EvilDragon wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:53 am
A 10 years old YT video which has super low bitrate MP3 that was then again transcoded to Opus... Not really a valid comparison with never videos.
But sure, the filter is different - it's closer to the filter used in actual PPG Wave 2.3 (which used SSM 2040). But this doesn't really change the amount of dirt created by the oscillators as much as you think.
chk071 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:44 am
I also sounds much more lo-fi (i.e. as if someone applied a high cut)
That's the old 96kbps MP3 encoding! Gets a steep rolloff at 16 kHz that's NOT there on the synth.
There's plenty of top end on a MWI, enough to be icepicky if you open the filter all the way up.
I think you ordered a M, right? If you have the time, it'd be interesting to hear some comparisons. I still stand by my point. What you say about MP3 encoding doesn't make much sense either, as it applies to all synths, not just the old ones.
And, I don't think Youtube audio really cuts at 16 kHz in general either. They have different quality levels, for both video and audio.
Even Komplexer sounds much less bright than Largo and Blofeld, and, those synths are merely 2 or 3 years apart from each other.
Factually, the M should sound more hi-fi anyway. DAC's, 1989 tech vs. 2021 tech, DSP's, 1989 tech vs. 2021 tech, software, 1989 tech vs. 2021 tech, hardware, 1989 vs. 2021 tech... not sure why we're even discussing this.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.