Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by Hugo76 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:15 pm

Excellent, ellaguru, you'll now be able to work much more efficiently with the mighty V :-)

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by ellaguru » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:15 pm

i finally bought this on ebay, hope this works
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... OC:FR:3160
it's a "multireader" for Compact Flash/SM/SD/MMC/Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro...

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by Hugo76 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:19 am

That should probaly work. If you have a pcmcia slot on your pc, you won't need the extra adapter either.

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by ellaguru » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:01 am

no i don't have it, but i thought to buy one of these because of the many possibilities of reading different cards (also smartmedia or sd)...

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by shaft9000 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:49 pm

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by ellaguru » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:51 am

i finally updated my vsynth to the 2.0 version, and the usb drivers work perfectly with my pc (win7 64bit os).
cheers

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by Hugo76 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:57 am

ellaguru wrote:i finally updated my vsynth to the 2.0 version, and the usb drivers work perfectly with my pc (win7 64bit os).
cheers
Really? So you're able to use the librarian?

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by synthRodriguez » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:16 pm

Nice on paper and good user interface, but I never liked the sound of my GT. Sold it pretty quickly.

Do the earlier models sound any different from the GT?

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by madtheory » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:43 pm

As a VA the GT has some issues such as aliasing, but nothing touches what it can do as a sampler, and as an effects processor it is outstanding. And the D50 mode sounds warmer IMO than the original when the D50 DAC emulation is disabled.

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by ellaguru » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Hugo76 wrote:
ellaguru wrote:i finally updated my vsynth to the 2.0 version, and the usb drivers work perfectly with my pc (win7 64bit os).
cheers
Really? So you're able to use the librarian?
hi Hugo, i didn't use it still, for now i used the usb storage and works ok.
btw, what is the librarian, an editor?

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i don't know how is the sound on the other vsynth models...

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by pflosi » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:07 pm

Why do you guys need the USB drivers? Get a PC card reader and you're done...

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by skunk3 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:46 pm

I have never owned a V-Synth personally, but I have had the chance to play with one on a couple of occasions. I'll admit that I didn't get extremely deep into it, but the impression that I received is that the whole unit has a particular 'sound' to it that I couldn't escape from. No matter what I did / edited / programmed, the V-Synth (to me) sounded very 'colorless' and 'two-dimensional' to me. It also seemed a bit shrill or resonant, kinda metallic in a way... if that makes any sense. The build quality and interface is fantastic, but I could not get over the weird character of the sound. Some of the FX were nice, but a lot of them exacerbated the already odd / flat character of the V-Synth sound. It is a beautiful instrument capable of a lot of exploration and sound design, but you have to be a fan of the sound of these units to fully appreciate them... and I'm not a fan. It is the opposite of "lush," "fat,", "silky," and all of the other cliche terms used to describe sounds that I like.

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by Hugo76 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:19 am

ellaguru wrote:
Hugo76 wrote:
ellaguru wrote:i finally updated my vsynth to the 2.0 version, and the usb drivers work perfectly with my pc (win7 64bit os).
cheers
Really? So you're able to use the librarian?
hi Hugo, i didn't use it still, for now i used the usb storage and works ok.
btw, what is the librarian, an editor?
The librarian is a program for managing your patches. I've never actually used it myself, but as I understand it allows you to mix and match pateches from different project files.

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by ellaguru » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:20 am

Hugo76 wrote: The librarian is a program for managing your patches. I've never actually used it myself, but as I understand it allows you to mix and match pateches from different project files.
cool, it could be interesting. this is on the roland site?
pflosi wrote:Why do you guys need the USB drivers? Get a PC card reader and you're done...
thanks man, i just bout a PC card, but (even after reading many complaints on the net) i discover that the usb storage v2 version works with win7 64bit...at least in 2014 it works...

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Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

Post by Hugo76 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:50 am

ellaguru wrote:
Hugo76 wrote: The librarian is a program for managing your patches. I've never actually used it myself, but as I understand it allows you to mix and match pateches from different project files.
cool, it could be interesting. this is on the roland site?
Yeah, you can get it here:
https://www.rolandus.com/go/v-synth/Lib ... index.html

Don't know if you'll get it to run, though

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