Darklight IIx is the latest UVI instrument, inspired by one of the most mythical Computer Music Instrument of the 80s.
Costing upwards of $100 000, the dream machine of the 80's was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Jean Michel Jarre, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.
Introducing UVI Darklight IIx
We took our obsession to the next level, creating a complete set of instruments, sounds and sonic tools deeply inspired by the original digital monster. A unique, hybrid process of exhaustive multi-sampling, analysis, and advanced scripts for audio processing allowed us to not only capture the original character of this machine but to enhance its ability with a host of today’s most powerful analog modeled filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects--packaged beautifully in an old-school interface.
Darklight IIx offers several "Pages", each an instrument on its own:
Page P - "Organic" Digital Sounds
- Immediate access to hundreds of sounds and instruments including: Bass, Brass, Bells, Strings, Guitar, Orchestral Hits, Synth, Drums, Percussion, FX, Keys, Piano, Organs, Winds, Reeds and Voices
- Efficient and versatile control set allows for everything from quick tweaks to deep sonic exploration
- Accurate reproduction of aliasing characteristics
- More than 250 ready-to-play presets
- A multitude of effects, including the new UVI SparkVerb™, allow you to create sounds like the original machine and process them to sound like your favorite cult records from the 80's or something totally new!
Page B - Digital Drum Machine
- 80's-style beatbox with step sequencer
- Hundreds of authentic vintage drums and percussion sounds
Page U - Creative Multi-Phraser
- UVI exclusive multi-phraser; 3 parts with 3 sounds and 3 smart step sequencers
- Create 3-track arrangements or moving drones, let your imagination run!
All of these combine to present you with the soul of this mythical machine, packaged in an easy-to-use interface with modern controls for enhanced expression and musicality.
UVI sample player is included in this virtual instrument - no more sampler required!
This Instrument requires an iLok Key and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com