Vintage Vault 3 has been upgraded to include more synthesizers than Vintage Vault 2.
This is a recommended software that you can get high quality vintage synthesizer and rhythm machine sound sources at once.
In this article, I am going to explain the advantages and disadvantages of UVI “Vintage Vault 3”. Please read the details below;
1. UVI “Vintage Vault 3” ?
This is a collection of sound sources modeled on vintage synthesizers and rhythm machines.
Each synthesizer software is sold separately.
Vintage Vault 3 Overview
|Price (list price)||599USD|
|Software sound source (63 types)||Cameo(3 types) / Digital Synsations Vol. 2(3 types) / OB Legacy(6 types) / PX Apollo / UVS-3200 / UVX80 / BeatBox Anthology 2 / Darklight IIx(3 types) / Digital Synsations(4 types) / Emulation One(2 types) / Emulation II(2 types) / Mello / String Machines 2 / The Beast(3 types) / UltraMini(2 types) / UVX-10P / UVX-3P / Vector Pro(3 types) / Vintage Legends(5 types) / WaveRunner(7 types) / FM Suite(5 types) / JP Legacy(4 types) / PX P10 / PX V8 / UVX 670|
|Release date||January 10, 2020|
There are four advantages when using UVI “Vintage Vault 3”
- Great vintage synthesizers and rhythm machines available at once
- Songs that do not require acoustic musical instruments can be composed only with Vintage Vault 3
- Sample-based high quality sound
- Cheaper than buying a single product
(1)Great vintage synthesizers and rhythm machines available at once
There are a lot of fantastic vintage synthesizers and rhythm machines.
There are not only famous synthesizers, but also lesser-known synthesizers that are only softwareized by UVI.
If you don’t have a vintage synthesizer sound source, you can get it at once, so it’s highly recommended.
The synthesizers from which they are based are as follows.
Sound source that was also included in Vintage Vault 2
|Cameo(3 types)||Cameo CM Cameo CX Cameo CZ→Casio CZ series|
|OB Legacy(6 types)||UV-1→OB-1, SEM
M-6k→Matrix-6, 6R, Matrix-1000
UV-XXX→OB-X, OB-Xa, OB-SX
|Vector Pro(3 types)||Vector Pro 22→YAMAHA SY 22
Vector Pro VS, Vector Pro VX→Prophet VS
|Vintage Legends(6 types)||CS-M→YAMAHA CS series
U1250→Kurzweil K250, K1000
|WaveRunner(7 types)||WaveRunner 360→PPG 360 WaveComputer
WaveRunner Orange→Waldorf MicroWave XT
WaveRunner 2.0→PPG WAVE 2
WaveRunner 2.3→PPG WAVE 2.3
WaveRunner Terminal D
WaveRunner Terminal U
|Digital Synsations(4 types)||DS77→YAMAHA SY77
|Digital Synsations Vol. 2(3 types)||DK5S→KAWAI K5000
|Emulation One(2 types)||Emulation One, Drumulation One→E-mu Emulator|
|Emulation II(2 types)||Emulation II, Drumulation→E-mu Emulator II|
|Darklight IIx(3 types)||Page B, Page P, Page U→Fairlight CMI IIx|
|The Beast(3 types)||The Beast FM II, The Beast Terminal, The Beast Box→Synclavier Ⅱ|
|UltraMini(2 types)||Classic, XL→Mini Moog, Mini Moog Voyager|
String Machines→11 models including Solina
PX Apollo→Poly Moog
UVX-10P→Roland JX-10, MSK-70, JX-8P
BeatBox Anthology 2→More than 100 rhythm machines
New sound source added in Vintage Vault 3
|FM Suite(5 types)||FMX1-XL→YAMAHA DX1
FMX2-XL→YAMAHA DX21, TQ5, Korg DS8
FMX40P→YAMAHA TX81Z, DX100
|JP Legacy(4 types)||SATURN 4→Roland Jupiter 4
SATURN 6→Roland Jupiter 6
SATURN 8→Roland Jupiter 8
MERCURY 80→Roland MKS-80
|PX P10→Prophet 10
PX V8→Voyetra 8
String Machines 2→62 models including Solina
UVX 670→AKAI VX600, AX73
(2)Songs that do not require acoustic musical instruments can be composed only with Vintage Vault 3
For genres such as techno and electro, all parts are available in Vintage Vault 3 only, so you can compose with Vintage Vault 3 only.
