Arturia Unleashes Analog Factory Experience – Hybrid Synthesizer

Arturia has brought their Analog Factory Experience to our side of the pond. This is the concerns first hardware offering and what they call “the first hybrid synthesizer.” Analog Factory Experience combines a native software application, Analog Factory 2.0, and a dedicated controller-keyboard, created with a partnership with CME. The unveiling at AES showcased garnered a lot of attention, but ended up being just an appetizer when we discovered a working Origin in the back of the booth. More on this later…

Analog Factory 2.0 contains 3500 analog synthesizer sounds married to a 32-key MIDI keyboard. Musicians simply plug in the keyboard via USB to their computer, and launch the software. From there they can
put their mouse away, everything is easily controllable from the keyboard.

• New Analog Factory 2.0 inside the box
• 32-key Universal MIDI keyboard built by CME
• Plug and play: the Hardware and Software is instantly recognized and offers perfect integration Analog Factory 2.0
• 3500 synthesizer sounds that have shaped modern music production
• All preset are carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths: the Minimoog V, the Prophet V, the ARP 2600V, the Moog Modular V, the CS-80V and the new Jupiter-8V
• Smart preset manager: fast filter the presets to your requirements, by instrument, type, characteristics
• Straightforward editing: only the key parameters are accessible to modify the sounds
• Full compatibility with major formats and hosts on Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista (VST, AU, RTAS)
• The Analog Factory Keyboard – Developed by CME and based on the U-key technology
• Ultra-thin aluminium and wooden case
• 32 semi-weighted keys with velocity response
• Everything you can do on the Software is easily achievable on the Hardware: Allows to select sound categories and browse presets, to modify each sound, recall snapshot sounds, save snapshots, etc.
• Works as a Universal 32-key MIDI keyboard
• Compatibility: Windows XP and Vista; MAC OS X.2 or higher (notably Universal Binary)

Arturia’s Analog Factory Experience costs $349 / €299, and will be available sometime in November. Their troublesome copy protection appears to have taken one step forward, but two steps back with Syncrosoft’s new native solution, which does away with the USB dongle, but requires an Internet connection. Beat… More information on Arturia Analog Factory Experience.

Author: FutureMusic

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