Arturia Synclavier V Virtual Instrument Software

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Arturia Software Recreation of New England Digital Synclavier Synthesizer in Standalone and Plug-In Formats

Arturia Synclavier V faithfully recreates the elite digital synthesizer/workstation that started it all, powering some of the biggest hits and film soundtracks of the early 80s with its unique rich, edgy sounds.

If you were to ask anyone back in the late 70s and early 80s to name the 'holy grail' of synthesizers, the most revered of them all was New England Digital's Synclavier. Its unique combination of additive synthesis and frequency modulation delivered a creative edge to the privileged few keyboardists, producers, film composers and sound designers who could afford systems that ranged from $13,000 to $400,000.

Some of those rock-solid systems are still in use today. Arturia has recreated this highly revered hit maker in partnership with original programmer Cameron Jones, delivering the immense rich textures and creative palette of this vintage instrument while dramatically improving it to let you blaze new musical trails today with sounds never heard before.

Sounds you will only find here
There's simply nothing else like the powerhouse sound of the Synclavier V; no synth arsenal is complete without it.

There's no hint of analog or samples here: this is the sound of unabashed digital synthesis in all its glory. While it can certainly create unique, mellow tones, this vintage flagship is more known for its distinctive digital character, ranging from edgy to brash to intergalactic. It's especially ideal for extended pads and slow, cinematic ambient soundscapes. Plus, Arturia has invested in significant updates that make the Synclavier V a thoroughly modern instrument with sounds that set it — and you — completely apart.

Hundreds of presets from the world's top sound designers tame the unparalleled power of the Synclavier V and place it at all your fingertips for instant inspiration and easy customization.

A programmer's dream
While you'll get tons of love from Synclavier V's presets alone, there's a universe of sonic adventures waiting just beneath the surface whenever you're ready.

The unique sound of the Synclavier V comes from its blend of additive and FM synthesis, with control over 24 additive harmonics on both the carrier and modulation oscillators. Where the original instrument let you mix four uniquely programmed partial timbres in a timbre preset, Arturia's recreation has twelve, boosting your creative possibilities exponentially. The time slice engine allows complex evolutions of the sound over time, as long as several minutes if you want.

Programming the Synclavier V is a study in elegance. Three different interface views let you choose the depth of control that best suits your needs.

Welcome to an exclusive club
35 years ago, most musicians never even had the chance to touch — let alone use — the most coveted instrument of the day; with Synclavier V, that's history.

Now you can enjoy the same creative advantage as did Michael Jackson, Tangerine Dream, Sting, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and other iconic acts. You'll still have an 'exclusive' instrument: you won't find a recreation anywhere else, let alone one faithfully co-created and enhanced by the original programmer.

Round out your collection with this rare digital luxury instrument once only found in universities, laboratories and elite studios.

  • Features
    • Software synthesizer playable through a MIDI keyboard
    • 450 preset sounds
    • Original programmer + original code = the original Synclavier synthesis engine
    • Powerful FM (frequency modulation) synthesis
    • Full additive synthesis
      • Time slice engine for dynamic additive synthesis
      • Additive waves for both carrier and modulator waveforms
    • Expanded number of partials to 12 (original had 4)
    • Variable bit depths (original was only 8-bit)
    • High-quality output effects
    • Algorithmic reverb
    • 50 presets from the original Synclavier library
    • VST, VST3, AU, AAX and standalone operation
    • Support for Native Instruments NKS format
  • 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 210518
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