Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

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Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Post by 80snostalgia » Sat May 02, 2020 7:55 pm

I'm a big fan of Gary Numan, the Arp Odyssey and the Polymoog.
I've seen two Synthesizers that can play the Vox Humana pretty well, I'm asking your opinions, which one do you think sounds right on the sound?







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Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Post by clubbedtodeath » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 pm

Are you thinking of buying a synth based upon how well it does a 'Vox Humana'? (Vox Numana!)

Forgive me, but I'm not sure that's a good idea. The Rev2 is certainly capable of it (I have one), as doubtless the Virus TI2 is, but they are very different synths. What else would you use it for? Complex pads? Do you prefer the more digital Virus sound, or want something more analogue (Rev2)? Do you need for complex modulation? Internal effects? What other sounds are you gunning for?

One thought might be, if you just going after a specific pad sound like that is to buy a Waldorf Streichfett, or even a ROMpler, and hook it up to a MIDI keyboard. By the way, the Streichfett is a simple synth designed to emulate stringers, and it may get close to what you want. Apart from everything else, it's a much cheaper mistake to make (about 5-6 times cheaper). It has a very specific sound, but it does fill a particular niche very well.

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Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:03 pm

80snostalgia wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:55 pm
I'm asking your opinions, which one do you think sounds right on the sound?
Your opinion is all that matters.

Which one do you like better? Why?
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Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Post by 80snostalgia » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:35 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:03 pm
80snostalgia wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:55 pm
I'm asking your opinions, which one do you think sounds right on the sound?
Your opinion is all that matters.

Which one do you like better? Why?
To be honest I'm swinging to the Prophet Rev 2 as its cheaper, has loads of vintage sounds, Virus has more modern presets. Even though Gary Numan plays on Virus nowadays I'd probably do Prophet.

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Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:08 pm

Buy a used TI 1 Polar.

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Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Post by JotaSotodiaz » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:28 am

I had both I prefer the virus

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