Nelson Baboon wrote: Divinital wrote: onthebandwagon wrote: Divinital wrote:
logicgate wrote:This one is worth getting even if using it only as a midi controller...
I dunno, that's what I preordered the Osmose for. Was hoping this would be enjoyable but I think I'm going to snag $69 Arturia Pigments 2 instead to hold me over... I really wanted to love the Hydra but it seems to be love it or hate it. Not sure I should give in to the hype and buy it before trying it out.
What specifically didn’t you like about it? I have the Osmose on preorder too. As I said before I have the desktop but won’t be able to do anything with it for some time... if the Argon8 had cv I would of probably gone with that.
I think the sound has a tendency towards being "grating". A lot of my modern VSTs simply sound better and I'm not touring so I don't need a versatile digital hardware synth much with a somewhat generic sound and am completely comfortable programming synths on a PC.
Second, I am an FPGA convert, I really don't care for pure digital oscillators anymore. I like the high sampling rates with the versatility of digital. Analog filters are a nice touch such as on the Summit but even the sound of the Kyra is excellent to me. It's more refreshing as opposed to a dusty, grating sound. The only digital oscillators I've liked as of late were the Quantum, otherwise I think FPGA is a better investment for me alongside the extremely interesting/innovative synth that is the Osmose.
I can't speak for everyone though. I guarantee there will be music I like that uses the Hydra but for creating it and based upon the demos and few demo tracks out there so far, I've determined it isn't for me (having been very close to pulling the trigger on it).
My ears though, my experience.
your experience, based on online demos? which of these have you used extensively?
what are you talking about? my experience based on listening to music. If I don't like how it sounds I won't like it in music, I know what music I like to listen to
I've heard it used in a few tracks, there are some on the official ASM page as well as one from Polypumpkins, an artist I've listened to for years as of now due to his use of the Novation Summit and I think the Hydra sounds terrible. I listen to everything through Sennheiser 6XXs, all the demos of the Argon8 sounds infinitely better to me.
I am OCD and when I had the Quantum, the right side of the screen seemed as though it barely worked so I returned it, a touch screen built in isn't worth the risk. Haven't used the Kyra, would like to. Owned a Moog Matriarch with VCA issues and am saving up again. Have had two Summits now, the first arrived in satisfactory condition and as soon as the recall was announced my encoder started to malfunction. Osmose I haven't used because it doesn't exist for the consumer yet...
Digital emphasized VSTs I use include age old Zebra2 whose sound I like more than the Hydra, Serum, Arturia Pigments whose sound is ideal for me, wavetable VA.
I own the Summit. It's the only hardware synth I have right now.
I don't really have to explain my tastes though and if you want to waste your time trying to arbitrarily sway my ears towards a sound feel free.