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The UltraMini is the permutation of two highly sought after analog synths, all wrapped up into one extremely powerful and perceptive virtual instrument. This hybrid monster is a 3-oscillator subtractive powerhouse with the soul of two legendary analog masterpieces. The UltraMini takes on its form from an instrument that is considered to be one of the most popular synths ever. Originally crafted in 1971, this inspirational synth has changed perception and influenced synth design to date. With a striking balance of simplicity and sonic range it was one of the first real novice-friendly systems, a factor that surely contributed to its success and also made it a superb tool for teaching the basics of subtractive synthesis.

One of UVI's specialties is crafting hybrid instruments. With a hybrid instrument you get the best of both worlds. High fidelity sample-based waveforms, produced by real circuits in real machines, give the instrument a pure sound from the start. Then accurately modeled filters and effects are used on the backend to shape and control the sound, spending precious CPU cycles only where they're needed. For this approach to work you need to build an amazing library of sounds and marry them to a truly advanced DSP engine. This is exactly what UVI has done for UltraMini thanks to hundreds of man-hours of tedious multisampling and the award-winning UVI Engine.

UVI also included not one, but two aggressive analog-modeled Xpander filters in UltraMini, giving you unprecedented control and a sound so sweet you'll swear it's analog. Additional features include amplitude and filter key follow, unrestricted polyphony, mono retrigger, per-oscillator amplitude, stereo, color and drive control, a built in bit crusher, phaser, delay, limiter and our advanced algorithmic reverb - SparkVerb, built-in phraser and arpeggiator assignable per-oscillator, step and LFO modulations and a huge library of expertly crafted presets to explore.

UltraMini has been designed to give you a rich, authentic sound and an immediate experience. An elegant GUI presents controls in an easy-to-understand layout, grouped for efficient and intuitive operation eliciting the feel of a real analog synth. Whether you're an analog aficionado or just looking to add a sonic giant to your studio, UltraMini won't disappoint.

Note: Includes a free update to 1.5 version with over 200 new factory patches, significantly optimized low-CPU mode and computer-based authorization.
Clearance UVI UltraMini Virtual Instrument Boxed Version
Clearance UVI UltraMini Virtual Instrument Boxed Version
Clearance UVI UltraMini Virtual Instrument Boxed Version

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  • Modeled after two classic analog synthesizers
  • Hours of tedious multisampling to recreate authentic sounds
  • Powered by the award-winning UVI Engine
  • Two aggressive analog-modeled Xpander filters
  • Amplitude and filter key follow
  • Unrestricted Polyphony
  • Mono retrigger
  • Built-in bit crusher, phaser, delay, limiter, and an advanced algorithmic reverb

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  • System Requirements:
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 2GB of disk Space
  • 7200rpm HD or SSD recommended
  • UVI Workstation 2 (incl.) or MOTU MachFive 3
  • iLok2 optional
  • MAC:
    • Mac OS 10.5.8 +
    • Intel CPU
    • Windows7 or Vista SP2+
    • Core Duo or faster