billcarroll wrote:Sendy wrote:Decided to take the plunge. Yes, I feel it wasn't huge value for money, but I love the new GUI and now the synth feels overall like it's finished. The price doesn't give me that fuzzy feeling I get when buying from certain other companies, if I'm honest. But, it's their call, all we can do is voice our opinion (and there's nothing wrong with that).
One thing I like about Electrax is how you can use it like a sampler. Sure, it only has four keygroups, but combined with sample start point modulation, that's enough to do breakbeat mangling with all of the filters and FX. The varying different types of noise such as linear ramp, bandlimited, filtered, etc, are also very welcome for percussion duties.
And yeah, that new GUI is gorgeous. I like the colour coded lights for the four layers and the knobs are much nicer now.
Any comments on improved sound, or other substantial differences that you think really move Electra2 forward from ElectraX?
Aside from the new filter types and FX (which are all really cool), I'm not really hearing a huge difference in sound quality, to be honest. They say they updated some of the detuning algos to sound more natual, and that sounds plausible from what I've tested, but I'm not hearing a huge difference. I'd say it's there but it's slight.
The "infinite" reverb is really gorgeous sounding, I think that was half of what made my upgrade