Well, it can sound like a minimoog +, well sort of. It can sound like a 2 osc... more
Well, it can sound like a minimoog +, well sort of. It can sound like a 2 osc mini with no detune! But,once it warms up, about 10 minutes after its turned on, its rock solid as far as staying in tune. But, this thing can do those crazy space sound fx.. how? well, turn the osc off, put filter on tone, modulate the waveshape, now play with the cut off, waveshape, oh yeah put the freq to wide and play with that too. FAR OUT! Fast envs, gotta be 1ms attack, and it chugs along at fast bpm. it can sound soft, aggro, acidic (in the moog way), and in your face, killer leads, killer bass! I am glad i got this instead of a mini moog? i am leaving something out. I had mine modified. this mod.
This make this thing a bass king, it makes the osc sound huge! read about it, it costs next to nothing to do this mode, and its simple. and turns this into a screamer! Also moog this moog scales at 0.98 volts per octave, makes scaling with a kenton a bit tricky, passable but not perfect. So you can build a cable/box thing to fix it.. the link is here..
All this and you are set to have one of the most killer bass synths ever! Used on Hex Angel.
Best poly synth ever made. versitile. pretty metalic bells, searing leads, wa... more
Best poly synth ever made. versitile. pretty metalic bells, searing leads, warm lush pads and strings, creamy soft sounds, hard phazing sounds, industrial ambient, techno, you name it, it can do it, but in a very pleasent way that no other synth can. I can even get damn good bass out of this thing.. its like a juno 106 on massive steroids.. i will never part with this synth, it is simply amazing.. i'm so happy to finally have one after all these years of lusting for one.. The filters, wow, the resonance, wow, the high pitched pretty sounds, wow. i am in love, and yes, this is now my favorite synth of all time..
I owned a virus a back in the day. But now i have this virus c, has killer re... more
I owned a virus a back in the day. But now i have this virus c, has killer reverb, and the internal banks finally have great presets that are very varied. this thing does pads and string much better than the virus A ever did. more filter saturation settings, and with the new os i get moog filters that add an entirely different sound to this beast that even further sets it apart from the b and the a and the other virtual analogs. Vas are only as good as their built in fx, and the phasers and the verbs and delays prove this thing is the king of the hill. The osc is kind of weak, but the filters rule, simple great digital filters. I no longer have a need for a jupiter 6 because of this synth... i love the high pass and bands pass leads i can make with this thing, it does everything, great bass, agressive sounds, fx, pads, ambience, in your face, soft, mean, mellow, trippy weird. you name it. It is now my favorite digital synth ever made. I compared this to all the soft synths including the korg legacy, and this thing destroys all computer based VAs, it smashes them to little pieces. But still, it pales next to my Real Analogs for in your face sounds. The virus still aliases a bit, sounds great in the middle a tad iffy up high and down low. This thing is designated to filling in the cracks after my real analogs are in the mix. A jupiter 8, sh2, and moog through my ksp8 will eat this thing for lunch.. Virus C kicks the andromeda A6 in the ass hands down!
Great drum sounds for dance, this is a dance box, and it is very easy to star... more
Great drum sounds for dance, this is a dance box, and it is very easy to start dance songs on this, i don't use the internal seq, but for bips and bleeps, and 303 and 101 like acid distorted lines it works great, also has those de tuned lead sounds for trance. not bad, but i prefer my other synths for synth sounds.. I got this thing for instant gratification trance and dance drums. pretty good. decent fx too. warm sounding and punchy as hell. cool gear..
Well the pads must be broken in, make sure you get the newest os update so yo... more
Well the pads must be broken in, make sure you get the newest os update so you can adjust the pad sensitivities to your liking. AWESOME. it has a flashable rom in it, so you can flash your own sounds into the rom, so you can make your own presets that load very fast automatically when you turn the unit on. saves so much time, with samplers its all about load, save.. takes so much time, set this one up once, and its instant gratification over and over again like a drum machine should be. I upgraded mine to 128mb of ram which is plenty, this is a one shot sample playback, drum machine sampler, its not meant to make keyboard maps, buy a emu for that. this is for drums. and drum loops. easy to get files off my pc. i re did all my drum kits from all my old drum machines and samplers in this thing and have them set up as presets. the pads are ultra responsive and very expressive. loads .wav files, usb connect to the pc for file management and import of any .wav drum sounds or fx. Ultra tight envs, and punchy like a drum machine should be! bitchen.... a permanent piece, i will never ever sell this thing. my ultimate industrial drum box. its a portable sampler to boot, not big, perfect size. sampler quality is pretty good too, i like the dacs better on this than the s5000 i had.
Wow, i owned a microwave 2 and a pulse +, and this thing destroys them hands ... more
Wow, i owned a microwave 2 and a pulse +, and this thing destroys them hands down, the envs are kinda clicky on the fast attack settings, but this is kinda cool for industrial music in my book. The sounds are pretty and digital with a glow to them that is powerful. The analog cem filters really shine. I prefer the bass sound out of this to the pro one, and to an extent even the juno 106. The bass sounds are awesome and fit in a mix better in a lot of cases than even mono synths.. Wavetable scanning is great for ambience and weird industrial stuff. this synth reminds me of depeche mode, and juno reactor.. even tho it aliases, it does it in a good way. This is my favorite hybrid next to the prophet VS. Used heavily on just about every wumpscut song ever made.