I have the a4000..it's awesome...the effects are really good..i would go for the a5000..just because it has better more effects slots.
however..for actually mangling a sample i think the eps-16+/asr is pretty bad-a*s with the waveboy disks. Also E-mu 6400 ultras are amazing (with all the cords)..if you already have a good effects processor.
Given the osc/sample features, the filter types with para eq, the mod routings, and the effects blocks with dozens of algos, many of which are true manglers - not just the usual effects, but ones with distortion, bit mangling, dynamics, lo-fi, stretch, and so on, it doesn't get better than a Yamaha A5000.
The E-mu Ultras do have cords (mod matrix) which can do some nice stuff, but for sound mangling they don't touch the Yamaha, even with the RFX expansion.
Joey wrote:one thing though, does anyone have any sound demos of the v synth doing somethign taht isnt some cheesy sax sample or a jordan ruddess wannabe?
I want to hear some crazy noises
some of the sounds in this song...all the vocal processing.
Could you define CRAZY NOISES?
V synth can achieve a WIDE range of sounds.
But obviously that depends a lot of the owner. It provides you with a splendid user interface, and a lot of ways to perform tweaks on it. Lots of parameters to modify on the fly, a very good sampler that can do amazing stuff combined with the VA. Is a pretty decent and flexible hybrid.
Not so crazy than other VAs, but ringing samples with oscillators, and, specially, using the modulation sequencer that comes on the last OS update.
The intro arppegio is the V synth, also the piano lead, and the swept pads. . This track was recorded live on stage. Everything is V synth except for the drums. I activated MIDI tracks from 2 to 16 with the command station
Isn't the V-Synth about the only hardware sampler with that allows you to stretch samples and also makes the formant adjustment so it won't get the chipmunk effect? (I'm a little out of my element here so I apologize if I'm completely wrong on that.)
Dano wrote:Isn't the V-Synth about the only hardware sampler with that allows you to stretch samples and also makes the formant adjustment so it won't get the chipmunk effect? (I'm a little out of my element here so I apologize if I'm completely wrong on that.)
Yes, but it doesn't work perfectly. The tricky part is how you "encode" the sample in the V Synth. Only one encoding algo will allow to play with the formant yourself (as assigning key scale is integral to getting rid of the chipmunk effect)
The only problem is, Roland gives you no clues on how to go about encoding, so it's all trial and error, for keyboard types samples anyways.
Brains can be used like a "stress ball," but only once.
I have one, and it has a tendency to walk over my Emu E5000.
Only sampler I know that enables the creation of transwaves. On top of that, it has modular capabilities in routing wavesamples, badass effects (which are loadable), realtime wavelooping/scrubbing, a decent sequencer and a 2-track recorder.
The sound is nice and lofi. 90's edge, to my earsm