UVI Synthox 1.5 - User Manual

UVI Synthox 1.5 - User Manual

Software User Manual

Version 1.5

R01 EN150419

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Table of Contents

Introduction

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System Requirements

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Installation

Step 1: Register Your Serial Number

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Step 2: Activate Your License

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Step 3: Install Your Instrument

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Step 4: Load Your Instrument

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User Interface

Edit Page

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Mod Page

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Arp Page

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Presets

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UVI Workstation: Tips and Tricks

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Links

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Credits and Thanks

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Introduction

Synthox 1.5

New in version 1.5! Now includes a deep sampling of the rare

Elka EK-44 FM synthesizer, an expanded patch library, and dramatically faster load-times.

The raw analog power of the Elka Synthex returns in Synthox

1.5, this time as a versatile hybrid Analog/FM workstation!

Synthox features a dual-layer architecture which lets you freely mix raw waves from the Synthex and EK-44 for a wild new range of sonic possibilities. Both synths were fully serviced then deeply multi-sampled to give you a complete range of raw waveforms, noise oscillators and custom patches with the authentic hardware character.

A widely regarded and increasingly rare analog synthesizer, the Synthex (1981-1985), comes from Italian manufacturer Elka and was made famous in part by Jean Michel Jarre. The unique oscillator design and lush filters in this synth pack a distinctly thick and raw sound. As these machines become older finding working units has become increasingly difficult. Now, Synthox

1.5 brings you the very best of this instrument in a convenient and extraordinary sounding soft-synth.

Also included in Synthox 1.5 is a deep sampling of the Elka

EK-44 (1986). A rare 4-operator FM synth based around

Yamaha’s YM2203 chips, the EK-44’s raw digital sound palette makes a brilliant counterpoint to the Synthex and can lead to some truly unique sounds. From thick and sizzling textures to funky analog tones, digital bells and everywhere in-between,

Synthox 1.5 is a fantastic instrument for those looking to draw on the classic 80’s sound of Elka.

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System Requirements

Compatibility

Audio Units, VST, MAS, AAX, RTAS or standalone

UVI Workstation 2.5.11 or higher

Minimum System Requirements

Intel CPU

4 GB of RAM (8 GB+ recommended)

2 GB of disk space

Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

iLok account (free, dongle not required)

Compatibility

VST, AAX, RTAS or standalone

UVI Workstation 2.5.11 or higher

Minimum System Requirements

Core Duo or faster

4 GB of RAM (8 GB+ recommended)

2 GB of disk space

Windows 7 or higher

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.

Visi t ilok.com/ to download iLok License Manager and create your free account.

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Step

1

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

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

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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

3

Install Your Instrument

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

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

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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

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Amplitude (ADSR)

Layer Edit

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Pitch

6

7

Amplitude (...)

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Drive

Layer Globals

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Pages

2

1

Presets

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Master Gain

The UI is divided into three pages; [Edit] , [Mod] and [Arp] . Primary controls such as amp, filter, stereo, pitch and effects are available on the [Edit] page.

Clicking the [Mod] button at the top of the interface reveals the second page of controls containing the LFO and Step Modulator. The final [Arp] page presents an independent arpeggiator for each layer.

Main

1 Presets

Select a global preset from the pulldown menu or browse them with the

Prev/Next arrows

2 Pages

Change the current page by selecting one of the 3 options; Edit, Mod or Arp

3 Layer Globals

» On/Off Toggle

» Volume

» Pan

» Octave [+1, 0, -1]

4 Master Gain

Set the Output Gain for the instrument

Basic Controls

5 Layer Edit

» Edit 1 | Edit 2 | Edit All

Choose to edit layers 1 or 2 seperately or simultaneously

» Wave Menu

Choose the wave category in the first row and the wave in the second

6 Pitch

» Mono

Toggle between Mono and Poly voicing

» Tune

Adjust the pitch in Semitones/Cents

» Depth

Adjust the Portamento depth

» Time

Set the Glide time

7 Amplitude

» ADSR

Attack / Decay / Sustain / Release envelope for the Amplitude section

» No Velocity

Sets all incoming notes to max velocity

» Velocity > Attack

Modulates attack amount based on incoming note velocity. Low velocities result in long attacks; high velocities result in short attacks.