(3)Sample-based high quality sound
This is a personal opinion, but I often find the sound good.
I feel the quality is higher than software modeled on vintage synthesizers from other manufacturers.
(4)Cheaper than buying a single product
The price is not cheap, but it is possible to get each single product cheaply.
Actually, it costs $ 3,450 if you buy them all individually.
3. Disadvantages that you should know before using
However, there are two disadvantages to know before using UVI “Vintage Vault 3”
- It doesn’t include acoustic musical instruments
- Start with UVI Workstation or UVI Falcon
- As Voices increase, the CPU load increases
(1)It doesn’t include acoustic musical instruments
Vintage Vault 3 is software specializing in vintage synthesizers and rhythm machines, so there are no acoustic musical instruments.
If you want to get acoustic musical instruments, there are Arturia “V Collection 7” and Native Instruments “Komplete 12”.
- Arturia V Collection 7 List price $499
Keyboard instruments (piano, electric piano, organ, etc.), vintage synthesizers
- UVI Vintage Vault 3 List price $ 599
Vintage synthesizers, rhythm machines
- Native Instruments Komplete 12 List price $599
Almost all sound sources. However, most synthesizers are original and there are few vintage synthesizers.
(2)Start with UVI Workstation or UVI Falcon
Vintage Vault 3 does not run as individual plug-ins, but runs within UVI Workstation (free) or UVI Falcon.
(3)As voices increase, the CPU load increases.
At the bottom right of the UVI Workstation you can find the number of polyphony (Voices) and CPU load (CPU).
Basically, the CPU load tends to increase as the number of polyphony increases.
The CPU load in mono (monophonic) mode is low, but in poly (polyphonic) mode the CPU load is high if there are many voices.
But many real synthesizers have limited polyphony. Vintage Vault 3 has no polyphony limit.
4. Review each sound source of Vintage Vault 3
From here, I would like to review each sound source.
I will explain in the following order.
- Cameo(3 types)
- OB Legacy(6 types)
- Vector Pro(3 types)
- Vintage Legends(6 types)
- WaveRunner(7 types)
- Digital Synsations(4 types), Digital Synsations Vol. 2(3 types)
- Emulation One(2 types), Emulation II(2 types)
- Darklight IIx(3 types)
- The Beast(3 types)
- UltraMini(2 types)
- String Machines 2
- PX Apollo
- BeatBox Anthology 2
- FM Suite(5 types)
- JP Legacy(4 types)
- PX P10
- PX V8
- UVX 670
Three types of sound sources modeled on Casio CZ series.
Cameo CM is a standard sound source, and Cameo CX is a dual layer sound source with a lot of arpeggiators. Cameo CZ is a new sound source that packs waveforms into Wavetable format.
(2)OB Legacy(6 types)
Sound source modeled on an Oberheim synthesizer. UV-1 is modeled on OB-1 and SEM. XP-12 is modeled on Xpander and Matrix-12. M-6k is modeled on Matrix-6, 6R and Matrix-1000. UV-XXX is modeled on OB-X, OB-Xa and OB -SX. UVSR-2 is modeled on MSR-2. Six-12 is modeled on OB-12 and OB6.
It features a thick sound.
(3)Vector Pro(3 types)
Vector Pro VS and Vector Pro VX modeled on Prophet VS, an addition-type synthesizer called sequence synthesis.
Vector Pro VS is a standard sound source and Vector Pro VX is a dual layer sound source.
And Vector Pro 22 is modeled on YAMAHA SY 22.
YAMAHA SY 22 is a synthesizer based on Prophet VS after Sequential was acquired by Yamaha.
(4)Vintage Legends(6 types)
CS-M is modeled on CS series such as YAMAHA CS-80. Synthox is modeled on Elka Synthex. Kroma is modeled on Rhodes Chroma. FMX1 is modeled on YAMAHA DX1. U1250 is modeled on Kurzweil K250 and K1000. ENERGY is modeled on DK Synergy.
This is not categorized by “Vintage Legends”. Listed by the name of each synthesizer.
