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selig
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Post 15 Sep 2020

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bxbrkrz
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Post 15 Sep 2020


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Post 15 Sep 2020

When I first saw it a couple of days ago I thought it was too big for me right now, not going to be interested in it for the moment. Then I learnt the price. Not for me.

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Post 15 Sep 2020

Not for me, but the price is fine.


EdGrip
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Post 15 Sep 2020

Seems like a totally reasonable price for a huge mad analogue poly.

I'm still looking forward to seeing if MicroFreak gets a bigger sister.

Heater
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Post 15 Sep 2020

What a monster. Nice that’s it’s got a 5 Oct keyboard.

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Post 15 Sep 2020

I love it ;)

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Post 15 Sep 2020

I'm intrigued but still not convinced it beats the Super 6, if just for the stereo capacity of the Super 6 (and both are about the same price).
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bxbrkrz
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Post 15 Sep 2020

Buy them both and let them fight, Battle Royale mode, in the stereo field of your studio.

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Post 15 Sep 2020

Heater wrote:
15 Sep 2020
What a monster. Nice that’s it’s got a 5 Oct keyboard.
Yep - great controller too!

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Post 15 Sep 2020

Won't be able to afford it... I also don't like how high the pitch.mod wheels are moved because of a gimmicky controller bleh

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Post 16 Sep 2020

In the 90's studios often had a monster analog, i.e. 2 VCO 6-voice synth and then ran it through a Lexicon or a TC FX unit. Analog ain't that much fun when used dry, hence why the Juno pads sound boring until you turn on the magical BBD chorus.

You can probably pick up a vintage setup for similar dollars, and play with a "famous" synth, but then deal with old gear unreliability, or buy something like this. Pro's can of course grab this as a biz expense and pay about 60% after a deduction. With a deduction and considering what it is, I think it is priced right for this market.

But what can it do that the 90's vintage setup couldn't:
Arturia FX - hmm, seems a nice Lexicon has the upper hand here, but as long as the Arturia FX are good (I assume they are) not much lost.
Mod matrix - this is a killer feature IMO, provided you have time to learn and mess with it. If you are a basic patch or preset guy, it adds little value.
VST controller for recall and swift DAW automation, patch mgt - looks super useful and a great way to bring it into the modern work flow. (https://www.mysteryislands-music.com does this for some older HW). Recall and patch mgt on old HW is no fun, unless you really like to save to cassette tapes :lol:
Some extra control functions - nice, can be useful, especially if do not have a Roli or a Touché already, integration looks nice.
Patch morphing - I'm thinking about this, looks cool, but is it useful outside of making pads or drones morph? Not sure, but make me wanna explore my VSTs that have it. Need to explore this now :shock:
Looks like they omitted a Wavetable osc, yikes, but the FM, sync, and metalizer seems to make up some of it. A bit strange still if users could have gotten some Microwave XT flavors sent through the analog filters. (The new mono synth The Sequential Pro 3 has a wavetable osc and it sounds awesome and will always beat a 2 VCO synth for bass and leads).
Dual filters - quite uncommon back in the days, nice feature.

Anyhow lots of money - but KNOBS ARE FUN! :P
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