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Old 15th September 2019
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Originally Posted by 808BD View Post
i remember when the tr-8 came out and people were like it sounds spot on, then it's close enough and finally meh.
The whole Roland ACB and other sample based modelling techiques have these two sides:
- they get close up to a certain point, sounding similar in a recognizeable way
- but in feel/sound in action, and in direct comparison, they rather are still more like decent VAs than like the originals.
So on one hand they are very useful synths and drum machines, on the other they still leave something to wish in constant use.

The Behringer RD in contrast doesn't even have to nail the original 100%, because
a) it is a very well sounding analog machine in it's own right
b) it still comes really close to the original, closer than any VA efforts