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GAS strike - would love some help... (V-Synth!!)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:09 am    Post subject: GAS strike - would love some help... (V-Synth!!) Reply with quote

Hi there

This may be sort-of off topic but I notice that some of you have Kronos and V-synth.

Well, GAS strikes me again and I've got the opportunity to get a V-Synth but can't decide!!
It's the first one (not GT) with 128MB card etc

Been reviewing it but would love any thoughts on this "pair" of synths.

thanks

Pete Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an XT here, it is an amazing synth.

I'd get it if I was you.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a far better VA engine than the recent SuperNatural Synth series. You can't really go wrong with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't own one but would love one. My friend has one. It's something of a modern classic I feel. Perhaps the last truly great synth Roland developed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a vsynth-xt for many years, it's a fantastic synth with it's own character. I'm still thinking of adding a vsynth GT to my setup.

It's a great addon to the kronos because it sound really different.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does the V-Synth give you which cannot be obtained from the Kronos?

is it redundant?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a few things when you get down to the details but a main one would be real-time sample mangling/stretching/pitching/granular synthesis.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for your replies - think I'll try and get this if I'm not too late!!!

Kind regards

Pete Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like a V-Synth as well. Quite a few years back on a business trip to Australia, I had a stop over in Adelaide. Lovely city, with a great music store.

On a rainy Saturday (yes, it rains in Aus as well as Wales Wink ) I had time to kill, and this shop was great.

They first of all explained to a guitar newbie why a cheap sprung capo was pushing my guitar out of tune (too much pressure!) and they let me try a V-Synth even though I said there was no way I could purchase and ship it to UK!

I was very impressed, and this is probably the only Roland on my GAS list (OK a JP8, but I have that in soft synth form)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an XT midied up to my Kronos and use the Vocal processor for backing vocals and it works a treat. When space allows I also use the GT for leads and fx. In conclusion, thoroughly recommend the V synth range as it's very unique.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the original V-Synth and prefer it to the GT/XT (though I love the display on those two). The original just had some sounds that I really love and they're not available on the GT/XT. When Roland released version 2.0 OS for the original, enough people, like me, complained and they provided a version of OS 2.0 with the original sounds and patches. I never understood why they changed the sounds so radically going from OS 1 to 2 (the GT/XT can only use the version 2.0 sounds).

Anyway, I don't know if the one you're looking at is running OS 1 or 2, but you can find info on the updates below.

I tend not to keep many old digital synths but the V-Synth and Yamaha VL-1 are two that I will keep for a very long time as they have certain unique sounds I've never been able to replicate.

https://www.roland.it/support/by_product/v-synth/

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is really encouraging me however I have a question.....

I have just discovered that this V-Synth is 110V and I am in a 240V country.
It comes with the step-down transformer - my question:-
Do these "transformers" cause any sound interference - I used one a very long time ago and it was not good in that regard.

Oh!! and do you think US$1,100 is an ok price?

(Thanks again for the feedback)

Pete Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll be fine using a step-down transformer with regards to noise etc - just make sure it's a decent one that's properly earthed.

No idea about pricing - unfortunately these things come up for sale so rarely here their price always seems to be inflated. In any case, you've got me looking at getting one to go with my Kronos now too!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: GAS strike - would love some help... (V-Synth!!) Reply with quote

karmathanever wrote:

Well, GAS strikes me again and I've got the opportunity to get a V-Synth but can't decide!!
It's the first one (not GT) with 128MB card etc

It's all about the GAS, about the GAS Very Happy

Get it, you won't regret it Smile
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