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Post by i_watch_stars » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:41 pm

xpander wrote:
i_watch_stars wrote:The RADIAS is basically a type of synth that takes the quanitity of features approach, vs the quality of raw sound. It is the anti-minimoog.
totally disagree. fantastic sounding synthesizer.
Errm...I never said it didn't sound good, it just arrives at a good sound from a different way. If it didn't sound good in the end, I wouldn't still have the synth. I guess I am only talking about the "raw" sound, without using any of the RADIAS's features.
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Post by Synthaholic » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:13 pm

Talk about drifting off the original topic, which was to build several Microkorgs into a rack. Is a Radias, ugly as it is, functionally equivalent to a few stacked MKs/MS2000s? Sound the same? Some posts say they sound different.
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Post by xpander » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:57 pm

Synthaholic wrote:... a Radias, ugly as it is, ....
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Post by killedaway » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:00 pm

xpander wrote:*cool picture*
agreed. i love it.
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Post by i_watch_stars » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:02 am

Synthaholic wrote:Talk about drifting off the original topic, which was to build several Microkorgs into a rack. Is a Radias, ugly as it is, functionally equivalent to a few stacked MKs/MS2000s? Sound the same? Some posts say they sound different.

Joking aside, no, the RADIAS isn't exactly equivalent to four MS2000s; its much more, IMO. The RADIAS has everything that 4 MS2000's have (polyphony and timbral) plus;

...two stackable unison modes which blow the MS2000's 4 poly unison away with a possible 30-something simultanious waves, filter saturation, wave-shaping, tons of insert and master effects (some do suck though), VPM wave, drum kits and PCMs, synth PCMs (a la D-50), bigger mod matrix, more osc mods, extra noise osc, dual multimode filters with optional routings (parrell, serial, comb), upgraded vocoder, etc. The RADIAS does lack the DWGS waves though, but the synth PCMs largely supplement that gap.

I think they sound similar but not exactly alike; they all have the crisp clean "korg VA sound". I will say that I think the RADIAS sounds somewhat more "crisp", but yet higher quality and more "body" than the MS2000, but that is just my opinion. The RADIAS's sound more resembles a higher quality EMX-1 than anything. I've never played the MicroKorg, but it shares the same engine as MS2000 if I am correct.
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Post by Joey » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:29 am

Synthaholic wrote:Talk about drifting off the original topic, which was to build several Microkorgs into a rack. Is a Radias, ugly as it is, functionally equivalent to a few stacked MKs/MS2000s? Sound the same? Some posts say they sound different.
its like comparing a roland jx to a roland jupiter.

different synths, same maker.
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