There’s something to be said for mastering the amazing sounds and complex programming of modular synths. In fact, to become a true master, you’ve got to hone your chops and dedicate beaucoup hours (and cash) building and mastering your rig. All in an effort to be able to punch up that sweet spot instantly.
That’s where DV8 shines. DV8 delivers the sound, power and creativity of modular (and more), without the budget breaking price tag and time consuming programming.
And when you do, it sounds like you’ve become an all knowing, iconic analog synth programmer in the likes of Emerson, Wakeman, Jordan Rudess, Jean-Michel Jarre, Patrick Moraz. For those that doubt it can be so simple, just take a listen. All we can tell you… “If it sounds like you’re a master… You are!”
Turn the knob. DV8 to Discover
You are going to love these guys! DV8’s big and friendly Macro Automated Sound-shaping Control system (MASC). The focal point of DV8’s fully automated frontend that can modify 10 dimensions of sound (DV8tions) simultaneously. Together, Voltage and Flow give you the power of modular/analog sound design with the instantly gratifying and sound satisfying user experience of simply turning a single dial.
The sparks of spontaneous invention await. 215 ear-crafted Sound Yeti curated presets – the trailhead of your audio discovery. Start your explorations with the boldest baddest basses, the loudest lyrical leads, a bevy of electronic keys, lo-fi vibes, beautiful Sound Yeti signature pads, modular and analog synth foundations, experimental electronica. All complemented with a persuasive assortment of presets built on DV8’s dual arpeggi8ors for instant rhythmic underscores, ambient textures, modular style sequences, experimental and atmospheric soundbeds.
DV8’s engine is fueled by 100 synthetic and organic source wavetable sounds, organized by intuitive categories; Analog, Chill, Complex, Organic, Simple and instantly selectable from the wavetable browser. Plus, DV8 invites the expansion of sonic options with the ability to add up to 20 of your own sound files – your one-of-a-kind DV8tions. And that’s only the beginning. DV8 is engineered with future sound expansions in mind.
If DV8 has a superpower, DV8tion Modules are it. The first thing you’ll notice using DV8 is that with every preset change, the DV8tion Modules section changes. That’s because every preset can utilize a custom signal chain. DV8tion Modules can be connected to 100+ different parameters of a multitude of different processors such as filter cutoff freq, distortion drive, LFO speed, resonance, sample rate, filter env, chorus depth and too many more to list here. With DV8tion Modules easily conquer the mystery of modular synth styles and discover fresh new territory in sound of your own.
DV8 is fast with effects. Just one click away from applying dynamic delay and reverb signal processing to your sounds. Choose from DV8’s 20 diverse reverbs, all with room/hall variations. The delay effects unit commands five style types; modern, analog, tape, vintage, and diffusion. Easily modify any of the 58 delay effect presets and you’re on your way to finding the sweet spot of your sounds in no time at all.
It’s well known that intentional randomness can lead to exciting discovery and exploration. There’s something inherently creative about it. That’s why we built DV8 with Sound Yeti’s proprietary Automated Guided Discovery (AGD) system. Empowering users with randomization options for any of 20 parameters like; sound sources, arpeggiation patterns, DV8tion Mods, ADSR. Simply randomize parameters to quickly discover unique settings and master the evolving sounds of DV8.
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Minimum System Requirements:
KONTAKT Player Or KONTAKT 6 Full Version 6.6.1 or higher
MacOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15 (latest update), i5, 4 GB RAM
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM
Recommended System Requirements
KONTAKT Player Or KONTAKT 6 Full Version 6.2.2 or higher
Mac OS X 10.12 and higher (latest update), 8 GB RAM Intel Core i5 or i7, i9
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 8 GB RAM
Perhaps you’re inclined to Tangerine Dream or maybe you are an ardent proponent of the Berlin School, hardcore, trance, dub or just groovy pop music. Whatever your creative musical persuasion, you’ll find the DV8 Arpeggi8or a compelling source of rhythmic (and poly-rhythmic) inspiration.
It’s easy to get a jump start with the Arpeggi8or too, just select from the 39 preset patterns and press play. Or, try randomize patterns to experience the ultimate in exploratory rhythms.
That’s because DV8s dual Arpeggi8ors are an endless pathway to musical discovery. From simplistic pulsing grooves to ahrrythmic experimentations. Most importantly you’ll be generating patterns that you’d never discover on your own, left to your own devices.
DV8’s dual Arpeggi8ors feature fully independent editable patterns with programmable step velocity, independent number of steps per pattern (1 to 16), independent gate slider; for setting relative note length and of course, dual Arpeggi8ors are easily mixed to your liking with DV8’s master blend and gain controls.
And for added creativity and control, the dual Arpeggi8ors are coupled with advanced master controls like; Stereo – random note placement within the stereo field, Swing – note timing offsets for different feels, Latch – arp keeps playing after key release, Octave – sets the range in which to repeat the patterns, from -3 to +3. And for even more arp deviations, explore DV8’s 10 Arp Pattern settings like Up, Up & Down, Zig Zag Up & Down and As Played and Random for beautiful and unexpected musical results.
E x p a n s i v e. In both sound and inspiration the DV8 is large and in charge. When you can spend hours twiddling two knobs because in all the ways they warp the sound you know you have found a gem. A VST that doesn’t just sound good but looks good too. Not enough people value a good VST GUI and DV8 has that in spades. 10/10 would recommend, nay. WILL RECOMMEND. ACTIVELY RECOMMENDING.
Well, after checking it out (beta), I’m going rethink some of my future plugin investments. So versatile I’ll be able to use it on many many projects. The UI is “wow” and def makes it enjoyable to use. Sounds like its’ really expensive. Well done guys.
Straight up. I love it!
I really like the original approach that DV8 takes, the randomize function is a cool way to explore the sounds of the synth and a fantastic tool to release the creativity.
Another thing that I really liked is how fast you can create and edit sounds, you can move from a small keyboard sound to a massive braam with just one turn of a dial/click.
For all the possibilities that DV8 offe…
DV8 is an awesome synth! Perfect for what I wanted: to create hard bass sequences and more…
DV8, It sounds fantastic! Very unique and versatile, also the UI and Big Knobs are amazing! I love it.
DV8 Delivers! What I love most about this synth is its ease of use. Programming sounds has never been easier. You can dial in a great sound with minimal effort. Sound Yeti has yet to disappoint me (and I have all their instruments)! Another great release from the Sound Yeti Team!
The presets (beta) were quite good, excellent and inspiring starting points, The flow and voltage knobs are great features to tweak and play with the sounds of course and I also like how DV8’s sound design works very well in combination with Ambition. Sound Yeti, you definitely did a great job on DV8 and I look forward to the release!
So deceptively simple, so instantly powerful! DV8 has a very unique, very characteristic, wonderful sound of its own. Versatile for almost any style of music. I’m thrilled to have been part of the sound design team behind it! Way to go Sound Yeti.
Five stars! Loved working with DV8 (beta). The sound design possibilities are limitless, and the GUI is extremely intuitive. (Fun to use too)
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