I think this sounds too good to be a close emulation of a Poly800, which never sounded good at all. The problem with it is that they have slavishly copied the original's UI and it really doesn't work here. You can't see the value of anything until you hover your cursor over it and there is simply not enough contrast between the background and the markings to comfortably read any of the parameters. Overall, the GUI is way too large, too, even at it's minimum scaling.
Overall it's an interesting exercise in showing why slavish emulations of old hardware is a bad idea. Some of FBM's other synths are absolute crackers, like Mono/Fury, but this one is way wide of the mark, I'm afraid. Some years ago Synapse made another Poly800 clone and I think they did a better job than FBM have done here. If you can find a copy of that for sale somewhere, it's a better bet, I reckon.
- Sounds nice enough, better than I remember a Poly800 ever sounding.
- Can't argue with the price.
- GUI too big at minimum size.
- Slavish copying of original UI hampers usability.
4 stars for even creating this beast. The most hated/ignored synth on the planet. It sound way better than I remember, but it lacks the constant noise, distortion and whining...no just kidding. Great work.
5 stars if you add a way to import real poly800 patches.
Amazing work!Thanks for this lovely POLY800 synth, sounds fantastic and has a great vibe. Feed it through Kazrog, QClone, Nebula, Acqua etc. Inspiring, useful, and the Filter is n i c e ! Also perfect: works flawless on Catalina.
Another great synth by Fullbucket. Sounds good and looks good. And don't forget, it's made in C++. I wish the gui's of the FB synths were scalable but that is the only point I would change. Addendum: Found out the gui IS scalable, my fault! :-).
Until now all Full Bucket Music plugins have worked extremely efficiently and flawlessly. I'm using linux and the reaper DAW through WiNE. Fury800 is the first VST that doesn't work - the GPU accelerated version at all and LICE does not display the interface elements correctly (and VST window size too). When I saw that this plugin appeared on KVR with the option of changing the size, I was extremely happy. Meanwhile, it is the first VST that is not suitable for use in my environment. Nevertheless, thank you for the whole set of great vst's. The above only informs that something has changed in GUI development, which stopped the possibility of using this plugin in my OS.. I suspect that every new plugin will also have the same problem. All the best.