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Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

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MachineClaw
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240 posts since 9 Nov, 2012, from Colorado, USA

Postby MachineClaw; Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:28 am Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

I've been considering purchasing Rob Papen Blue II.

The product page and videos don't really state how many banks / patches / sounds you get with this VST synth.

One of the NAMM vids Rob stated 2000 sounds and all of Blue I sounds, in another vid Rob stated 3000 sounds.

I'm a preset guy, love synths with tons of presets to play with before jumping into or trying to jump into programming my own or tweaking an existing patch.

can someone give some me some info on number of banks/patches/sounds of Blue II?

Thanks,

(probably should have posted this in the Rob Papen forum but I thought I would start here)
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Rommelaar
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Postby Rommelaar; Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:02 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

128 patches per bank, and there are 19 banks. So 2560 patches minus 128 = 2432 patches in total.
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Postby dsan@mail.com; Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:14 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

MachineClaw - that's a lotta meatball don't you think?

Do you own Blue I? Decent upgrade price if so.

If Blue II is anything like Blue I (but i hear it has a larger CPU bite) then I think I'm going to do it.

Happy Musiking!
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osiris
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Postby osiris; Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:33 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

Do. I have Blue 1 and 2 is light years beyond it. It sounds really good.
(I don't notice any bigger CPU. Right now I'm doing a track with 2 Massive's, 2 Omnisphere's and a Blue2. No big whoop.
MachineClaw
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Postby MachineClaw; Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:52 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

Lot of presets. Good. I like a lot to play with and explore.

I do not own Blue I. this would be a new purchase of Blue II for me.

Audiodeluxe.com has Blue II going for about $154.

seems like a decent price for what this synth can do. After watching the videos on youtube I am impressed by what I've seen.

Want some more tools for the palette of sound.

thanks for the info! really appreciate it.
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Postby dsan@mail.com; Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:56 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

Actually, it's not CPU, but memory it puts the hit to.

According to Rob's newsletter (quote):
" PC: 32 & 64 bits VST/AAX for: Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
NOTE: BLUE-II should be compatible with Windows XP. However, BLUE-II does use quite a bit of memory so we recommend that you have as much memory on your machine as possible, and it's best if you use the 64 bit version."

As usual, I got cornfused :hihi:

Happy Musiking!
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osiris
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Postby osiris; Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:00 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

I can't wait for one of these good sound designers to get their hands on this puppy and go to town.
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risome
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Postby risome; Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:12 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

We recently received BLUE 2 from Rob and will be developing sounds for it :-)
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basslinemaster
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Postby basslinemaster; Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:31 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

osiris wrote:I can't wait for one of these good sound designers to get their hands on this puppy and go to town.


He already has - he's called Rob Papen. :D

I have to say I think Blue II is excellent, particularly given the huge number of excellent presets that come with it.

I used to own Synthmaster 2 (I bought it before it actually came out, got Synthmaster 1 for free), but wasn't impressed by the presets at all - there were tons of presets that I think shouldn't have been there, because they were so naff sounding, and also many had widely varying volume levels, which made auditioning them a right pain. Eventually I sold it, (I think it was maybe six months to a year ago), as I couldn't hear what everybody else was apparently raving over. Then I saw how much the expansions cost, and thought, no way am I spending that sort of money to get hundreds more presets, and almost none of the 750 included ones (or however many it was back then) were very impressive to me. Then I looked at Rob Papen's synths, and saw that you got LOADS of presets with them, and they are top quality presets. I do think people don't appreciate how much they are actually getting with a Rob Papen synth, presets don't grow on trees. (I'm not a sound designer so I only use presets, just for the record. As if you hadn't guessed!)
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DHR53
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Postby DHR53; Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:17 pm Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

1.5 million, I think...
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osiris
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7265 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced

Postby osiris; Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:01 am Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

I used Blue 2 for the lovely plucky bits on my new song:
https://soundcloud.com/lost-n-spaced/enough
MachineClaw
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Postby MachineClaw; Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:37 am Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

Great song, nicely done man!!
MachineClaw
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240 posts since 9 Nov, 2012, from Colorado, USA

Postby MachineClaw; Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:38 am Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

I bought Blue II.

just waiting for my email with the license and I will be playing with it this weekend.
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:48 am Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

Who designed the Oddiction patches?
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DanAudioAnimals
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7 posts since 28 Mar, 2014, from London

Postby DanAudioAnimals; Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:10 am Re: Rob Papen Blue II - how many presets/patches??

Think last time I used one it was 2432 or something crazy
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