Teksonik wrote:EDIT: Ok I've reinstalled Ravity.....I'd forgotten how good it actually sounds.
I have this memory of Ravity being very middling in its sound quality, but that was before I experienced the M1, Proteus 2000, Dimension Pro, etc., with all but the M1 having major problems for me.
Now that I have, Ravity sounds really good to my ears. I do like it more than my M1.
Yesterday, I was making music like crazy with Ravity (and I did that years ago when I first bought Ravity too), and that's really how I judge a synth. I can say the M1 sounds "better", but a good synth is the one you want to make music with, and a great synth is one that doesn't give you any problems during the music creation process
If Luxonix releases another instrument in this same vain, they need to recreate the synth architecture of the JV2080
That is, 4 layers, each with its own ADSR, filter, filter envelope, etc. that can all be linked together or controlled separately.
My Roland had problems, but it sure was powerful.
Actually, Ravity was more powerful, with 4 layers that functioned like that, and 2 waveforms per layer. Ravity just sounded so good that you rarely needed to use more than 2 layers.
It really needs higher quality orchestral instruments that should be able to rival Roland's Orchestral I expansion (not hard to do now - I think Purity is almost there).
I say this because in order to keep being a jack of all trades, you have to sound as good as my Roland, because even Roland is considered kind of bad nowadays in light of things like Miroslav.
The sounds need to have more bass in general too.
A lot of romplers have SFX inside them, like my Roland has guitar fret noises and sounds that can be added to string sounds to emulate the noise of bowing, etc. The next synth needs that too, as those really help to make synths sound better and more realistic.
I heard their Toys in Wonderland soundset (there's a Youtube video of it) and I was amazed. I am so impressed by this company, and that's why I'm saying all this.
We've all been crying out for a software answer to the Rolands and Yamaha Motifs, and no one's been able to truly deliver. It comes down to usability more than sound quality (although sound quality is important and those synths are popular because they balance both), and if any company can do it, I think Luxonix can because they understand this better than anyone else.
As it stands, I think Purity has to be at least on par with the Korg Trinity, and judging from that GUI, that's what they were aiming for.
I have to apologize to KVR as a whole. I'm sorry for gushing.
I can't download those sounds right now, Teksonik, but I'll try later today.