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Stephen Bond 12-05-2017 06:23 AM

Arturia V Collection 6
 
V Collection 6 is available at a special introductory price for new users.
Upgrade deals are available to Arturia customers until January 10th 2018.

https://www.arturia.com/v-collection...oductory-offer

I'm not really liking the €199 upgrade considering that V5 has been perpetually on sale at €249 as a collection. Even considering I'm on V4 I would expect something better. Any V5 owners seeing a better offer?

Stephen

Southsidemusic 12-05-2017 08:01 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Yes, IKM synth bundle. I was against the pricing but after listening and the fact that you get 36-37 VI it's a no brainer and much much better than old arturia sounds ;)

All IMHO of course.

Stephen Bond 12-05-2017 08:46 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Yeah I checked out V5 and passed. A lot of the modelling offerings I didn't like the sounds or need as I already had better options from other manufacturers.

The new interface and features looks better and some of the new VIs in V5 & indeed V6 look good but €100 for V4/5 owners might have got me biting.

As it is I have finally taken my Komplete V9 to V11 so I have plenty to play with right now and am not in a hurry.

Stephen

Southsidemusic 12-05-2017 09:32 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Yeah Komplete 11 has a lot to offer. We also upgraded from KU9 to KU11 when it was €399 and thats an ok deal imho.

leftalive 12-05-2017 02:14 PM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen Bond (Post 2462712)
Any V5 owners seeing a better offer?

Stephen

I'm a recent V5 owner and I'm seeing 199 as an upgrade, which for me is a pass.

I've been a Mini V owner for years, and they apparently changed (to standardize, I guess) the preset format from V4 to V5, so none of my old Mini V presets work without serious hassle, and they removed the stock ones I liked the best. Ugh...

Plus, I've never not had issues with Mini V running in PT, on both win and mac.

I still like their stuff, but some of the shine has definitely worn off.

Seafoam_Green 12-06-2017 12:14 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Downloading updates for v5 now as i type , I am just happy the GUI is apparently fixed in Solina and the Vox continental (guess i will have to wait and see if it's better)as the Vox and Solina GUI's were so blurry for me, It was almost unusable and gave me a headache just looking at them on the screen, and they were my 2 favourite instruments of the lot.

After upgrading from v4 to v5 , I did contact Arturia support a few times asking when they would fix the blurriness of Solina and Vox and they would never acknowledge it was blurry, and even though they issued many updates for those instruments, they never got around to fixing those blurry GUI's. Now though in V6, Arturia are bragging about the GUI improvements , so I guess I was not the only one who must have been complaining.
- I just hope these Gui improvements translate through to my V5 instruments as well.

Other notable thoughts of V5 is the V5 Piano to me was a real DUD compared to others I already owned (I hated it actually and thought of it as cringeworthy) , and now V6 is saying they have added 3 more piano emulation tones to it and compressor (big deal) "to the existing piano in V5" ..., Does that mean its the same terrible piano but with 3 new presets, I won't know, therefore I will have to let others be the judge of those ?


Regarding the $199 V6 upgrade
, I am actually happy with my current range of instruments (except their piano), nor can I afford to be spending another $199 right now for V6 either. I think that $199 is already too expensive for an upgrade , especially after Black Friday's spend up, and now being this close to the xmas season and i am not paying that money for what V6 is offering.

I will pass on the $199 offer ( thats too overpriced already for an upgrade IMO), and I surely will not be paying $400 dollars later on for it thats for sure, so I guess thats a NO from me for the upgrade.

Stephen Bond 12-06-2017 01:36 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by leftalive (Post 2462787)
I'm a recent V5 owner and I'm seeing 199 as an upgrade, which for me is a pass.

I've been a Mini V owner for years, and they apparently changed (to standardize, I guess) the preset format from V4 to V5, so none of my old Mini V presets work without serious hassle, and they removed the stock ones I liked the best. Ugh...

Plus, I've never not had issues with Mini V running in PT, on both win and mac.

