Death of Creamware, Rise of the Plugiator

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Death of Creamware, Rise of the Plugiator

Post by wiss » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:31 am

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Post by sacredcow » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:33 am

This does not work in multiple ways
maybe you mean this?
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Post by Bitexion » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:38 am

At least get your URL correct..

www.use-audio.com

It's sort of confusing, coz when you type www.creamware.com you come to Sonic|Core's website, and they still sell the ASB minimax, pro12 etc hardware units.

And this use-audio sells a MIDI interface loaded with the creamware synths aswell..I'm glad I got my orginal wood Minimax :) It looks like a real synth, not a white plastic box.

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Post by wiss » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:11 am

Bitexion wrote:At least get your URL correct..

www.use-audio.com

It's sort of confusing, coz when you type www.creamware.com you come to Sonic|Core's website, and they still sell the ASB minimax, pro12 etc hardware units.

And this use-audio sells a MIDI interface loaded with the creamware synths aswell..I'm glad I got my orginal wood Minimax :) It looks like a real synth, not a white plastic box.
The rights went two different ways Sonic Core and Use Audio....I just came across the Plugiator this afternoon and seems like a nice deal.
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Post by Bitexion » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:42 pm

Yeah, it looks neat, the creamware synths are the best VA emulations ever. The Minimax is a killer, even Minimoog owners swear by it.
I played the Pro12 for a weekend, and totally loved it, it also got rave reviews from old Prophet-5 users. But it was too expensive.

And now you can get all those great synths in a single box, which is cool.
However it kind of deteriorates the "real synth" feeling, makes them feel more like VST's.

The big fun with the ASB synths was that the panel was cloned from the original synth (only smaller). Half the fun of the Minimax is flipping those little buttons, touching the wood (no innuendos), just like a real minimoog panel. And the pro12 has those P-5 clicky buttons and the exact same panel layout, made you feel like it was the real thing without a keyboard.

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Post by shaft9000 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:24 pm

Nice....should be some competition for the Blofeld and others... 4 synths (standard) plus additional VST's @ $39 ea. (cheap!) for under $500 is quite a a lot of sounds for the money.
Not wild about the super-cut-down interface - only several parameters per synth can be tweaked; it looks like any real editing has to be done w/ a utility app.
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Post by guesswho » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:01 pm

From a price point it would make a great stand alone vocoder.

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Post by SWAN » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:10 pm

if it was multi timbral Id be all over it. With single usage and the interface - I think I'll pass.

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Post by mute » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:49 am

i have a cme uf-5 and was real close to buying the asx version once, but the name has changed along with the company. it was initially 'creamware' when it was first announced a few months ago.. (iirc).

it's a bit too pricey for what it is really when i can just continue controlling vsts, etc. from the uf5.
edit: oh hey, there was a recent price drop.. it's now under 400. hrmn.. very tempting.

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Post by tallowwaters » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:59 am

I am interested in the wavetable synth and the FM synth...
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Post by gd » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:38 pm

I am seriously thinking of picking one up later this month just to take to some practice sessions. Will do a review once if I do pick one up, I wonder if they will work on a CS80 soundset.
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Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:38 pm

I didn't see it was under $400. Where did you find that price? I'm very interested in one.
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Post by shaft9000 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:56 pm

yes, where for under $400??

Sweetwater sells it for $450, and it says they're in stock
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Post by gd » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:26 pm

I have only seen the ASX vers. which goes into a CME bd for $399 the desktop I've only seen in the $450 range.
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Post by WDW » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:30 pm

My interest is piqued. I had read about the Plugiator a long while back, but I had no idea that they were now available.

I already have (and love) the Pro12 and Prodyssey. I'm dying to procure a Minimax. With the Plugiator I could have all of the ASB plug-ins plus several other useful (and fine-sounding) plug-ins...in a tiny footprint with computer integration.

The downsides, as I see them, are the limited interface (compared to the ASBs) and limited silkscreen template (which lists only the current plug-in offerings). The latter, for future releases, could be remedied by a simple template overlay.

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