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KVRAF
1948 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:13 pm

wonders what this offers over the Arturia SEM V....
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

KVRAF
8381 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:15 pm

werp wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:13 pm
wonders what this offers over the Arturia SEM V....
Eight voices that can be set to do completely independent settings under a single voice controller.

KVRist
134 posts since 31 May, 2017

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:20 pm

MitchK1989 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Being 2021 I really hope this has MPE and microtuning
Looks like it doesn't - and it is such a massive waste. There are open source tuning libraries from the surge synth team - how hard can that be to implement?

Control over harmony and pitch is such a basic f**king feature. It is not an academic niche.

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KVRAF
1948 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:21 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:15 pm
werp wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:13 pm
wonders what this offers over the Arturia SEM V....
Eight voices that can be set to do completely independent settings under a single voice controller.
lifted from the arturia sem v description
“ Your SEM V module basically has the power of 8 SEMs! Thanks to the ergonomic 8-Voice Programmer module, setting each SEM voice is much faster than on hardware...”
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

KVRAF
8381 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:42 pm

werp wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:15 pm
werp wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:13 pm
wonders what this offers over the Arturia SEM V....
Eight voices that can be set to do completely independent settings under a single voice controller.
lifted from the arturia sem v description
“ Your SEM V module basically has the power of 8 SEMs! Thanks to the ergonomic 8-Voice Programmer module, setting each SEM voice is much faster than on hardware...”
Did you watch the G-Force video from today on the unison patch? Try to replicate that on the SEM V.

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KVRAF
10091 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:48 pm

After spending the last hour on my bx_oberhausen, I can't wait for Tuesday to come.
Oberheim sound aesthetics really does things to me...

rsp
sound sculptist

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KVRAF
1948 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:51 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:42 pm
werp wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:15 pm
werp wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:13 pm
wonders what this offers over the Arturia SEM V....
Eight voices that can be set to do completely independent settings under a single voice controller.
lifted from the arturia sem v description
“ Your SEM V module basically has the power of 8 SEMs! Thanks to the ergonomic 8-Voice Programmer module, setting each SEM voice is much faster than on hardware...”
Did you watch the G-Force video from today on the unison patch? Try to replicate that on the SEM V.
I did watch all of it. I haven’t opened my copy of SEM V for quite a few years. The ‘paperwork’ does mention individual tuning of the voices and multi-timbrality. It also offers extras that the original modules didn’t contain.
Time will tell I guess. No doubt youtube will be hosting some comparison videos. Sooner rather than later I expect Mr Evil Twin :-)
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

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KVRist
284 posts since 29 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:56 pm

It looks like the 8 Voice Programmer in the Arturia is more of an arpeggiator thing? Never used it but it doesn't look much like the GForce implementation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7BmpJIMcl0

KVRAF
8381 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:57 pm

SEM V takes one SEM module and makes a polysynth module out of it. The OB-E (8-Voice) is 8 individual SEM modules. It would be like running 8 mono instances of SEM one through some kind of polyphonic software to route the voices. Just a different deal, different synth.

I look forward to demoing Tuesday. Should be a nice fun toy to play with.

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KVRAF
1948 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:03 pm

Maybe I’ll fire the Arturia version up...
Looking at the full 8 voices on one screen might possibly do my head in. My problem with the GeForce version is probably visual information overload...Could explain my current preference for hardware over software.
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

KVRAF
3003 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:31 pm

Shaetano wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:11 pm
No, there’s nothing sus here. Briefcasemanx is wanting to use a perfectly legitimate discount that he’s entitled too. It is wholly separate to the £30 coupon sent to subscribers this week.
Is there an introductory price?

KVRAF
1683 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:29 pm

JoeCat wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 pm
Yeah I didn't watch the whole video initially, and thought "wow - the OB8 really did sound awesome".

So uh, crap. GAS. And i've been promising myself the Odyssey cause the hardware version's a bit unwieldy, space-wise....
Just FYI, the video (and emulation) is about the Oberheim Eight Voice. The OB-8 is a completely different synth.
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KVRer
19 posts since 10 Sep, 2013

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:32 pm

simmo75 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:31 pm
Is there an introductory price?
There will be.

KVRAF
3003 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:53 pm

Shaetano wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:32 pm
simmo75 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:31 pm
Is there an introductory price?
There will be.
Thanks.

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KVRAF
5511 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:07 am

trackbout wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:56 pm
It looks like the 8 Voice Programmer in the Arturia is more of an arpeggiator thing? Never used it but it doesn't look much like the GForce implementation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7BmpJIMcl0
This video shows an iSEM for iPads. SEM V is for real computers...
The Arturia is theoretically limited in that regard, as it can modify only up to 6 parameters of each voice. In the advanced settings is an 8 voice programmer to do that. Practically that is sufficient. In terms of UI I even prefer that, as you can program the variations of all 8 in one place...
I also setup my bx_oberhausen in Bitwig for 8-voice SEM MPE joy. Works like charm, but eats significant CPU (8 instances in an instrument selector...) Lets see how that GForce compares... Will it support MPE...?
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