I won't attempt to address the samples vs. modeling debate here, as the responses here in the thread have already attempted to address that. Personal choice as always. These things are mostly designed for the player, and some of the presets are outstanding. I will admit that some are lame, and it's worth the time to audition and mark favorites. There is a limit to how many variations on the same preset that I can stand, LOL!SparkySpark wrote: ↑Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:25 pm
Thanks zzz00m for the vid. Quite inspiring actually! I still fail to see the point though, as they're sampling what can be modelled.
Another thing caught my attention: the names he uses, like "String box", are not the same as the individual instruments one buys at the IK site. Does this mean that the full version of Syntronik makes pleasing presets by combining the various synths? If so, what happens if I buy one of them in the group buy (and get the others for free)? I guess the whole concept puzzles me a bit.
In my opinion, Syntronik is all about is all about capturing the "sound" of the actual vintage gear, and not being an exact representation of a specific piece of gear. Erik Norlander, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Norlander the lead sound designer sampled many of these synths from well maintained synths in his own collection.
In addition to being loaded up with these "sound" presets, I think the aim of IK was to produce a ROMpler containing an archive of classic synth sounds. There were already other models out there, and they are not trying to be that.
To answer your question about "String Box", it is available here as an individual instrument, or as part of the whole collection: https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/s ... -stringbox
Not all of the Syntronik instruments are focused on just one synth model. Some of the instruments, such as String Box, are actually a "collection" of multiple sampled instruments.
From the IK website:
Syntronik’s String Box offers a collection of classic string machines including the Arp String Ensemble, Elka Rhapsody, Hohner String Performer, Roland RS-505 and RS-09. Manufactured from 1974-1981, the ARP String Ensemble uses divide-down organ technology to provide full polyphony.