Originally Posted by Popbott
Okay Jim, here goes:
1. Virus Ti
4. Waldorf Q
V-Synth GT I am sure is awesome...knob placement looks so different from the original. I can do menu diving, I just don't like it. Also, the original V-Synth is 16 part multi-timbral, the GT is only one part. If you compose in a MIDI set-up, it seems like a step backwards. After using owning a Virus TI, I kind of expected a little more from Roland. Thoughts Jim?
The "16 part multi-timbral" is not really true. Yes, You can access 16 parts via midi but there is not enough DSP to really do any real sequencing. You can't store multi set-ups and all 16 "parts" will go through the same effects as the selected patch.
I think Roland wanted to make a real multi synth but couldn't get the DSP they needed.
So, it's 1/2 assed and never completed. I wish they never would of put that in the V-Synth. It's caused more confusion that anything.
The GT combines so many technologies that it's kind of hard to get your head around it. It's very different.
I do a lot of sound design and the V-GT is my main tweak box.
The GT is what the original V-Synth should have been.
As we all know it boils down to personal taste and if the GT is not you cup of that's fine.
I was just making the point that not many people really understand what the V-Synth can do, that's all. Your top 5 are awesome!