Inspiration

UVI Energy | Machine
Energy is the product of a unique and extremely rare additive synthesizer from the early 80’s, the Digital Keyboards Synergy. Released in 1982, the DK Synergy was based on an extremely sophisticated additive engine for the time, derived from the nearly $30,000 Crumar GDS (General Development System) and famously used by Wendy Carlos on the original TRON soundtrack. In fact many of the Synergy’s presets were crafted by Carlos herself, who is noted to still use the synth to this day.
UVI Energy | Synergy
The Synergy had a short commercial run over 3 years, seeing less than 1,000 units produced as it was ultimately obscured by Yamaha’s runaway success with the far cheaper DX7. Actual production numbers are thought to be less than 700 units with very few of those surviving the last 30 years—making it an exceptionally rare instrument.
Rarity, prestigious lineage and pop-culture influence of the Synergy are only part of the intrigue. The Synergy was a conflicted instrument by design, especially for the time of its release. It offered an outrageous 32-oscillator sound engine with dual 16-stage loopable envelopes and a velocity sensitive 74-note keyboard. At the same time it was built with extremely prohibitive editing functionality, to the point of making it appear as more of a preset player than its control-laden contemporaries. While programming the Synergy is far from an intuitive process it is indeed possible and the results can be truly stunning.

Instrument

UVI Energy | Keyboard
Energy offers a thorough and authentic sampling of the DK Synergy’s output, covering the gamut of timbres and thoroughly exploiting its capable sound engine. From FM-styled leads and keyboard sounds to evolving pads, bass and arpeggios, Energy provides a decidedly complex and unique tonal quality that sounds simultaneously vintage and futuristic.
  • Energy EDIT GUI
  • Energy MOD GUI
With Energy you can explore a wide range of presets or sculpt raw samples into your own custom patches through an intuitive and easy to use user interface, all with the rock-solid stability and outstanding performance of the UVI Engine™.

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: 1.06 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 1.9 GB in WAV)
Content: 1,861 samples, 121 presets
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 96 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 2.6.15+, and Falcon version 1.4.1+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.7 to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (32 and 64-bit)
    - Windows 7 to Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • 1.5 GB 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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Vintage Vault 2 Pricing

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$599
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