I gave the opinion based on my taste and other products for similar or lower price. And I consider myself as a customer of these labels.
Unless Roland applies an extreme change of priorities on their last products, I reiterate the new SH01 must also be able to cook my morning's breakfast in order to be considered as the more reliable investment.
OK: SH01 is VA wich has 64 polyphony. I wonder how does operate, and if the engine is actually good. Because polyphony's relevance can variate from synth to synth, and how much poly do we need on a synth is related with how good is the sound on it. Some requires you to layer multiple sounds in order to obtain interesting sounds.
An example is an EMU command station. It has 128 polyphony. But that polyphony can be eaten entirely on 4-8 notes, when creating sounds with 12 layers, 12 order filters and adding chorus to some instruments.
And the result is not better than the fat sounds that I can create on a JP8080. And the JP8080 has ten poly.
It has 5 effects. wich is cool and I suppose poly dies there.
And yes, most of synth's prices will go down after some time. Maybe I'll take a look on it when it costs $350....
boxed wrote:Aliasing in a 2010 synthesizer? I'd expect that from cheap synthedit plugins not a big product from Roland.
if you were owner of one of the latest Roland "big" synths, actually you would be expecting alliasing on this one