Eddy Deegan wrote:
Me too (curious, that is).
I don't think either the Berry D or Pro-One "sound VA" in any meaningful sense. Not that VA is an insult; VA can sound extremely good. The Kingkorg, Radias and Kronos all do VA and produce some superb analogue-like timbres, to the point where I would challenge anyone to tell the difference on many of those sounds in a blind listening test against the Prophet 6, OB-6 etc.
I would also be quite prepared to create such a test and provide it both on stream and a 24-bit downloadable WAV file (including filter sweeps on each patch) if anyone sceptical wants to take me up on that. I'd even throw in a patch from an early 90s pure digital ROMpler and a VA plugin or two.
Actually, I'm going to do it anyway, as this comes up a lot and it's a discussion I'm kind of fed up with these days. Plus it should be a bit of fun!
I'll post something early next week in another thread. It'll be interesting to see what people make of it.
That sounds like it could be a bit of a fun game, or even competition. Rustle up a few sequences, arps or whatever and hear what various Mystery Synths can do with 'em. You could do this as a straight head-to-head analogue vs faux-analogue or open it up further, perhaps separately, to let people showcase a broader range of toys.