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  • Poly Evolver vs Zebra 2

    Regardless of money, which one would you buy based only in the quality of sound and sound design capability?
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    I'm only software now, but I'd go for the PE based solely on sounds. But that's just me.
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    • #3
      Zebra can do so much more.



      Case in point: http://esgalachoir.wix.com/corinneff





      This is pretty much impossible to do with an Evolver.
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      • #4
        I've listened to the demos of the poly evolver and I can't say I am won over by the sounds.



        Compare it to these demos of Zebra2





        Check out the dancepack demo here, most of the poly evolver demos are similar to this...



        http://www.u-he.com/cms/zebra2-patch-banks#NYC



        PadsHeaven...



        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZGnVbHdiz4



        Zebra2 is so flexible it can also simulate real orchestra sounds...



        https://soundcloud.com/#esgalachoir/...azes-all-zebra



        And finally don't forget the uprated Zebra2 HZ, a special version in collaboration with HanzZimmer



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        • #5
          Zebra would give most hardwaresynths a run for the money when it comes to sound quality and versatility-especially the new HZ version that includes the DIVA filters
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          • #6
            Apples and orangutans. The PE does some cool things with tuned feedback and audio-rate filter modulation, but it strikes me more as being a polysynth with benefits. Zebra, on the other hand, is a proper virtual modular, complete with mix-and-match sound generators and multiple filter types.



            ...I still want a Mono Evolver, though. That thing can produce some nice grunge.

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by shambler
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              I've listened to the demos of the poly evolver and I can't say I am won over by the sounds.[/url]




              But your avatar is of a zebra! In all seriousness, is zebra supposed to be a loose emulation? I don't see how these two really compare all that much.
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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Klaus
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                Apples and orangutans. The PE does some cool things with tuned feedback and audio-rate filter modulation, but it strikes me more as being a polysynth with benefits. Zebra, on the other hand, is a proper virtual modular, complete with mix-and-match sound generators and multiple filter types.



                ...I still want a Mono Evolver, though. That thing can produce some nice grunge.








                The MonoEvolver is quite a unique little mono synth - can sound clean and clear, dirty and wide, fuzzy and wooly ad quite uncontrollable all at the same time.

                It's great for drones and ambiences to that don't seem to swamp a mix as you don't really need huge chords to get a massive sound out of it.

                Case in point - quick test / drone demo on the Evolver (sequenced via a Monomachine)



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                • #9
                  Thanks folks, i'll probably go with the most portable and cheaper option... btw, are you guys happy with the Zebra bass sounds? Because i'm thinking of adding a moog minitaur to the setup, for a complementary real analog option.
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                  • #10
                    My take on bass sounds: if you dig analog bass sounds, esp. Moog bass sounds, get the Minitaur.



                    Because of the limited note range, if you want more than just bass sounds, pay the extra $200 for a Phatty.
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