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#2862181 - 06/22/17 06:39 AM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: RudyS]
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IMO DSI has their own unique flavor of analog, call it "clean" analog. Sounds great and it's a very versatile utilitarian synth. I think it sounds best when not trying to make it sound vintage/dirty/sloppy which always sounds artificial and often overdone to me.

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#2862212 - 06/22/17 08:30 AM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: J. Dan]
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
Yeah u know it could also just be that discrete components, with wider tolerances, just have more variance. Just like how randomness between oscillators when blended create a "fatter" sound, there could be some of that in okay with filters as well. The imperfections could be what make it sound pleasing. Chips have tighter tolerances and greater repeatability.


This is it in a nutshell.
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#2880869 - 09/22/17 07:09 AM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: stillearning]
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#2881028 - 09/22/17 04:07 PM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: CEB]
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yeah, he sucks. grin

If you click on sub titles and auto translate Japenese to English it's even better. roll
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#2881031 - 09/22/17 04:15 PM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: count doerflera]
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I've never tried that. Nihongo has so MANY homophones I don't see how that could work. Could be interesting. laugh


Edited by CEB (09/22/17 04:15 PM)
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#2881346 - 09/24/17 06:15 PM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: CEB]
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Just pulled the trigger on the REV 2 (8 voice). Hopefully, it's here by next Friday. My first analogue poly synth. smile
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#2881363 - 09/24/17 08:39 PM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: yamarolorg]
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Originally Posted By: yamarolorg
My first analogue poly synth. smile


Welcome, grasshopper. twothumbs
You will now have many days go by and wonder where they went as you are lost in the bliss. wink
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#2881583 - 09/25/17 10:45 PM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: count doerflera]
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Stilllearning- thanks for highlighting J.Dan's thoughts. I'm gonna file this as the answer.

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#2884622 - 10/12/17 09:13 AM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: dsetto]
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#2884688 - 10/12/17 06:40 PM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: CEB]
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How does the Rev 2 compare to the Prophet 6? Does anyone here have both?
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#2884757 - 10/13/17 05:54 AM Re: DSI Rev 2 [Re: RABid]
Jason Fry Offline
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There's a wonderful Youtube series comparing the Prophet 6 and the Prophet '08. Obviously the Rev2 has several additions which make it better than the '08, but the basic engine is the same. (I currently have a a Rev2 and Prophet '08, as well as a Tetra, etc.)

For a quick, simple answer: the Prophet 6 is easier to get great sounds out of and has slightly better sounding oscillators. The Rev2 is much more powerful, which can make it sound better when programmed well. I prefer the Rev2 for a number of reasons including the longer keyboard, spits, layers, more LFO's, etc. But if you are interested, watch Starsky's videos. Also check out the synth comparison chart.

https://www.davesmithinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DSI-Synth-Comparison-Chart-4.0.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP0Z_YWvU7E

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