Engineering the Sound: Arturia V Collection 9

We took the new V Collection 9 from Arturia for a test drive in the Happy studio. It’s a complete package of synths, keys and sampler software instruments that will blow your mind.

Arturia has added new software instruments and updated classics in their latest release, the V Collection 9 We had a good look around the collection’s new additions and updates for our Engineering the Sound series.

There are some exciting new plugins with the Korg MS-20 (Korg approved!), the SQ 80 V, Augmented Strings and Augmented Voices, and some well-deserved updates in the Prophet 5, Prophet VS, CS 80 V and the Piano V.

The latest instalment of their bundle of instruments was a very welcome update firmly placing Arturia in the world of ‘the only software instrument collection you’ll need’. The previous versions have been a staple on many musicians machines around the world — and some live stages — making the connection between quality sound and affordability.

With each update you find yourself with new tools you never thought about, but will now utilise each and every day. As we tested the V Collection 9 we found it’s just these new advanced sections, updates on sound engines and GUI overhauls that makes you wonder if this is the future of music production.

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So is this your first big purchase? If you are considering this you might find yourself asking a few questions: Do you have all of these flavours in other plugins? or will having this collection elevate your tonal sound.

In answer to the above, this bundle of instruments is the complete package. All the keyboard and synth instruments you might need are within, and if you find yourself learning this collection — as we did — you’ll realise there’s a consistent feel and function across all the GUIs that makes you feel at home.

Watch our full video below to run you through the new updates and some key features.

The V Collection 9 comes in at $599 USD or about $840 Australian dollars. Arturia also offers payments of up to four instalments on their website if you wish.