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tangerine
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104 posts since 13 Jul, 2003 from Sweden

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:39 am

Ibis

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:43 am

so now Korg, Akai and Novation all have the same synths out....

arbee
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234 posts since 26 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:58 am

Kriminal wrote:so now Korg, Akai and Novation all have the same synths out....


lol

CapnLockheed
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2195 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:58 am

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tehlord
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7672 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:59 am

Nice to see they've revived the unbelievably annoying 80s/90s multi button/screen editing options rather than the preferable knobs that there's plenty of room for :roll:
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philliptwenty
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133 posts since 21 Jan, 2005

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:05 am

Could this forum be more whiny and negative?


Anyways, from the description I can't really tell if it's the supernova engine or just based on the engine or what. I really loved the sounds of the original and, depending on the price, could be really interested in this. Liking the software editor.

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tehlord
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7672 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:07 am

philliptwenty wrote:Could this forum be more whiny and negative?



Yes, lots.

My point is valid, seeing as they're drawing heavily on their once fairly decent synth heritage, and then removing the best and most intuitive method of programming the synth.

Mac Hine
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231 posts since 24 Sep, 2004 from Finland

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:08 am

I hope they would offer an upgrade path :9

Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:17 am

tehlord wrote:Nice to see they've revived the unbelievably annoying 80s/90s multi button/screen editing options rather than the preferable knobs that there's plenty of room for :roll:


thats what the multipage software editor is for :hihi:

looks a bit gay to me, they dont have a great musical history so i imagine this will will fall into the same market as current fad synths...epic fail

BTW, why the sudden need for a crappy vocoder on these new mini synths?

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jupiter8
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9376 posts since 17 Sep, 2002 from Gothenburg Sweden

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:18 am

The touch encoders were kinda nifty but only 18 voices ? Didn't the SuperNova have like 30-50 ?

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thecontrolcentre
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23000 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:22 am

Nice to see a new synth from Novation ... altho' £499 seems a lot these days compared to some of the competition.

Patchen
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62 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Austin, Texas

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:23 am

I'm afraid I have to agree. To me, the whole point of having a hardware synth as opposed to a softsynth is the immediacy of control via real knobs/sliders. If a hardware synth forces me to use a software editor to gain full control I'd rather just chuck it and use a soft synth, especially if said hardware synth is digital anyway...

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tehlord
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7672 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:29 am

Kriminal wrote:
thats what the multipage software editor is for :hihi:



Oh right I see, so like, V-Station or something :lol:


edit - Oh hang on, I get it now.

V-Station ain't selling any more so they've bunged it in a spray painted SL and tripled it's price.


Genius! :D
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The Middle Man
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35 posts since 25 Feb, 2009

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:30 am

Looks to me like a poor man's gimpy Virus.

CANE CREEK
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1140 posts since 17 Nov, 2002 from Middlesbrough,UK

Post Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:55 am

Patchen wrote:I'm afraid I have to agree. To me, the whole point of having a hardware synth as opposed to a softsynth is the immediacy of control via real knobs/sliders. If a hardware synth forces me to use a software editor to gain full control I'd rather just chuck it and use a soft synth, especially if said hardware synth is digital anyway...


I agree

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