desmond wrote:Just to inject a dose of reality:
- None of you chaps need new synths.
- None of the sounds these synths can make are any different to ones you can already make.
- They're not going to add any value to your studio
- You just want new toys and distractions to play with
Not Behringer, but same principle. I was looking at some of the videos of the Korg Minologue XD and thinking, that’s really cute (accepting its form factor issues) especially the NEW Multi-Engine oscillator to add to the VCOs - and the VPMs look like a really nice implementation of 2 Osc FM. Chimes :mrgreen: with my growing appreciation of FM (2, 4, or 6 operators) at the moment.
Then I thought - VPM - that sounds familiar. Dig out the Parameter guide to my KingKorg, and there it is on page 8, VPM Saw, Square, Tri, Sine (Osc types 29-32 of 126!). 2-op FM with ratio and mod depth control. No algorithms, but hang on, each of the 3 oscillators can be VPM, so that is basically 6-op FM where the algorithm is 3 parallel carrier-modulator pairs.
Each operator pitch can be modulated via the virtual patch system (Env, LFO etc) as can overall Osc level etc. So.... not quite as sophisticated as the Minilogue XD, which also has feedback, noise and 16 Osc types compared to the KK’s 4. But hey, the KK can have 3 VPM oscs, the Minilogue only one (+2 VCOs). Just different capabilities, not better or worse.
Getting back to Desmond’s post, the point is, I hadn’t even clocked that VPM on the KK meant FM. Just hadn’t looked closely enough. After half an hour this morning, I have a new preset on the KK called “Meg FM” (using 2 VPM oscs) - and it is Mega.
And I didn’t have to buy anything, just look a bit more closely at what I already had. More investigations to follow!