8 Drive

» Amount

Sets the amount of drive

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Edit Page

[continued]

Filter

10

Stereo

9

Modwheel

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10

Filter (ADSR)

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Effects

Basic Controls (continued)

9 Stereo

» Mode

Off / Alternate Pan / Unison

» Color

Shifts color based on adjacent samples

» Spread

Change the stereo width

» Detune

UNI Mode Only: setunes layers

10 Filter

» ADSR

Attack / Decay / Sustain / Release envelope for the Filter section

» Frequency

Filter cutoff frequency

» Envelope

Modifies the amount of ADSR envelope to be applied to the Filter

» Resonance

Adjust the resonance (Q) of the Filter

» Vel > Filter

Adjust the Velocity > Filter sensistivity

» Filter Modes

Choose Filter mode; High Pass, Band

Pass, Low Pass or OFF

11 Effects

» Power/Amount

Choose from Phaser, Delay, and Reverb

(additional controls available in the

Effects page of UVIWS and MF)

12 Modwheel

» Power/Amount

Easily route your controllers Modwheel to control common parameters such as

Vibrato, Tremolo and Filter Depth

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Mod Page

Sync

1

Waveforms

2

LFO Controls

3

Seq Params

6

Step Sequencer

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4

LFO Mod Routing

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Seq Mod Routing

LFO

1 Sync

Enable/Disable LFO sync to Host Tempo

2 Waveforms

Choose LFO waveform; Sine, Triangle,

Square or Sample & Hold

3 LFO Controls

» Speed

Change the LFO Speed

» EG Depth

Adjusts the amount of Attack and Decay to be applied to the LFO

» Attack

Attack time for the Speed envelope

» Decay

Decay time for the Speed envelope

4 Mod Routing

Control the amounts of LFO modulation to be applied to various parameters including; Pitch, Drive, Volume and Filter

Step Modulator

5 Step Sequencer

Interactive editor for programming sequenced modulations; bar height equals mod amount

6 Seq Params

» Delay

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

» Res

Change the sequencers step length

» Steps

Change the amount of steps for the sequencer to play

7 Mod Routing

Control the amounts of modulation to be applied to various parameters including;

Volume and Filter

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Synthox - Arp Page

Step Indicator

1

Step Editor

2

Tie

3

Layer 1 > Layer 2

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Arp On/Off

5

Arp Mode

Grid

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6

9

Steps

8

Gate

10

Octave

1 Step Indicator

LED lights up when step is triggered

2 Step Editor

16-step sequencer; affects Velocity

3 Tie

When active, step inherets Velocity from the previous step

4 Layer 1 > Layer 2

When active, Arpeggiator 1 affects both layer 1 and layer 2 (whereas when disabled each Arp modifies its corresponding layer only)

5 Arp On/Off

Toggle the Arpeggiator On/Off

6 Grid

Change the step length

7 Arp Mode

Select Up, Down, or Up and Down

8 Gate

Change the step length (knob value ranges from zero to the tracks

Resolution setting)

