Software User Manual
Version 1.0
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Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................4
System Requirements..................................................................................................................................................5
Installation
Step 1: Register Your Serial Number................................................................................................................6
Step 2: Activate Your License.............................................................................................................................7
Step 3: Install Your Instrument...........................................................................................................................8
Step 4: Load Your Instrument............................................................................................................................9
Interface
Edit Page......................................................................................................................................................................10
Step Page....................................................................................................................................................................12
Preset List...................................................................................................................................................................13
UVI Workstation: Tips and Tricks.............................................................................................................................14
Links.....................................................................................................................................................................................15
Credits and Thanks........................................................................................................................................................16
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Introduction
String Machines - 11 Renowned String Synths
Back in the 1970’s, leading keyboard designers around
the world attempted to reproduce orchestral string
sounds through analog synthesis. The results were far
from their original intent but were in no way failures.
Used on countless cult records and engrained in our
collective memory to this day, these ‘String Machines’
bore an analog soul of their own.
and digital gear available, combined with our deep
knowledge of analog modeling and advanced signal
processing. We’ve applied everything we’ve learned in
order to bring you this comprehensive instrument at an
unbelievable price.
UVI String Machines is your doorway to a grand
collection of analog gems from some of the most
esteemed synth pioneers of our time.
We spent countless hours working to faithfully capture
these analog souls and present them in an accessible,
expressive, fully editable digital tool. So was born String
Machines; a hybrid instrument, forged with the analog
imprint of the 11 most musical string synthesizers ever
built. String Machines offers thousands of samples,
painstakingly recorded with the very best analog
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System Requirements
Compatibility
Compatibility
Audio Units, VST, MAS, AAX, RTAS or standalone
VST, AAX, RTAS or standalone
UVI Workstation 2.5.2 or higher
UVI Workstation 2.5.2 or higher
Minimum System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements
Intel CPU
Core Duo or faster
4 GB of RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
4 GB of RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
765 MB of disk space
765 MB of disk space
Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
iLok account (free, dongle not required)
iLok account (free, dongle not required)
Authorize the Way You Want
Your license allows 3 concurrent authorizations on any combination of computers and iLok dongles.
License management is a simple drag-and-drop process done through iLok License Manager.
Visit ilok.com/
to download iLok License Manager and create your free account.
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Step
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Register Your Serial Number
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You must have an account on uvi.net/ and ilok.com/ prior to registration
If you purchased a physical version of this product, your serial number is located on the inside of the box
If you purchased an electronic version of this product, your serial number will be included in a confirmation email
You can see a list of the products you’ve registered and their serial numbers anytime at uvi.net/my-products
1. Login to your account on uvi.net/
2. Navigate to the ‘Product Registration’ page
3. Enter your details and click ‘Register’
Upon completion a new license will be
deposited in your iLok account
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Step
2
Activate Your License
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iLok License Manager is required for activation, download the newest version at ilok.com/ilm.html
Your license allows up to 3 concurrent activations on any combination of iLok dongles and computers
Activations can be moved between devices at anytime
1. Launch iLok License Manager
2. Login to your account
3. Click the ‘Available’ tab
4. Drag the license to your computer
or an iLok dongle
5. Click ‘Ok’ to confirm the activation
The process is complete, your device is now authorized
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To see how many authorizations you have left simply select the license and click ‘Show Details’
To deactivate your license, right-click it and select ‘Deactivate’ — doing so will return your license to the ‘Available’ tab
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Step
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Install Your Instrument
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UVI Instruments can be stored anywhere on your system
Storing your instruments on a fast drive will improve performance
Your instruments can be downloaded at any time from uvi.net/my-products
1. Create a folder on your computer and place your UVI Instruments in it
Once this is done we need to tell UVI Workstation where to find your instruments.
