Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by urgetoplay » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:42 pm

Looking at mini's pic and mine I'm amused that both voyerra are missing the arpeggiator knob cover. Mine fell off a few tears back during a move.
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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by Rangoon » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:54 pm

About once every two years I pull my half-working Voyetra 8 out of the closet and try to decide whether to fix it, sell it, or put it back in the closet. Somehow the closet always wins....

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by Joey » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:05 pm

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by Mixolydian » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:25 am

I was in San Diego in '92 or for Navy Reserve training. My sister lived there at the time, and over the weekend she was showing me around town. We went to an antique mall (in the Mission district I believe,) and one of the vendors sold old radios, guitar amps, tubes, and other old electrical stuff. There on a shelf was a Voyetra 8 complete with the dedicated keyboard. I'd never seen one before so I ask him what it was. He said that he didn't know much about it and that he was selling it for a friend. It seems like he wanted $500 or $600 for it.

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:07 pm

JB wrote:Yep, early/mid New Order is usually the reference for Voyetra 8 listening, check the Low Life album (and possibly Brotherhood but not 100% sure on that one).
Apparently the V8 was their main synth during that period.

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Another interesting sampler to keep an eye out for is a Simmons SDX, similar to the EIII in the way that it's a 16-bit sampler with analogue (resonant) filters, up to 8Mb RAM, individual voice outputs and SCSI but with the benefit of graphical editing, more EGs & LFOs and even more exclusivity :)


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The Prophet 2002 is lovely - it might only have 512/1024K of RAM but like the EIII it also has analog resonant filters and a superb stack function along with a great arpeggiator. This one is never leaving my studio! :)

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:12 pm

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:16 pm

tim gueguen wrote:But hey, what did I do? I managed to find some brief sound examples.
http://www.inform3r.com/voyetra.html

Superb! .... many thanks for that :)

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by gcoudert » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:20 pm

madtheory wrote:
HideawayStudio wrote:FGtH's Fairlight has been residing in a non working state for many years now in the museum section of my favourite music shop - one of these day's Andy will accept an offer of mine and I can restore it back to working life :)...
An incredible collection there. Such a pity that it's just stored!
Wow! What shop is that? Please tell me it's in London!
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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by HideawayStudio » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:38 pm

madtheory wrote:
HideawayStudio wrote:FGtH's Fairlight has been residing in a non working state for many years now in the museum section of my favourite music shop - one of these day's Andy will accept an offer of mine and I can restore it back to working life :)...
An incredible collection there. Such a pity that it's just stored!


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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by HideawayStudio » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:43 pm

gcoudert wrote:
madtheory wrote:
HideawayStudio wrote:FGtH's Fairlight has been residing in a non working state for many years now in the museum section of my favourite music shop - one of these day's Andy will accept an offer of mine and I can restore it back to working life :)...
An incredible collection there. Such a pity that it's just stored!
Wow! What shop is that? Please tell me it's in London!

Nope - 'fraid not... more Massive Attack's territory 8)

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by iProg » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:45 am

My favorite Voyetra feature is the chords in "Thieves Like Us"

ARP Quadra strings and some Moogish bass (or Pro-One, not sure) and some lovely resonant Voyetra chords (that I've programmed to a certain similar sound on my juno106..

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by RichShan » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:55 pm

iProg wrote:My favorite Voyetra feature is the chords in "Thieves Like Us"

ARP Quadra strings and some Moogish bass (or Pro-One, not sure) and some lovely resonant Voyetra chords (that I've programmed to a certain similar sound on my juno106..
The bass is by a Moog Source...

I saw NewOrder in 1983 and they played Thieves Like Us. I don't think they had the Voyetras then. They did, however, have 4 Prophet 5s on stage!

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by Micke » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:16 pm

iProg wrote:My favorite Voyetra feature is the chords in "Thieves Like Us"

ARP Quadra strings and some Moogish bass (or Pro-One, not sure) and some lovely resonant Voyetra chords (that I've programmed to a certain similar sound on my juno106..
The strings and chords/pads on the original version are Quadra and Prophet 5 respectively. Later on when they got the Voyetra's they used one for chords and leads and the other for sequencing.

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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:45 pm

HideawayStudio wrote:
madtheory wrote:
HideawayStudio wrote:FGtH's Fairlight has been residing in a non working state for many years now in the museum section of my favourite music shop - one of these day's Andy will accept an offer of mine and I can restore it back to working life :)...
An incredible collection there. Such a pity that it's just stored!

Nope - 'fraid not... more Massive Attack's territory 8)
That place is amazing... but also seriously depressing. ALL that gear, just sitting fallow. I guess if you were interested enough, it was possible to actually play some of them given there are speakers up there, but half the stuff is just sitting on its side. sigh... :(
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Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Post by voyetra » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:26 pm

I can email some samples to anyone interested in hearing the V8, just pm me your address.
I own 2 of Voyetra 8 Rev4 (one is for sale in the classified section).

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