Why do I seem to like free synths better ?

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KVRAF

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1693 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:52 am

BONES wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:52 am
chk071 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:53 am
You know... I don't think any violinist would argue about a $50 violin from Amazon sounding worse than a Stradivari. :shrug:
But who would be able to pick which it was being played by the 3rd violinist in an orchestral piece?
Stop being so logical and sensible, it confuses people :)

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KVRAF
4230 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:54 am

FapFilter wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 am
vurt wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:13 am
bob ross.
Yup, that's most likely the one i was referring to.
I was pretty young and my memory regarding names has always been dreadful, but this one rings a bell.

Most things i remember from his vids was something in the line of “a little touch here and there“ while making a few seemingly mundane hand moves, instantly resulting in some of the most jaw dropping awesome “shit“ :o
The name rings all kinda different bells for me ever since Utica did Bob Ross in snatch game with a head full of little plush squirrels for an afro,for reasons only Utica understood
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addled muppet weed
82411 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:56 am

what kind of orchestra has a player with a stradivarius in chair one and a 50 quid off amazon in 3rd?

and yes, i imagine you would hear the difference, unless you had cloth ears full of wax and fluff.

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KVRian
1463 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:03 am

Even if it were the seventh violin and you did not notice, then you'd be probably better at painting.

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KVRian
1294 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:06 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:56 am
what kind of orchestra has a player with a stradivarius in chair one and a 50 quid off amazon in 3rd?

and yes, i imagine you would hear the difference, unless you had cloth ears full of wax and fluff.
What orchestra? Today it's a laptop on a stage with Kontakt's Orchestra Library playing midi from a DAW. Why a concert venue and conductor would have to spend money and time on musicians, practice and instruments when nobody can hear a difference anyway.
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KVRAF
4230 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:07 am

The 8th violinist wants to know how a thread about free synths ended up in the orchestra pit
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KVRian
1294 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:08 am

melomood wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:07 am
The 8th violinist wants to know how a thread about free synths ended up in the orchestra pit
He or she can check it on the tablet he/she is using to play the virtual violin.
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KVRAF
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Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:13 am

Mental masturbation reading hour,here we go.....but first
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KVRian
1463 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:15 am

Ok, I understand how late it is, they do not match the violins I get from Synth1. But the Strads come close!

KVRAF

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1693 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:20 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:56 am
what kind of orchestra has a player with a stradivarius in chair one and a 50 quid off amazon in 3rd?

and yes, i imagine you would hear the difference, unless you had cloth ears full of wax and fluff.
Only the worlds top violinists get to play a genuine Stradivari violin, and they would almost certainly be solo violinist who have long graduated from sitting down with the rest of the orchestra.Judge for yourself the difference in this video of a $69 vs $10,000,000 Stradivarius Violin - Ray Chen..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd40IQaLAzE
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KVRist
411 posts since 6 May, 2006 from over there

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:21 am

dellboy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:32 am
kvotchin wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:47 am
Which ones do you like most?

As for me, I like some freeware, some cheap stuff, and some not to cheap. *shrug*
Mostly any free analogue emulations of real hardware. PG-8x - Dexed - Klv-64 - OB-Xd - JUN 21 - Synth 1 - oxevst - etc.

Any new suggestions to add are always welcome.
Klv-64 ? Is that something from Klevgrand?

KVRAF

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1693 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:25 am

satchnut wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:21 am
dellboy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:32 am
kvotchin wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:47 am
Which ones do you like most?

As for me, I like some freeware, some cheap stuff, and some not to cheap. *shrug*
Mostly any free analogue emulations of real hardware. PG-8x - Dexed - Klv-64 - OB-Xd - JUN 21 - Synth 1 - oxevst - etc.

Any new suggestions to add are always welcome.
Klv-64 ? Is that something from Klevgrand?
No its a great free emulation of a Kawai K1 module.

https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

KVRist
411 posts since 6 May, 2006 from over there

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:34 am

Oh, nice! I think I owned one of those back in the day.

KVRAF
29234 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:39 am

dellboy wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:52 am
BONES wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:52 am
chk071 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:53 am
You know... I don't think any violinist would argue about a $50 violin from Amazon sounding worse than a Stradivari. :shrug:
But who would be able to pick which it was being played by the 3rd violinist in an orchestral piece?
Stop being so logical and sensible, it confuses people :)
The unfortunate thing for that kind of argumentation is that noone, I mean, really, NOONE who plays professionally in an orchestra would play a $50 violin from Amazon. No matter if he/she plays it alone or not.

So, yeah, logical? Sensible? Not really. It's no fun and not inspiring to play on an instrument which is neither fun nor inspiring. That said, it's perfectly fine if Synth1 inspires you. There's not really any reason why the developer wouldn't charge money for it. That said, if I had the choice between Synth1 and Spire, I would buy Spire over Synth1, every day. Simply because I think it's the much better instrument. In any regard.

I just had to think of two people who visit a restaurant, and one gets served a 30 € per kilo steak, and the other one a steak from the discount store, and they both have nothing but praise for the quality of the steak. I wonder what the cook thinks about it.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRAF
4230 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:04 am

dellboy wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:25 am
satchnut wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:21 am
dellboy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:32 am
kvotchin wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:47 am
Which ones do you like most?

As for me, I like some freeware, some cheap stuff, and some not to cheap. *shrug*
Mostly any free analogue emulations of real hardware. PG-8x - Dexed - Klv-64 - OB-Xd - JUN 21 - Synth 1 - oxevst - etc.

Any new suggestions to add are always welcome.
Klv-64 ? Is that something from Klevgrand?
No its a great free emulation of a Kawai K1 module.

https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/
I snatched that up a while back. Nice pick
Has it been mentioned that Plex is version 2 & free now?
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