ULTRA ANALOG VA-3
Virtual Analog Synth
Boasting fat, alias-free oscillators with hard sync, sub oscillators and integrated pitch envelopes, Ultra Analog's unique character comes courtesy of two ballsy multimode filters with multiple drive and distortion options.
Ultra Analog VA-3 is a two-voice, two-oscillator, bi-filter analog synthesizer with on-board effects and advanced editing options that achieve the perfect balance between familiarity and flexibility. Ultra Analog VA-3 ships with 1200+ presets taking full advantage of its state-of-the-art analog components.
Ultra Analog VA-3 features:
- Home View – A distraction free, laid-back browsing and tweaking experience
- Two-Voice Multitimbral – Two independent timbres stacked or split allow for performance-friendly, texture-rich and spacious sounds
- Macros – Ultra Analog VA-3 includes four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every included sound features modulation, timbre, envelope settings and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real time
- All New Enhanced Browser – The brand-new redesigned browser offers an efficient way to key in the right sounds
- Massive Factory Library – Ultra Analog VA-3's factory library contains 560 entirely new sounds as well as refined versions of the 800+ Ultra Analog VA-2 presets
- Ladder Filter – Ultra Analog VA-3's multi-mode modules now include a brand-new ladder-type filter for that famously musical low-pass response
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
WHAT’S NEW In Ultra Analog VA-3?
Applied Acoustics Systems have streamlined Ultra Analog and brought it to an entirely new level.
NEW—Home view with macros mapped to key sound characteristics—modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect. The Home view also presents a distraction-free and laidback browsing and tweaking experience.
NEW—Two-Voice Multitimbral. Ultra Analog VA-3 combines two independent timbres—stacked or split—to create performance-friendly, texture-rich, and spacious sounds that are sure to impress.
NEW—Factory Library. Ultra Analog VA-3 ships with a completely new factory library of 560 sounds created by top sound designers. Richard Devine, Christian Halten, Jerry Kovarsky, Christian Laffitte, Niall McCallum, Adam Pietruszko, Thiago Pinheiro, Daniel Stawczyk, and Emeric Zubar form an incredible team that made the most of the latest Ultra Analog VA-3 features. It’s with great pride that AAS present these new signature sounds.
PUMPED UP—The VA-2 Legacy Library. A long and fastidious process of fine-tuning went down at AAS headquarters. Each and every sound of the legacy Ultra Analog VA-2 library was thoroughly examined by all the team members to ensure consistent gain-stage, unity-gain effects, better dynamics, and compelling real-time sound transformation assignments to take advantage of the new features of Ultra Analog VA-3. That’s an extra 648 solid sounds under your hands!
NEW—Browser With Packs, Sounds, Categories, and Creator views. Ultra Analog VA-3’s brand-new browser offers an efficient way to home in on the sounds you’re looking for.
NEW—Macros! Ultra Analog VA-3 now boasts four performance macros per layer that respond to user-defined MIDI controls. Each and every sound features modulation, timbre, envelope, and effect morphing assignments that can be played in real-time for enhanced expressivity and sonic dimension.
IMPROVED—Filter Musicality. Ultra Analog VA-3’s filters can now withstand extreme modulation while remaining totally musical.
NEW — Ladder Filter. Ultra Analog VA-3’s multi-mode module now stars a brand-new ladder-type filter for that classic Low Pass Filter response.
IMPROVED — Microtonal tunings via Scala scale files. Ultra Analog VA-3 now supports the Scala scale file format as well as reference note frequency tuning for microtonal music-making.
EASY—Compatible with Ultra Analog VA-2 sounds. Simply copy Ultra Analog VA-2 banks in Ultra Analog VA-3’s packs folder to convert them.
EXPANDED—Multi-Effects Module. Ultra Analog VA-3’s multi-effects module now sports reverb, equalizer, compressor, tremolo, and guitar amplifier processors for even more power. Plus, the five effect slots can be re-arranged in any order.
With 1200+ professionally crafted presets covering all the synthesizer sound categories, Ultra Analog VA-3 packs everything you need to create all the parts of your productions.
560 New presets
Ultra Analog VA-3 ships with a completely new factory library of 560 sounds created by top sound designers. Richard Devine, Christian Halten, Jerry Kovarsky, Christian Laffitte, Niall McCallum, Adam Pietruszko, Thiago Pinheiro, Daniel Stawczyk, and Emeric Zubar form an incredible team that made the most of the latest Ultra Analog VA-3 features.
648 Revised VA-2 legacy sounds
Each and every sounds of the legacy Ultra Analog VA-2 library was revisited by all team members to exit with a consistent gain-stage, unity-gain effects, better dynamics, and compelling real-time sound transformation assignments to take advantage of the new features of Ultra Analog VA-3. That's an extra 648 solid sounds in your hands.
32 Synthesizer sound categories
Ultra Analog VA-3 has a sound palette that spans 32 sound categories—arpeggios, basses, bells, brass, chimes, choirs, claps, clavs, cymbals, effects, formants, guitars, hi-hats, impacts, keys, kicks, layers, leads, noises, organs, pads, percussions, plucks, reeds, rhythmics, sequences, snares, splits, strings, sweeps, textures, and toms.
14 Top sound designers
Only a team can assemble a fine factory library: Adam Pietruszko, Christian Halten, Christian Laffitte, Daniel Stawczyk, Electric Himalaya, Emeric Zubar, Eric Thibeault, Gautam, Jerry Kovarsky, Kassen, Niall McCallum, Philippe Dérogis, Richard Devine, and Thiago Pinheiro.
WINDOWS · MAC OS X · 32-/64-BIT
VST · AU · RTAS · AAX NATIVE · NKS · STANDALONE
Ultra Analog VA-3 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.
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.)