Arturia’s FX Collection bundle is among the nicer effects suites you can get. All the industry top dogs is selling one like it so all you need to do is choose your proverbial dojo and scout a good offer. For the EUR 299 intro price (down from EUR 399 regular), the newly minted sequel to FX Collection is a solid bunch of plug-ins. And if you happen to own other Arturia software, the price goes as low as EUR 99. Now that’s just dreamy!
Arturia FX Collection 2
The bundle pulls together 22 effects, mostly Arturia’s takes on revered outboard gear, console components, and effects pedals. There are at least three plug-ins in each of the Mix Bus, Modulations, Compressors, Delays, Reverbs, Preamps, and Filters – and all of them are heavyweights. FX Collection 2 adds 7 effects to the previously available 15. Among the additions are the already released Bus FORCE, Comp DIODE-609, Phaser BI-TRON, and Chorus JUN-6. The Delay TAPE-201 effect gets a new Germanium preamp model. Also new are a refined preset browser (borrowed from the latest V-Collection release), enhanced in-app tutorials, and 200 additional presets. The content seems great, overall. It’s a nice balance between emulations of trivial, yet essential gear you may already own and rarer stuff that may be harder to source elsewhere or lack the Arturia swish.
Price and availability
Arturia is selling FX Collection 2 at an introductory price of EUR 299, down from EUR 399. Upgrade and loyalty prices are available from the Arturia website, so if you own other Arturia products, be sure to log in there and check prices. The plug-ins run under Windows 8.1 or later and macOS 10.13 or later in 64-bit VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, and AU formats. They are also compatible with Native Instruments gear through the NKS protocol. The Arturia Software Center application handles authorization and installation.
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