Rob Papen - Impressions

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alexbaroni
KVRer
25 posts since 3 Mar, 2019

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am

Hi. I´m looking to buy Rob Papen eXplorer6 (all products with special price). I have almost all most famous VSTi on the market (Ominisphere, All U-he, NI Komplete 12 Special Edition, All Arturia plug-ins, and much more,,,).

I like to explore all products from the market. Rob Papen seems to be outdated for me, so I left it for the end to check.

Any experience here?
Thank you
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Steve Bolivar
KVRian
611 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:18 am

I'm not saying this is better or not than Papen eXplorer6 but it is another different option that's also on sale from a solid developer. AAS Modeling Collection for $249.
https://www.applied-acoustics.com/products/

I do have his RP-Delay and A-Mod which are very nice, but no instruments. I do have all the AAS stuff which I think is awesome.
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dune_rave
KVRAF
1511 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:35 am

sometimes less plugin is better, but if youre a real collector, you must own RP products.
i have owned them for a long time.

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hivkorn
KVRAF
3240 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:41 am

Get phase plant, avenger and spire...sad but RP is outdated...

simmo75
KVRAF
1798 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:45 am

alexbaroni wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am
Hi. I´m looking to buy Rob Popen eXplorer6 (all products with special price). I have almost all most famous VSTi on the market (Ominisphere, All U-he, NI Komplete 12 Special Edition, All Arturia plug-ins, and much more,,,).

I like to explore all products from the market. Rob Popen seems to be outdated for me, so I left it for the end to check.

Any experience here?
Thank you
I might sell you mine if you’re serious, pm me :)

Stefken
KVRAF
1858 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 am

hivkorn wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:41 am
Get phase plant, avenger and spire...sad but RP is outdated...
Ridiculous. He just released Punch 2, which is pretty much the only drum solution that has extensive support for both samples and synthesis. It has polyrythm, 8 out, 8 parts of 4 channels each, extensive sample library/presets and you can also use your own samples. You call this outdated?
And buying Explorer 6 will get you about 4 extra instruments yet to be released.

Rob's instruments also feature an extensive range with even idiosyncratic instruments dedicated to hardstyle beats or guitar licks.

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20867 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:09 am

Serpent? Dated. Harpsichord? Dated. Viola da gamba? Dated. Ophicleide? Dated.

Rob Papen instruments (and effects) — still going strong. I wouldn't want to be without them.

Applied Acoustics' plug-ins are superb too, though very different.

Martkorg
KVRist
60 posts since 6 Oct, 2018

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:12 am

I only have Blue2 by Rob Papen but it's superb

D-Fusion
KVRAF
3507 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:37 am

Blue 2, Punch 2, .B.I.T are excellent instruments.
Predator is also great and works as a vocoder too :yu:

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plexuss
KVRAF
3598 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:43 am

hivkorn wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:41 am
Get phase plant, avenger and spire...sad but RP is outdated...
Outdated in what way? I have the RP bundle and it's great. The synths sound excellent and there is a lot to choose from. Many have been updated with scalable UIs and there are some new synths. I think they release at least a synth and effect every year. They are top tier as far as I am concerned, in the same class as U-he but a little more out-of-the-box. And the effects are really good too with some unique approaches.
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layzer
KVRAF
6711 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:06 am

Mary Poppins Plugins are much better they do sound dated from the 60's but they are freeware :idea:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

chk071
KVRAF
22749 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:09 am

Popen!

mrsugmad
KVRist
186 posts since 30 Nov, 2007

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:12 am

Two collections if I were stranded on an island:
Rob Papen
Spectrasonics

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vurt
addled muppet weed
58783 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:15 am

i can do the walk but the voice is tricky.

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hivkorn
KVRAF
3240 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Rob Popen - Impressions

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 am

plexuss wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:43 am
hivkorn wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:41 am
Get phase plant, avenger and spire...sad but RP is outdated...
Outdated in what way? I have the RP bundle and it's great. The synths sound excellent and there is a lot to choose from. Many have been updated with scalable UIs and there are some new synths. I think they release at least a synth and effect every year. They are top tier as far as I am concerned, in the same class as U-he but a little more out-of-the-box. And the effects are really good too with some unique approaches.
i forget to say , only my opinion .... :wink:

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