Inspiration

UVI PX V8 | Voyetra 8
PX V8 is based on an exceedingly rare American polyphonic analog synthesizer, the Voyetra Eight. Released by Octave-Plateau Electronics in 1982, this unassuming 3-space rackmount synth is an analog powerhouse sporting 8 voice cards and an incredibly deep modulation system. With 6 pages of parameters to customize the Voyetra Eight was nothing if not flexible, but in the end it's the sound that counts and it does not disappoint. Thanks to subtle differences in each of the voice cards and a powerful unison mode, the Voyetra Eight delivers a wonderfully uncompromising analog sound with rich, powerful leads, thick basses, warm, modulating pads, strings and more. A unique instrument with a sound greater than the sum of its parts, the Voyetra Eight packs a huge analog punch into a small frame that until now has largely been lost to time.
UVI PX V8 | Voyetra 8 and keyboard
PX V8 has been a passion project, it took us 2 years to track down a Voyetra Eight, and even then it required significant work to restore to factory condition. Our sound designers spent over 6 months creating sounds with the Voyetra for PX V8; learning the instruments structure, designing patches, exploring possibilities, recording and editing. We tested numerous configurations of cables and converters to ensure you'd experience the highest quality sound before settling on Vovox and Prism, the results are clear. The PX V8 software does not replicate the complex architecture of the Voyetra Eight hardware and is not intended to be used for creating Voyetra Eight patches. However, our samples embody the true sounds of the instrument and can be manipulated with many control parameters, some of which are not available on the actual instrument.

Instrument

UVI PX V8 | GUIS
PX V8’s sampling was made per-key for every patch we designed, both with and without unison mode engaged allowing you to enable genuine hardware unison on any sound in the library. Just like on the Voyetra Eight you can load two layers at once, and with the unison mode engaged you can create truly massive analog sounds without worrying about an 8 voice ceiling.
UVI PX V8 | Sampling
In the end we recorded over 25,000 samples from the Voyetra - packing PX V8 with a whopping 400 presets made from 176 layers, divided into 10 categories including bass, brass, keyboards, leads, misc, organs, pads, poly, strings and waveforms. Each of the sounds is fully customizable and can be used straight-away or as the starting point for a new sound. Raw waveforms are also available for those who want to create sounds from scratch.
UVI PX V8 | Sound Engineer
PX V8's aesthetic was adapted to closely mimic design cues from the hardware, giving you the feel of the original instrument as you easily tweak and edit the oscillators, envelopes, multimode filter, LFO and step modulators, dual arpeggiators and a featured effect section including EQ, drive, Thorus, ensemble, Phasor, delay and Sparkverb.
  • UVI PX V8 | GUI Main
  • UVI PX V8 | GUI Edit
  • UVI PX V8 | GUI Mod
  • UVI PX V8 | GUI FX
  • UVI PX V8 | GUI Arp
Rare and relatively unknown, the Voyetra Eight is not the simplest synthesizer to master - but the sounds it can create are brilliant, making PX V8 one of our most unique and inspiring libraries yet.
UVI PX V8| Prototype Series Logo
PX V8 is part of PX line of instruments, exploring the world of unique, rare and unreleased electronic and acoustic instruments.

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 8.61 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 15.53 GB in WAV)
Content: 404 Presets, 25,696 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 3.0.4+, and Falcon version 1.6.4+
  • 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)
  • 9 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+

Listen

Reviews

UVI PX V8 | Jon Carin
"The interface is familiar to those who know it, and it possesses the great quirky sonic artifacts it is famous for. I’m enjoying it very much, and I’m finding it a creative inspiration."
Jon Carin | Grammy Award winning Musician, Singer, Songwriter & Producer
(Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, The Who, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush)
UVI PX V8 | Jordan Rudess
"It’s awesome that UVI has captured the magic of that renowned synthesizer for all of us. Another big score from the team!"
Jordan Rudess | Keyboardist & Composer
(Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)
PX V8 | Sample Library Review
"With no shortage of presets and controls, this gem of an instrument is sure to inspire new music creations from retro to modern."
PX V8 | Ask.Audio
"PX V8 is a truly fantastic instrument from end to end. The sounds absolutely sparkle, the interface is simple, and the presets are great."
PX V8 | SoundBytes
"Congratulations to UVI for another gem of product. It brought me back to the classic sounds of the 1980s (and beyond) in no time."
PX V8 | StrongMocha
"PX V8 sounds are excellent. The presets that can be used out of the box or can easily be tweaked. I did fall in love with the disturbing, unfamiliar and otherworldly tone it produces."
PRODUCT | BLOG
UVI PX V8 Review - A Voyetra Eight Synthesizer For Your DAW?

User Testimonials

"FINALLY someone did it!"ChocolateHawkins, GearSlutz
"I am very impressed with how this sounds."Jaap, VI-Control
"I just got this and it's sick. Sounds great."vertibration, KVR
"This thing packs weight."charlieclouser, VI-Control
"Terrific sound as always… Well done UVI." @l3x!5, GearSlutz
"Just amazing! I played with the new PX V8 all night! I LOVE IT! You guys did it again! UVI Rocks!"Guy R., Twitter
"Loved it. Bought it. Already being used on a very important pitch. Cool synth!"michaelpv, GearSlutz
"So awesome! [...] Lots of sleepless night ahead tweaking those sounds"Lionel T., Twitter
"PX V8 really does sound very 80s (a good thing)"Francis F., YouTube
"I have it and it sounds really well. [...] Very interesting and can give a natural analog feel to a production."Olivier D., YouTube
"Amazing quality as usual with UVI!"NoMad92hjs, Twitter
Octave-Plateau Electronics and Voyetra Eight are trademarks of their respective owners. UVI is not affiliated or endorsed by any entities listed here.

Important notice: PX V8 is inspired by the Voyetra 8, but does not represent the architecture of the original hardware created by Carmine Bonanno.

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