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I found the Holly Grail of synths

I did.Really. It shits all over my other synths soundwise and flexibilitywise. I got myself a Serge Animoo panel. Compared it to my other synths - Virus TI, Moog Voyager, PEK, Juno 60. It just destroys all of them. Of course its subjective and all those synths are ok and have their special color which might be usefull, but at this point this is the sound. Currently I am seriously thinking about selling all the other stuff in favour of more Serge stuff. Anyone want to make me stop?

Just wanted to share my observation. Not want to start an argument which is better which is not, so dont even start.tutt

Oh - and one more thing - Soft Synths suck big time. All of them. Its even more evident then ever to me now. Thin, lifeless, no balls and characters. Hate'em all.
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Not want to start an argument which is better which is not, so dont even start.tutt....... Soft Synths suck big time. All of them. Its even more evident then ever to me now. Thin, lifeless, no balls and characters. Hate'em all.
LMAO. I think I just found a new quote for my signature.
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I did.Really. It shits all over my other synths soundwise and flexibilitywise. I got myself a Serge Animoo panel. Compared it to my other synths - Virus TI, Moog Voyager, PEK, Juno 60. It just destroys all of them. Of course its subjective and all those synths are ok and have their special color which might be usefull, but at this point this is the sound. Currently I am seriously thinking about selling all the other stuff in favour of more Serge stuff. Anyone want to make me stop?
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I got myself a Serge Animoo panel.
Yeah, that's a good one.
Not sure it's THE holly grail.
Or even the holy grail.

But certainly one of the holly triniti!




(And in this case, I do agree. There is NOT a soft synth
than can hold a candle to the Animal/Animoo. Few hardware
synths can... it's one of the best analog synths ever designed)
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so you named your new synth Holly Grail

cool story bro
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so you named your new synth Holly Grail

cool story bro
Holly Wood if she could.
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It is my first modular.I thought it will take me weeks to get any usable sounds out of it. I was making some killer patches after few hours. It is so intuitive and smart designed. One panel like Animal/Animoo has usability of a three times bigger systems designed in more "traditional" way.
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Can you post a sample from that.... thing?
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Oh - and one more thing - Soft Synths suck big time. All of them. Its even more evident then ever to me now. Thin, lifeless, no balls and characters. Hate'em all.
So true man I hate the virus too!
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Yes - I made a few minutes arrpegio, with two osc and some wavemultiplayer and some FM modultion. Will post it sooon.
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dude where did you get yours from? theres not much info on the net let alone anywhere to buy one from. not that i can find at least...
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dude where did you get yours from? theres not much info on the net let alone anywhere to buy one from. not that i can find at least...
I was just about to ask this very same question. From time to time I've tried to find Serge stuff from the net but never found any...
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so you named your new synth Holly Grail

cool story bro
You sound jealous.
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Yikes!

Over 4200 dollars for that setup? I feel poor...
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Yikes!

Over 4200 dollars for that setup? I feel poor...
It's well over 5g's after you add a case and a psu.
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Can you post a sample from that.... thing?

I've uploaded some self running patches from mine up on this site:

Http://sovietspacechild.bandcamp.com


My studio is temporarily boxed up, so this is all that I can muster for the time being. I have to say, though, making generative patches like this is very relaxing.
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Yes - it is steep. My Animoo (which is Animal with Ring Mod) cost me about 5500$ - including some patchcords and shipping. But we are talking Ferrari here. Besides its about four times the capabilities it looks.
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We all know that the serge can make crazy sounds, no need fo that in your demo.

I want to know in the bass departement and the leads department, what can a serge do!
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You sound jealous.
I'm only jealous of Deadmau5 gawsh get it straight!
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I hate insect music so You can count on some more "traditional" sounds. I will post a sample tommorow. It has extremely wide spectrum. I was never able to make such deep and thick basses with any other of my synths.
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I hate insect music so You can count on some more "traditional" sounds. I will post a sample tommorow. It has extremely wide spectrum. I was never able to make such deep and thick basses with any other of my synths.
It's very versatile. Many artist who buy Serge happen to create experimental
music because it tends to lend itself more to that than other synths.

But, be certain that Stevie Wonder used Serge. So it can do traditional
diatonic music exceptionally well.
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I hate insect music so You can count on some more "traditional" sounds. I will post a sample tommorow. It has extremely wide spectrum. I was never able to make such deep and thick basses with any other of my synths.
Thanks, waiting impatiently!

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It's very versatile. Many artist who buy Serge happen to create experimental
music because it tends to lend itself more to that than other synths.

But, be certain that Stevie Wonder used Serge. So it can do traditional
diatonic music exceptionally well.
Do you have a creature? I'm looking at the panel, and can't figure out how many osc the creature have.
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my GF sitting next to me as I listen to the audio files says: "It all sounds like broken childrens toys"
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It does - most Youtube demos sound horrible, unmusical and y y. If You want to hear some cool stuff, check out Carbon 111 site - he has some really nice scapes done on Serge.
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Thanks, waiting impatiently!


Do you have a creature? I'm looking at the panel, and can't figure out how many osc the creature have.
I don't have a Creature any longer.
But it has up to 4 oscillators...

But the NTO + P VCO have a wider range
for tracking... better to go with a Animal
if you want a complete diatonic synth.
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...Virus TI, Moog Voyager, PEK, Juno 60. It just destroys all of them. Of course its subjective and all those synths are ok...
Hah! Yeah, those are OK synths.
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Hah! Yeah, those are OK synths.
Besides the voyager

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I don't have a Creature any longer.
But it has up to 4 oscillators...

But the NTO + P VCO have a wider range
for tracking... better to go with a Animal
if you want a complete diatonic synth.
I can't afford the animal.

What do you mean by diatonic synth?
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