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a noob question

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:35 pm
by Jugo
Hello, I'm kind of new here and dont know much about analog synthesizers (only have a korg m50)

I wanted to ask, is there a synth that would have sounds like Rob Papen Albino 3/ Predator and other virtual synths ?

Re: a noob question

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:13 pm
by stephen
I guess you'd be looking at an Access Virus or something...

Re: a noob question

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 1:17 am
by magnus
If you want something that sounds like a virtual synth, maybe you should get a virtual synth - it might not be as hands-on as hardware, but it will probably be cheaper

Re: a noob question

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:29 am
by Jugo
Well you see I want a keyboard, that I could use live (not with a pc) and I was wondering maybe something like the Virus TI could pull this off ? or anything else ? or is it impossible for something to emulate a virtual synth ?

Re: a noob question

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:00 am
by stephen
Depends what features the virtual synth has.

Most people want software to emulate hardware, I've not come across anyone looking for the opposite :D

Suitable hardware synths you might consider would be the Virus, Blofeld, Nova/Supernova, AN1x, Nord Leads, Nord Modulars - take a look at what VA synths are around. Plus have a look at Roland V-Synths

But you certainly won't find a single hardware equivalent of Reaktor or some other complex softsynth. The costs of producing such hardware would be phenomenal.

Would you be adverse to using a midi controller with a laptop?

Re: a noob question

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 5:48 pm
by masyst
Or you could buy a Muse Research Receptor (but it's just a computer in a sound module package optimized for VST's) it would give you the possibility to use all your softsynths live.

Re: a noob question

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:00 am
by Hybrid88
If memory serves, Rob Papen actually used to design sound-banks for Access' Synths before he got into producing his own software so a Virus would be ideal for these types of sounds. Go to Access' website and check out the sound demo's. I'd say your best bet would probably be to go for a used Virus KB as this seems to be what you'd like and wouldn't break the bank like a Ti/Ti2 would. :wink:

Re: a noob question

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:13 pm
by Yoozer
Jugo wrote:and I was wondering maybe something like the Virus TI could pull this off ?
With ease. Predator looks almost based on the Virus B/C, and each consecutive Virus has the features of the previous model in it and more. Albino's got 4 oscillators with specific digital models, but you could stack 2 parts with 2 oscillators each and see how close you could get.