Most forgotten RE ever?

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TritoneAddiction
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Post 13 Feb 2019

Konarie Chirp Synthesizer.

I don't think I've ever seen so little talk about a rack extension before.
Zero people have rated it in the shop, which is very unusual.
Does anyone use it?

I remember trying it. Thought it sounded ok but had no particular use for it so I didn't get it.

https://www.propellerheads.com/shop/rac ... nthesizer/

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aeox
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Post 13 Feb 2019

TritoneAddiction wrote:
13 Feb 2019
Konarie Chirp Synthesizer.

I don't think I've ever seen so little talk about a rack extension before.
Zero people have rated it in the shop, which is very unusual.
Does anyone use it?

I remember trying it. Thought it sounded ok but had no particular use for it so I didn't get it.

https://www.propellerheads.com/shop/rac ... nthesizer/
It just doesn't offer anything that you can't do with tools most people already have. Another RE that has no ratings is "Doppio Delay Effects", which is just another delay device which offers nothing new. When there are devices such as Steerpike out there it's hard to gain any traction.

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Post 13 Feb 2019

TritoneAddiction wrote:
13 Feb 2019
Konarie Chirp Synthesizer.

I don't think I've ever seen so little talk about a rack extension before.
Zero people have rated it in the shop, which is very unusual.
Does anyone use it?

I remember trying it. Thought it sounded ok but had no particular use for it so I didn't get it.

https://www.propellerheads.com/shop/rac ... nthesizer/
First time I'm hearing of this. That's actually kind of ..impressive and depressing at the same time. It looks like they put a lot of effort into it with the hardware aspect. But there's no reviews, no comments on the youtube vid. Too bad it's just a very basic synth that covers the same ground most everything else can do.

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minilog
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Post 13 Feb 2019

TritoneAddiction wrote:
13 Feb 2019
Konarie Chirp Synthesizer
They released it the week after Black Friday. :?

I just finished an album too.

Never heard of it until now; I can appreciate the concept if somebody wants to go all out but now you can get an actual (hardware) synth for a few hundred bucks. Not sure what else to say.

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jam-s
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Post 13 Feb 2019

I guess it also does not help that the hardware that they suggest to control it (the BCR2000) is not manufactured anymore and thus can only be found 2nd hand. Also the price is not enticing at all in comparison to other heavy-weight synths in the shop.
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Faastwalker
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Post 14 Feb 2019

I liked the concept. Hands on control of software synths is still an issue for me. So having something purpose made for knob per function from a controller is a neat idea ........ if you already had a BCR2000. Without it this RE doesn't offer much to be honest. Incidentally the BCR2000 is still a great controller having so many knobs. I wish Behringer would update & release it again. It's a bit of a big ugly thing. But there are not many controllers that have this many knobs, which is what you need to control software synths.

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Post 14 Feb 2019

jam-s wrote:
13 Feb 2019
I guess it also does not help that the hardware that they suggest to control it (the BCR2000) is not manufactured anymore and thus can only be found 2nd hand.
This.

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Post 14 Feb 2019

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challism
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Post 14 Feb 2019

ha ha ha, exactly what I was going to post!

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Post 14 Feb 2019

aeox wrote:
13 Feb 2019
TritoneAddiction wrote:
13 Feb 2019
Konarie Chirp Synthesizer.

I don't think I've ever seen so little talk about a rack extension before.
Zero people have rated it in the shop, which is very unusual.
Does anyone use it?

I remember trying it. Thought it sounded ok but had no particular use for it so I didn't get it.

https://www.propellerheads.com/shop/rac ... nthesizer/
It just doesn't offer anything that you can't do with tools most people already have. Another RE that has no ratings is "Doppio Delay Effects", which is just another delay device which offers nothing new. When there are devices such as Steerpike out there it's hard to gain any traction.

I use doppio quite often! I love it. The oscillator shapes are unique as far as I know. But I don’t own the JP delay units.

I also think that it’s fun to use for the rhythmic presets. It adds some interesting variation to my normal use of the echo
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Breach The Sky
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Post Yesterday

Pisces Limiter by J-Yul Sound. I have a hard time believing that somebody ever said "This. This is now my favorite limiter".

The Numerical Sound stuff feels awfully redundant by now.

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jam-s wrote:
13 Feb 2019
I guess it also does not help that the hardware that they suggest to control it (the BCR2000) is not manufactured anymore and thus can only be found 2nd hand. Also the price is not enticing at all in comparison to other heavy-weight synths in the shop.
Speaking of, hopefully Behringer releases at some point a BCR replacement in the X-Touch line.

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minilog
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Breach The Sky wrote:
Yesterday
The Numerical Sound stuff feels awfully redundant by now.
I bought the RiVerb Up-front Spaces a while ago and still use it. :oops:

TritoneAddiction
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Breach The Sky wrote:
Yesterday
Pisces Limiter by J-Yul Sound. I have a hard time believing that somebody ever said "This. This is now my favorite limiter".

The Numerical Sound stuff feels awfully redundant by now.
Pisces Limiter, never heard of it. And I thought I had trialed all the RE limiters. Apparently not.

Yeah the Numerical Sound stuff isn't very popular right now, but at least people have mentioned them every now and then in the past.
And their ReStereo RE has 571 ratings, unfortunately the average is a 2 star rating. But hey at least it has ratings. Some people took the time to try it out.

Maybe this thread will make a few people try the Konarie Chirp Synthesizer. Perhaps it's great for some people and they just don't know it existed.

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minilog wrote:
Yesterday

I bought the RiVerb Up-front Spaces a while ago and still use it. :oops:
:D Yes, that one is actually pretty good in creating ambient space! Not worth it tough, IMO.

TritoneAddiction wrote:
Yesterday

Pisces Limiter, never heard of it. And I thought I had trialed all the RE limiters. Apparently not.

Yeah the Numerical Sound stuff isn't very popular right now, but at least people have mentioned them every now and then in the past.
And their ReStereo RE has 571 ratings, unfortunately the average is a 2 star rating. But hey at least it has ratings. Some people took the time to try it out.

Maybe this thread will make a few people try the Konarie Chirp Synthesizer. Perhaps it's great for some people and they just don't know it existed.
I just remembered.. In the dawn of RE time in the land of Prop's forum there was somewhat of an controversy regarding the awful looking faceplate off ReStereo. It was very entertaining, although somewhat unfair for the developer.

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