Which emulation to buy?

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KVRist
195 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:24 am

Hi
Got myself some extra cash the other day. Before letting it all disappear into the daily budget, I decided to buy a little extra emulation synth to our Reason 11 arsenal. Precision is not a must, but a nice old school analog flavor is, not too harsh and not too dull either. I have been away from software for several years, so I cannot keep up with the releases. Arturia stuff has never really turned me on and still does not, but I have demo'd Uhe Diva, the Uhe Repros and G-force OB-E. So far, I am pretty impressed with the Repros. Are there any other emulations you think I should try before hitting the buy icon?

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addled muppet weed
77627 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:27 am

obsession or the legend? from synapse.
both get a lot of good things said

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KVRAF
29660 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:33 am

i would say check out ImpOSCar2 & Oddity from GForce as well as Cherry Audio Eight Voice and KORG's ARP Odyssey.

KVRAF
28092 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:41 am

Apart from the ones mentioned, check out NI Monark as well. And Brainworx bx_oberhausen. TAL-J-8 is nice as well.
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addled muppet weed
77627 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:33 am
i would say check out ImpOSCar2 & Oddity from GForce as well as Cherry Audio Eight Voice and KORG's ARP Odyssey.
tbh, if i was using reason, id stick with its synths, and add gforce mtron.
as im not sure reason has that covered, synths it does. (imo)

KVRAF
28092 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:16 am

vurt wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am
synths it does. (imo)
Just my opinion as well, but, I don't think it does those very good. I mean... there's a lot better stuff in VST. I'm sure you can work with the synths in Reason, but, I'd feel very limited with those.

Pretty sure it was quite an eye opener for many Reason users, when it opened up for VST.
Last edited by chk071 on Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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KVRAF
12695 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:17 am

I don't know how much it's improved, but, I found that Reason does not play well with CPU hungry VSTs. The Arturia stuff is probably fine, but I didn't like using Uhe synths inside of Reason natively. This was even with a fairly powerful CPU.

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addled muppet weed
77627 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:18 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:16 am
vurt wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:12 am
synths it does. (imo)
Just my opinion as well, but, I don't think it does those very good. I mean... there's a lot better stuff in VST. I'm sure you can work with the synths in Reason, but, I'd feel very limited with those.
well there must be a reason (ha!) neither of us uses it... ;)

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KVRist

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195 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:01 pm

Reason 11 runs my VSTis as good as Logic Pro X on my mac, so no worries there.
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KVRAF
2765 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:45 pm

u he repro and TAL j8 are probably my two favourite analog emulations if you're looking to emulate a specific analog synth as close to 1:1 as possible - obsession might be in that boat too but I haven't demo'd it.

Diva is really good for emulating a small slew of vintage synths and hybrids thereof.

ACE is it's own beast (not emulating any one particular analog synth) but definitely can do vintage analog well.

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Suspended
4029 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:51 pm

If you don't want a specific emulation but rather a verry good analogue sounding vsti , go TAlmod
If you wan't a specific ( old skool roland ) emulation , Go Tal
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KVRist
420 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:52 pm

+1 for Diva. I especially like the Volta skin for it. Diva just sounds incredible. I like it best of all the emulations because you aren't just getting one synth, they all sound amazing.

KVRist
409 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:42 pm

Yeah, ACE maybe isn't an emulation, but really really cool. Other then that? Roland Cloud. :tu:

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KVRist

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195 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:54 pm

Got ACE already since forever and it is cool, but the repros go somewhat further to get that old school flavor. And sorry guys/gals, U-he and owners, but Diva ain’t it for me. Hard to explain, but soundwise and UI, we just don’t click. Love my ACE though.

Just demo’d Legend and obsession: Lovely VAs with smooth, rounded sound, but in my headphones, the Repros sound more authentic.
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KVRist
409 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:59 pm

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