The part that excites me the most is Medeli having a history of licensing their actions out to other manufacturers. How long until we see the first poly AT keyboard using the same action from someone else?
Acoustic: Shigeru Kawai SK-7 ~ Breedlove C2/R MIDI: Kurzweil Forte ~ Sequential Prophet X ~ Roland TD11KV Electric: Schecter Solo Custom Exotic ~ Chapman MLB1 Signature Bass
Well,- 5 multi-waveform LFOs, 5 6-stage ENV generators, modmatrix and kind of SEM state-variable filter (filter #2) make this device interesting alone. Looks like Oberheim (xpanderish) modulation playground and more. Poly AT cool and w/ 4 oct. only better than nothing,- but I´d prefer 61 keys though.
I don't hear anything that reminds me of the Peak in this new synth. I listened too about half the Sweetwater Demo and tuned out. Its not very musical, its OK if you want to make strange noises,
I didn't care for the straight VA sound either. So, count me out.
I also didn't agree that it's all that comparable to Peak/Summit, fwiw.
Loopop's and Nick's (SonicState) were enough to pique my interest, but... fair enough, we all have our tastes.
Listening to Sweetwater's video - out of my continued respect and admiration for Daniel Fisher. He just submitted a Leslie sim patch for the Zoia but that's OT now... I actually like some of the pad sounds he's played so far, but again, to each their own.
EDIT: Fisher really likes "Fly Like an Eagle". He contributed a factory preset for Zoia that has that sound. I like his 2nd electric piano patch.
AN danother example of why I know others before me *knew* those accurate analogue curves would be _impossible_ to recreate by all kinds of digital signal path considerations.
I recognize some of my teenage digital electronic synthesizer/organ attempts in the sound of this one, not nice. But overall I agree with the not very musical idea, and I recognize very much why that is...
Only interesting synth out the recent crop of the same old cheesy tones bathed in FX. There’s so much more to this synth than the demos I’ve seen. I’m getting one ASAP and if it’s not what I anticipate somebody will buy it. It’s more of the controlling and modulating the sound that piques my interests.