Arturia SEM V Virtual Instrument Software

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Arturia Software Recreation of the Oberheim SEM Synthesizer in Standalone and Plug-In Formats

A giant has come back to life. Oberheim's legendary SEM — Synthesizer Expander Module — is back for the first time as a high-end software emulation powered by Arturia's exclusive TAE technology.

The SEM module was originally made to compliment other synthesizers but later came into its own as a great sounding synth. The unique filter that allowed continuously variable operation from low pass to high pass gave it a sound that no other had. When multiple SEMs were connected into a 4- or 8-voice polyphonic system, it became a thing of beauty.

Accurately recreating the tone, waveshapes, multimode 12dB/octave filter and other detailed characteristics, Arturia SEM V delivers all the deep analog sounds that made its grand ancestor so unique and praised. Arturia's voice programmer mode even allows you to recreate the sound of the huge and rare 8 Voice.

The SEM is known as a bass and lead machine, but Arturia's recreation extends it well beyond the original. Its sound pallet extends to moving 8-voice pads, acid arpeggios and even electronic percussion.

Arturia added new innovations like the sub-oscillator for deep basses, a second LFO with more waveforms, and the modulation matrix, which greatly expands the sonic capabilities of the SEM. Add to this the arpeggiator and key follow modulator and you get one super powered synth!

  • Features
    • All the original parameters of the Oberheim SEM
      • Two oscillators, each offering sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM
      • Sine wave LFO
      • 12dB/oct multimode filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch
      • Two ADS envelope generators
    • Added functionalities
      • New LFO
      • Noise
      • Sub-oscillator
      • Onboard effects: overdrive, chorus and delay
      • Arpeggiator
      • Portamento
    • Polyphony up to 32 and 8-voice multitimbrality
    • New 8-voice Programmer module
    • Advanced keyboard follow module
    • Modulation matrix module
    • Works in standalone
    • Now compatible with iSEM iOS app for preset export/import
    • Polyphony parameter to limit the polyphony of the plug-in
    • New factory presets from Ian Boddy, Erik Norlander, Richard Courtel, Kevin Lamb and Drew Newmann
    • 'Forward re-trig' mode for the 8-voice Programmer (for easy use of sequences using the arpeggiator)
    • 'Reassign' mode for the 8-voice Programmer (like the original, SEM V will first use the boards that are not gated in its voice assignment)
    • Sustain pedal now active on all systems
  • Specifications
    • Standalone instrument
    • VST 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in
    • VST 3 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in
    • Audio Unit 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in
    • AAX 32-bit (ProTools 10.3.8) and 64-bit (ProTools 11) plug-in
    • NKS plug-in
    • Copy protection by Arturia Software Center
    • System requirements
      • Mac
        • macOS 10.8 or higher
        • 4 GB RAM
        • 2 GHz CPU
        • 1GB free hard disk space
        • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
      • Windows
        • Win 7 or higher
        • 4 GB RAM
        • 2 GHz CPU
        • 1GB free hard disk space
        • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
More Information
MPN 210508
Manufacturer Arturia
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer  
Software Type Virtual Instrument
Plug-In/Standalone Operation Both
Plug-In Formats VST 2.4 32- and 64-bit
VST 3 32- and 64-bit
Audio Unit 32- and 64-bit
AAX 32- and 64-bit
Mac/PC Compatibility Both
Operating System Compatibility macOS 10.8 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
Licensing Method Online Authorization
Delivery Method Download