Originally Posted by lestermagneto
i'm pretty sure they didn't, but it might have been nicer if they did, the whole new suprise of LA synthesis was pasting the digital transients on the attack of more "analogy" waveforms since memory was at a cost premium then, and could not afford to have sustained portions of most sounds, .... and then lather them with a somewhat noisy but albeit useful reverb. but unfortunately, this and the dx7 were the creations that made most perceive the old moogs etc of the past to be obsolete at the time..... and how did that work out for them? the d50 can make some interesting sounds, and the above examples are pretty good, but for the most part, it kind of made everything back then a breathy chiffer, digital nativedance, fantasia disaster.
The samples don't go through filters in the D50 so there is a great deal less you can do with the samples. only a few of them loop and you can't have the loop switch on or off. they also chose to leave out some of the most important looping samples in favor of longer less usable samples. namely the looping waveforms which they included on the V-Synth versions.
The Digital/Analog section of the synth is a great success imo. The sampling implementation seems a little rushed in comparison.
they did get them to scale all the way up and down the key range pretty well though. maybe that and some special encoding is what
made it impossible to get enough loop lengths into other samples.. but they could have dropped a lot of the more unusable loops.
I'm sure they could have got the samples really well worked out if they had had enough time.
whether or not you like the presets doesn't detract from what the synth can actually do.
hard synth to program if you don't have some extra aids to do it with.