Any love for ANA2?

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nachenko
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329 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am
Is sonic academy A part of slate now? Does that mean its iLok protected?
Not as far as I know. As a sonic Academy customer, I'd probably have received a notification about that. It's just a distribution agreement.
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Digivolt
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Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:28 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am
Is sonic academy A part of slate now? Does that mean its iLok protected?
No they just licensed ANA 2 to be included in the Slate bundle

tony10000
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Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:43 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am
Is sonic academy A part of slate now? Does that mean its iLok protected?
No, I believe it was just a license deal. The Slate bundle is iLok protected so I would think that includes the Slate version of ANA2.

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nachenko
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Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:31 am

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 am
I quite liked ANA2, but, out of all "those type" of synths, I felt it tied for 3rd. I bought Hive 2 as it's oscillators, flexibility, and usability were the best for me. Hive was #1, followed by Dune 3, and then Spire and ANA2 tied - Spire sounded better overall, but ANA2 was more fun to use. I didn't want Serum, so call me crazy.
You're not crazy. As much as I appreciate Serum's quality, both for its sound and its interface, I find difficult to justify its price tag, considering that for roughly that price you can get heavy competitors such as Dune 3 or Hive 2, and for a little more, Zebra.
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Halonmusic
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3219 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:25 am

nachenko wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am
Is sonic academy A part of slate now? Does that mean its iLok protected?
Not as far as I know. As a sonic Academy customer, I'd probably have received a notification about that. It's just a distribution agreement.
tony10000 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:43 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am
Is sonic academy A part of slate now? Does that mean its iLok protected?
No, I believe it was just a license deal. The Slate bundle is iLok protected so I would think that includes the Slate version of ANA2.
Digivolt wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:28 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:07 am
Is sonic academy A part of slate now? Does that mean its iLok protected?
No they just licensed ANA 2 to be included in the Slate bundle
Thanks.
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reggie1979
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1895 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:32 am

Haven't played with it much since I'm not a very good synther.

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tehlord
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7913 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:47 am

I'm quite surprised the sampler oscillators aren't mentioned more. For me that was the one feature that took it from one of those capable 'all in one' synths that sound pretty good into an indispensible bread and butter powerhouse.

reggie1979
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1895 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:52 am

Hmmmmm. A quick run through shows beautiful sounds but can be quite hungry at times.

tony10000
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704 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:51 pm

nachenko wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:31 am
vitocorleone123 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 am
I quite liked ANA2, but, out of all "those type" of synths, I felt it tied for 3rd. I bought Hive 2 as it's oscillators, flexibility, and usability were the best for me. Hive was #1, followed by Dune 3, and then Spire and ANA2 tied - Spire sounded better overall, but ANA2 was more fun to use. I didn't want Serum, so call me crazy.
You're not crazy. As much as I appreciate Serum's quality, both for its sound and its interface, I find difficult to justify its price tag, considering that for roughly that price you can get heavy competitors such as Dune 3 or Hive 2, and for a little more, Zebra.
Serum is a great tool if you are into sound design. Check out Au5 and see what he can do with Serum by loading audio files into it and creating new sounds. It is also well supported and there have been no additional costs for upgrades since it was released.

replicant X
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218 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:33 am

ANA2
This synth is amazing.
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kingozrecords
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130 posts since 7 Apr, 2019

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:30 am

I tried the demo, and some of the sample based patches seem very restrictive tbh. But I liked it and it was a good experience. I liked the method of ascension for dealing with samples; but again, the sound is a bit raspy. Ana sounds better than most.

Good for future bass imo.

chili beans
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Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 am

I thought the title of this thread was "Any love for ANAL?". :hihi:

oonabe
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56 posts since 15 Dec, 2019

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:23 am

I discovered this synth quite recently and I'm in love with it. It has become my choice number one for synthwave stuff together with Serum and Spire and I use it also together with some other synths I own.

oonabe
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56 posts since 15 Dec, 2019

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:31 am

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 am
I quite liked ANA2, but, out of all "those type" of synths, I felt it tied for 3rd. I bought Hive 2 as it's oscillators, flexibility, and usability were the best for me. Hive was #1, followed by Dune 3, and then Spire and ANA2 tied - Spire sounded better overall, but ANA2 was more fun to use. I didn't want Serum, so call me crazy.

I certainly would not sell ANA2 if someone gave it to me, for example! :D
you're not crazy, is a matter of tastes, I own Serum, Spire and ANA2 and don't want Hive, but Dune3 :D

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4damind
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4917 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Any love for ANA2?

Post Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:44 am

I'm not so sure about Ana 2, I own Ana 1 and for the upgrade there is only a small discount of £15 (Ana 2 would cost me about 100€).
I had tested the demo but I was not so enthusiastic about it that I bought Ana2 right away.

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