|Originally posted by cryophonik |
I think it's a great synth, but not the end-all that the fanboys will have you thinking that it is. The hype over this synth over on KVR and, to a lesser extent, gearslutz is ridiculously over the top. No matter how much they throw the word "analogue" around, it's still a digital software synthesizer. It sounds great for an analogue emulation, but, even with the 1.1 update, many patches will bring an i7 to its knees. It's a fairly niche synth, but it's looking like it will get some improvements, including an arpeggiator, in some upcoming updates, which should make it more flexible and probably better suited for EDM (to many a fanboy's ire, to be sure).
Bottom line for me is that it doesn't come close to Zebra as being a "desert island" synth. YMMV. But, if you've never owned an analogue synth and want to feel like you can hang with the smug, condescending analogue crowd, just add Diva.
I'll go along with this.
I do think it's better than anything else at the analogue emulation thing, and does sound very good indeed. I'm not sure if it matters though, especially not in a mix. As a nerds toy or something to replace a few bits of old analogue gear it's brilliant.
Totally unusable on my PC though.