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How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:23 am
by sensorium
Just curious if they are as dismal as I thought they would be... Has anyone bought one?

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:36 am
by supermel74
I'll bet sales are close to zero. Really cool idea and implementation but $2500 IS WAY TOO f**k EXPENSIVE

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:22 pm
by gd
Definately tough economic times to sell this synth, on the other hand I hear that the much lower priced Plugiator is doing very well.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:23 pm
by meatballfulton
I'm sure if some VSE regular had bought one we'd know about it already ;)

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:48 pm
by The Manitou
I know someone with a background in synth design that recently bought one. I'm waiting to hear his thoughts on it, so when he gets back to me I'll let you know. Personally I like the concept but the price is a bit much.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:25 pm
by Joey
i played one for a bit in guitar center... my major issue with it is that it sounds exactly like thier vsts... which when you buy all at once are still cheaper than the origin

the modular ability of it is very interesting though, it seems like something I would have picked up if I didn't already have a good VA, and that is another issue, at this point everyone has a virus or a blofeld or some other really deep VA, so the origin seems a bit unnecessary

I also think they should add a bit more than just the modular VA thing and add something like comb filters, formant filters, or just something to really differentiate it from the pack

at the end of the day they arent really 'arp 2600' oscillators, they are just choices between different digital oscs

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:10 pm
by Murderhausen
A Solaris wouldn't cost a whole lot more and does the same things (although unlicensed) the Origin does and a whole lot more innovative stuff as well.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:17 am
by shaft9000
yeah... the Solaris would be a much better choice for a digital UltraSynth, I agree.
I haven't seen or played either one...but from my experience using Arturia, and my understanding of John Bowen's background and commitment to Solaris - well, in comparison the Origin is pretty much toast, methinks.

I would be amazed if Origin turns out to be the next generation of Nord Modular-type synth, but I'm not holding my breath. I will be surprised if they can sell many for over 1500 USD.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:24 am
by GeneralBigbag
shaft9000 wrote: I would be amazed if Origin turns out to be the next generation of Nord Modular-type synth, but I'm not holding my breath.
It doesn't really have the same functionality as the NM line, no? It looks like you mostly get the VCO/VCF/VCA + EG/LFO building blocks, rather than the conucopia the Nords offer.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:11 am
by deb76
Hello,

Here the first [url = http://www.d758076.eu/MP3/Origin1erEssai320.mp3]sounds[/ url] (40MB and 320 kps) to give you an idea of the dynamics and quality, knowing on the one hand there is still a loss in the register in the computer, compared to what fate directly from the Origin, then there is the loss with the MP3. But good. They were made from presets that I have tampered with.

The first sound from the single note changes DO2 maintained at the height with small variations in the Joystick, it is also very finely on the filter with small glissendos. The overall tempo was set at 10 bpm. Otherwise, a sequence 120. This adjustment of the tempo is very useful.
The second is in the same lineage. The third is a little more dirty, more dirty.
The third is generated from a MIDI sequence, I played with the joystick and the filter parameters.

Then for the 3rd and 4th sounds, I'm not sure whether you like it. This is done again from the DO2 kept notes on the keyboard and drone, and I played on the joystick to get a kind of electronic voice against evolving. The 4th is more digital in its report, that approach what I want to find sounds.

Origin Arturia is really great. The sounds is nice amplitude and dynamics that I can't with my plugs Arturia. The origin is very open, with its 32 voices of polyphony, and especially its modulations. This is an experimental machine, very effective in experimental music.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:30 am
by cl516
I've put up a few demos of my own also.
Please CLICK to check it out.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:25 am
by steveman
Murderhausen wrote:A Solaris wouldn't cost a whole lot more and does the same things (although unlicensed) the Origin does and a whole lot more innovative stuff as well.
'Not a whole lot more' ? :shock: Nearly double at $2000 more (current price on the Solaris is $4500). Not saying won't be worth it though...

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:49 am
by deb76
Off Topic
I played one for a bit in guitar center... my major issue with it is that it sounds exactly like thier vsts...
Really ? I'm surprised you've actually tried it? For the Arturia Origin - but also the Moog Modular V2, Prophet VS, Jupiter 8 and Arp 2600 - I can assure you that the sound is very different from Vst, it sounds like a synth, it is powerful, fine sound and a strong dynamic.
For my part, it is a very powerful synth, which sells well.

Thanks for tour demo cl516, I will listen now.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:22 pm
by MitchK1989
deb76 wrote:
Off Topic
I played one for a bit in guitar center... my major issue with it is that it sounds exactly like thier vsts...
Really ? I'm surprised you've actually tried it? For the Arturia Origin - but also the Moog Modular V2, Prophet VS, Jupiter 8 and Arp 2600 - I can assure you that the sound is very different from Vst, it sounds like a synth, it is powerful, fine sound and a strong dynamic.
For my part, it is a very powerful synth, which sells well.

Thanks for tour demo cl516, I will listen now.
If the filters and whatnot in the origin (or any digital hardware synth really) sound better to you than softsynth filters, you either need a better softsynth, a better soundcard, a higher sample rate, or to lay off the placebos.

Re: How have Arturia Origin sales been?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:06 pm
by deb76
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If the filters and whatnot in the origin (or any digital hardware synth really) sound better to you than softsynth filters, you either need a better softsynth, a better soundcard, a higher sample rate, or to lay off the placebos.
you either need a better softsynth : I have the Moog Modular V2, Prophet VS, Arp 2600, Jupiter 8 off Arturia, but also Tassman 4 of Applied Acoustic and Omnisphere of Spectrasonic.
Are they not good vst ?

a better soundcard : I have a RME Fireface 400 et 8OO. Are they not good soundcards ?

I continue, I have good vst, I have the Yamaha SY 99 and EX5R, the Clavia G2 Engine, the Evolver, I work regularly with VST synths and hardware. And I say that so far the Arturia Origin synth is my best.