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Postby fmr; Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:26 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

Richard_Synapse wrote:
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:It's more likely that people's expectations have changed. They want some of the quirks of the slop without any of the hassle, like outright tuning or voice instability. So some slight tuning drift is ok, or even some slight variation in the voices in terms of filters and envelopes can add to the sound in a generally pleasing way. But no one wants oscillators that will lose tuning as the unit heats up or due to humidity. And no one likes having to get the damn things serviced regularly.


I think the need for service is the biggest issue of old hardware by far. Tuning problems can usually be fixed in a heartbeat by turning a single knob, but a broken voice is not easily repaired. Furthermore keys, switches and pots usually cause problems after some time, as well as old batteries for certain units.

Richard

And what about chips failing (Roland JX-3P, Juno-106, etc.)? And the displays, floppy disk drivers, etc.? Synthesizers have lots of components that age badly.
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Postby Richard_Synapse; Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:12 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

fmr wrote:And what about chips failing (Roland JX-3P, Juno-106, etc.)? And the displays, floppy disk drivers, etc.? Synthesizers have lots of components that age badly.


Don't get me started on floppy drives :hihi: I bought a DSM-1 with a floppy drive once, will never do it again. First of all disks that are like 30 years old obviously won't work anymore, but even if you write new disks this seems to fail like half the time for some reason (maybe because the new disks are actually NOS and thus not that reliable, dunno). If I ever get something with a floppy drive again it would have to be with a Gotek drive or similar.

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Postby fmr; Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:32 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

Richard_Synapse wrote: Don't get me started on floppy drives :hihi: I bought a DSM-1 with a floppy drive once, will never do it again. First of all disks that are like 30 years old obviously won't work anymore, but even if you write new disks this seems to fail like half the time for some reason (maybe because the new disks are actually NOS and thus not that reliable, dunno). If I ever get something with a floppy drive again it would have to be with a Gotek drive or similar.

Richard

The floppy drive on my SY99 died. Fortunately, I had backed up all the floppies into SoundDiver, but communications aren't reliable with Windows, since my amt8s had to be put aside for lack of drivers :-(

Fortunately, I still have my Power Mac G5 Quad with SoundDiver, and with it, everything works like a charm. Now, every time I want to change the internal memory of my SY99, I have to boot my Power Mac, connect the amt8, connect MIDI cables to and from the SY99, launch SoundDiver and then perform the transfer.

Of course, my floppies will not fail anymore :hihi:
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Postby Richard_Synapse; Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:31 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

Yeah some time ago I picked up a stoneage PC for such purposes as well. Even has a floppy drive :lol:

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Postby EnGee; Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:46 pm Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

If I have a license for VSTi, is the RE license for Reason is free? (I know it is true for the other round) :)

Windows 10 PC/ Nektar LX25+/ Waldorf blofeld/ Casio PX-5S/ Yamaha HS7 as monitors.
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Postby thejonsolo; Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:39 pm Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

EnGee wrote:If I have a license for VSTi, is the RE license for Reason is free? (I know it is true for the other round) :)


Yes and your VSTi becomes NFR.
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Postby EnGee; Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:58 pm Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

thejonsolo wrote:
EnGee wrote:If I have a license for VSTi, is the RE license for Reason is free? (I know it is true for the other round) :)


Yes and your VSTi becomes NFR.

Great! Thank you :)

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Postby Ingonator; Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:03 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

Richard_Synapse wrote:Yeah some time ago I picked up a stoneage PC for such purposes as well. Even has a floppy drive :lol:

Richard


Ages ago i bought an external Floppy drive with an USB connection (USB powered) but did not use it for a very long time. Currently i do not have synths with a floppy drive here.

Not sure if it is the same model but the USB floppy drive still seems to be available:
http://www.freecom.de/product/usb-flopp ... ive-22767/
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Postby Richard_Synapse; Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:12 pm Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

Ingonator wrote:Ages ago i bought an external Floppy drive with an USB connection (USB powered) but did not use it for a very long time. Currently i do not have synths with a floppy drive here.

Not sure if it is the same model but the USB floppy drive still seems to be available:
http://www.freecom.de/product/usb-flopp ... ive-22767/


Yes you can still get USB floppy drives, but my understanding is that writing arbitrary raw data does not work with them, or at least not with the available tools (some of which date back to Win 95/98/ME/XP). So if you try to write e.g. Korg or Ensoniq disks which are proprietary, non-PC formats, you may be out of luck with USB floppy drives.

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Postby Sparky77; Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:36 pm Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

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fmr wrote:
AnX wrote: Well, im of an age where i was brought up on these. Let me tell you, playing live with some stuff that drifted alot, was no fun at all. I prefer to be in tune (sterile...) than sound like im playing the wrong notes :wink:

Me too. I think that only those that never used analog synths think that was what makes them sound "analog". It isn't, and it doesn't. It makes them sound bad (awfully bad). Fortunately, my MKS-80 (which sometimes drifts really bad) has a button that says AUTO TUNE :hihi:

A very slight amount of "drifting" may be desirable, but you easily achieve the same effect by slightly detune one oscillagtor against the other.

Many modern analogue synths are criticised for sounding too digital because they are too accurate and don’t have enough slop.


Personally, I like a little drift.
The drift can be turned off if you choose.
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Postby Richard_Synapse; Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:15 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

fmr wrote:Me too. I think that only those that never used analog synths think that was what makes them sound "analog". It isn't, and it doesn't. It makes them sound bad (awfully bad). Fortunately, my MKS-80 (which sometimes drifts really bad) has a button that says AUTO TUNE :hihi:


The Oberheim Matrix 6 has it too, and a couple other poly synths, it's really useful. Since this tunes all oscillators on all voices, the idea is ihmo somewhat different though, i.e. to make all voices sound more alike. If you set an analog poly synth to round-robin mode and repeatedly press the exact same key, it can sound somewhat weird if the voices differ too much.

Richard
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Postby theracon; Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:52 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

Hello Richard,
is there any plan on making The Legend MPE-compatible in a future update ?
(only the "poly" mode is concerned obviously)
That would make that already marvelous vst a fantastic companion for linnstruments, seaboards, blocks, etc....
Thanks
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Postby egbert101; Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:01 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

I miss the floppy drive sound when my newer PC boots. :hihi:
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Postby electro; Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:24 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

theracon wrote:Hello Richard,
is there any plan on making The Legend MPE-compatible in a future update ?
(only the "poly" mode is concerned obviously)
That would make that already marvelous vst a fantastic companion for linnstruments, seaboards, blocks, etc....
Thanks
but its a monosynth
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Postby Mutant; Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:37 am Re: Synapse Audio Minimoog emulation "The Legend" for VST/AU and RE released!

electro wrote:
theracon wrote:Hello Richard,
is there any plan on making The Legend MPE-compatible in a future update ?
(only the "poly" mode is concerned obviously)
That would make that already marvelous vst a fantastic companion for linnstruments, seaboards, blocks, etc....
Thanks
but its a monosynth

With an option for 4 note poly and an universal option to make it whatever number of notes poly in your DAW midi/audio routing.
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