Steinberg RAST-A

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Reefius
KVRian
605 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:01 pm

Steinberg just released a new synth that runs in HALion (and also in the free HALion Sonic SE):

https://new.steinberg.net/rast-a/

I didn't expect much, but it actually sounds pretty good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDs0gaocsM

I just wished they released it as a VST synth without the need for HALion.

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waltercruz
KVRAF
1732 posts since 4 Dec, 2011 from Brasília, Brazil

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 pm

So... it's officially Oberheim season now? (Synapse is working on a Oberheim too, right?)

simmo75
KVRian
1300 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 pm

Nice!

BBFG#
KVRAF
5610 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:56 pm

One of their "Partner Series"?
I just went through the Sample Fuel demos as well.
And this seems equally as nice for what it does.
But for me right now it's superfluous as well.
So maybe they'll catch me during a "GAS; Collection Completion" binge.
For now though, I doubt it.

More interested in the doors it seems to be opening for future synths rather than the nostalgia-retro-emu markets.

Echoes in the Attic
KVRAF
6557 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:14 pm

Isn’t this just new graphics for their analog module?
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Tj Shredder
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2473 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

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Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 pm

Of course it is... If you learned that Halion programming (the hard part) you can do it yourself...
As if there isn't enough choice of old fashioned VA... at least its cheaper than BX-Oberhausen, but still not a bargain...

Reefius
KVRian
605 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:41 am

At least it's polyphonic :D

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
2473 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:48 am

only Hy-Mono isn't, but thats for free

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mgw38
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1534 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:57 am

BBFG# wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:56 pm
So maybe they'll catch me during a "GAS; Collection Completion" binge.
Yikes! I hate those. :borg:

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KVRAF
6557 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 am

No point comparing to an oberheim as it wouldn’t have been made to emulate it. It’s a stripped down retrologue basically. All their dsp based analog synths in hailing’s are just a new macro GUI for that engine.
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SmartCat
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67 posts since 24 May, 2017

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:00 am

Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 am
No point comparing to an oberheim as it wouldn’t have been made to emulate it. It’s a stripped down retrologue basically. All their dsp based analog synths in hailing’s are just a new macro GUI for that engine.
You can say the same about ANY Kontakt synth available.
The fact is, Rast-A sounds fantastic.

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KVRAF
6557 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 am

SmartCat wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:00 am
Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 am
No point comparing to an oberheim as it wouldn’t have been made to emulate it. It’s a stripped down retrologue basically. All their dsp based analog synths in hailing’s are just a new macro GUI for that engine.
You can say the same about ANY Kontakt synth available.
The fact is, Rast-A sounds fantastic.
No you can't, because Kontakt "synths" are sampled instruments. The synths in Halion (like Trium and Voltage) are the same synth as retrologue, with less functions showing on the custom macro GUI. I could be wrong about RAST-A though, maybe it's sample based. Does anyone know? At first I thought it was based on the analog synth module.
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waltercruz
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1732 posts since 4 Dec, 2011 from Brasília, Brazil

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:45 am

Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 am
I could be wrong about RAST-A though, maybe it's sample based. Does anyone know?
Disk space requirement is 48MB, so it doesn't seem to be sample based.

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BassMasterK
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132 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Portland, OR

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:24 am

Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 am
SmartCat wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:00 am
Echoes in the Attic wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 am
No point comparing to an oberheim as it wouldn’t have been made to emulate it. It’s a stripped down retrologue basically. All their dsp based analog synths in hailing’s are just a new macro GUI for that engine.
You can say the same about ANY Kontakt synth available.
The fact is, Rast-A sounds fantastic.
No you can't, because Kontakt "synths" are sampled instruments. The synths in Halion (like Trium and Voltage) are the same synth as retrologue, with less functions showing on the custom macro GUI. I could be wrong about RAST-A though, maybe it's sample based. Does anyone know? At first I thought it was based on the analog synth module.
I'm guessing he meant Reaktor.
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chk071
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19865 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Steinberg RAST-A

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:40 am

Is there a demo for this? Can't find it...

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