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#67143 - Tue, 05 Jan 2010 05:25:00 New CS80 softsynth!
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Hi everybody!

A belated happy new year to everyone! smile

Well...if the CS80 means anything to you
but for obvious reasons don`t own the original
then THIS IS the dream come true so far
- the new ME80 Aftertouch Synthesizer:
http://www.memorymoon.com/me80.htm

Ive bought it and played around with it for
a week or so...and damn this is cool (this
is an understatement really). It sounds outstanding and is true to the original design,
which I like a lot! It`s so expressive and fun
to play and has turned into one of my top 3
synths, though it`s not hardware!
I like it a lot more than the one from Arturia.
Unfortunately it`s only for us PC guys...so..
..sorry Billy! bemused wink

And the price is a joke...really realy cheap!

Try it out - and BUY it! Buy Buy Buy! evil

All The Best
Jesper

PS: I really like to run it through a flanger
and some delay/reverb.

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#67144 - Tue, 05 Jan 2010 05:33:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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PSS: It even reacts to polyphonic aftertouch
if your masterkeyboard is able to send it
- though not many do these days.

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#67145 - Tue, 05 Jan 2010 07:04:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Hi Jesper - how does it compare to the Arturia one?

I just bought some Native Instruments stuff - they had a sale on over Christmas - Reaktor 5, Absynth 5, FM8 and Massive. I also have the free Kore and Kontakt players with some sound packs installed. The Kore player especially has some excellent sounds with it and worth downloading (its free, after all!). smile

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#67146 - Tue, 05 Jan 2010 07:34:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Hi Phil! smile

Congratulations with the NI-stuff! smile

Ive tried the Arturia demo a couple of
times and it never gave me that CS80 WOW!
I think it sounds dull and flat compared to the ME80, which really feels alive and soundwise much closer to the original to me. And as I mentioned above, the ME80 doesn`t have a ton of extras - the ME80 is doing the CS80 thing and only that, and the Arturia tries to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but not that good in my book...but hey...it`s only me!
Download the demos and try them out! smile


(But the ME80 certainly got that CS80 WOW factor! hehehe...)

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#67147 - Tue, 05 Jan 2010 21:00:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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When anything says "made with synthedit" I always think "uh-oh..."! But as you're obviously SO CRAZY about it and you have good taste, I'll give the demo a try... wink

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#67148 - Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:22:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Not overly crazy about the quality of the graphical interface (its a bit "hand drawn" if you know what I mean) but sound wise its reminiscent of that CS poly sound.

I'll play with it for a while longer and see. I've just had a cull of my VST Plugins folder so I'm trying to have LESS, not MORE...! biglaugh Would you believe I got rid of 15, I don't use much today...!

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#67149 - Wed, 06 Jan 2010 07:06:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Yes, the GUI isn`t NI standard, but neither is the TimewARP 2600, which still is the best Arp
emulation out there. I personally don`t care that much about the GUI. Another good example of that is Sylenth 1, which I still consider as being one of the best softsynths out there.
I too got rid af a lot of my softsynths in 2009
- Ive sold almost everything including all the softsynths I used on Man Of Two Worlds.
Today I only got 3, and that is ME80,
Sylenth 1 and the good old Waldorf PPG 2V.

Compressor, EQ etc. plugins is a whole different
story...I got a lot of them, because I`ve decided
to mix ITB only, though my opninions about that was clearly the opposite after the Man Of Two Worlds project...but Ive learned a lot for the
past two months and I am very very happy about it now! I feel Ive finally seen the light and
I am able to get a really cool analog sounding mix ITB!(Code word: Nebula) cool

Best thing ever happened to my DAW but don`t tell anyone... wink

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#67150 - Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:08:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Ummm...what's ITB? And...."Nebula"? confused2 smile

I found the demo to Sylenth1 yesterday actually and had a play with it. It IS really strong sounding - not sure at the moment whether I can afford to buy another "analogue" vst though. I have more VSTis than you still - I wish I could get down to just 3! biglaugh I always think "well I might need THAT sort of sound, so I'll keep THAT one and then THIS one...".

I want to work out how to incorporate my Alesis Fusion into the recording chain and maybe the Korg MS2000 too. I think some of my other hardware which gets little use now (JX 8P/PG800 and AN-1x) will be sold to make some room. Trying to be productive in practical ways while some issues in my life are getting in the way of actually writing anything. At least then its not all time wasted. smile

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#67151 - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 01:52:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Yeah, I now too well what you mean when you say
"too much gear and other issuses...". You are not
alone, if that can make you feel a little better!? wink
I even sold my Voyager, DSI MEK, Waldorf Microwave 1 (sorry Sleepy! wink ) and a lot of
other stuff...but I do have an ARP Solus now!
WHOAH! cool

Yes, the Sylenth is indeed a powerful sounding
softsynth! smile

ITB: In The Box/DAW
Nebula:
http://www.acusticaudio.net/

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#67152 - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 05:44:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Just a few Nebula reverb demos from the third
part developer VNXT Sound - The EMT 140:
http://soundcloud.com/vnxtsound

WHOOOOAHHHH!!! Hard to believe this is reverb
in the box - but it`s true!

Nebula excels especially in EQ`s, Tape programs,
reverbs and even full console programs
- like Alex B`s world famous programs:
http://www.alessandroboschi.eu/html/en/alexb.htm

I`ve bought the Classic Logic Console (Vintage SSL) and the most outstanding EQ`s and tape programs money can buy today:
http://www.analoginthebox.com/doc_fear.php
http://cdsoundmaster.com/site/r2r.html

And I also got some ultracool MCI EQs (Conny Plank).

The DAW is heading for a whole new level these
years! cool

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#67153 - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 05:46:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Aha - of course! In The Box...(doh!). wink

That Nebula looks and sounds pretty cool, I'll have to do some more reading up about it!

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#67154 - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:28:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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If you don`t want to go the Nebula way and still
want it to be cheap then these are some of the best right now:
PSP sQuad EQ`s:
http://www.pspaudioware.com/indexen.html?url=http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/squad.html;

PSP oldTimer compressor:
http://www.pspaudioware.com/indexen.html?url=http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/squad.html;

Audio Damage EOS Reverb:
http://www.audiodamage.com/effects/product.php?pid=AD023

Valhalla DSP FreqEcho - and it`s free!!!!:
http://www.valhalladsp.com/plugins.html

I consider the FreqEcho to be one of the best
plugins I have!

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#67155 - Thu, 07 Jan 2010 08:21:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Always good to get recommendations! Thanks Jesper I'll check these out. smile

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#67156 - Sat, 09 Jan 2010 21:57:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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What about some presets for Absynth?

http://www.absynthsounds.com/

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#67157 - Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:33:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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Thanks! I may be gone sometime... wink

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#67158 - Tue, 19 Jan 2010 08:49:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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I am a big fan of Arturia Vsti Synths, Moogmodular, Minimoog, CS80v, Arp 2600 and Jupiter 8v. Its not always perfect to the real thing but i do occasionaly spend time getting the sounds perfect depending on what track I'm working on.

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#67159 - Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:58:00 Re: New CS80 softsynth!
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It's the only reliable Memorymoog around these days! nutjob

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