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Diva replaces, well, everything...

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feeltheillinois
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22 posts since 21 Jul, 2012, from United Kingdom

Postby feeltheillinois; Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:52 pm Diva replaces, well, everything...

Having spent about 8 months with the Diva in the studio and on the run I love it. I have an assortment of analogues and I've come to the conclusion they are simply no longer needed. The tonal range on offer with the Diva is so wide and the sound quality is on par with every analogue I have. I actually even prefer it. Aside from the tempest the Diva can cover the rest. I'm rather pleased with it.

Any of you guys replaced your analogues with the Diva?
ksandvik
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363 posts since 25 Aug, 2005, from North California

Postby ksandvik; Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:03 pm

I did miss my old Jupiter-6 until I got Diva.
deastman
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4073 posts since 6 Aug, 2003, from San Francisco Bay Area

Postby deastman; Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:07 pm

I never look at a new thing as replacing an old thing. Diva merely augments my analog synths. Damn fine synth though...
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dalor
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2506 posts since 1 Dec, 2004, from Sydney, Australia

Postby dalor; Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:08 pm

For sound design it still doesn't replace LuSH-101 with it's 8 layers. I own both and each have their place.
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pdxindy
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8872 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:14 pm

dalor wrote:For sound design it still doesn't replace LuSH-101 with it's 8 layers. I own both and each have their place.


I can layer any synths I want in Live and save it as a preset. So any synth has 8 layers if I want it to.
analoguesamples909
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1497 posts since 28 Dec, 2007

Postby analoguesamples909; Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:29 pm

feeltheillinois wrote:Having spent about 8 months with the Diva in the studio and on the run I love it. I have an assortment of analogues and I've come to the conclusion they are simply no longer needed. The tonal range on offer with the Diva is so wide and the sound quality is on par with every analogue I have. I actually even prefer it. Aside from the tempest the Diva can cover the rest. I'm rather pleased with it.

Any of you guys replaced your analogues with the Diva?


Im broke so I may sell my Moog Source, as on simple patches (which is all source can do anyway) Diva is very close. Its just a shame that with more filter closed sounds - it sounds a bit muted to me. I find with my analogue stuff even when you have the cutoff closed - there is air in the sound. Ive heard a few people say that also.

However I have an OB8 and Diva cannot replace it at all. In fact I am not really liking Diva for polyphonic sounds-because I dont think its Osc are ideal for the type of poly sounds I like (I prefer OB or P5 style for this). Plus I still find the high end a bit strident. I wish Urs would have introduced that muffle parameter he talked about...

Its good tho for sure. Not sure it could be my only 'analogue'...
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djanthonyw
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6709 posts since 20 Jul, 2004, from Boston

Postby djanthonyw; Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:51 pm

feeltheillinois wrote:Having spent about 8 months with the Diva in the studio and on the run I love it. I have an assortment of analogues and I've come to the conclusion they are simply no longer needed. The tonal range on offer with the Diva is so wide and the sound quality is on par with every analogue I have. I actually even prefer it. Aside from the tempest the Diva can cover the rest. I'm rather pleased with it.

Any of you guys replaced your analogues with the Diva?


I had a Tetra and a Mopho at one point. I thought the sound was amazing, but I seriously hate working with hardware synths. No multiple instances unless you actually have more than one, no offline bouncing, keeping track of patches with your project...

I was thrilled when Diva came out and happily sold my hardware synths. The same thing happened for me with my digital hardware synths with Sylenth, although I am using z3ta instead now.

Honestly I think if I were to really narrow things down to two synths, Diva covers all analog sounds and z3ta covers all digital. I like having a few options for different character though. Lush and U-No-LX are really nice too.
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dalor
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2506 posts since 1 Dec, 2004, from Sydney, Australia

Postby dalor; Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:01 pm

pdxindy wrote:
dalor wrote:For sound design it still doesn't replace LuSH-101 with it's 8 layers. I own both and each have their place.


I can layer any synths I want in Live and save it as a preset. So any synth has 8 layers if I want it to.
Thats nice that you have a workaround.
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Guenon
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591 posts since 17 Jun, 2005

Postby Guenon; Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:05 pm

dalor wrote:
pdxindy wrote:
dalor wrote:For sound design it still doesn't replace LuSH-101 with it's 8 layers. I own both and each have their place.


I can layer any synths I want in Live and save it as a preset. So any synth has 8 layers if I want it to.
Thats nice that you have a workaround.


It's not a workaround, it's actually so convenient I usually prefer using it even if a synth itself has layers :P (and I can also layer different synths/effects within the same structure, defining control macros and velocity splits etc, and simply drag the whole thing into my library to be reused somewhere else in an instant, that sort of thing).
pdxindy
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8872 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:52 pm

Guenon wrote:
dalor wrote:
pdxindy wrote:
dalor wrote:For sound design it still doesn't replace LuSH-101 with it's 8 layers. I own both and each have their place.


I can layer any synths I want in Live and save it as a preset. So any synth has 8 layers if I want it to.
Thats nice that you have a workaround.


It's not a workaround, it's actually so convenient I usually prefer using it even if a synth itself has layers :P (and I can also layer different synths/effects within the same structure, defining control macros and velocity splits etc, and simply drag the whole thing into my library to be reused somewhere else in an instant, that sort of thing).


Exactly...
TomTwohy
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180 posts since 12 Nov, 2012, from Northern California

Postby TomTwohy; Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:25 pm

Diva is next on my "Legit" list.

Sooo FAT and beefy.

Warm full Bass!!
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V0RT3X
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4343 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:30 pm

I sure would like to see a good arp in DIVA. Even something like Podolski has would be awesome!
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Urs
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17357 posts since 7 Aug, 2002, from Berlin

Postby Urs; Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:07 pm

V0RT3X wrote:I sure would like to see a good arp in DIVA. Even something like Podolski has would be awesome!

We expect a reasonably powerful arpeggiator in April (Musikmesse). We also hope to have some other stuff till then (well, depends on how many issues are still found within the current public beta testing)
pdxindy
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8872 posts since 2 Feb, 2005, from in the wilds

Postby pdxindy; Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:10 pm

V0RT3X wrote:I sure would like to see a good arp in DIVA. Even something like Podolski has would be awesome!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94kc7KLxqUM
V0RT3X
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4343 posts since 3 Jul, 2012

Postby V0RT3X; Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:17 pm

pdxindy wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:I sure would like to see a good arp in DIVA. Even something like Podolski has would be awesome!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94kc7KLxqUM



Thats ACE! *Pun Intended*

I don't normally use arps that much, but I am starting to really like them for modulation sources!

I am going to be re-buying all U-HE stuff back soon enough <3
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