Arturia Jup-8 V4

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KVRist
192 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:32 pm

chk071 wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:56 am
The Arturia sounds a bit brighter in general (at least from what I hear), so, they're a tad different in overall character.
Do note the "VCO" knob under the "calibration" section on the TAL. Turning this knob up will brighten up the entire synth.

KVRist
312 posts since 10 Mar, 2005

Post Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:02 pm

what u have to have v8 to get jup v4 i am done with arturia that is shameless considering v7 plugins still have bugs. I also bought spark le big mistake good idea ruined by buggy vst which took years to fix even then it still is buggy

KVRAF
3189 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:59 am

boombaxx wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:02 pm
what u have to have v8 to get jup v4
No, you don't.
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KVRist
321 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:23 am

I've gotten like 8 new synths (including the 4 new ones in v-collection 8) in the past month due to all the sales so I haven't had nearly enough time with them but both the Arturia and the TAL are great.

If you don't have v-collection I definitely wouldnt spend $200 on the Arturia a la cart. If you have V-collection you'll probably be completely fine with the Arturia over the TAL. They both are awesome when you make your own sounds, but I think for stock presets I like the TALs better.

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KVRian
1058 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:06 am

I really like the new version of Arturia's synth. The GUI is great now. The sound is very nice too, big, bright, and open sounding. Really nice!

KVRist
312 posts since 10 Mar, 2005

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:59 am

Sounds like pay to win like computer games. New armour and a better sword thats why i have always been a fan of xils no next years slightly better edition. For the cheap price of, if it was cheap it,s not.

KVRist
241 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:41 pm

Jkist wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Do note the "VCO" knob under the "calibration" section on the TAL. Turning this knob up will brighten up the entire synth.
Why would a VCO knob brighten anything? Did you mean VCF?
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KVRist
192 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:58 pm

Arashi wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:41 pm
Jkist wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Do note the "VCO" knob under the "calibration" section on the TAL. Turning this knob up will brighten up the entire synth.
Why would a VCO knob brighten anything? Did you mean VCF?
Nope, I said VCO. You are literally controlling the brightness of the VCO. It is labeled as VCO, but turning it upward brightens the overall character of the VCO.

KVRist
36 posts since 27 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:08 pm

I hate the fact that they removed its original presets

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KVRAF
3894 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:14 pm

Arashi wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:41 pm
Jkist wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Do note the "VCO" knob under the "calibration" section on the TAL. Turning this knob up will brighten up the entire synth.
Why would a VCO knob brighten anything? Did you mean VCF?
Hmmmm let me guess , what about accentuating /boosting higher harmonics
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KVRist
190 posts since 12 May, 2004

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:46 pm

Arashi wrote:
Why would a VCO knob brighten anything? Did you mean VCF?
There were two revisions of the original hardware unit. 12 bit and 14 bit. I believe the knob is supposed to emulate stepping through difference of the oscillators from 12 bit (duller) to 14 bit (brighter). That’s pretty much what it sounds like (and looks like on a scope) to me.
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KVRAF
1584 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:25 pm

Yes and no. If you compare the output of Arturia and TAL using a scope, you can see that TAL adds some harmonics to the wave form, though not as much as Arturia. The waveform shape is also changed.
gentleclockdivider wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Arashi wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:41 pm
Jkist wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Do note the "VCO" knob under the "calibration" section on the TAL. Turning this knob up will brighten up the entire synth.
Why would a VCO knob brighten anything? Did you mean VCF?
Hmmmm let me guess , what about accentuating /boosting higher harmonics

KVRist
241 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:34 pm

Jkist wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:58 pm
Nope, I said VCO. You are literally controlling the brightness of the VCO. It is labeled as VCO, but turning it upward brightens the overall character of the VCO.
How does it do that? The "character" of a VCO is the waveform it generates. A saw wave is already the "brightest" waveform (has the most harmonics).
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KVRist
241 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:36 pm

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Hmmmm let me guess , what about accentuating /boosting higher harmonics
By messing with the waveform? When did the Jupiter-8 become a phase modulation synth?
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KVRist
241 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:40 pm

Weasel-Boy wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:46 pm
There were two revisions of the original hardware unit. 12 bit and 14 bit. I believe the knob is supposed to emulate stepping through difference of the oscillators from 12 bit (duller) to 14 bit (brighter). That’s pretty much what it sounds like (and looks like on a scope) to me.
This is the first I've heard anything about the 12- vs. 14-bit Jupiter-8 having any difference in brightness. As far as I know, that change was made for tuning stability, and has no effect on anything else.
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