ARTURIA announces that version 1.3 of Origin is now shipping.
This new version includes:
- Jupiter 8 template:
The Origin 1.3 firmware embeds the new Jupiter 8 template, designed to recreate the voice architecture and design of that analog synthesizer.
- New play modes:
o POLY_UNISON: designed to emulate the Jupiter8 “UNISON” mode, that shares up to 8 voices between the currently active notes. (Currently not available for MULTI presets.)
o UNISON parameter for MONO programs: designed to allow the user to set the number of voices that will play simultaneously for the MONO program. UNISON “polyphony” can be set to a value between 2 and 8 in SINGLE mode, and is limited to 2 in MULTI mode.
- Sequencer switch automation:
Actions on the Sequencer “LOOP” and “PATTERNS” switches can be recorded as MIDI CONTROL CHANGE messages and replayed.
- Compressor module:
The Origin sounds can now be processed through a compressor FX module. The compressor is designed to allow adding dynamics to the sound, “from smooth attacks to huge pumping effects” according to Arturia.
- Sample & Hold module:
Derived from the ARP S&H. Takes a modulation (LFO, Env…) signal at its inputs and provides a sample and hold modulation signal at its outputs.
- User Interface enhancements:
o In a number of dialogs possibility to navigate between the controls and change their value without pre-selecting them.
o Possibility to select the slot preset to load using the keypad + the edit switch. Previously it was necessary to use the browser to load a slot preset.
o The user can define a set of favorite presets and navigate thru them with the Preset Browser.
o Feedback –using speaker icons- of the mute state of a Voice output on the FxMixer page, of the slot output on the Multi page and on the program icon in the preset bar.
o Possibility to set 2 or more MULTI slots in the hold state in a single action by keeping their “Edit” switches pressed when “Hold” is set ON (or OFF).
- Portamento glide time:
Adding of a second way to manage the portamento glide time: the user can choose between a constant time for the whole glide, or a constant time per semitone.
- Switch pedal:
It is possible to configure the switch pedal action in the “Performance” page.
The Origin Firmware 1.3 is available as a free update, and comes embedded in the new Origin Keyboards and Origin Desktops. This upgrade is free for all Origin customers.
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