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Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

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tehlord
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6739 posts since 22 Sep, 2008, from Windsor. UK

Postby tehlord; Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:10 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

I'd be pissed right now if I'd spend £2k+ on a P12 to then find out I'd have to buy a P2 to get the multi CV out and step sequencer.
ZINO
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748 posts since 21 Jan, 2006, from Athens, Greece

Postby ZINO; Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:20 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

A good starting point for Dave Smith would be to make a new web site. The current geocities geobuilder 90's amateur quality page not only hurts your eyes but is very unorganized too. Moreover their forums are down for about 5-6 days now. Really silly stuff.
tonkatodd
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241 posts since 25 Jun, 2010

Postby tonkatodd; Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:24 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Can you save multiple patterns per patch or is it One pattern per patch because that would suck.
Kriminal
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18609 posts since 1 Oct, 2001, from England

Postby Kriminal; Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:51 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Kriminal wrote:He should release a filter unit.



Well well....

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Solum
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8 posts since 23 Mar, 2014, from Switzerland

Postby Solum; Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:19 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

This synth looks and sounds very promissing. Tons of options with the connectivity and the multi sequencer. The Pro2 will probably become my first DSI synth. I did not expect that much especially not the new filter designs.
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SJ_Digriz
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3108 posts since 4 Jul, 2001, from Prattville, AL

Postby SJ_Digriz; Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:43 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

it really sucks, the P-12 and this thing are exactly what I would want feature wise. But, when I played the P-12 it was horrible sounding. This seems the same. Awesome feature set, terrible Oscillators or some other problem that ruins the sound.
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EvilDragon
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10189 posts since 6 Jan, 2009, from Croatia

Postby EvilDragon; Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:01 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Oscillators sound pretty great to me. Not "ruining" the overall sound at all.
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SJ_Digriz
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3108 posts since 4 Jul, 2001, from Prattville, AL

Postby SJ_Digriz; Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:07 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

It may not be the oscillators ... the P12 just sounds awful to me. It's probably great to some people. Listening next to my voyager and modular setup, it was terrible. It has some of the same sonic footprints that the original DX-7s had with that hiss and grainy sound. No amount of tweaking ever removes that overall sound from any patch. Again, that's my take. I realize that some people like it.
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stillshaded
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307 posts since 18 Apr, 2011

Postby stillshaded; Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:14 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Yea I think the Dave Smith instruments have a terrible overall timbre quality. My friend got a pro-12 and I was able to get some pretty great sounds anyway. I mean.. with a flexible and mostly analog synth I feel like it's impossible to not be able to get some great sounds.. I just feel like in this case they did everything different than I would've. It's like every element is brash and harsh sounding.. ugh. It has a really "corny" sound to me that takes effort to compensate for. A smaller sweet spot.
stillshaded
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307 posts since 18 Apr, 2011

Postby stillshaded; Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:28 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

and also..

why in the hell would you make digital oscilators and not make them wave-scanning?? this completely dumbfounds me. I mean.. it like increases the sound pallet %100
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SJ_Digriz
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3108 posts since 4 Jul, 2001, from Prattville, AL

Postby SJ_Digriz; Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:40 pm Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

stillshaded wrote:and also..

why in the hell would you make digital oscilators and not make them wave-scanning?? this completely dumbfounds me. I mean.. it like increases the sound pallet %100

true, but I never had a problem with the "features". In fact the opposite. I think the feature set is spectacular. Although I agree that with digital OSC you would think they would have scanning. My understanding is that they will have some form of basic scanning in a patch, if it hasn't already happened. However, with or without scanning, I just couldn't get over the sound.
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damoog
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888 posts since 31 May, 2007

Postby damoog; Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:41 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

gorgeous looking synth,i mean...its like too good looking...i would fug it :love:
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himalaya
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4017 posts since 23 Mar, 2006, from pendeLondonmonium

Postby himalaya; Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:18 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

This might be a very cool synth.

I would have loved to see a duophonic mode, so that I could play a solo on top of a sequenced line. In fact, I'd love to see more duophonic synths with sequencers, in general.
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SJ_Digriz
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3108 posts since 4 Jul, 2001, from Prattville, AL

Postby SJ_Digriz; Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:42 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

himalaya wrote:This might be a very cool synth.

I would have loved to see a duophonic mode, so that I could play a solo on top of a sequenced line. In fact, I'd love to see more duophonic synths with sequencers, in general.


Are you sure there isn't? I could have sworn he played 4 note chords.
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ukm
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66 posts since 28 Sep, 2002, from Germany

Postby ukm; Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:56 am Re: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

SJ_Digriz wrote:it really sucks, the P-12 and this thing are exactly what I would want feature wise. But, when I played the P-12 it was horrible sounding. This seems the same. Awesome feature set, terrible Oscillators or some other problem that ruins the sound.


Alone from the sound examples on the net I didn't have the desire to try it out at the store.
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