What hardware synths you'd wish there was a recreation of?

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  1. phumb-reh

    phumb-reh Audiosexual

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    Prompted by this thread here I thought this would make an interesting thread as I was unsuccesful at searching for one.

    So, what hardware gems you'd love as a plugin?

    I'll start with: Korg Z1 and N364, and Yamaha SY35 and VL70m.

    A nostalgia nerd in me also would like a Yamaha SK20 even though there's better string machine emus out there.
     
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  3. cyanidecup45

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    Hmm, let's see:
    Kurzweil K2000/K2500
    Yamaha Motif
    Roland Fantom from 2004
    Korg Trinity
     
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    Kurzweil K2500
    Yamaha SY99 / EX5 / VL1 / VP1
    Roland V-Synth
    Roland JD990
    Roland JX10
    Roland Jupiter 4
    Roland SH5
    Korg PS-3300
     
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  5. angie

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    Korg DSS1.
     
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    Oh yeah, a K2000/K2500 would be just great!
    Didn't Roland already do JD-800? Haven't used it so maybe I'm out of the loop, but isn't the 990 basically a rackmount 800?
     
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    All the flipping Nords put into one convenient package..

    But the original Roms, no sampled recreations,
    and also their Horse, Castle and feathers on their helmet.. :wink:
     
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    Ensoniq synths.
    Unforunately SQ8L is 32-bit only, and development seems cancelled, too bad.
     
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    Yamaha SY 99/ TG 77
    Waldorf Microwave XT
    Ensoniq SD
    Korg Wavestation (maintaining the original features and grit with more user friendly editing (Behringer?))
     
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    I briefly had a DSM-1 and I wish I could get my hands on one again.

    It's probably the crunchiest bastard I've ever used, 12-bit sampling and the input stage was something else. You had a switch for the input level, so +4dB for line level, -20dB for instrument level and -50dB for WTF KORG level. I don't think that can be replicated in software though.
     
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    Acces Virus (a,b,c)!
     
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    No, they haven't done (or at least released) a JD-800 plugin yet.
    The JD-990 is a superset of the JD-800, it has more stuff, it's better sounding, and fully stereo.
     
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    I have a dss1 and a dsm1. The combination of downsampling and analog filters is unsurpassed ... the Dsm1, however, lacks the resonance control of the filter
     
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    moog matriarch
     
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    Kurzweil of course (Arturia, are you listening?).
     
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    In order of importance:
    -Roland VP-550
    -Con Brio ADS 200
     
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    I think with these early digital systems, though ground-breaking for the time, nowadays would be pretty disappointing...

    (Even if someone could find a still working one to model...)
     
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    Adam Ford - Waldorf Microwave XT


    check out Waldorf's Largo VST


    https://waldorfmusic.com/en/largo-overview

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    (Ayin Zahev's expansion Drive and Rob Lee's expansions bring out a nice fluid sound out of it) its not a Microwave XT but... its Waldorf - signature sound

    I Heard Largo is virtually identical to the Blofeld


    cyanidecup45 - Korg Trinity

    phumb-reh - Korg Z1



    The sound engine of the Prophecy , Z1, Trinity and Triton are all related-

    Korg recentl;y introduced a Triton VST

    it sounds Amazing


    https://www.korg.com/us/products/software/kc_triton/

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    and as for the flipping Nords,
    Ŧยχøя

    you can check DiscoDSP Discovery. it imports/exports Nord Lead 2 sysex data

    https://www.discodsp.com/discoverypro/

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    Alright - the Roland-Heads


    check this one out

    https://www.roland.com/us/products/rc_zenology/

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    Zenology has JD-800, Fantom and other expansions available

    https://www.roland.com/us/promos/zen-core/model_expansions/


    Hope this helped

    :wink:
     
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    I totally agree, but just think how wonderful blinking light desktop you would get while playing!
    Basically I would be curious to see its capability, NEVER heard, and the few YT clips show nothing.
    Which sounds were made for Star Trek? At first I thought it made the Vyger cloud sound, but eventually I discovered it was the Blaster Beam. So no one knows.
     
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    not so much a synth or even hardware

    but the old emu z-plane filters as a pluging or even as a box

    much like rossums original Morpheus
     
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  21. Stevie Dude

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    well this will be interesting.
     
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