9 Steps

Sets the Arpeggiators step length

10 Octave

Set the pitch range of the Arpeggiator in Octaves

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Presets

00-Init

Arpeggios

AR-Analog Heart

AR-Back in Time

AR-FM A Sonic

AR-FM Busy Pad

AR-FM G Stars

AR-FM Jarre

AR-FM Minimal Beat

AR-FM Mix Down

AR-FM Multi Arp

AR-FM Paradise

AR-Hybrid Cinematic

AR-JMJ Double Arp

AR-Pop Cornox

AR-Rythm and Arp

AR-Space Caroussel

AR-Synthoxerone

AR-Universe Sound

AR-Wonderland

AR-Z Plane Airlines

AR-Zamundsens Axel

Bells

BL-BellKa

BL-Brush Bells

BL-FM Bell Template

BL-FM Mixed Bells

BL-FM Tremobe

BL-FM Tubular

BL-Happy New Year

BL-Hybrid Bells 1

BL-Hybrid Bells 2

BL-Hybrid Exil

BL-Hybrid Express

BL-Hybrid Polybells

BL-Little Porta

BL-Paper Bell

Brass

BR-B11 Wah brass

BR-B17 Brass I

BR-B18 Brass II

BR-B19 Brass III

BR-Brasspeggios

BR-FM Brass Template

BR-FM Duosonix

BR-FM Kingdom

BR-FM Soft Large

BR-FM Transonic

BR-Grace Brass

BR-Hybrid Brass

BR-Velvet Aurora

wBass

BS-Bottom B

BS-FM Bass Template

BS-FM Basstress

BS-FM Creative Wheel

BS-Funky Sub

BS-Kev Bassic

BS-One Finger Analog

BS-Ring Modus

BS-Skream Lexx

BS-Synthoxico

BS-TB Inspiration

BS-Ultra Funk

BS-Weird One

BS-Wheel Control

BS-Wheelex

BS-Whistle Sub

BS-ZanziBass

Chords

CH-Chain Lightning

CH-Circuit Jumper

CH-Determination

CH-FM Cap Andy

CH-FM Invaders

CH-FM Polysone

CH-FM Puck Monster

CH-FM Rose Valey

CH-FM Silex

CH-FM Step Pad

CH-FM Stepvolution

CH-FM The Palace

CH-FM Triade

CH-FM Wheel Me

CH-Hybrid Moving

CH-Jack Sail Air

CH-Lunar Scarab

CH-Omni Step

CH-Union Jacking

CH-Use your Wheel

CH-Variator

CH-Vulcan Trampoline

FX

FX-FM Coach O New

FX-Framheim Wind

FX-Park Six More

FX-Terra Novox

FX-The Bomb

Keyboards

KB-B15 Tremolo piano

KB-B23 Church organ

KB-B24 Reed organ

KB-B25 Electric organ

KB-B30 Metallic piano

KB-B31 Pianet

KB-B32 Funky Clav

KB-B33 Clavichord I

KB-B34 Clavichord II

KB-B35 Clavinet

KB-B36 Electric Piano I

KB-B37 Electric Piano 2

KB-B38 Chimes

KB-B39 Vibes

KB-Dream Hes Beck

KB-Dulce Organ

KB-FM Cosmopolis

KB-FM Orphing Wheel

KB-FM Piano Template

KB-FM Power Keys

KB-FM Pure Clav

KB-FM Ultra Soft

KB-Hybrid Dirty

KB-Hybrid Keythox

KB-Hyrbid Carrousel

KB-Keys and Sweep

KB-Organisation

KB-PhonKB

KB-PianoOSc

KB-Road Cruiser

Lead

LD-B12 Fat Sound

LD-B13 Metallic

LD-B14 Pan flutes

LD-B41 Sweep 2

LD-B43 Landing

LD-B46 Ring mod

LD-B49 Whistle

LD-Chorusolo

LD-Dstep Polead

LD-FM Cop Torn

LD-FM Funkytar

LD-FM Fusion

LD-FM Lead Template

LD-FM Little Tromb

LD-Hybrid Clinton

LD-Hybrid Subtle Sine

LD-Pure Sawtooth

LD-The Court Jet

LD-Therem Whistle

LD-Ultra Solo

LD-Water Drop Lead

Pads

PD-Air Dream Keys

PD-AL Jarre High

PD-B16 Chorale

PD-B26 High pass sweep

PD-BarbapaPad

PD-Deep Orbit

PD-Evolugate Wonder

PD-FM Editation

PD-FM Ethereal

PD-FM Ominous

PD-FM Pad Template

PD-FM Spectralis

PD-Glacier Veins

PD-Glycosidic Bond

PD-Hybrid Oxygene

PD-Lost Music Box

PD-Porta Sweep on Wheel

PD-Robotic Love

PD-Smooth One

PD-StePad Plaza

PD-Sweet Place

PD-Teal Voices

PD-Tender Threads

PD-Zen and Beauty

Polysynth

PL-B10 Chunky synth

PL-B40 Sweep 1

PL-B44 Wash of sound

PL-B45 Fast decay

PL-B46 Ring mod Harp

PL-B47 Phased sweep

PL-B48 Bass pluck

PL-Complextro Figures

PL-FM Poly Cruise

PL-FM Polysynth Template

PL-Grain Poly

PL-Hybrid Stack

PL-Onyx Wheel Me

PL-Synthoxic

PL-Trance Evolwheel

PL-Tri Repeater

Strings

ST-B20 Double basses

ST-B21 Cellos

ST-B22 Violins

ST-B28 Filtered chorus

ST-B29 Filtered strings

ST-Dual Layer Strings

ST-FM Harpsichestra

ST-FM Hypnotic

ST-FM String Machine

ST-FM Strings Template

ST-Hybrid Big Sol

ST-Space O Tron

Sweeps

SW-B42 Take-off

SW-FM Sweep Template

SW-Hybrid Gold Wheel

SW-Moelleux

SW-Quality Sweep

SW-Sun Glasses

SW-Ultra Sweep

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UVI Workstation: Tips + Tricks

MIDI Learn Arpeggiator

Most UVI Workstation parameters can be automated via. a convenient

MIDI Learn. MIDI Learn allows you to bind a physical MIDI controller to specific parameters within UVI Workstation.

Any FX tab parameter, Macro Knob or Slider in UVI instruments can use the MIDI Learn feature

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.)

To remove a MIDI controller assignment:

Right-click the desired parameter and press “Delete”

Unlimited FX

UVI Workstation comes equipped with a robust arpeggiator. To insert an arpeggiator in a part, you need to display the Single view in the

UVI Workstation, then click on the note icon. The arpeggiator can be employed as a pattern gate, arpeggiator, or even an advanced rhythmic processor for your live MIDI performance or sequenced MIDI tracks. Arpeggiators can be inserted in an unlimited number of parts.

Preset Stacking

Thanks to the simplicity of the UVI Workstation you can stack as many presets as you want by simply assigning multiple parts on the same MIDI channel.

Split, Velocity & Key Switch

UVI Workstation offers a wide variety of FX, or effect processors, to cover all your audio processing needs. The FX implementation is robust and includes the ability to insert unlimited FX slots in several stages of the signal flow.

Click the “FX” tab to open the FX page on the Single view

In Multi view the FX section is always displayed

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.

Scroll Wheel

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 or type in the desired value.

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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

Emmanuel Usai

Kevin Guilhaumou

Alain J Etchart

Nathaniel Reeves

Software + Scripting

Olivier Tristan

Remy Muller

GUI + Design

Nathaniel Reeves

Special Thanks

Manu @ Masterwave

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