Cherry Audio Releases PS-20 Polyphonic Synthesizer!

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KVRAF
2070 posts since 4 Dec, 2011 from Brasília, Brazil

Post Thu May 20, 2021 8:39 pm


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KVRian
1096 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Fri May 21, 2021 12:09 am

Hi-rez GUI would certainly help this synth, but the price! Really affordable price point so that's great. It sounds nice too. Well worth a demo.

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KVRist
366 posts since 27 Aug, 2020

Post Fri May 21, 2021 12:37 am

dbender wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 4:19 pm
So, what do people who have the Korg MS-20 think about this? Have you still bought this even though you’ve got the Korg, and if so, why?
Watch the latest episode from Sonic Talk. Ty Unwin says the plugin is a no-brainer because it is cheap, flexible and sounds good, but it doesn't really sound like an MS-20 in his estimation.

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KVRist
217 posts since 24 Oct, 2008

Post Fri May 21, 2021 2:21 am

got a ms-20, the korg plug in ms20 and the plugin PS20 (cherry audio), 3 different type of sound.i dont mean it s no good i mean it is a little bit different ;)
dark musician for dark lover.

KVRist
225 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Post Fri May 21, 2021 6:46 am

Well, I have original ms and also Korg VST. Downloaded the demo of ps20 and I’m sorry to say that it doesn’t sound even close.
Still for $20 bucks or so, it is a bargain for what it has on offer.
It has a character of its own.
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KVRist
181 posts since 2 Nov, 2017

Post Fri May 21, 2021 6:47 am

crickey13 wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:37 am
dbender wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 4:19 pm
So, what do people who have the Korg MS-20 think about this? Have you still bought this even though you’ve got the Korg, and if so, why?
Watch the latest episode from Sonic Talk. Ty Unwin says the plugin is a no-brainer because it is cheap, flexible and sounds good, but it doesn't really sound like an MS-20 in his estimation.
They also point out that many MS-20s sound different from one another ;)

KVRist
438 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Fri May 21, 2021 7:48 am

I think saying "doesn't sound even close" is not even close to a realistic description. Sounds REALLY close to me, but maybe not PERFECT. Not being "PERFECT" doesn't mean it is not even close, but I guess perspectives are subjective.
When comparing to a real one, they sound pretty close. Average music listeners would probably never notice any difference, meaning it's VERY close.
But that's my subjective perspective, respectively. :D

KVRist
438 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Fri May 21, 2021 7:51 am

how does it's sequencer thing operate?
Is there a quick idiot's guide? I have not cracked the manual... usually, I just play and figure things out, but I get nothing from this. Maybe I should deconstruct a preset?

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KVRist
266 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Fri May 21, 2021 8:39 am

Everything does exactly what it say on the knobs/buttons but it isn't normalled to anything. You'll have to go through the patch panel to use it.

KVRist
225 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Post Fri May 21, 2021 6:33 pm

Atlatnesiti wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 6:46 am
Well, I have original ms and also Korg VST. Downloaded the demo of ps20 and I’m sorry to say that it doesn’t sound even close.
Still for $20 bucks or so, it is a bargain for what it has on offer.
It has a character of its own. Bought it :)

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KVRist
181 posts since 2 Nov, 2017

Post Fri May 21, 2021 6:45 pm

The Starsky Carr video did a good job of showing the differences. He concentrated on the filter and I thought PS20 sounded comparable. The price certainly is right.

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KVRist
266 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Sat May 22, 2021 2:36 am

On the subject of the sequencer: it does not seem to work properly. No matter how it's gated, the first step sends the value of the last and no gate.

edit: Not true ; shame on me :oops: . I missed the "off"position on the value knob,thought that would be 0.0 V

KVRist
400 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Sat May 22, 2021 3:05 am

Anyone tested it against Full Bucket Korg emulations?

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KVRist
266 posts since 29 Nov, 2019

Post Sat May 22, 2021 2:16 pm

It's totally different from Full Bucket''s KORG sims. Those are very clean and consistent compared to PS-20, which has a rather more rough and dirty character.

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