I seem to recall a regular here complaining that, with heavy audio rate modulation, the AN1X had too much aliasing for his tastes? Not sure... never had the pleasure. But if it's well regarded by knolan and Paul Wiffen, that's good enough for me
Spurred on by a Gearslutz discussion about whether the different versions of the Novation synth engines (A-Station, X-Station, KS and V-Station) are actually the same or not, I did a side by side comparison of KSR and V. Interesting results.
1. Encoders on my KSR were a little dusty.
2. Pitch bend wheel on keyboard also dusty.
3. Had to manually initialise V-Station patch because I can't remember the trick for getting a patch sysex file from KSR into V-Station. There is a change needed in the header code. Maybe I should've scrolled through the V-Station patches to fin the Init Patch... so there is a little more envelope mod on the KSR. Soz, was rushing.
4. The notes don't trigger at precisely the same time on the external synth and the plugin. MIDI jitter
So what you hear in the recording is each synth in mono, panned hard L and R. One sawtooth, "VCO drift" set to 0, no modulation of any kind. First a simple chord progression, then C in each octave low to high, pitch bending the high notes, then some filter and amplifier modulation on one note, C2. I use the KSR to change envelopes and filter on both synths simultaneously. Also did some pitch bend testing. So you might hear a little glitching on those moves as first, reduces as the dust clears LOL. I really must open up my master keyboard and service all pots, sockets and the AT strip.
Anyway, here is the recording, have at it:
They sound very very very very very close. But there is a difference in the code. You can hear why, with the very high notes in the middle of the recording