We do this by creating a watch folder, follow the steps below to create your own:
2. Open UVI Workstation
3. Click the Settings page
4. Click the ‘Sound Banks’ tab
5. Click the ‘...’ button and select
the folder where you’ve placed
your instruments
6. Restart UVI Workstation and
open the Browser
Your instruments will be available under the ‘Soundbanks’ tab
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Step
4
Load Your Instrument
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UVI Workstation is required to run UVI Instruments
The newest version of UVI Workstation can be downloaded free at uvi.net/downloads
UVI Workstation can be run as a standalone program or as a virtual instrument from within your DAW of choice
1. Open UVI Workstation
2. Click the Browser icon
3. Open the Sound Banks tab
4. Select a product, in this example
we’ll choose Vector Pro, then select an instrument and patch
Double-click the patch to load it
5. The UI appears and you’re ready to jam!
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Edit Page
Master Gain 4
Master Presets
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Layer Globals
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Page Switch
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Layer Edit
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Amplitude
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Pitch 6
The UI is divided into two pages; [Edit] and [Step] . Primary controls such as amp, filter, stereo, pitch and effects are available on the [Edit] page. Clicking
the [Edit / Step] switch at the top left of the interface reveals the second page, containing the Step Modulator.
Main
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Master Presets
Select a global preset from the pulldown menu or browse them with the
Prev/Next arrows
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Page Switch
Change the current page by selecting
either Edit or Step
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Layer Globals
» On/Off Button
Turn layers 1 and 2 on or off
»Volume
Adjust the Volume of each layer
»Pan
Adjust the Pan of each layer
» Octave Adjust
Transpose octave of each layer
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Master Gain
Set the Output Gain for the instrument
Basic Controls
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Layer Edit
» Edit 1 | Edit 2 | Edit All
Choose to edit layers 1 or 2 seperately or
simultaneously
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Amplitude
»ADSR
Typical envelope for the amp section
» Vel > Atk
Modulates attack amount based on
incoming note velocity. Low velocities
result in long attacks; high velocities
result in short attacks.
» No Vel
Sets all incoming notes to max velocity
Pitch
»Coarse
Coarse tune in semitones
»Fine
Fine tune in cents
»Glide
Set the glide time
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Edit Page
[continued]
9 Filter
8 Stereo
Modwheel 11
Basic Controls (continued)
10 Effects
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Filter
»ADSR
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Stereo
»Mode
Off / Alternate Pan / Unison
»Color
Shifts color based on adjacent samples
»Spread
Change the stereo width
»Detune
UNI Mode Only: detunes layers
Typical envelope for filter section
»Cutoff
Filter cutoff frequency
10 Effects
» Power/Mix Amount
Choose from Phaser, Delay, Reverb and
Chorus (additional controls available in
the Effects page of UVIWS)
»Resonance
Adjust the resonance (Q) of the Filter
»Shape
11 Modwheel
»Power/Amount
Modifies the amount of ADSR envelope
Easily route your controllers Modwheel
to be applied to the Filter
to control common parameters such as
»Velocity
Vibrato, Tremolo and Filter Depth
Adjust the Velocity > Filter sensistivity
» Filter Type
Choose Filter mode: High-Pass, BandPass, or Low-Pass
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Step Page
Seq Params 12
13 Mod Routing
14 Step Editor
Step Modulator
12 Seq Params
Interactive editor for programming
sequenced modulations; bar height
equals mod amount
»Res
Change the sequencers step length
»Steps
Change the amount of steps for the
sequencer to play
»Delay
12 Mod Routing
» Mod > Volume
Set the per-layer volume modulation
amount
» Mod > Filter
Set the per-layer filter depth modulation
amount
12 Step Editor
Draw the modulation sequence with your
mouse
Delay time to activate first step
»Rise
Time to activate step with a smooth
transition
»Smooth
Interpolates values between adjacent
steps to smooth parameter modulation
for a custom LFO effect
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Preset List
MASTER PRESETS
00 - Default Mono
00 - Default Stereo
01 - Melody Machine
02 - EKO Uni Strings
