Rewind to 1975: A machine of luxury is birthed for the musical elite. Using electronics developed for NASA, this revolutionary instrument was unprecedented for its time. Starting off its life as a gorgeous FM synth, it evolved into a comprehensive workstation through subsequent expansions. Its emergence into the professional studio inspired many of the leading avant-garde artists and sonic visionaries to embrace its potential, including Frank Zappa, Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, Sting, Kraftwerk, Stevie Wonder, and Depeche Mode, among others.
Fast forward to today: Once again inspired by the sounds of yesteryear, we at UVI have set out to construct our own 'beast'. The result is a comprehensive software suite comprised of 3 complementary digital instruments -- each fully equipped with a vast array of both cutting edge original sounds and classic presets. We've employed our trusted combination of advanced programming and meticulous sampling, using the best analog and digital gear, to bring the beloved vintage character of this workstation to a new generation of musicians and sound explorers. The result is an entirely new, comprehensive and intuitive luxury instrument which we are proud to present to you--The Beast.
Also included is the latest UVI technology, SparkVerb, a highly advanced synthetic reverb that focuses on sound quality and musicality. From stratospheric choruses, to lush ambiances and to resonant unisons, SparkVerb gives you a huge palette and direct control over the patches. Add lush atmosphere to any of your configurations instantly!
The Beast is comprised of 3 separate digital instruments:
The Beast - Beast FMII
An FM and additive synthesis monster: As a result of our combination of deep multi-sampling and integrated true FM synthesis module, this instrument offers a unique approach to reproducing these vintage sounds, allowing for subtle to extreme variation.
The Beast - Beast Terminal
With careful attention to historical details, the presets and sonic character of Beast Terminal traverse a wide territory. Ranging from acoustic to electric, they encompass the full sonic spectrum: from lush strings to strikingly bright brass timbres and beyond.
The Beast - Beast Box
Combining the best FM-synthesized percussion sounds with recordings of the deepest drum hits and percussion samples, Beast Box is a massive drum machine with an extensive library of over 1200 sounds.
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HOW TO USE THE BEAST?
The UVI libraries are dedicated to be used with the brand new UVI WORKSTATION and the MOTU MachFive 3 sampler. UVI WORKSTATION is a multi-timbral software instrument that provides unlimited parts, integrated effects, live performance feature, and a smooth real-time workflow. It operates as a MAC | PC stand alone application, as well as a virtual instrument software plug-in, compatible with Mac OS X and Windows for all major hosts sequencers.
The UVI WORKSTATION is for free download. It features a tutorial sound pack, so you can try this software workstation out, without any limit on your own system.
The latest UVI sample player is included in this virtual instrument!
More information about UVI-Workstation and the latest version of UVI is available as a free download HERE and also useful as a full working demo version.
UVI Engine XT minimum system requirements:
This product requires an activation!
You can either "soft" activate on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.
An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.