This just popped into my inbox. There may be a few folks interested.
Sounds quite nice, and when I logged into my Arturia account it was offering me 149 euros to upgrade to the latest version of VCollection including the SQ80v. I’m currently on VCollection 6 so that’s 10 synths which really is quite the deal… but I’m not exactly short of softsynths though. Hmm… what to do. What to do…
got the demo, not super wowed by it so far. unison mode was pushing my old MBP to 50% cpu hahahah
Thanks for the heads up.
I’m sure my X1 Extreme would handle it alright, but still.
I think it sounds nice, but I’m gonna hold off for V Collection maybe along with NKS
Same. For $200 I could add V collection 8 on top of an already super discounted price for SQ-80. Nuts, really.
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I’ll pay the $69 for it once the NKS come out for it. Great demo though. Going to try to map my SFC-5 to it and see how far that goes.
Owned an SQ-80 over twenty years ago. Been real excited for this.
I am in exactly the same boat. I very much need to learn the synths I have, but $150 for everything since 6 is crazy good value
Is it not there from the start? Artúria are NEARLY the NKS masters. Been very annoyed with Waldorf — NKS features do not work for me with Nave or PPG.
Usually isn’t at first release, comes out around 1.0.1, 1.0.2 , confirmed to be the case here.
Was this way with OB-Xa V as well.
They would be if they shipped their 1.0s with NKS, hehe
You are correct - no soup for them!
I’ll cut them some slack. Truth is I haven’t touched my NKS controller in quite a while. I lean on my SFC-5 to control most soft synths.
But yea, the interface is wonderful. The FX are top notch.
Between this, OB-Xa V, and Repro, there are some seriously good software synths with lots of potential available these days.
I’m mostly surprised there is no Groove La Chord patch in the library.
Whatcha think @Scot_Solida?
I saw this too. Does anyone think it will be cheaper black friday? or probably the same price?
EDIT: I just went ahead and bought it. Haven’t upgraded since V6, and from what I remember of the Black Friday sales it was all about the same price.
They added Transwaves… I was not expecting that! As you know, love all of those early Ensoniqs and have owned all of them at some point (still have two now, the ESQ-1 from you and the SD-1). If it sounds right, it’ll be hard to argue with. The SQ-80 was fantastic. But the idea of VFX TransWaves through a Curtis-alike filter is pretty tempting - assuming they’ve nailed that filter sound down.
got it for 50 bucks, not a bad deal. didn’t get a chance to dive deep today but first impressions on the presets were pretty solid!
I asked (urged!) Arturia to make an SQ80 a year ago. So you can thank me
150€ for the V collection update including the SQ80V was a good deal.
I have just spent 30 minutes with the SQ and I think it seems very good. I like the big interactive graphic interface. I like the oscillators and the filter. Fx are great.
I’m tempted to pick this up, but really I just hope they bring the filter emulation to a future Pigments update.
i was thinking the same thing, that would be lovely.
just picked up my SQ80 V for crossgrade price, very excited. as someone who used and deeply loved the fabled SQ8L but lost it when i switched to Mac, this is an emulation i’ve been waiting over a decade for. they really went all out!