Originally Posted by tulsraeg
Look, take it easy man, nothing personal here... ok?
It's just that many people have criticized Arturia for having bad samples or not so good overall sound so the idea here was that if somebody had the original hardware of , say 909, 808 etc (AND
Arturia to compare to), it would be enlightening to hear these set against each other...
Like first a couple of beats by the original HW and next the same beats emulated by Arturia. Just to hear the difference in sound.
Nothing more, nothing less.
I am not taking it personal and i do not need to slow down.
I've just told you several places in this thread above that i indeed compared it and it is not sounding like 909 not at all. I explained everything, even posted real samples from real hardware. Anyone can compare my samples with the real thing. I even noted which instruments to focus on.
Care to explain me how can i enlighten you since Artuira does not sound even remotely close? I just provided you with real samples, dry samples. You just have to run your Arturia and put notes on your bassdrum.
I was genuinely interested in product because i always look to replace some of my hardware stuff (call it a personal preference if you like) or to combine something. Anyway i provided sample for someone to match it. I could download that demo all over again but what's the purpose since i can't make arturia 909 to sound not even remotely close to the real thing.
And i am not making this up out from nothing. You see there are other people here which also spotted this weird difference. If it is ok to you to buy something which is advertised as something but in reality it is not anything like it should be - it's fine with me, but keep it for yourself - when someone tell me that i should get something and then when i buy it i get something completely different i can't be happy about it (luckily there is a demo for that purpose).
Thus i reacted and posted a question am i doing something wrong with the Arturia instrument. Someone asked why etc. and i provided sample to back up my argument and question. If you really can't came up with anything usable like some real sound examples other then loling and toying please give me a break
I've just recorded some examples exclusively for you and your ear. I downloaded demo again and luckily demo license is still working.
You have real Bass drum example and Arturia bass drum example. It does sound nothing like the real thing. No matter how hard you tweak it (remember real thing does not even have such controls for shaping sound * one would think that with Arturia you can get real and even far beyond sound of 909 bassdrum but i assure you it is not).
Then you have real bass drum two hits, followed by two hits of Arturia bassdrum. Loop. you can hear very large difference. Again there is now way one can make it to sound like the real thing. And that one bass drum from arturia fluctuate too much in pitch. It's pure nonsense imho.
Then you have clap, two real hits, followed by Arturia 909 clap. Totally different thing while they should sound pretty much same. And in Arturia clap there is very annoying noise which is very noticeable when sound fade off. Yuck!
And finally you have Closed hat example. Two real 909 hits and two Arturia. Loop. Cymbals are pure samples in real 909 and they should sound same everywhere but listen to this arturia example. What the hell is that? Before you wonder yes i maxed Decay on Arturia as well as on real 909.
Care to tell me what do you think now? Honestly?
p.s. maybe now you'll finally understand why some people ditch Arturia way of marketing. I now do understand it completely. I am almost sure that they could get even far more success by naming these instruments inside spark as something truely genuine and unique instead of naming them as legendary gear. Because instrument is damn fine on itself but to claim it is something and at the same time providing something not even similar...yes you get exactly that. People will laugh at you and your company...