Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

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Halonmusic
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Post Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:27 pm

Then who would want one?
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exmatproton
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:14 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Then who would want one?
Me. But, i use repro5 instead. Kinda limited on space :hihi:

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Sinisterbr
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:27 am

Just a tip: Yes, I do think Super8 sounds rather flat, but if you turn the character knob up to max it does get a little more depth. Not as much as other great synths but hey, better than nothing, I guess

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exmatproton
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:01 am

I actually like the "flat/clean" sound. It only takes a couple of dials to 'juice' it up a bit. The filters character knob is quite nice. And the fm functions can enable nice and 'raw' sound possibilities. All in all, quite a nice little synth. Plus, it is completely open in Reaktor, so adding/changing (like the timing of the reverb tails) is possible, which is nice

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zerocrossing
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm
v1o wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:28 am
If that's what a real Prophet 5 sounds like I would never get along with it.
It is, in fact, exactly how a rev3 Prophet-5 sounds, because that's what u-he modeled (incidentally, also what NI Pro-53 was based on, too).
Sometimes I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. A developer makes a great emulation of a classic synth and there are still people who aren’t satisfied. :dog: I’ve put RePro up against several of my analogs, including a Prophet 6, and it totally holds its own on most sounds. The distortion aliases a bit on high notes, but for most cases it’s good.

Super 8 is great too, especially for the money. I used one of my credits and it was really cheap. It’s a different vibe, but really nice.
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Elektronisch
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:19 am

zerocrossing wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 am
EvilDragon wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm
v1o wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:28 am
If that's what a real Prophet 5 sounds like I would never get along with it.
It is, in fact, exactly how a rev3 Prophet-5 sounds, because that's what u-he modeled (incidentally, also what NI Pro-53 was based on, too).
Sometimes I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. A developer makes a great emulation of a classic synth and there are still people who aren’t satisfied. :dog: I’ve put RePro up against several of my analogs, including a Prophet 6, and it totally holds its own on most sounds. The distortion aliases a bit on high notes, but for most cases it’s good.

Super 8 is great too, especially for the money. I used one of my credits and it was really cheap. It’s a different vibe, but really nice.
Some people have just too much of free time to moan how not analogue and not convincing stuff can be.

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Sinisterbr
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:28 am

I think you're being a bit unfair here. Nobody is saying it doesn't sound analogue, or how much analogue it is. We're just discussing the sound itself, and how we perceive it. It happens I think it's kinda flat, and v1o agrees with me, that's all. Matter of taste, I guess we all still can have our own (and talk about it), can't we?

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Sinisterbr
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:33 am

exmatproton wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:01 am
I actually like the "flat/clean" sound. It only takes a couple of dials to 'juice' it up a bit. The filters character knob is quite nice. And the fm functions can enable nice and 'raw' sound possibilities. All in all, quite a nice little synth. Plus, it is completely open in Reaktor, so adding/changing (like the timing of the reverb tails) is possible, which is nice
Cool, I do think Super8 is great in a "support" role, putting it in the background of other synths. It has an energy of its own

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exmatproton
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Re: Super 8 - New polysynth by Native Instruments

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am

Sinisterbr wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:33 am
exmatproton wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:01 am
I actually like the "flat/clean" sound. It only takes a couple of dials to 'juice' it up a bit. The filters character knob is quite nice. And the fm functions can enable nice and 'raw' sound possibilities. All in all, quite a nice little synth. Plus, it is completely open in Reaktor, so adding/changing (like the timing of the reverb tails) is possible, which is nice
Cool, I do think Super8 is great in a "support" role, putting it in the background of other synths. It has an energy of its own
Actually, to my ears, it reminds me a bit of hive2 on clean settings. A little bit less harsh i guess, but i use this (super8) for main leads as well. I don't like the build in reverb though. So i changed it a bit

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