V-synth XT: different OS versions?

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V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:40 pm

Does anyone know if there's any difference between XT OSs? Basically, I've seen sellers claiming that their XT has the version 2 software installed, like it's a bonus, when I thought all XTs came with version 2 already installed? I.E. there is no version 1 on the XT model...

Can anyone one clarify this for me?
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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:44 am

I think you might be right. Either way, you can just download and install v2 anyway. My V-Synth was a V1 model that I upgraded to v2 as soon as I got it, no dramas.

Perhaps people selling their XTs are just cut and pasting from V-Key auctions? Wouldn't surprise me in the least.

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by OriginalJambo » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:46 am

Well, there's a version 2 for the original V-Synth's OS that includes one new COSM effect (TB-303 filter),a new feature called the "Sound Designer" (basically you choose the type sort of sound you want to make - lead, pad etc. - and it gives you only the basic parameters you'd expect to tweak) and a few new analogue-modelled waveforms (including the SUPERSAW - OMG!!11). It also has a buncha new presets too.

Since I'm pretty sure the XT's engine is identical to the original V-Synth's, with only the two cards (D-50 and Vocal Designer) included, it may apply to the XT as well.

Bear in mind that there might be other additions and modifications I've missed however. The V-Synth rocks by the way.

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:07 am

eh... ok... yeah, if you can just download v2 anyways, then it seems a moot point. The XT seems like the best compromise for me in terms of size and features... I don't think I need all the GT jazz-the acoustic thing sounds cool, but probably something I wouldn't use given that I can't play for s**t. And I definitely don't need another keyboard!
I guess you lose some of the ease of use, but as long as the touch screen works that seems like all you really need! you also gain the d50 card...
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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by OriginalJambo » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:23 am

Sounds like the XT is right up your alley then. Those D-50 and Vocal Designer cards seem as rare as hen's teeth right now.

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by tallowwaters » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:16 pm

OriginalJambo wrote:
Since I'm pretty sure the XT's engine is identical to the original V-Synth's
Wrong!

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by OriginalJambo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:34 am

Well if that isn't the case why don't you enlighten us dear tallow? You know, add something constructive.
Sound on Sound wrote:Now, two years after the appearance of the original keyboard V-Synth, we're looking at the second of the first-generation V-Synths, the V-Synth XT. This offers an enhanced version of the V-Synthesis engine (running OS v2) and comes with two expansion 'brains' pre-installed as standard: the VC1, which emulates the Roland D50, and the VC2, a powerful vocal synthesizer, processor, and vocoder.
Sounds like it's the same engine to me.

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by tallowwaters » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:16 am

OriginalJambo wrote:Well if that isn't the case why don't you enlighten us dear tallow? You know, add something constructive.
Sound on Sound wrote:Now, two years after the appearance of the original keyboard V-Synth, we're looking at the second of the first-generation V-Synths, the V-Synth XT. This offers an enhanced version of the V-Synthesis engine (running OS v2) and comes with two expansion 'brains' pre-installed as standard: the VC1, which emulates the Roland D50, and the VC2, a powerful vocal synthesizer, processor, and vocoder.
Sounds like it's the same engine to me.
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Fair enough, I was thinking of the GT having the AP synthesis.

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:31 am

So yes, all XTs have V2 OS installed in them already.

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:33 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:So yes, all XTs have V2 OS installed in them already.
Ok, cool!

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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by OriginalJambo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:35 am

tallowwaters wrote:Add my foot to your a*s?

Fair enough, I was thinking of the GT having the AP synthesis.

Youre still a prick. :wink:
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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:27 am

OriginalJambo wrote:Yup - now go git yerself a V-Synth! ;)
good call :wink:
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Re: V-synth XT: different OS versions?

Post by Wiglaf » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:48 am

There is a difference between the Version 2 OS's. There is the "standard" version 2, then there is a version 2 with the PCM waveforms from the version 1 os.

The 1st version waves are actually better for making really crazy and unheard sounds. I use both OS's actually.

I have no idea if they're both still available.

Hmmm...according the Roland U.S. website, the XT only has one OS available. Maybe this is only for the keyboard version then. I thought they were the same.
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