Originally Posted by sizzlemeister
I would guess that with the discrete VCA and envelopes, the additional gain stages would go a long way in adding that something extra to the sound. We know that gain stages make the difference in older gear.
to an extent yes - i had SE1X Nova which has the same oscillators, and two out of these four filters, and indeed discrete VCA has a impact on the sound difference btwn the two. its a tad warmer, more organic sound.
but otoh, thing i noticed and posted about comparing the the four atcx filters and their originals, seems to go with the filter circuit itself, as i noticed the same thing comparing SE1XNova to minimoog/sem. plus minus.
i dunno if they hand matched transistors in atcx and se1x... as theyre advertising for the new product .. maybe we can expect a change here. be it as it may, their clone filters are among the better ones ive heard.