Urs wrote:I had a chance to check out System 1 at Messe (we had to guard the drum synth and switch it off because there was only ever a mix on the headphones). It's better than expected, but it's also very "generic" in sound. It failed a few tests that we do when we examine analogue filters. For instance the filter self oscillation doesn't quite "attach" to the oscillator frequency, which I merely connotate with digital sound. OTOH controls were smooth (not steppy). Aliasing levels are not too bad. Modulations are fast and snappy. It's state of the art for a hardware VA, but it needs some more work to fulfill optimistic expectations.
Most importantly, the "Plug Out" switch was dead. No sight of SH-101, System 700 whatsoever. Just someone stating that these are planned and "yes they will be VST". I'm not sure why they had a real SH-101 there because they were not showing an emulation of it at all. I was very disappointed because checking this out was the main reason I went to Messe for. Maybe next year :-/
Nice to see a balanced report back on this. I get the feeling it's far too early yet as release date is still several months away, July if I am not mistaken. Currently it's being marketed, IMHO, on what will come and till that's delivered Im on the fence. I think there's currently better options out there at the moment for the price. But that's my personal opinion and needs.
Of course if we see something similar hosting zebra, diva, ace...bish bosh £$€'s