Originally Posted by ekwipt
I have the audio realism plugins but have heard the same things from a few people.
Audio realism hasn't updated the plugins for a really long time
yes..looks like i jumped the train when the horse was allready dead.. its not very convincing soundwise... and from the feature set a little lame as all 303 emulations.. they all miss the point that the 303 sonics depends highly on its sequencer..and that there are better 303´s around..and that people that dont have a better one often had their 303´s modded. In any case the ABL mimics a rather boring sounding 303, what is a pitty..because its from teh general caharcteristics not so far away from where it should be.. The inbuld distortion of the abl is just dreadfull.. Like most swedish people they are rather reffering to goa trance when they think about a 303 and call that acid...
The Phosycon has a more funky tone, better distortion and better sequencer but is in general not as close to the original 303 sound..but behaves more like it when you crank the resonance up...
An abl with extended parameter range => usere adjustments to the sound and better sequencer would be the thing..
Soundwise the best software emulation i ever came along is actually rebirth..
maybe a bit rougher sounding but actually getting the behaviour ion the knobs adn high resonance quite well-.so that kno turning is some fun.. what just dont happens on the other two really.. so rebirth a s plug in would be nice.. only drawback..the ****** sequencer concept they actually have invented and that gets copied ever since form any other 303 clone.. actually they deserve punishment for that crime against mankind ;-)
And for banalyzing the sound of these machines so heavily in the 90´s.
So..after building a xox box..buying phosicon and abl.. spending maybe 600.- euro and a lot of time for that... I consider all this investions as a waste of money. I actually envy people that can live well with the plug in emulations.. I am to used to a real one to find that machine in the plugs..