Overview

UVI Digital Synsations Volume 2 | GUIS
The late ‘80s and early ’90s was a time of great technological change, ushering in the digital-era and bringing with it exciting new possibilities. Over the years a legion of digital synthesizers appeared from all across the world, reforming the very idea of what a keyboard could do. Equipped with new and innovative synthesis techniques, these machines would forever change our sonic landscape and lay the groundwork for the modern software instruments and effects that we use today. Digital Synsations Volume 2 is the next step in our journey to revisit and preserve these revolutionaries, exploring the capabilities and unique character of 3 digital synths from the ‘90s.

Digital artefacts

UVI Digital Synsations Volume 2 | Synth
The influx of new synthesis techniques gave way to many phenomenal and unique synthesizers. In fact, so many were released in such a short time that a number of truly great keyboards were lost to the spotlight. It’s a passion of ours to unearth and explore these gems, as they each have a truly unique signature and many of them are becoming lost to time. We’re both proud and excited to share these sonic treasures with you. For some they will be a reunion, for others they will be completely new, in both cases we look forward to hearing their voices come alive as music once again.

An inspired touch

UVI Digital Synsations Volume 2 | Synth
With a deep understanding of the unique qualities of these machines, both their synthesis techniques and signal paths, our sound designers were able to draw out the aural signatures of each synth, designing a library of patches that clearly resound with the soul of each keyboard. These sounds formed the foundation of DS Volume 2. Over 20,000 professionally recorded samples used across 500 presets deliver the authentic sounds and vintage digital character of these synths. Now you can explore, tweak and edit these classic synths with all the conveniences of a modern software instrument in your DAW of choice.

Instruments

UVI Digital Synsations Volume 2 - DZmo | GUI
A true dark horse, this synth made exceptional use of what’s known as “transwave synthesis”. The savoir-faire of its creators reached its apex with this synth - in fact, it was their last effort before the American company went out of business. While it was heavily criticized upon its release for apparent shortcomings that didn't match up to its competitors, a small group of savvy users embraced them. With an original production of less than 2,000 units they garnered somewhat of a cult status. For DZmo we pushed the boundaries of what this keyboard could do, delving into deep and very personal timbres and taking it a step further with the UVI Engine, creating electrifying and hypnotic patches capturing the soul of the original hardware.
One of the very few machines of its time to utilize additive synthesis, and to combine it with PCM streams, this keyboard was and remains a singular piece of hardware. Perhaps on account of being marketed for its workstation capabilities instead of its luxurious sound quality, this synth saw a sadly limited production run before being discontinued by its Japanese manufacturers. Digging deep into this machines digital engine we were able to create truly wild tones, from crisp and edgy leads to rich pads and surreal harmonic washes.
A Jedi of 90's synthesizers, this instrument is actually a union of two celebrated Japanese sister-machines. Here we combine the best of both worlds, utilizing the keyboard unit as well as its module counterpart. Used on countless hit records these synths were embraced by artists such as Emerson Lake & Palmer, Depeche Mode, Laurent Garnier, the Prodigy and more. The original hardware was one of the first digital synths to re-introduce multimode filters, and its ability to stack and tweak patches and samples gave these machines a level of flexibility seldom matched. Capturing its rich analog-like warmth, DS-890 delivers a fresh palette of powerhouse sounds - covering the gamut from thick and meaty basses to sizzling leads.

Also available in the Vintage Vault 2 bundle

UVI Vintage Vault 2
A comprehensive collection of 50 instruments, 111 drum machines and over 7,000 hand-crafted presets giving you the most important synth and drum machines sounds from the last 50 years. Experience the authentic sounds of vintage hardware instruments with all the simplicity of software.
The history of synthesis at your fingertips!

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 18.25GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 42GB in WAV)
Content: 3 Instruments, 528 Presets, 22,341 Samples
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 2.6.10+, and Falcon version 1.2.1+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.7 or higher (32 and 64-bit)
    - Windows 7 or higher (32 and 64-bit)
  • 20GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
COMPATIBILITY
Supported Formats: Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Reviews

UVI Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Teddy Riley
"UVI is a fav! When I'm creating UVI is definitely my go to, especially Digital Synsations Vol. 2 when I want that retro 80s & 90s sound. King of New Jack Swing in full effect!"
Teddy Riley | Multi-Award Winning Producer, Songwriter, Musician & Singer
(Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dog, Usher, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, Guy, Blackstreet)
UVI Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Armando Avila
"Since the 90's I always loved the sound of my JD990's, I've never stopped using them, till now! I'm getting great results with Digital Synsations Vol. 2, I feel like I'm using the real thing!"
Armando Avila | Multi Grammy & Billboard Award-winning Producer, Musician, Arranger & Mixer
(Gloria Trevi, Thalia, La 5a. Estación, Alejandra Guzman, Reyli, Miguel Bose, Yuridia, Aleks Syntek, RBD, Cristian Castro, Malu, Alex Ubago, Ana Torroja, DLD, Belinda)
UVI Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Scott Kinsey
"Digital Synsations Vol. 2 is a killer sound library that really captures the essence of some fairly obscure but very interesting and unique sounding synthesizers. I love the way you can almost instantly get the response you want and really tailor each sound to your liking directly and immediately."
Scott Kinsey | Keyboardist & Arranger
(Zawinul Legacy Band, Human Element, Clint Mansell, The Manhattan Transfer, Gary Willis, Scott Henderson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve)
Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Ask Audio
"The patches have a great sense of motion, size, and sonic richness that make them fun to play. Even the percussive ones have multiple layers and filters on them that give them a sense of complexity that can be hard to find in true analog."
Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Gearslutz
"If you’ve been searching for glassy bells, gorgeous sounding pads, and bright harmonics with rich overtones then search no more. The superior sound quality and originality of this sound set definitely has what it takes to set it apart from the rest."
Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Sample Library Review
"I owned the hardware for a time and I think UVI have done a stellar job recreating it. The ability to get under the hood with these sounds allows you to modify these presets and develop your own sound."
Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | The Samplecast
Review: UVI Digital Synsations 2
Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Pro Tools Expert
"The sounds in this are so vibey - really moody and rich! It's sounds great and it's a nice nod to the '90s."
Digital Synsations Vol. 2 | Synth Anatomy
Comeback of the 90s?
UVI Digital Synsations Vol.2 Review
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