Lotuzia wrote:In my experience it's false. Good synths have a sonic character and unique signature, and no FX will ever make an ARP Odyssey sounds like a DX7, a Korg M1 or a Fairlight sample.
I know, I was just posting hypothetically. I mean...one ping only. ?
Even so, many synths are capable of imitating, in "as close a timbre as possible, or needed", using other synths.
Not all sounds, but certainly enough, and close enough to the original sound as needed.
Yes other synths can do the DX7 ep, that aren't fm7/8 or even FM synths. What might not be possible for one user with a synth, may be possible with another user using the same synth, in an emulation thing.
It might not be the same, but in a mix, most would be hard pressed to tell the difference, from a real Moog bass, and Diva, or Zebra doing an FM ep, or a DX7.
So therefore, what I'm saying is not "completely" false.
I mean using One Ping Only, might just make that DX7 ep tone, slightly out of reach...ya think?
What's the matter Lotuzia. You can't get a good Fairlight sound out of OnePingOnly?
Me neither...but it was a joke.
Just saying. certain synths can emulate other synths pretty damn good sometimes, and there's nothing false about it. They just might do so to some purist, but the majority of people can't tell the difference, given enough skill, effort, and time, used in doing said emulation.
edit:I forgot to mention to the OP.
The CM magazine also includes another great free synth called PolyKB II Player, by Xils Labs.