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UVI WaveRunner Wavetable Synth Collection review

Hey what’s good fam!

Today I’m checking out the latest vintage synth collection from UVI, dedicated to wavetable synthesis.

It’s called WaveRunner, and it runs in UVI Workstation or Mach Five 3

Let’s check it out!

So what is WaveRunner?

waverunnerThink of the best colleciton of German wavetable synths, and drum machines…all in one room.

Then think of being able to mix and match tones from them as you so desired.

That’s what this product is, it’s actually 7 instruments in 1, so it’s more of a collection than a library or instrument.

Each one has it’s own interface, and of course it’s own sound.

So if you like wavetable synthesis, of the German persuasion, then this may be up your alley.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderI’m not quite sure what it is, but there’s something about either the sampling process or the UVI engine itself that I really enjoy.

All of their products, no matter if it’s capturing vintage keys, analog synths, or digital monsters, has a nice warm sound to it.

Their sounds put me in the mind of many hardware pieces, and in some cases even tends to sound better or more “organic” than many digital synths.

So the sound…yes, it sounds great. What I enjoy about this library is the variety, not only the variety between each instrument, but the variety within the single instruments themselves.

I like how UVI not only takes the source material and recreates it, but they take it, and turn it into it’s own new instrument, building on the character of the vintage sources they were inspired by, yet bringing something new and modern to be enjoyed by those of us that don’t have the luxury of playing with the originals.

The standout sounds to me across the board would be the bells, some of the bass, and the pads.

There are some nice keys, leads, and effects as well as a few brass patches, but for my personal tastes, the bells, bass, and pads really made me smile.

So what’s the bottom line?

Many companies set out to bring us the character of many vintage synthesizers and instruments, but UVI takes it a step further and turns them into a whole new experience.

4subsI give WaveRunner 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a huge collection of synthesizer sounds with awesome interfaces that inspire experimentation and creativity.

I think I like the WaveRunner Orange and WaveRunner 360 the most out of all the products, I wasn’t too excited about the drum machine, but that’s a personal preference as I know there are many that love these type of drum sounds.

Overall the product gives you a lot of sound and character across the 7 instruments and each feels like it’s own product thanks to the the detailed interfaces.

Go on over and checkout the details on them, or listen to the various demos: http://www.uvi.net/en/vintage-corner/waverunner.html

leave me a comment below and let me know what you think

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2 Responses to “UVI WaveRunner Wavetable Synth Collection review”

  1. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: From your video review, WaveRunner seem to have developed a unique product for musicians. I like what was presented from the video. Thanks for an inside look. I can go with a 4.0/5.0 rating.

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