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I think the point of the V-Synth IS to be "synthy". You're looking for something more well-rounded that can produce piano, strings, etc. as well as synth sounds, and that's fine.

 

I love the V-Synth (no, I don't own one) and spent a fair amount of time playing one at NAMM to realize that it was a bold attempt to take synthesis, not sample-playback like many keyboards these days, into a new direction.

 

Is it for everyone? Of course not - Phait, you're just getting your feet wet, so something with a more utilitarian value (S90, Fantom, etc) is probably better right now. Once you have a better grasp on synthesis concepts, and what kind of sounds you want to hear/create, then maybe something like the V-Synth or the Neuron will come in handy.

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LOL!

 

Everyone's entitled to their opinion of course. But I gotta ask: What would you have it do differently? And do the things you want it to do already exist in other synths?

 

Originally posted by Phait:

I don't like this board.

I played around on it today some more, did a few things from the manual beyond playing the keys like making a patch... it's too synthy. Anyone agree?

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Exactly why I like it. If it was a bit cheaper I would buy one. I think it is great that they did not do another ROMpler or standard VA. It is definitely not a first synth, or intended to be the only keyboard in a setup unless you are doing electronic music and have a good ROMpler in your rack. Hopefully other companies will start taking the same kind of chances and develop something different.

 

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Yup it's very synthy, though you could use it for ambient/exotic "world" type stuff very easily as well. (Unusual percussion timbres, flutes, etc.)

 

I think of the V-synth as an "icing on the cake" synth. A specialty synth. I guess that's what bleen already said. :eek:

 

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And it must be noted, a real-time PERFORMANCE synth. I just cannot see sequencing as the primary application of this synth.

 

Originally posted by Tusker:

I think of the V-synth as an "icing on the cake" synth. A specialty synth. I guess that's what bleen already said. :eek:

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Originally posted by eljefe:

I don't like this message board.

 

I played around on it today some more, made a few posts beyond simple replies affirming a previous poster's opinion... but it's too synthy. Anyone agree?

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The V-Synth rocks for sequencing (I own one). I don't think it would be subtle enough for live work unless you REALLY worked at using the D-beam and TTpad. Otherwise, there nothing in it that can't be controlled better by a mod wheel or cc pedal.

 

On the other hand, the d-beam and TTpad are incredibly useful when you can do dozens of takes to get it just right. And, of course, it is an incredible processor. With this, my KSP8, Waves and Altiverb, I feel like I'm pretty set with DSP.

 

One extra thing: I think Phait meant that it sounded too digital for his tastes, but he didn't articulate it the way he meant to. Let's give him a break ;) ...he's new to this stuff.

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Originally posted by zeronyne:

One extra thing: I think Phait meant that it sounded too digital for his tastes, but he didn't articulate it the way he meant to. Let's give him a break ;) ...he's new to this stuff.

So do people think it is too digital? I must admit to having been somewhat underwhelmed in the brief time I spent with one, but the main thing I disliked was the combination of touch screen and knobs. I would rather have one good interface (analog at that but I can live with just a screen) rather than two different so-so interfaces.

 

I was not keen on the sounds I got, or those in the presets, but I never got out of phutzing with the interface mode and into actually building sounds.

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But see, this is why I consider V-synth a "live performance" machine.... even though it can be about building sounds, it seems to be more about manipulating those sounds, in real-time, via the timetrip pad and D-beam (both of which are capable of controlling multiple modulators).

 

But I do understand your point about interfaces - whatever interface a synth has ought be a major consideration in purchasing. If you ain't comfortable, it hardly matters what kind of sounds the thing can make. And we're all different, so it's a fair bet that the interface that works for you won't work for someone else.

 

Originally posted by Byrdman:

Originally posted by zeronyne:

One extra thing: I think Phait meant that it sounded too digital for his tastes, but he didn't articulate it the way he meant to. Let's give him a break ;) ...he's new to this stuff.

So do people think it is too digital? I must admit to having been somewhat underwhelmed in the brief time I spent with one, but the main thing I disliked was the combination of touch screen and knobs. I would rather have one good interface (analog at that but I can live with just a screen) rather than two different so-so interfaces.

 

I was not keen on the sounds I got, or those in the presets, but I never got out of phutzing with the interface mode and into actually building sounds.

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I definitely enjoyed the time I've spent with the V-Synth (maybe 4-5 30 min. sessions at the music store). I thought it was easy and enjoyable to make new sounds by sticking a sample into an oscillator and manipulating the speed. The effects were particularly effective (sorry). I liked the sound a lot. The realtime controls didn't get me too excited, though. I have a D-beam on my fantom S and that can be useful (although it definitely wouldn't weigh heavily in my decision to buy or not), but I wasn't too into the circular pad. As an X-Y pad it's fine (but not revolutionary), but I wasn't too impressed with the SOUND when "walking" through the sample, etc. But as far as sound manipulation goes, it was a blast. Unfortunately, I needed more of do-all-be-all board, so it really didn't work for me at the time.
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Just some loops and things like that so far. I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but have been living at the office for most of that :( . I'll get back to you - or post some stuff on Artemio's site when I finish something (hopefully soon - I'm also trying to dig into Reaktor 4 for the first time at the same time).
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