The Elf wrote: Arpangel wrote: The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:is the System 8 really any good? I heard it was very cold and digital sounding, in fact, it seems impossible to stop it sounding really fizzy and bright.
You always will hear this kind of nonsense. No recreation of anything will ever be good enough for the Internet, and some will shout loudly about it. The trick is to make up your own mind.
I bought an S8 and went back to the studio to make music. It's a poor piece of hardware, IMO, but it sounds fine to me - I haven't had any letters from listeners to tell me they miss my JP-8...
All I know is that I’d be very wary of buying a S8 based on what I’ve heard, certainly not without giving it a good trial first. And that four octave keyboard, no.
Yes, that's poor, I agree, but use your ears...
I’ve got keyboards that have great sounds, like my Micron, and my Reface, I bought them for the sounds, and hate the actual synth, simply because of the keyboards, I’d never do that again, they just don’t get used because of that. I can’t be bothered to Midi everything up to another keyboard.
Regarding the S8, I have used my ears, and I’m not hearing anything I like, simple as that.