03 - VP330 Full
04 - Spectral Pad
05 - PTN VelociGate
06 - ChoirXygen
07 - PTN Ambitious
08 - Tibetan Mood
09 - So Brigitte
10 - PTN Technoid
11 - Milky Highway
12 - Para Tangerine
13 - Sweepness
14 - FX CatTalks
15 - Evolupad
16 - Strange Field
17 - Bass Perc Strings
18 - Wheeldorado
19 - Bubble Gum
20 - PTN Gate and Voices
21 - Analog Seventies
22 - PTN Pump me Up
23 - ExpressiVp
24 - PTN Simply Step
25 - Not that Cheezy
26 - PTN Phase B
27 - Morphe to PTN
28 - FX UFO’s
29 - Mix City
MACHINE PRESETS
Eko Stradi
Strings
Violin
Tutti
Excelsior
Cello
Strings
Cello Strings
Strings Ensemble
SS - Thirty Cello
Cello 1 Flat
Cello 1 Mod 1
Cello 1 Mod 2
Cello 1+2 Mod 1
Cello 1+2 Mod 2
Cello 2 Flat
Cello 2 Mod 1
Cello 2 Mod 2
SS - Thirty Violin
Logan Bass
Strings Bass
Percs
Perc + Bass
Melody
Cello
Viola
Violin
Orchestra
Performer
Strings 8
Strings 16
Strings 8+16
Rhapsody
Cello
Cello + Strings
Strings
S - Orchestra
Cello
Violin
Tutti Violin Mod 1
Tutti Violin Mod 2
Violin 1 Flat
Violin 2 Flat
Viola Flat
Viola + Violin Mod 1
Viola + Violin Mod 2
US - 505
Strings-I-4
Strings-I-8
Strings-I-4+8
Strings-II-4
Strings-II-8
Strings-II-4+8
Strings-III-4
Strings-III-8
VP- Stereo
All Choirs
Strings
Choirs 4
Choirs 8
Extra Attack
Classic PE2k
Strings 1
Strings 2
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Brass 1
Brass 2
Pipe 1
Pipe 2
Solina
Full
Violin
Viola
Horn
Trumpet
Pizz
Stacc
Solina Bass
ContraBasso
Cello
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UVI Workstation: Tips + Tricks
MIDI Learn
Arpeggiator
Most UVI Workstation parameters can be automated via. a convenient
UVI Workstation comes equipped with a robust arpeggiator. To insert
MIDI Learn. MIDI Learn allows you to bind a physical MIDI controller
an arpeggiator in a part, you need to display the Single view in the
to specific parameters within UVI Workstation.
UVI Workstation, then click on the note icon. The arpeggiator can
be employed as a pattern gate, arpeggiator, or even an advanced
Any FX tab parameter, Macro Knob or Slider in UVI
instruments can use the MIDI Learn feature
rhythmic processor for your live MIDI performance or sequenced MIDI
tracks. Arpeggiators can be inserted in an unlimited number of parts.
The MIDI controller type and the MIDI Channel assignment will
be saved with the multi or with your song in the host sequencer
Automation is assigned per-part
To use MIDI Learn:
1. Right-click the parameter in UVI Workstation
that you want to automate
2. After the MIDI Learn dialog appears, Trigger the
desired MIDI input controller (knob, fader etc.)
Preset Stacking
Thanks to the simplicity of the UVI Workstation you can stack as
many preset as you want by simply assign multiple part on the same
MIDI channel.
Split, Velocity & Key Switch
To remove a MIDI controller assignment:
Right-click the desired parameter and press “Delete”
Unlimited FX
The Keyswitch settings allow you to load multiple presets into two
or more parts and dynamically play and mute them from your MIDI
controller using key switching, note range, velocity range or any
combination of the three parameters. This powerful feature gives you
a great deal of real-time control.
UVI Workstation offers a wide variety of FX, or effect
processors, to cover all your audio processing needs. The FX
Scroll Wheel
implementation is robust and includes the ability to insert
unlimited FX slots in several stages of the signal flow.
All knobs can be adjusted with the scroll wheel on your mouse.
When you double-click on any knob or slider, you can manually enter
Click the “FX” tab to open the FX page on the Single view
or type in the desired value.
In Multi view the FX section is always displayed
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Links
UVI
Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . uvi.net/
Download UVI Workstation and User Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . uvi.net/downloads
Your Registered Product Serial Numbers and Download Links . . . . . . . . . uvi.net/my-products
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . uvi.net/faq
Tutorial and Demo Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . youtube.com/
Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . uvi.net/contact-support
iLok
Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ilok.com/
iLok License Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ilok.com/ilm.html
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ilok.com/supportfaq
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Credits and Thanks
Produced by UVI
Recording / Editing / Sound Design
Damien Vallet
Emmanual Usai
Alain J Etchart
Software + Scripting
Olivier Tristan
Remy Muller
GUI
Nathaniel Reeves
Special Thanks
Gert Prix @ eboardmuseum