In a world filled with reproductions and ever increasing complexity, Ultra Analog imposes itself as a unique and powerful synth that is fast, easy, and remarkably versatile.
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With its familiar face and powerful advanced editing capabilities, Ultra Analog VA-2 simply redefines what a classic synth should be.
The completely renewed factory library has well over 600 production-ready sounds classified for fast and intuitive exploration.
These new additions are perfect to add punch and definition to your sound, letting you cut through any dense mix or stage.
The new output limiter protects your ears and monitors during experimentation with the synth’s parameters while providing a maximum of distortion-free dynamics.
Redesigned from the ground up, the new interface now divides Ultra Analog VA-2 into three panels: Play presents shortcuts to the performance and effect parameters including bypass switches for quick edits; Edit lets you tweak and create your sound; while FX supplies equalizer, compressor, multi-effect, and reverb processors for a final sheen.
Reinvigorated and polished, Ultra Analog VA-2’s multi-effect processor features our best sounding chorus, delay, phaser, flanger, distortion, notch filter, wah-wah, auto-wah, and reverb to date!
Ultra Analog VA-2’s new manager allows simple and efficient organization, backup, and sharing of your sounds.
Simply put your Ultra Analog VA-1 exported presets in Ultra Analog VA-2‘s bank folder to convert them.
Ultra Analog VA-2 now supports the Scala scale file format for microtonal music making.
Ultra Analog VA-2 now runs in native 64-bit on Mac OS X and Windows making it compatible with the latest sequencers.
Renowned sound designer Richard Devine delved into the new Ultra Analog VA-2 to forge a state-of-the-art collection of 110 presets that are simply essential.
Fully functional. Less than 24.0 MB to download. Seconds to install.
The fast lane from your mind to your ears.
The superb preset library created by the best professional sound designers represents a sensational journey through all the colors of the analog spectrum—from vintage synthesizers to modern VAs. more…
Ultra Analog is packed with premium performance features: keyboard modes, unison, portamento and glide functions, and a complete set of MIDI features. And for even more action, Ultra Analog provides a user programmable pattern arpeggiator and shortcuts to the high quality effects. more…
Ultra Analog is highly efficient, find the sound you want fast and tweak it to perfection thanks to the categorized browser and ergonomic interface. Whether it’s for day to day synth work or particular sound design tasks, Ultra Analog will deliver the entire analog sonic range with every control at your fingertips whenever your creative outbursts demand it. more…
The FX panel wraps up Ultra Analog VA-2 as an all-inclusive package with awesome polishing tools. more…
With more than 600 presets spread into 12 categories, Ultra Analog VA-2 packs everything you need to create all the parts of your electronic productions.
Direct access to FX shortcuts, performance settings, and the arpeggiator.
Ultra Analog VA-2 will match your playing style or musical context with ease thanks to the tap tempo and sync to host clock options; poly- or monophonic with note priority keyboard modes; up-to-4-voice unison; glide and legato functions; and the flexible vibrato.
Ready, willing, and able, Ultra Analog VA-2’s arpeggiator offers various syncing resolutions, playing algorithms, and rhythmic patterns that will spruce up any chord progressions into percolating melodies or pulsing sequences.
A two-oscillator-plus-filter arrangement with a clever layer of advanced editing.
Ultra Analog VA-2’s voice comes from two alias-free, wide-range oscillators with sub and hard sync skills in sine, saw, and square/pulse wave shapes.
Ultra Analog VA-2’s filters can enchant or rage, but modulation, automation, and MIDI control (MIDI Control Change assignment shown in orange above) operations are always smooth and effortless.
Ultra Analog VA-2’s envelopes present themselves as familiar ADSRs, but strapped on are the organically decaying time parameter as well as loop and re-trig options—all for a strikingly snappy package.
Whether you’re looking for highly focused, super-steep-slope, or layered sounds, Ultra Analog’s two filter stage allow any combination of low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, and formant types in both series and parallel routing for an exceptional amount of flexibility.
You’ll love the pure raw sound of Ultra Analog VA-2, but the built-in effects will bring it to so many places that you’ll enjoy having them on hand.
And you have a chock-full of them to choose from: compressor, equalizer, delay, distortion, phaser, chorus, flanger, wah wah and notch filters, and reverb.
The community has good things to say about Ultra Analog…
Another top-shelf piece of virtual kit from AAS that’s easy to use and features a huge preset collection.
I heartily recommend AAS’s Ultra Analog to anyone who likes working with computer-based synths. The simple interface hides the heart of an analogue beast—from throbbing bass to supersonic leads, it’s all here. If you only have money for one serious commercial synth plug-in, make it this one.
Fat, versatile, and easy to use, this soft synth brings classic sounds to the desktop.
If you use a computer to make music but you crave an analog experience, Ultra Analog won’t disappoint. It sounds very analog and has a wide range of voicing options, as shown by the hundreds of cool factory presets.
The basses are absolutely fantastic, covering just about all of the hot destinations, and there are some real gems in the poly, leads and arpgeggiator categories, too.
Is it what I’d call ultra-analog-sounding? Unequivocally, you betcha!
Every synth has a character of its own and the Ultra Analog is definitely worth having a listen to. It has a fat sound with filters that have a very pleasant character. In short: a very good machine that definitely fits the bill if you’re on the look-out for analogue subtractive sounds.
With 11 Sound Bank Series titles adding up to a thousand presets, Ultra Analog VA‑2 looks forward to spark your imagination—whenever you need it.
Here is list of third-party sound designers that have joined the Ultra Analog VA-2 synthesis wagon.
Ultra Analog VA-2 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.
*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.).
Yes, if you own Ultra Analog Session 1 or 2 there is a special upgrade path accessible via the Session Upgrade button on the right.