TheoM wrote:i am just curious, at present, with what's currently *available* on any virtual platform, what do you consider to bt eh standard or "king of" analog virtual synths? TIA
Answer: No one in particular. Depends on your needs.
TheoM wrote:the blamsoft guy is a pretty nasty piece of work, so, he can take the pole he's got permanently shoved up his ass and keep it there afaiac.
Blamsoft wrote:One of Blam's crowning achievements during the Blamco years was his 64 pole Staircase filter design. While other companies were skimping on poles, Blam was not willing to settle for anything but perfection. He was once once quoted as saying, "Boatloads? I'll use oceans if I have to!", when criticized about the number of BJTs in his design. Unfortunately, the hefty price tag, large size, and +/-5kHz temperature variation prevented the filter from being widely adopted. But Blam's basic filters, synthesizers, and guitar pedals fared better, eventually achieving a cult like status among his dedicated following.
IncarnateX wrote:eXode wrote:So what, am I not entitled to an opinion different from yours?
Sure mate. I was just commenting from my point of view. You know, to exhange opinions in mutual respect and not to get you down. But most of all to provide a challenge to those that think DIVA can sound like a real analogue synth and that does not necessarily include you. Sorry if it came out any other way.
eXode wrote:My original intention though is that people should think twice before paying for this synth when Thor (imho) comes close.
fceramic wrote:... To my ears Thor has always sounded rather cold and digital and I would never use it for bass sounds.
Halma wrote:fceramic wrote:... To my ears Thor has always sounded rather cold and digital and I would never use it for bass sounds.
Funny because I think THOR can sound pretty warm especially for bass sounds. Tweak the drive settings (I wonder why so few people use this slider) on the LP filter either in mode I or II, use 3 of them in serial (maybe the statevariable as a HP set to 30 Hz as second) and you should be done.
Btw on Gearlutz someone did a "guess what synth is this" blind test thread a while ago and mostly everyone favored THOR.
danbroad wrote:Have Moog noticed yet? Have their lawyers?
Dogboy73 wrote: That was me. I've taken the files down now but I remember that most people thought Thor was the best / most analogue sounding!! I did a similar test on SoundCloud (removed that file just a couple of days ago as it goes!). It was a surprising result that just said to me that most people don't even really know what analogue sounds like or what makes it supposedly sound better than VA / soft synth. People would pick the sound that they thought sounded the 'most analogue'. In many cases that was Thor! Go figure