Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog VA-2

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virtual analog synth AU, VST, AAX, RTAS (Mac/Win)
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The original Ultra Analog is the popular and highly acclaimed virtual analog synth by Applied Acoustics. Boasting fat, alias-free oscillators with hard sync, sub oscillators and integrated pitch envelopes, its unique character comes courtesy of two ballsy multimode filters with multiple drive and distortion options. Now AAS has reinvented Ultra Analog with version VA-2, featuring all of the same features and character of the original, but with scores of enhancements.

What’s new?

NEW Resized editor view:

  • Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files.
  • Parameter values entry via computer keyboard.
  • Bank and program navigation via computer keyboard arrows.
  • Retina display support for text.

NEW Factory Library
The completely overhauled factory preset library has well over 600 production-ready sounds categorized for fast and intuitive exploration.

NEW Compressor and Equalizer
These new additions are perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or performance.

NEW Limiter
The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the synth’s parameters while providing ample distortion-free dynamics.

NEW Streamlined Interface
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Ultra Analog VA-2 into three panels: "Play" presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters, including bypass switches for quick edits. "Edit" lets you create and tweak your sounds, and "FX" supplies equalization, compression, multi-effects, and reverb processing.

NEW Bank and Program Manager
Ultra Analog VA-2’s new program manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.

UPDATED Overhauled Effects
Reworked and polished, Ultra Analog VA-2’s multi-effect processor features our best sounding chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb to date!

NEW Native 64-­bit AU, VST, and AAX Plug­-ins
Ultra Analog VA-2 now runs in native 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows making it compatible with the latest sequencers.

NEW Richard Devine Signature Sounds
Renowned sound designer Richard Devine dug deep into the new Ultra Analog VA-2 to forge a state-of-the-art collection of 110 presets that are simply essential.

The superb preset library created by the world's best professional sound designers represents a sensational journey through all the colors of the analog spectrum—from vintage synthesizers to modern VAs.

Ultra Analog is packed with premium performance features: keyboard modes, unison, portamento and glide functions, and a complete set of MIDI features. And for even more action, Ultra Analog provides a user programmable pattern arpeggiator and shortcuts to high-quality effects. Ultra Analog VA-2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; poly- or monophonic with note priority keyboard modes; up-to-4-voice unison; glide and legato functions; and the flexible vibrato.

Ready, willing, and able, Ultra Analog VA-2’s arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns that will explode your chord progressions into percolating melodies or pulsing sequences.

Sublime Shapes
Ultra Analog VA-2’s voice comes from two alias-free, wide-range oscillators with sub and hard sync capabilities in sine, saw, and square/pulse wave shapes.

Sweet Sweep Filters
Ultra Analog VA-2’s filters can enchant or enrage, but modulation, automation, and MIDI control (MIDI Control Change assignments) operations are always smooth and effortless.

Snappy Envelopes
Ultra Analog VA-2’s envelopes present themselves as familiar ADSRs, but included are the organically decaying time parameter as well as loop and re-trigger options—all for a strikingly snappy package.

Multi Multi-mode
Whether you’re looking for highly focused, super-steep-slope, or layered sounds, Ultra Analog’s two filter stages allow any combination of low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, and formant types in both series and parallel routing for an exceptional amount of flexibility.

Ultra Analog is highly efficient. Find the sound you want fast and tweak it to perfection thanks to the categorized browser and ergonomic interface. Whether it’s for day-to-day synth work or particular sound design tasks, Ultra Analog will deliver the entire analog sonic range with every control at your fingertips whenever your creative outbursts demand it.

The FX panel completes Ultra Analog VA-2 as an all-inclusive package for mix ready sounds out of the box.

More Features

  • Standalone operation for quick jams and experimentations
  • Real-time control over any parameters via your MIDI controller knobs, faders, and switches
  • MIDI clock, tap, and host tempo synchronization for effects and modulations
  • Relaxed editing with unlimited undo/redo capability


The Benefits of Physical Modeling

  • Sound manipulation at the source
  • Presets load in a flash
  • Super smooth dynamics—no velocity layers!
  • Small memory footprint
  • Installs in less than a minute


Mac minimum system requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows 7 32/64-bit or later
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.)

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