11344 posts since 21 Mar, 2008, from Hannover, Germany
chk071 wrote:It surely isn't audible, i mean, that would be just silly, as a developer you fiddle and fiddle to get the sound right, and then you bring an uncontrollable element to the sound? Hardly believable. I think it's safe to say that Tone2 synths sound like they do, because the dev's want them to sound like they do.
...and they have their own sound that does not really try to mimic the sound of synths from other develeopers (except mabye a Moog filter mode in a few of the Tone2 synths).
If you got all Tone2 synths (like i do) you should be able to notice that those could produce a huge spectrum of different sounds. Of course it is possible to program similar sounding patches. It is very difficult to reproduce some of the more digital sounds from Nemesis with e.g. Saurus and it is also very difficult to use Nemesis as a proper VA synth. Rayblaster could als produce some quite unusual sounds, depending on the waveform that is used (which is also used for the fiter response, even if no filter was involved with creating the waveform).
Not to forget that many people who complain about Tone2 synths sounding similar did not have a lok at the many soundsets available for the different Tone2 synths (each one with around 200 patches).
Personally i also got a bigger amount of patches taht were submitted but not included with soundsets yet (especially for Saurus and Rayblaster).
Electra 2 is more versatile and it would be easier to mimic sounds of other Tone2 synths with it than doing the same with the other Tone2 synths.
Ingo Weidner - Sound Design
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SW: PPG 3.V, Largo, Nave, Icarus, Avenger, Serum, Legend, Saurus 2, Diva, Komplete 10, many more
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