best roland D-50 VST alternative

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layzer
KVRAF
5642 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:16 pm

fluffy_little_something wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Xpand2 is mature the way it is. Sure, synth-like editing is limited, but there is lots of content and with those 4 layers and few, but useful parameters one can easily build unique sounds.
If I got that right, it uses several types of synthesis, not just samples.

Just combined a few more or less random layers:

https://app.box.com/s/i1n3rm0hyv1k04oea2z6ixwes5fqt84q
here is the default RavityS patch "Fascination" i tweaked.It uses 4 layers as well,
difference to xpand? well listen to it. it weighs in at 42mb
compared to what for xpand2?? :hihi:
https://app.box.com/s/gkjcb7jb968ppty1hp7u2rs3z5rldz25
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm

Usually Korg has a sale around Christmas time cutting the price for their plugins in half.

I bought M1 one year and then Wavestation the next for $25 a piece. :)

rubez
KVRist
164 posts since 8 Jan, 2015

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:36 am

i got korg wavestation VST... extremely happy with it. i love the way it layers up to 8 presets, long evolving atmospheric sounds are what i wanted and this definitely delivers, very beautiful. i put an ableton compressor on it and it brings the sound to life and then playing with the system-8 hardware at the same time is a very nice combination, especially the JX-3P. this reminds me of JDXA which i like.

paid $50 for it and that seems very fair the VST conjures nostalgia on multiple levels. the mod wheel mapped perfectly to the S8 stick which was a nice surprise but no vector stick of course. might try and recreate that with a controller.

thank you :tu: :party:

Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Wusikstation is another one that can do sounds like that:
https://soundcloud.com/examigan/sounds-like-it

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fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12260 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:54 pm

Many such pads may sound nice on their own, but they are way too much for a musical context except maybe sci-fi soundtracks.

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22292 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:59 pm

... or boring new age.
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Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:10 pm

fluffy_little_something wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Many such pads may sound nice on their own, but they are way too much for a musical context except maybe sci-fi soundtracks.
I was just suggesting something as the topic said "best roland D-50 VST alternative".
How about someone else naming one?

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22292 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:17 pm

LinPlug CrX4
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Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:19 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:17 pm
LinPlug CrX4
Yes, that's a good one. :)

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22292 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:20 pm

:tu:
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layzer
KVRAF
5642 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:17 pm
LinPlug CrX4
:love: CRX4 :love:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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fluffy_little_something
KVRAF
12260 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:28 pm

Examigan wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:10 pm
fluffy_little_something wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Many such pads may sound nice on their own, but they are way too much for a musical context except maybe sci-fi soundtracks.
I was just suggesting something as the topic said "best roland D-50 VST alternative".
How about someone else naming one?
I was not referring to you. I simply made a general remark on such fancy layered sounds as I was listening to those audio files :wink:

Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:34 pm

I know they aren't anything like a D-50, but I imitated some of the sounds from the game "Defender" using CrX4. It's a very cool synth plugin. :)

Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: best roland D-50 VST alternative

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:39 pm

nvm

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