24 Synth Supersaw Comparison

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KVRAF
29522 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:14 am

pixel85 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:56 pm
If I remember correctly, Virus has 96k SR so it can avoid (most of) aliasing.
Where did you read that? The internet says it can run at 44.1 and 48 kHz, and there are mentions everywhere that it does alias quite a bit (not a bad thing).
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KVRAF
29522 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:15 am

recursive one wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:43 am
AnX wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:24 am
IIRC, D3 has a specific osc detune mode that emulates the jp8000 supersaw.... bit fuzzy on the details, and may be wrong....
I think it was Swarm.
I indeed prefer it to other detune modes when it comes to making the classic oldschool "tarnce" stuff.
Yeah. Sounds best on Spire as well (when you move the density parameter to the far right, the detuning acts like on the JP-8k as well).
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KVRian

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1404 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:24 am

AnX wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:24 am
Biome_Digital wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:51 am
Norqa wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:42 am
AnX wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 am


He used D3 (has the same modes)
Yeah that is true Anx.
But none of the modes could be explored in such a simple test.
That's right, I did mention something about that on the page too. I think it was DUNE 3 linear mode used here. Btw, I personally thought Dune's detune sounded very smooth. I bet it does a great SUPERSTRING?! :hihi:
IIRC, D3 has a specific osc detune mode that emulates the jp8000 supersaw.... bit fuzzy on the details, and may be wrong....
Well that's very interesting. :tu:

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KVRian
1317 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:40 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:14 am
pixel85 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:56 pm
If I remember correctly, Virus has 96k SR so it can avoid (most of) aliasing.
Where did you read that? The internet says it can run at 44.1 and 48 kHz, and there are mentions everywhere that it does alias quite a bit (not a bad thing).
It was ages ago. Highly likely it's Nord Lead (2 or 3) that has 96kHz and I just remember it wrong.
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

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KVRAF
6649 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am

So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
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KVRian

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Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:13 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am
So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
It's a good question, but I am only familiar with what you've already mentioned.

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KVRAF
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Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:33 am

Biome_Digital wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:13 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am
So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
It's a good question, but I am only familiar with what you've already mentioned.
yeah me aswell :)
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KVRian
1176 posts since 29 Sep, 2003 from Karlshamn, Sweden

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:57 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am
So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
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KVRAF
6649 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:58 am

steffensen wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:57 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am
So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
Korg MS2000.
Thanks :)
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KVRist
195 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:00 am

Not sure about the K-Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3GEKpHEiSs
A wide range of sounds but sounds a bit weedy, could be weak effects?
A bit phasey for clear Supersaws.

KVRian
1176 posts since 29 Sep, 2003 from Karlshamn, Sweden

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:01 am

Halonmusic wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:58 am
steffensen wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:57 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am
So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
Korg MS2000.
Thanks :)
Added one more i remembered. I was solely a Nord lead guy myself. :)

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KVRAF
6649 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:02 am

steffensen wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:01 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:58 am
steffensen wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:57 am
Halonmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:55 am
So the JP8000/8080, Nord Lead 1-2 and the Virus were the synthesizers back then for supersaw/hypersaws but were there other synths that was just as popular aswell? V-Station (K-Station) is a favorite of mine. Sure it doesnt have a 'supersaw/hypersaw' osc but it soes have unison and with 3 oscillators aswell as chorus it can do great trance-y sounds, but what else? Just curious here :)
Korg MS2000.
Thanks :)
Added one more i remembered. I was solely a Nord lead guy myself. :)
:tu:
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KVRian

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Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:28 am

Norqa wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:00 am
Not sure about the K-Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3GEKpHEiSs
A wide range of sounds but sounds a bit weedy, could be weak effects?
A bit phasey for clear Supersaws.
I actually had one of these years ago. Does sound a bit weedy doesn't it. :lol:

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KVRAF
6649 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:34 am

i like it a lot :) although i only have the vst version. Not shure how different they sound
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KVRian
1176 posts since 29 Sep, 2003 from Karlshamn, Sweden

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:44 am

The HW-version sounded really good i remember.

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