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Arturia Analog Factory Softsynth

It’s easy to be skeptical about computer programs that advertise thousands of vintage synthesizer presets in one convenient package. Some digital reproductions of analog keyboards sound thin and watery when compared to the original synthesizers.

But Analog Factory, a new program from Arturia that retails for a reasonable $250, presents a huge library of authentic-sounding presets organized into straightforward, easy to navigate categories in a simple, no-frills manner. It boasts 2,000 presets culled from six of the company’s virtual synthesizers: the minimoog V, Moog Modular V, CS-80V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet V and Prophet VS.

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