Inspiration

UVI Kroma | Inspiration
Sporting a bold and blocky design the Rhodes Chroma is a 16-voice analog synthesizer from 1982. One of the first microprocessor-based analog synths it was also the last keyboard designed by ARP, makers of the 2600 and Odyssey among others, before being sold to CBS in 1981.
UVI Kroma | Keyboards
The Chroma could be used as either a 1-osc/16-voice or 2-osc/8-voice synthesizer and was programmed primarily via a large array of membrane buttons ('80s in every sense). While programming wasn't convenient, the design was fairly sophisticated with a rich sound, never harsh - perfect for bass, strings, funky piano sounds and plucks.
Following the Chroma was the Polaris, a 6-voice analog synth released in 1984. While being simplified in some ways the Polaris has more memory and an extensive MIDI implementation with full parameter control and can play multiple patches at once. Like the Chroma, Polaris has a fat analog sound capable of incredible bass, brass, strings and more - even some Synthex/Rendez-vous'esque sounds thanks to its sync parameter.
We seldom see these synths anymore but their sounds are eminently worthy, and still exceptionally potent - full of the rich analog warmth and character you’d expect from an ARP.

Instruments

UVI Kroma | Kroma GUIs
UVI Kroma | PolarX GUIs
Kroma 1.5 includes two instruments, Kroma and PolarX - a new dual-layer synth. Both come packed with custom designed presets programmed on fully-restored hardware units, including Arpeggios, Bass, Bells, Brass, FX, Leads, Pads, Strings, Sweeps. Even the basic waveforms of the keyboards were sampled to allow design of new patches. Take complete control of these classics with a built-in arpeggiator, step sequencer, LFOs and high-quality FX.
From elegant and brassy to fat and funky, Kroma and PolarX give you the sounds of two rare classics full of vintage '80s analog flavor.

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: 3.35 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 6.96 GB in WAV)
Content: 2 instruments, 353 presets, 8,955 samples
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.8+, and Falcon version 2.0.3+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.14 Mojave (64-bit)
    - Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 4 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 Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
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+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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