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Another Rack Synth is this first Clavia attempt to make a decent Virtual Analogue synthesizer. Needless to say, this machine is a modern classic, inspired by the SCI Prophet 5 (even the presets are clearly intended to clone the P5 ). I don't know whether Clavia succeeded there, but they did came up with a workhorse that is able to come quite close to some of the budget analog and digital synths I own. Because it's a bit of a chameleon it's been my favored live-synth for almost 10 years. But don't expect really big sounds from it, it sure won't mimic the classic analogs 100%. Unless you treat it with some analog effects and filters it's just not strong enough and it will always keep that typical Nord digital edge. Especially in the higher octave ranges it never really convinces. It's a great synth for starters and once you collected a few more desired (analog-)synths it just might become the tool that will give room for those classic synths to take care of parts that really matter. I wouldn't get rid of it, perhaps if I ever get the desire to buy a slightly more versatile (4 outputs, 16 voices and some other extra features) Nord Lead 2 I might get rid of it.more
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