I haven't spent a lot of time with Pro Colorist, but I like it. In particular, I like the ease in which you can assign multiple performance parameters to the aftertouch then change the amount. The resonator-based timbre choices are refreshingly different. Of course, like the other KB synths, it doesn't have a bunch of presets to work with, though you can save presets, That keeps it from getting the highest marks; but to put it in perspective, it's a free synth. You get your money's worth regardless.
I've been an avid user of these superb synths for a long time.They sound fantastic from simple to rich complex, but smooth oscillators to the fantastic array of filters, ultra flexible envelopes and extensive modulation options.There are many versatile synths out nowadays but the unique KX modulation system provides anything from breathing life into the sounds with subtle oscillator pitch 'drift', to step sequencing, combined with years of tweaking the code, oversampling where most beneficial etc to achieve a smoothness and authentic analog sound . .More than anything the sounds (especially when the kx mod is introduced) are just so rich they layer and sit in a mix beautifully.While the earlier incarnations were a little heavy on the processor, these synths have been intensively polished and improved for many years so that despite their detail and complexity they run on minimal processor time, yet the already superb sound has just got better and better.Simply to my ears nothing competes.
Looks good, but is very broken. The editor will randomly overwrite patches on my blofeld with garbage, rendering it useless. The issue can be duplicated reliably, and I've sent detailed reproduction steps to support, but they refuse to respond or help. It's very frustrating and disappointing.
This has certainly become a mature highly-versatile feature-rich instrument. Unlike-and IMHO-most other contemporary brass sample libraries, there is no need to load multiple instruments-or instances of the same instrument - to access this amount of included articulations and additional features - usually far fewer - thereby eliminating the headache of unmatched sample levels, tones and timbres etc. The well laid out GUI makes accessing all features a breeze. Kudos to the team at CMusic Production. Their products just keep getting better - without massive price increases.