modern features that go far beyond their ancestors.

Version 8 of the collection includes 4 brand new instruments.

Jun-6 V: Legendary easy-to-use polysynth with an irresistible creamy sound that stirs the soul. Jun-6 V is pure analog spirit presented on a silver platter. Modeled on the legendary Juno-6, its immediate colossal sound remains awe-inspiring to this day – optimized and enhanced for the modern music maker.

Source: Roland JUNO-6
Year: 1982
Type: 6-voice analog polysynth

Emulator II V: An ‘80s sampling icon retrofitted for dusty lo-fi charm and modern playability. Emulator II V is the perfect dusty lo-fi sampling toolkit, combining the old-school digital grit that you love with the cutting-edge creative flexibility that you need.

Source: E-MU Emulator II
Year: 1984
Type: 27.7 kHz, 8-bit sampling instrument

Vocoder V: The original 16-channel vocoder, supercharged with its own sampler and synth engine. Vocoder V takes the iconic 16-Band Vocoder and retrofits it with advanced synth, sampler, and modulation capabilities. Venture beyond the classic robot voice with a sound that truly speaks for itself.

Source: Moog Vocoder (designed by Bob Moog himself)
Year: 1978
Type: 16-band vocoder

OB-Xa V: The renowned polysynth hitmaker known for cinematic pads and growling bass alike. The OB-Xa V takes the immense analog power of the fat, aggressive sounding OB-Xa® from the 80s charts to the modern era. Faithful to the sound of the original and supercharged with new features, OB-Xa V will take you for a wild sonic ride.

Source: Oberheim OB-Xa (and bits of the 1979 OB-X)
Year: 1980
Type: 8-voice analog polyphonic synth

Updated instruments include the Jup-8 V4 legendary polyphonic flagship reborn with a colossal new sound and modulation engine, and Stage-73 V2, an EP classic with redesigned physical modeling for new levels of soulful authenticity and variety.

Analog Lab V is your gateway to iconic sound. A single powerful plugin containing thousands of presets from V Collection 8’s virtual instrument sound engines – your go-to personalized keyboard arsenal for studio and stage.

PatchWorks features 700 new and expertly-curated patches that elevate V Collection’s synthesizers beyond their hardware predecessors. From vintage disco basslines to breathtaking filmscore ambience, PatchWorks combines past, present, and future in spectacular sonic fashion.

Every new instrument in V Collection 8 has had its workflow upgraded, featuring 4 new control macros, a smart new browser, step-by-step integrated tutorials, and a fresh selection of sounds for the ultimate streamlined creative process.


  • Ultimate control – Get hands-on with V Collection 8 thanks to smart MIDI controller integration, with intuitive mapping and 4 control macros for every instrument.
  • DAW-compatible – Use V Collection’s instruments standalone or in your DAW of choice for an easy workflow that suits you style.
  • Integrated tutorials – Get to grips quickly with easy-to-follow tutorials for each instrument, covering essential controls, sound design tips, and more.
  • Smart browsing – Find your sound instantly. Browse intuitively by type, instrument, sound designer, and more – you can even save your favorite presets for later.

V Collection 8 is on sale at Arturia and distributor Plugin Boutique for the intro price of 499 EUR/USD until January 10th, 2021 (regular 599 EUR/USD). Registered Arturia users can upgrade at a discount.

More information: Arturia