Costing upwards of $100,000, the dream machine of the 80's was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Jean Michel Jarre, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.
Suffering a fit of nostalgia as we often do, we decided to set about making a new instruments inspired by this legendary studio icon. We ended up making 3; a digital synth, digital drum machine, and multi-phraser. A unique hybrid approach was employed combining our rigid sampling process with the advanced digital processing algorithms and modeling capabilities of the UVI Engine. This approach allows us to capture the raw character of the original machine while facilitating a full array of modern controls. The result is an extremely flexible system that allows you to quickly call up the classic sounds or take the old voices into new sonic territory.
Powerful analog modeled filters, LFO's, envelopes and effects in a beautiful old-school interface await you in this tightly packed but massive sounding 2 GB UVI instrument.
Three Instruments referring to Three Pages
Page P - Digital Synth
Immediate access to hundreds of sounds and instruments including: Bass, Brass, Bells, Strings, Guitar, Orchestral Hits, Synth, Drums, Percussion, FX, Keys, Piano, Organs, Winds, Reeds and Voices. Efficient and versatile control set allows for everything from quick tweaks to deep sonic exploration.
Accurate reproduction of aliasing characteristics. More than 250 ready-to-play presets. A multitude of effects, including the new UVI SparkVerb™, allow you to create sounds like the original machine and process them to sound like your favorite cult records from the 80's or something totally new!
Page B - Digital Drum Machine
Let Darklight power your rhythm section as an '80s-style beatbox with built-in retro step sequencer. Featuring hundreds of authentic vintage drum and percussion sounds in one place. Includes 250+ sounds and 25 ready-to-play configurations that evoke pure '80s nostalgia. Utilize the per-instrument filters to sculpt your kit or draw from the included UVI effects to transform it.
Page U - Creative Multi-Phraser
A fun and creative twist on the digital sampling workstation, build and layer sounds to create your own loops and progressions with a distinct old-school digital flavor. Over 100 sounds available across 3 parts each with it's own featured sequencer lane. Create original melodies, loops, phrases, drones and more, all with that authentic vintage digital bite.
- Size : 2.34 GB library
- Collection : A powerful vintage music workstation
- Content : 3 instruments, 284 presets, 10,766 samples
- Sample Resolution : 44.1 kHz