In Vintage Vault 3, FMX1 is included in FM Suite as FMX1-XL.
This is a sound source modeled on a wavetable synthesizer.
WaveRunner 360 is modeled on PPG 360 WaveComputer. WaveRunner Orange is modeled on Waldorf MicroWave XT. WaveRunner 2.0 is modeled on PPG WAVE 2. WaveRunner 2.3 is modeled on PPG WAVE 2.3.
WaveRunner Terminal D is a drum sound source.
(6)Digital Synsations(4 types), Digital Synsations Vol. 2(3 types)
A series of digital synthesizers from the 90’s.
DS77 is modeled on YAMAHA SY77. DS1 is modeled on KORG M1. DSX is modeled on Ensoniq VFX. DS90s is modeled on Roland D50.
Digital Synsations Vol. 2
DK5S is modeled on KAWAI K5000. DS-890 is modeled on Roland JD-800 and JD-990. DZmo is modeled on Fizimo.
(7)Emulation One(2 types), Emulation II(2 types)
Modeled on E-mu Emulator and E-mu Emulator II.
Emulation One is divided into Drumulation One with only drums and Emulation One.
However, Emulation II (two species) Emulation II and Drumulation are listed separately.
(8)Darklight IIx(3 types)
Modeled on Fairlight CMI IIx.
It is divided into Page B, Page P and Page U. Page P is a standard sound source, Page B is a drum sequencer, and Page U is a three track sequencer.
(9)The Beast(3 types)
Modeled on Synclavier II.
The Beast FM II is divided into The Beast Terminal and The Beast Box, and The Beast FM II is the standard sound source.
The Beast FM II is an FM sound source, but The Beast Terminal is a sampler sound.
The Beast Box is a rhythm machine sound source.
Modeled on Mini Moog, and Mini Moog Voyager.
Select Mono or Poly before launching. It is possible to get a very thick sound with Poly which can not be done with the actual machine.
Modeled on Mellotron. Select from 12 presets.
In function, it is inferior to Mellotron included in Arturia V Collection 7.
(12)String Machines 2
String Machines had 11 models, including Solina. However, it became String Machines 2 and modeled on 62 synthesizers.
Modeled on Poly Moog. After startup, select a preset.
Modeled on KORG PS-3200.
KORG PS-3200 is a completely polyphonic synthesizer like Poly Moog.
Modeled on AKAI AX80.
This is a synthesizer made by AKAI in the 80’s.
UVX-3P is modeled on Roland JX-3P. UVX-10P is modeled on Roland JX-10, MSK-70 and JX-8P.
(17)BeatBox Anthology 2
Includes more than 100 rhythm machines.
It covers everything from famous rhythm machines to minor rhythm machines.
(18)FM Suite(5 types)
Many sound sources modeled on Yamaha FM synthesizers have been added.
FMX1-XL is modeled on YAMAHA DX1. FMX2-XL is modeled on YAMAHA DX21, TQ5 and Korg DS8. FMX-80P is modeled on YAMAHA FVX-1. FMX40P is modeled on YAMAHA TX81Z and DX100. FMX-GS is modeled on YAMAHA GS2.
(19)JP Legacy(4 types)
This is the sound source of famous Roland Jupiter series. It includes Jupiter-4 and 6, as well as the famous Jupiter-8.
SATURN 4 is modeled on Roland Jupiter 4. SATURN 6 is modeled on Roland Jupiter 6. SATURN 8 is modeled on Roland Jupiter 8. MERCURY 80 is modeled on Roland MKS-80.
Modeled on Prophet 10. Prophet 10 is a synthesizer that has two stages of Prophet-5. A rare synthesizer with a small number of productions.
The model is Voyetra 8 released in 1982 by Octave-Plateau Electronics. The powerful sound is attractive.
The model is a digital / analog hybrid synthesizer Ensoniq ESQ-1 with a built-in sequencer. It is famous as a pioneer of workstation type synthesizers.
Modeled on AKAI VX600, AX73. Some sound sources include a built-in chorus.
UVI “Vintage Vault” has rare synthesizers and rhythm machines. The quality of sample-based sound is high.
If you want a retro sound such as 80’s or 90’s, you should buy it.
I hope this article is helpful for you.