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jeffbart

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Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« on: September 04, 2016, 03:42:28 am »
I don't have the Jupiter V. Is the basic sound (waveforms, filters etc) significantly different to things like Matrix or 2600 etc?
I haven't downloaded a demo version yet - I have a bunch of Arturia 'analog' synths already and was curious if expert users had great things to say about it soundwise.

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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 01:52:06 am »
I think there's a significant difference in the feel of the sounds each instrument produces.
ARP has a distinct 70's feel, whereas the Matrix has sounds that are more reminiscent of mid-80's.
The Jupiter is more early 80's. I will always associate the Jupiter with new wave bands of the time, like early Simple Minds. Personally I think I prefer the ARP, also because the interface looks both interesting and foreboding.

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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 09:35:58 pm »
Without commenting on anything else, all I will say is that I just loaded up a Prophet V3 and a Matrix 12 V-2, I stripped down both of their patches to just the sawtooth waves, played them at both the same pitch, and then ran each VST through their own oscilloscopes.

Let me tell you, the oscillators are DEFINITELY different, just going off of the scope you can tell that there's a big difference between at least those two VSTs but I can presume the others as well.

On another note, the different VSTs bear different amounts of authenticity. The Arp 2600V notoriously doesn't sound like an actual Arp 2600. Meanwhile the Matrix 12 V, going off of this video, sounds incredibly like a Matrix 12.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfi-nZBDOsY

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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 01:39:44 am »
And the Moog's definitely have their own "sonic identity".
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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 02:08:13 am »
To the OP, I would recommend they get in the habit, if they do not already, of using spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope plugins to gain objective data of what their VSTs are actually doing. I picked up this habit about 4 months ago when I started learning the Modular V and it completely changed how I understood music.

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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 05:26:10 pm »
That's good if you want to know and learn about synthesis and waveforms, etc. It can also send you down a rabbit hole if all you want to do it make music. The ears are the best spectrum analyser you have.

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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 01:23:17 am »
Thanks, great points to ponder.
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Re: Significant differences between various Arturia analog synths
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 11:59:14 pm »
If I only owned 1 Arturia soft synth, the one I use most of the time and it's my go to unit, is the Mini V.

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