Originally posted by Ry Thomas
Let me know how the Voyager and Mopho are dude, been interested in both of them
I'm probably going to write up a review of all these synths in a few weeks. I'm also on the lookout for a Studio Electronics SE-1X to throw into the mix.
My initial thoughts on the two are that they're both very cool and useful, but obviously very different. The Voyager is pure phatness with lots of hands-on control, whereas the Mopho is much more flexible (in terms of modulation options), offers a much wider range of sounds, and actually does a pretty decent Moog emulation. Both are pretty incredible. You may want to give a lot of consideration to a Dave Smith Evolver or Mono Evolver Keyboard as well.
Sonar X3 | Pro Tools 11 | Logic Pro X | Access Virus TI2 Keyboard | Kurzweil PC3X | DSI Mopho X4 | NI Maschine
The Equalizer Womanizer
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Originally posted by cryophonik
Looks like you should've gone with the rack version of the Poly Evolver, alanzo!
Nahh. I got the PEK for the same price or just a couple hundred more than the PER. If i had a MEK to control the PER I would have, but using just the (somewhat inadequate) software or PER's knobs just wouldn't do it for me.
Originally posted by Floorfiller
how do you like the prophet 08? been looking at those. they are so sexy hehe...
Quite nice. I really like its sound and I also really like the patch bank I made for it. The only draw-back is I wish it was multi, or at least fully dual timbral (split-keys are your best bet for dual timbral).
It has eight voices and four TS outputs. To me this means it should be able to work as four 2-voice Prophets (in mono). Not so, unfortunately. DSI said it was primarily intended to be for performance, but a software update in the future may bring full dual or multi timbral capabilities. To me, that means 'don't hold your breath'.
The Andromeda's really are massive aren't they.
Really, not as big as I thought it was going to be. Unless you meant the sound, then, yes, it's more massive than you can possibly imagine. The Andromeda is it's own synth with its own character, but the filters were very closely modeled after classic Oberheim and Moog designs. Because of this it can emulate those and other classic analogs very well in addition to marking its own sonic territory.