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  • #16
    I liked the interface of the V-synth, but not the sound so much.

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    • #17
      Exacly my feelings .... why is phill using it on the Imortal? and also Jordan.
      Guess what? ! I have a Fever and the prescription is more cowbell !


      Moog Modular,B3 leslie,gran piano, GX1

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      • #18
        Rudess is using it for his lead sounds for Zen Riffer and Continuum. I think it's because of behavioral modeling V-Synth offers, perhaps he gets something more expressive with it that Kronos can't do (which is entirely possible).
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        • #19
          What's so special about the V-Synth for me is that it is a tweaker's synth and offers incredible versatility for sound design, which is perfect for the kind of ambient soundscapes I use it for. I also use it as a controller midi'd to my Korg M3 module, which is an awesome combination.



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          • #20
            What does the V-casio do in specific, that todays gear can not do, lets say also include software
            Guess what? ! I have a Fever and the prescription is more cowbell !


            Moog Modular,B3 leslie,gran piano, GX1

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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by MuzikB
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              Wow. I hated it as was glad to get rid of it.



              It sounded stale to me compared to the JP-8000, MS-2000, and Juno-106. The sampler wasn't as good as Kontakt either. Nothing about it captured me like the JV-1080 or the MC-909.




              WOW! Really? I have owned all of those synths except the MC-909. But I would never compare it to any of them if for no other reason the V-synth wasnt intended to be ANYTHING like those other units in either sound or function. I really dig its uniqueness. I respect your opinion as to what you like and what you don't. IMO, the JP8000 was a little eclipsed by the 8080, which I have and I like it well enough but it doesnt blow me away, The MS-2000 was just ok for me and I dumped it fast. I never liked the Juno-106 and ironically I have had 3 of them, the sound was to "low-rent" for me. The JV-1080 was convenient but when the XV-series came out I quickly got rid of it as the fidelity of the 3080 and the 5080 ( which I have 3 fully loaded with SRX boards) is vastly superior.

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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by Mooginator
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                WOW! Really? I have owned all of those synths except the MC-909. But I would never compare it to any of them if for no other reason the V-synth wasnt intended to be ANYTHING like those other units in either sound or function. I really dig its uniqueness. I respect your opinion as to what you like and what you don't. IMO, the JP8000 was a little eclipsed by the 8080, which I have and I like it well enough but it doesnt blow me away, The MS-2000 was just ok for me and I dumped it fast. I never liked the Juno-106 and ironically I have had 3 of them, the sound was to "low-rent" for me. The JV-1080 was convenient but when the XV-series came out I quickly got rid of it as the fidelity of the 3080 and the 5080 ( which I have 3 fully loaded with SRX boards) is vastly superior.




                Different strikes for different folks.



                Nobody for whom I'm professionally acquainted with wants one, has one, or even desires one. Their JV-1080's are just now being replaced with Integra-7's and the JP-8000's, MS-2000's, and Juno-106's are still all over commercial tracks.



                REALLY!



                I put the hype it gets up there with calling Pro Tools the "Industry Standard" because nobody within the "industry" I'm in seems to use it and it never ranks within the top 5 of any populous poll.
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                • #23






                  Quote Originally Posted by MuzikB
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                  I put the hype it gets up there with calling Pro Tools the "Industry Standard" because nobody within the "industry" I'm in seems to use it and it never ranks within the top 5 of any populous poll.




                  Depends on your industry, perhaps.



                  In broadcasting and film, Pro Tools really does have some broad acceptance. Since we're speaking anecdotally, everyone I'm professionally acquainted with is familiar with PT. (Though my employer runs Adobe's Creative Suite, for whatever reason.)

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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Klaus
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                    Depends on your industry, perhaps.



                    In broadcasting and film, Pro Tools really does have some broad acceptance. Since we're speaking anecdotally, everyone I'm professionally acquainted with is familiar with PT. (Though my employer runs Adobe's Creative Suite, for whatever reason.)




                    That was part of the point I was trying to make. That's why I put industry in quotes.
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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by Karma1
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                      What's so special about the V-Synth for me is that it is a tweaker's synth and offers incredible versatility for sound design, which is perfect for the kind of ambient soundscapes I use it for. I also use it as a controller midi'd to my Korg M3 module, which is an awesome combination.









                      wave station, kawai and v synth that's some good times you have there
                      Guess what? ! I have a Fever and the prescription is more cowbell !


                      Moog Modular,B3 leslie,gran piano, GX1

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                      • #26
                        And FS1R!





                        Karma1, how much did you get that FS1R for? I see the prices for it (IF you manage to find anyone crazy to sell one, that is!) are getting steeper...
                        If you need a KSP script, e-mail me! Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!

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                        • #27
                          i've always lusted after the v-synth rack since it was announced. afaik they were used much more in the mid '00s especially in electronica when they first came out but not so much the last few years.



                          i think a v-synth xt and integra-7 would be a killer combination. roland gets slagged a lot and admittedly i still don't get the jupiter 80 thing but they do knock some out of the park



                          about pro tools man irl i see it everywhere. all my friends and acquaintances use it, the big studios i've been to all use it even the grimiest low life producer i know uses it lol.



                          i've only seen a handful of logic, reason, ableton, cubase, etc setups. sometimes they call me to show them how to mix in logic when they need to but its not very common.

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                          • #28
                            I have both the GT and XT. I didn't buy them to replace anything. I didn't buy them to compare them to anything. Purchases of those for those reasons would be both stupid and misinformed.I bought them to add to the creative palate which I need for composing. Are they perfect? Of course not. Are they for everyone? Of course not. What synth is? I see lots of room for improvement that sadly will never come. For me, they are unique boutique synths I use in limited ways, and are valuable when I need them. I use the vocoder in the XT as much as I use it for a synth. But I would never compare them to an obsolete budget rompler ( 1080) or a budget poly analog ( 106). Both of those units have completely different purposes and both were initially designed for budgetary purposes. Of course, Im not suggesting that a synth has to be expensive to be viable. One can make music with anything.

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                            • #29






                              Quote Originally Posted by MuzikB
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                              Nobody for whom I'm professionally acquainted with wants one, has one, or even desires one.

                              I put the hype it gets up there with calling Pro Tools the "Industry Standard" because nobody within the "industry" I'm in seems to use it and it never ranks within the top 5 of any populous poll.




                              Regardless of the gear,



                              Believe it or not, you ( and your "professional" friends) are not the standard by which all people measure their purchases by. What a completely arrogant and clueless comment you made.

                              I know a lot of professionals who buy certain types of gear BECAUSE most others will not.

                              The V- is an older synth now, there is no "hype" about it that IM aware of. Its just another one of the thousands of synths out there.

                              There is no hype about pro-tools either, and sorry, but it IS the industry standard. That industry being the recording industry.

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                              • #30






                                Quote Originally Posted by Mooginator
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                                Regardless of the gear,



                                Believe it or not, you ( and your "professional" friends) are not the standard by which all people measure their purchases by. What a completely arrogant and clueless comment you made.

                                I know a lot of professionals who buy certain types of gear BECAUSE most others will not.

                                The V- is an older synth now, there is no "hype" about it that IM aware of. Its just another one of the thousands of synths out there.

                                There is no hype about pro-tools either, and sorry, but it IS the industry standard. That industry being the recording industry.




                                I did not say or imply that myself and my acquaintances were any standard but used it as a reference to counter argue. You just happened to get your feeling hurt and nd I'm not just referring to the V-Synth but the whole V-Synth line.



                                You can go right ahead and cling to your ideals about the V-Synth and Pro Tools but I have experienced far too much to agree.
                                Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

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