Cherry Audio Releases GX-80 Synthesizer

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Chris-S
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2881 posts since 10 Nov, 2013 from Germany

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:53 am

JoeCat wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:50 pm I'd love to see a raw A/B between two CS-80s!
Seriously - I believe there are 20 trimmers on each of the voice cards, along with various other trimmers, so I suspect every CS-80 sounds vastly different.
I assume the tonal difference between two well tuned CS-80's is much less than the diffs between the emulations. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPujA5htuwg

Scotty
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2619 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:14 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:09 am Was using my Hydrasynth to play the GX-80 last night and it sounded epic, especially when I blended it with the hardware synth’s audio, but I found some weird default CC map in place that meant after touching the Hydra ribbon for the first time it affected the panning so when not touching the ribbon from then on all output was panned hard left.
Was late so I didn’t try remapping, but did anyone else have this?
I'll try it out today with my Hydrasynth.

Mike Martin
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:29 am

This is the demo I made using the built-in presets I also created.

Presets used:
Tears in Rain
Mr. V's Lead
Roy Batty's Revenge
A Voight-Kampff Test
Pulsar
Run with it
Conquest
Dreaming of Sheep
Lunar Landing

https://youtu.be/S48z1mdgmkI

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Uncle E
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13986 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:36 am

Mike Martin wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:29 am This is the demo I made using the built-in presets I also created.
That was a joy to listen to and watch. :)

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Sinisterbr
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761 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:39 am

Mike Martin wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:29 am This is the demo I made using the built-in presets I also created.

https://youtu.be/S48z1mdgmkI
Yeah, very nice. You really get into the ballpark of the original soundtrack. Congrats!

zzz00m
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:40 am

Grumbleweed wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:19 am I couldn't map the touch strip to my Kontakt midi controller as there is no midi learn for that feature (well I couldn't make it pop up).
I watched a video interview with Dan @Cherry and he explained that the only MIDI mapping to the virtual touch strip is via Pitch Bend. That was by design.

The only way to actually use the original touch strip feature on the GX-80 is either with a mouse or a touch-enabled screen.
Windows 10 and too many plugins

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WatchTheGuitar
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:59 am

Could explain why I got weird things happening when I tried using the real touch strip on my Hydrasynth.

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3580 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Looks like I'm going to have to breakout my CME Xkey 25 and set it up in polyphonic aftertouch mode, just to see what happens with the GX-80. The aftertouch is a bit sensitive on the Xkey with the chiclet-style keybed so I'm not expecting a lot. But it might be interesting...
Windows 10 and too many plugins

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Grumbleweed
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:13 pm

zzz00m wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:40 am
Grumbleweed wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:19 am I couldn't map the touch strip to my Kontakt midi controller as there is no midi learn for that feature (well I couldn't make it pop up).
I watched a video interview with Dan @Cherry and he explained that the only MIDI mapping to the virtual touch strip is via Pitch Bend. That was by design.

The only way to actually use the original touch strip feature on the GX-80 is either with a mouse or a touch-enabled screen.
Yeah I did post that I sussed out the problem. Turns out the other problem I have is Kontakt thing rather than the GX-80 (well Cherry Audio say their controller works OK with it) so that's that.
I'll just play with the white and black things that are closest to me when I'm sat at my music desk.

Grum.

ontol
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1145 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:50 pm

I guess the white noise on the demo is random, but there have been two times now in my 45 minutes or so of demo'ing that it lasted longer than 90 full seconds.

A little overkill IMO.

Enjoying it otherwise and if I do purchase will disappear.

zzz00m
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3580 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:23 pm

It took me less than 90 seconds with the demo to decide the GX-80 was a must-have here!!! I wasn't planning to bite since I already had the Arturia CS-80 V4, but was just curious...
Windows 10 and too many plugins

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Boy Wonder
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:04 pm

Mike Martin wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:29 am This is the demo I made using the built-in presets I also created.

Presets used:
Tears in Rain
Mr. V's Lead
Roy Batty's Revenge
A Voight-Kampff Test
Pulsar
Run with it
Conquest
Dreaming of Sheep
Lunar Landing

https://youtu.be/S48z1mdgmkI
Very nice track.
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:14 pm

Mike Martin wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:29 am This is the demo I made using the built-in presets I also created.

Presets used:
Tears in Rain
Mr. V's Lead
Roy Batty's Revenge
A Voight-Kampff Test
Pulsar
Run with it
Conquest
Dreaming of Sheep
Lunar Landing
Nice! I’ve listened to it several times.

loonytunes1423
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1 posts since 3 Dec, 2021

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:44 pm

Hi, asked same question on cherry forum but anyone know how the get this vibrato effect as heard at the end of the elp pirates intro? (GX-1) type sound.
I have the actual brass sound more or less but cannot figure this.
its at 1:34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--9SM3ZAaPE

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zerocrossing
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:07 pm

So, just to see what's what, I'm disappointed with this one. It's got that muted high end like old Arturia stuff used to have. Once second in and I could just hear that dull osc sound when you initialize the patch. Pass. I feel like Charlie Brown going to kick the football every time I demo a Cherry Audio plugin.
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