|Originally posted by Vert |
Is the microQ pretty easy to program, and are the sounds produced pretty good? Better than a jp80x0, or one of the other sub $400 (used) synths?
it is my most powerfull synth in my setup but don't expect very warm sounds from it, it can sound warm but in a german cold way if you know what I mean . jp8000 will sound warmer, it was about the same price second hand but I really wanted a micro q cause everybody wants the jp . It is harder to program because of the matrix programming you have to go tru a lot of menus. If you don't want that you can go for the desktop version. I can live with it, the most important features are within a few clicks. If you want to I can post some sound samples. It has really powerfull synthesis including fm on the osc's and filters, offering wavetable synthesis on 2 of the 3 osc's (with 2 suboscs), 25 notes polyphony, 16 parts mulitimbral. Everything a softsynth can only dream of. The only drawback for me were the efx but this baby is like the nord lead, it doesn't need loads of efx to sound good, a simple outboard reverb and you're set. I use it mainly for efx, pads, bass. It really depends on what you want, if you want original and fresh sounds, consider it, if you want 100 supersaw in a row songs go for the jp (don't get me wrong I love the supersaw)
Last edited by DeZmA on Jun-06-2004 at 10:32