UVI Mission 6: a new virtual synth instrument powered by multi-samples of the epic Alesis Andromeda A6 polysynth and driven by the Falcon 2 engine.
The Alesis Andromeda A6 is one of the most epic polyphonic synths ever built. Yes, Alesis used to build awesome synthesizers. The Andromeda A6, initially released in 2000, is a 16-voice, 16-channel multi-timbral analog Synthesizer beast with both SEM and Ladder-style filters per voice, an expansive mod matrix, and more.
All this is paired with a very futuristic operation reminiscent of the control station of a Star Trek spaceship. If you can’t afford the current €4-5k for a used device, there is now an inexpensive way from UVI to get sounds from the Andromeda.
UVI Mission 6
Mission 6 is a virtual synth instrument based on the sounds of the epic vintage Alesis Andromeda A6 polysynth. However, it is not an authentic emulation or doesn’t attempt to imitate the sound exactly. You get ready-to-use presets to play, or you can use the multi-samples and further manipulate them with the Mission 6 or the full Falcon 2 engine.
The engine consists of two layers, each equipped with sampled sounds. The layers can be freely adjusted, and thus, you can build your sounds from scratch using the included sound sources. According to UVI, it ships with 340+ layers made from over 33.000 samples from the original hardware.
For each layer, you can set unique tones and blend them with the ADSR amp controls. You can shape it then with the flexible multimode filters, adjust pitch and voicing, create auto-panning, activate unison, or even add motion using the built-in modulators. Mission 6 offers a customizable step modulator, LFO, and power arpeggiators/phrasers for endless melodic content.
To refine your sounds and give them the final touch, it also includes a set of high-quality effects powered by the Falcon 2 sound engine. Including EQ, drive, Thorus, ensemble, Phasor, delay, and reverb based on the Sparkverb algorithm.
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Mission 6 can easily find a home in anything from ’80s era pop to modern genre, hip-hop, scoring, and more. UVI ships Mission 6 with 400 presets made from 340+ layers. You can find here Bass, Keys, Pluck, Strings, Polysynth, Leads, Vocals, and more. And don’t forget each sound in M6 is fully-customizable. So it’s definitely more than a rompler instrument. So you can use them straight away in your next track or as a starting point for a new sound.
UVI has been going its own “sample” way with their synthesizer collections for many years. Even if they are not exact emulations, their libraries give musicians the opportunity to use the sounds of these classics in their DAW without any programming.
If you’re looking for Andromeda sounds and if you are fine not getting the absolute authenticity of the original, this virtual instrument could interesting for you.
UVI Mission 6 is available now for an introductory price of $49 / 49€ through August 8th, 2022 (regularly $79 / 79€). It runs in the free UVI Workstation or Falcon Synthesizer. Both are available either as a standalone app or 64-bit plugin for macOS and Windows.
More information here: UVI
worst hardware synth i ever bought and sold. so many bugs.