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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:49 pm    Arturia Arp 2600 vs. Moog Modular Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi there in virtual SPACE,

A few days ago I bought the Arp 2600 (Arturia).

I find it THE BEST of the vintage softsynths I have (MiniMoog, MoogModular, Arp2600 (and OF COURSE the Mellotron but that's no synth Rolling Eyes ). I really love it Twisted Evil !

It sounds really dirty and fat, better than the MoogModular.

But also it is the hardest synth of the three to comprehend.

And I think it has a major BUG Mad ........ the "save as" button does not work as it should (instead it freezes the entire system).

And the presets in the manual differ from the presets that come with the synth so that is not of very much use....

Questions:

1. What are your experiences with Arturia Softsynths (Arp 2600 in particular concerning the abovementioned bug (I suppose it's a bug)?
2. MoogModular or Arp 2600: which do you prefer and why?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:07 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Are there some sound samples available on that Softsynth? I am looking myself for some nice software, as hardware will be no choice wrt. costs and space.
I just saw that an Arturia package is available for 530

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:30 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Must have's:

# Minimoog V
# CS-80 V
# Moog Modular V
# ARP 2600 V

I won't buy:

# Jupiter-8 V
# Prophet V (Prophet VS und Prophet 5)

Because I don't like their sound very much (too 80's Crying or Very sad )

You can listen to examples on http://www.Arturia.com

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:13 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« toddrundgrenfan » wrote:
You can listen to examples on http://www.Arturia.com

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:08 pm    Re: Arturia Arp 2600 vs. Moog Modular Reply with quoteBack to top

« toddrundgrenfan » wrote:
1. What are your experiences with Arturia Softsynths (Arp 2600 in particular concerning the abovementioned bug (I suppose it's a bug)?
2. MoogModular or Arp 2600: which do you prefer and why?


My experience with Arturia is their softsynths are basically all the same software with just a different graphic so you think they are different. They expect most of the people who buy their software have never used any of the real instruments they claim to emulate. Their version of the 2600 from my perspective as someone who has owned real Arp 2600's in the past and have played with several others is it sounds nothing like a real one (which to me is the real bug). By far the best emulation in software of a real 2600 I find is the Timewarp 2600.

So, my advice if you must have Arturia on your computer, buy the one you like best and forget the rest otherwise you are wasting your money. And if you want a softsynth that comes close to it real life version give the Timewarp 2600 a try.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:55 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

It is pretty naive to believe that a software emulation can get close to the original. In some cases, yes, when it comes to featureless early digital mass-market synthesisers like the Wavestation or the Prophet VS (which I both have and love) but their character tends to be based more on the sample ROM and not on a particular quality of their filters or whatever. On a real 2600, however, there
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