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Costing upwards of $100,000, the dream machine of the ‘80s was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Jean Michel Jarre, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.

Suffering a fit of nostalgia as we often do, we decided to set about making a new instruments inspired by this legendary studio icon and we ended up making three: a digital synth, a digital drum machine, and a multi-phraser. Each instrument with its own unique quirks and personality, suited for different tasks, all with the raw, lo-fi character of the original machine. The result is an extremely fun and flexible set of instruments that gives new life to classic sounds and pushes these old voices into new sonic territory.

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Powerful analog modeled filters, LFO's, envelopes and effects in a beautiful old-school interface await you in this tightly packed and massive sounding collection.

Instruments

Page P - Digital Synth

Immediate access to hundreds of sounds and instruments including: Bass, Brass, Bells, Strings, Guitar, Orchestral Hits, Synth, Drums, Percussion, FX, Keys, Piano, Organs, Winds, Reeds and Voices. Efficient and versatile control set allows for everything from quick tweaks to deep sonic exploration. Enjoy accurate reproduction of the original hardware's aliasing characteristics across 250+ ready-to-play presets. A multitude of effects, including Sparkverb™, allow you create sounds from your favorite cult records from the '80s or something totally new!

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Page B - Digital Drum Machine

Let Darklight power your rhythm section as an '80s-style beatbox with built-in retro step sequencer. Featuring hundreds of authentic vintage drum and percussion sounds in one place. Includes 250+ sounds and 25 ready-to-play configurations that evoke pure '80s nostalgia. Utilize the per-instrument filters to sculpt your kit or draw from the included UVI effects to transform it.

Page U - Creative Multi-Phraser

A fun and creative twist on the digital sampling workstation, build and layer sounds to create your own loops and progressions with a distinct old-school digital flavor. Over 100 sounds available across 3 parts each with it's own featured sequencer lane. Create original melodies, loops, phrases, drones and more, all with that authentic vintage digital bite.

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 1.58GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 2.3 in WAV)
Content: 3 Instruments, 284 Presets, 10,722 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 2.6.0+, and Falcon version 1.2.0+
  • 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)
  • 3 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+

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