Take 6 iconic vintage synthesizers, carefully restore them, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds, infuse them into the industry proven UVI Engine which gives you endless sound shaping options, then wrap the results in immaculately prepared GUIs and you´ve got UVI Vintage Legends; 6 brand-new soft synths with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware.
Instantly call up inspiration from the Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M, the crazy Italian Elka Synthex, the Rhodes Chroma, the king of FM—the Yamaha DX1, the rare DK Synergy, and rediscover the classic K250.
UVI have been producing sound for over twenty years and designing their own software for more than twelve. They´ve found that virtual instruments with a foundation in sampling have a more defined character and distinct sound quality than those based on digital modeling.
The trouble with sample-based instruments is that they´re typically lacking in expression and flexibility; one sample, one sound. UVI hybrid instruments are more flexible than a conventional ROMpler and more authentic than a simulation, giving you the best of both worlds. Vintage Legends integrates over 30,000 samples from classic synths into the acclaimed UVI Engine, giving you the distinct character of hardware with the added control, convenience and power of a modern digital instrument.
In fact, UVI think Vintage Legends sounds better than the hardware that inspired it. Taking these classic tones into new sonic territory, the UVI Engine delivers massive unison spreads, abundant polyphony, thick modeled filters, drive, reverbs, modulation, FX and much, much more. Needless to say UVI´s instruments will never need to be serviced or go out of tune (unless you want them to) and they´re far easier to lug around than hardware!
Vintage Legends comes packed with over 800 presets expertly crafted by the UVI sound design team, giving you a huge library of unique sounds and textures not available anywhere else.
Each instrument features an intuitive and evocative GUI with a versatile and easy-to-navigate control set helping you to quickly shape sounds to fit your needs, transform them for wild inspiration or crack open the init and design your own.
Timeless sounds. Infinitely customizable. Compatible with everything.
Vintage Legends includes...
Inspired by the Rhodes Chroma - one of the first microprocessor-based analog synths. The sound of Chroma is rich and immediate covering everything from elegant and brassy to analog atmosphere and everything inbetween.
From thick and gritty textures to pulsing warm tones and more, UVI CS-M is inspired by Yamaha´s CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M analog synthesizers.
Modeled after the first keyboards to deliver sampled waveforms via oscillator - the K250 and K100. Many of the patches evoke classic eighties nostalgia and feature Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Bells, Mallets, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Pads, Wind, Brass and other Orchestral instruments
Inspired by Yamaha´s biggest and baddest FM synth ever - the DX1, this soft synth is packed with presets ranging from utility to the most creative textures and ambiences. Furthermore, the base waveforms of the hardware unit were carefully captured so you can create your own patches from scratch.
Considered by some as the best analog synthesizer ever designed, the Synthex packs a distinctly raw and thick sound. From thick and sizzling textures to funky analog tones and everywhere in-between, UVI Synthox has a distinct and addictive sound.
Bonus synth! UVI Energy
This bonus synth was inspired by one of the most odd vintage synthesizers – the DK Synergy. The Synergy was primarily known for additive synthesis but is capable of some FM synthesis as well and has a one-of-a-kind sound.
The UVI WORKSTATION is for free download. It features a tutorial sound pack, so you can try this software workstation out, without any limit on your own system.
"Vintage Legends is a very solid and beautifully sampled set of virtual synthesizers that faithfully recreates some classic and some lesser-known models of yesteryear." - Music Rating (Rating 8/10)
"A beautifully sampled collection full of usable sounds wrapped in a friendly interface. A great workhorse for any studio." - Music Tech