werp wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:25 am
I scored the Summit for $2850 AUD on Christmas Eve, a flash sale at $800 AUD the normal street price, not retail.
Where from? I mostly buy from StoreDJ these days, although occasionally I get tings from Sounds Easy, too.
The price for the Micromonsta 2 is utterly silly. I may buy one anyway...watching a one hour demo right now...It does add a different flavour I guess.
It certainly is and it probably does. It's so cheap you can pretty much buy it on spec.
LocalTrack19 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:00 am
Bigger keys are an advantage, although I have quite small hands.
I surprised myself at how easily I adapted to mini keys. I don't think my hands are particularly small but I find them easier than full-size keys for playing octaves and no worse for anything else. I don't even have a problem playing mini keys with one hand and full size keys with the other. My brain seemed to adapt almost instantly but I've not thought of myself as a keyboard player for a long time.
chk071 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:55 am
I don't think I ever really saw him bash a synth either. After all, it's a two-sided thing - he benefits from the industry, the industry benefits from reviews, and media attention.
The thing with reviewers, whether they be reviewing books, movies or synths, is that over time you get to know them and you learn to read between the lines. No, he doesn't publish negative reviews but you can often tell that he isn't a fan of something from the way he talks about it. That's the value of someone like Nick, he's done so many reviews that you can interpret what he says and make a judgement as to how it applies to you.
If you like the Mini-/Ultranova, hey... no point in discussing. I'm just saying that the old Nova's sound quite a bit better than it. Not sure what they did to the synth engine, but, it seems to me as if they did what everyone else does these days: Make it brighter, implement some better anti-aliasing filters, defuse the envelope behavior, and take the character out of the filters.
Here again, you are just rabbiting something you read, you have no first-hand knowledge of any of it, do you?
Search Youtube for some vids on the Nova, Supernova, or Supernova 2 synths. They sound warmer, have more "thump" and punch to them, and they also have a more pleasant filter resonance behavior, as far as I can tell.
No they don't, they sound 99% the same. Why on Earth would Novation do anything to make a new Nova synth sound worse than the old one? It's nonsense perpetuated by idiots who fear any kind of change.
Nothing there would sell me on that synth. If anything, it sounds more like a K-Station, which is fine, but it's not in the same league as Ultranova. Honestly, I don't know how you could listen to something as generic as that jam and get anything useful from it. This one, at least, sounds a bit like Ultranova and, like your video, you can hear that the sound is anything but warm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL8xOXnPXUU