Akai VX90 or Crumar(LEM) Bit 01?

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Akai VX90 or Crumar(LEM) Bit 01?

Postby japan » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:45 pm

Akai VX90 or Crumar(LEM) Bit 01? I was thinking to buy both, but, if I only could buy only ONE, what should it be? please, i need some advice.

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Postby calyx93 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:11 pm

Hard to choose, but if I had to, it would be the Bit 01 - only because you'll get more satisfying pads and chords from it. Bit 01= 2 osc. VS VX90=1 osc. The VX has to reduce polyphony to three notes for dual oscillator sounds - not fun (but I have heard of a sub-oscillator mod). The Bit unfortunately does not allow for filter FM and LFO PWM, only velocity to PWM IIRC, nor does it feature a unison mode like the VX or earlier Bit synths (One and 99). It does do nice splits and layers, though - and can save those configurations as performances.

After reading your posts for some months now, it seems as you've been wanting a pad machine, and the Bit is quite nice like that. The VX, to me, is more of a raw, electro machine.
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Postby clubbedtodeath » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:57 pm


Do some research first, please. Asking questions like "Synth X or Y -- which should I go for"? are meaningless without giving us some proper context. It's also a little insulting, because it makes it seems as if you want other VSE members to do all the hard work for you.

Use the search function, and you'll find

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