I still like their stuff, but some of the shine has definitely worn off.

Humm, that sounds a bit lack lustre from Arturia with compatibility as well as pricing.

I don't know what is with these companies who are bringing these constant near full price upgrade costs, version after version. Not many are going to stomach the full price for the suite at $499 or whatever it is. That's why the street price has been $249 for the last year or two. Trying to charge loyal customers €199 for the upgrade is a slap in the face. Make it €99 max and I'll give it serious consideration.

Native Instruments is similar in this respect. At least they had a decent Black Friday 50% off upgrade sale this year so I finally upgraded Komplete 9.

Competition is fierce out there. For example IK Multimedia recently released Syntronik Instruments. 17 tasty synths and keys for €180. Do I think I'll bother upgrading my Arturia for €199? No I don't think so.

Stephen

musicman691 12-06-2017 05:07 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by leftalive (Post 2462787)
I'm a recent V5 owner and I'm seeing 199 as an upgrade, which for me is a pass.

I've been a Mini V owner for years, and they apparently changed (to standardize, I guess) the preset format from V4 to V5, so none of my old Mini V presets work without serious hassle, and they removed the stock ones I liked the best. Ugh...

Plus, I've never not had issues with Mini V running in PT, on both win and mac.

I still like their stuff, but some of the shine has definitely worn off.

When I got the email yesterday and watched the video with the new synths I thought this is great - finally we have a true Fairlight CMI (not the one from UVI which isn't even close) that has resynthesis. The DX7 hopefully is as good as it looks - I've had FM7 and now FM8 for years and while they sound pretty good making sounds on them ain't easy fro someone who had an actual DX7-IID. Clavinet might be okay as well. The Buchla - meh.

Then I saw the upgrade price and thought :eek::eek::eek: I'll wait until sometime next year when it drops down to sane levels AND Arturia works out the inevitable bugs their beta testing misses.

As to the old presets missing for the most part they are there but they changed the naming convention. The old names were sorted by the sound designer and they removed that as well as changing some of the names themselves. Right pain in the butt.

All this coming from someone who's been with Arturia since the original miniMoog and Moog Modular came out.

BTW - it took literally hours to get all the update downloads for VC5 yesterday and I'm on what is normally a fast Verizon FIOS connection.

Stephen Bond 12-06-2017 05:36 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
So whilst I am having a reality check (and hopefully Arturia) lets' consider the current AIR Instrument Expansion Pack 3 at £60 here in the UK.

That includes the following:-

The AIR AIEP3 Complete Instrument Pack Includes:

• Hybrid 3.0 – High-Definition Analog & Wavetable Synth
• Loom – Modular Additive Synthesizer
• Vacuum Pro – Polyphonic Analog Tube Synthesizer
• Structure – Multi-Timbral Sampler Instrument
• Strike – Ultimate Virtual Drummer Instrument
• Velvet – Vintage Electric Piano Instrument
• Transfuser – Melodic & Rhythmic Groove-Creation Instrument
• THE RISER – Synth-based Transition Designer
• DB-33 – Tonewheel Organ Simulator
• MINI GRAND – Acoustic Grand Piano
• Fresh AIR Expansion – Presets for Vacuum Pro
• Flux Transitions Expansion – Presets for theRiser
• AIR Creative FX Collection PLUS – 28 Classic Audio FX
• XPAND!2 – MULTITIMBRAL ALL–IN–ONE WORKSTATION

I don't them all but there's some excellent stuff and this price is almost impossible to fault.

Yes, I'm pretty certain I won't be paying €199 for the latest Arturia upgrade :eek:

Stephen

29CountsNY 12-06-2017 06:59 AM

Re: Arturia V Collection 6
 
I have been with Arturia since the beginning and have upgraded every time they rolled new stuff out.
This time, I am not going to bite at that $199 price. I'm with Jack, I will wait a year or so and see what they do or if they offer any other options, i.e. lower price for the upgrade.

The clavinet might of got me to jump if I hadn't picked up the Waves one for $29 a few months ago.


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