Synapse Audio OBSESSION is now available!

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HTT
KVRist
116 posts since 14 Jul, 2019

Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:10 pm

Thanks

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zerocrossing
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10370 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:08 pm

Banquet wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:50 pm
I've found myself falling in love with the sounds of the OB6. This video is an example of the sound I love...
I'm considering selling my Peak and Arp Odyssey to fund a purchase of the OB6 but wondered if anyone who uses Obsession thinks it's possible to get this kind of sound from that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNA5PSOlV7U
The OB-6 is based on a discreet SEM filter and the OB-Xa has a different design based in a Curtis chip, so even though they’re by the same designer, the OB-6 has more in common with a SEM 8 voice than an OB-Xa. bx_oberhausen is probably going to get you closer to the sound of an OB-6 than Obsession will. That said, the OB-6 doesn’t sound like a vintage SEM all that much anyway.

The moral of my story is, if you’re head over heels in love with a synth, you should get that synth. I’ve got a Prophet 6, so you might think that either I wouldn’t be interested in Repro or Repro would replace it, but it doesn’t. The hardware has a sort of haze to the sound. I’ve heard it called “smudge” or “blur.” The Repro sounds more focused and a bit more polite, you can hear the distortion alias a bit. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing bit of software (as are Obesssion and bx_oberhausen) but there’s just a bit of vibe that I think the modern Sequentials have that make them worth the money. I also have a Peak and kind of an Odyssey (Odyssey filter in an ATC-X) I think you might miss those too.

Definitely get Obsession though. One thing that I won’t do is sink a lot of money into a vintage synth. I’m not really interested in having to maintain them, and they miss basic things that I can’d do without, like velocity, aftertouch, etc. Get bx_oberhausen too, when it’s on sale. They’ll tide you over until you save for the OB-6, and still prove useful for the things they do that the OB-6 won’t.
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XorXisT
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317 posts since 20 Jun, 2005

Post Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:05 am

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canadian_moose
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84 posts since 14 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:13 am

Just to go back to the browser discussion, I will add my 2 cents worth.

Whilst I don’t hate the synapse patch browser on legend and obsession I have to say that I would much prefer if they used a similar system to the Uhe synths. Now those have a really good system imho.

So whilst it’s not a deal breaker on the synapse items I would be a lot happier with a system like the Uhe one.

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HTT
KVRist
116 posts since 14 Jul, 2019

Post Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:46 am

Demo or no demo time @millersam's demo was enough. Thanks (The video demo was not convincing). I purchased OBsession.

raven86
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56 posts since 6 Aug, 2020

Post Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:34 am

when is it Synapse have sales in a calendar year? anything around Black Friday?

I love my Legend and I'd love to get this too, corona just did some quality jujitsu to my wallet this year.

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4damind
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5083 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:57 am

A test of a German online magazine with some of the Oberheim emulations and also Obsession..
(they prefer Arturia OB-Xa V).

Amazona.de

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vitocorleone123
KVRian
775 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:14 am

4damind wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:57 am
A test of a German online magazine with some of the Oberheim emulations and also Obsession..
(they prefer Arturia OB-Xa V).

Amazona.de

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Amazon.de Translated
I stopped reading when it said, "The top dog of plug-in emulation for vintage synthesizers..." is Arturia, as I've never known anyone that knows the market that thought that. If I wanted biased information, I can read my own posts or anyone else's here or on the other forums. :party:

EDIT: I've been informed there's a likely translation issue, in which case the above statement I made is clearly biased. And wrong.
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kmonkey
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4107 posts since 17 Aug, 2004

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:23 am

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:14 am

I stopped reading when it said, "The top dog of plug-in emulation for vintage synthesizers..." is Arturia, as I've never known anyone that knows the market that thought that. If I wanted biased information, I can read my own posts or anyone else's here or on the other forums. :party:
I am sure they are crying because you stopped reading their article.

However explain me your logic. Just because OP at amazona.de doesn't have same opinion as you - you are making a fun out of him. I mean it's one thing making a fool of forum members (i guess we are here for that bit of fun) but it's quite different story to piss on some article creator.

Pardon me for not believing that thread replies are of some value like articles on well known websites. I am not saying he's right (i think Arturia version can't hold cigar to Synapse) however different angles are welcomed.

I am tube amp.

vitocorleone123
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775 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:25 am

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ariston
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3722 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:41 am

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:14 am
4damind wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:57 am
A test of a German online magazine with some of the Oberheim emulations and also Obsession..
(they prefer Arturia OB-Xa V).

Amazona.de

Translated page by Google:
Amazon.de Translated
I stopped reading when it said, "The top dog of plug-in emulation for vintage synthesizers..." is Arturia, as I've never known anyone that knows the market that thought that. If I wanted biased information, I can read my own posts or anyone else's here or on the other forums. :party:
To be fair, the German expression "Platzhirsch" does not necessarily imply that they are "the best". The author was mainly referring to the fact that Arturia have done more software emulations than any other company.

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e-crooner
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2217 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:50 am

The audio examples are a joke, they didn't even try to remotely match the patches. And the distortion certainly didn't come from the plugins.
I think it is fair to say that the Amazona review is useless.

v1o
KVRAF
2356 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:54 am

I don't see the original anywhere in that comparison?
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

chk071
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25485 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:56 am

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:14 am
4damind wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:57 am
A test of a German online magazine with some of the Oberheim emulations and also Obsession..
(they prefer Arturia OB-Xa V).

Amazona.de

Translated page by Google:
Amazon.de Translated
I stopped reading when it said, "The top dog of plug-in emulation for vintage synthesizers..." is Arturia, as I've never known anyone that knows the market that thought that. If I wanted biased information, I can read my own posts or anyone else's here or on the other forums. :party:
Don't worry, you won't miss anything. Amazona.de is horrible.
Plugins and a DAW. On a operating system. Which runs on a computer.

vitocorleone123
KVRian
775 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:01 am

ariston wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:41 am
vitocorleone123 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:14 am
4damind wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:57 am
A test of a German online magazine with some of the Oberheim emulations and also Obsession..
(they prefer Arturia OB-Xa V).

Amazona.de

Translated page by Google:
Amazon.de Translated
I stopped reading when it said, "The top dog of plug-in emulation for vintage synthesizers..." is Arturia, as I've never known anyone that knows the market that thought that. If I wanted biased information, I can read my own posts or anyone else's here or on the other forums. :party:
To be fair, the German expression "Platzhirsch" does not necessarily imply that they are "the best". The author was mainly referring to the fact that Arturia have done more software emulations than any other company.
Thank you. I was wondering if there was an issue with translation.
I stand corrected.

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