I've been able to use the librarian and to/from data dumps on windows 7 64 and 8.1! It works fine, it's only the usb 'midi' functionality that won't work on newer windows.Hugo76 wrote:Really? So you're able to use the librarian?ellaguru wrote:i finally updated my vsynth to the 2.0 version, and the usb drivers work perfectly with my pc (win7 64bit os).
So you can use for patch transfers over usb (Though I mostly use my roland card through transcend adapter plugged into the V), but you can't (as far as I've been able to tell) use the V-Synth as a midi interface by hooking it up to USB.
btw you don't even NEED drivers for the PC to see it as a mass storage device. Lots of confusion here it - remember the 'USB' in the V-synth has two functionalities, one is standard (and working) patch data shifting to/fro - the other is the more advanced use it as a midi device instead of using midi cables (which doesn't work on newer windows).
Remember to set the USB correctly on the V-SYnth menu itself for it to be seen as a storage device, then you can load/save to windows just fine, and use the roland librarian. I do prefer the Card method though (I don't mean to pc - just self contained.. I ended up finding an 8GB roland card (M-8G) for next to nothing so use that, but the V can only use so much of it anyway so only buy the size it can use if you want to save cash - think i got the 8GB for £8 lol).
Oh and I've A/Bd the V-Synths sound capabilities against analog, digital and VA and it most certainly holds it's own in each area. Then it does things others simply can't do. If you just dive in you'll get the digital character smeared all over your sounds, but once you know it better you'll discover how to nuance it, also how to get the best out of it (not just analog emulations). The things I do on the V and the way it's all so usefully functional, from interface to tempo/midi control on everything, to the vast array of choices for basic sound on board and via samples - now often form new ideas that I'd never have had with other synths. It's extremely useful and rewarding for creating new worlds, so to speak, rather than retreading old ones.
As a VA? well depends on what kind of sound you emulating and it's better at some sounds than others, but it's seen off every other VA i've thrown at it (other than the AN1x which has some special character/mojo the V nor many other VA's have for some reason) < edited I had put prophecy but meant An1x. An1x is a go-to psuedo analog, while V-synth is a more in-depth sound design machine that is 'better' for being digital (but it's not warm). The V-synth and the AN1x compliment each other very well, one gets instant 'fat' analog style tones (An1x), the other is like a trip through space with all the cold that should bring.... A V-synth combined with a GOOD VA or a super-analog (something better than Junos etc) is probably pretty much all you need for your poly duties.. maybe a bit of FM