Finally a VSTI with the fatness of the memorymoog. This is the analog synth vsti we've all been waiting for.
Not everyone likes the gui but for me its killer, I just love the vibe of those lucite knobs, and it feels like a vintage synth to program.
The sound capabilities, the QUALITY of the sound, are powerful in the extreme.
It sets a new standard for features in a vsti, with unsurpassed midi implementation beyond anything before, its uniquely suited for use with a midisax (wind synth) with its controller range scaling and luxurious choice of pitch bend modes and ranges.
The manual is quite good, and quite detailed. The presets are many and also quite good.
The customer support is the best.
The only VSTI synth that really compares is Reaktor, and i kinda see Reaktor as being more Arp-like and Pentagon 1 being more like a memorymoog or oberheim.
Perhaps the fattest sounding analog modeled vsti's available now are these new ones from rgc, and I consider this a favorite for use with midisax because of the very smooth mono legato it features and the very smooth filter response. If you look around you'll see very few vsti's have a truly smooth mono legato AND respond to pitch bend and you need that for midisax use, or any true mono lead synth.
RGC is not above working with a customer to get rid of bugs either, rene actually personally contacted me on a problem I was having, and that few if any others were, and fixed it literally overnight. That kind of service is literally the extra mile.
I bought Tau Pro but was very disappointed when I found it doesnt support pitch bend at all, despite the web site saying full midi.
Seems like a waste of time to implement midi if you are going to leave out huge parts of the spec like pitch bend.
I was assured that pitch bend was easy to add and would be added quickly.
That was about 3 months ago.
After complaining about it here I was suprised to get mail saying that a refund had been issued and i was to destroy all copies I had. Would've been nice to get an initial mail asking me if thats really what i want to do first..
...and yet after all that i'll probably buy it again once pitchbend is added, the tone of it is that good!