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Other Hardware/Software / Re: What Is the New Andromeda?
« Last post by LoboLives on Today at 12:41:37 PM »
I don't know what else DSI can do in the analog realm that'll be mind blowing except for multitimbrality...I'd love to see Dave tackle that....not sure he would though. I just feel anything else is redundant at this point when it comes to analog. Probably why I didn't go for an OB6 or Deep Mind 12...it's just a mono timbral analog synth with very little difference to my Prophet 6. I'll probably go for a Rev2 at some point just cause it's different but even still...duo timbrality has been done decades ago...let's move on.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: What Is the New Andromeda?
« Last post by DavidDever on Today at 12:35:31 PM »
And best of all, the P12 is in production and being maintained, which is far more than could have been said for Alesis.  That's the primary reason I never bought an A6.

+1

I came so close to picking up an Andromeda a couple years ago, but I read one too many (or perhaps, one enough) stories about folks trying to get the damned thing fixed. 

AND I would add this... I'll trust DSI build quality over Alesis any time. I've owned enough Alesis kit over the years, and it's fair to say that build quality was never their forté.

TRUE, they both cover sonic ground that the other can't approach. That can be said about any 2 synths. And there will never be another A6 (unless U-he sets their sights on it).

It's worth pointing out that many of the old Sequential units can still be serviced, even after 30+ years, provided that you can score the necessary parts, where scarce.

And in spite of owning an eight-voice 002 rack unit, I am still strongly considering a Prophet-12 (keyboard version if I can swing it). They're different enough that I don't feel that a dive into an under-supported, modern-vintage analogue polysynth is warranted any more.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: What Is the New Andromeda?
« Last post by Sacred Synthesis on Today at 08:56:31 AM »
Exactly.  I, too, had the money in my hand to buy an A6, but, due to the issues, I decided instead to make an eight-voice Poly Evolver Keyboard.  It was some consolation, but still, there's a sense that a classic was missed.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: What Is the New Andromeda?
« Last post by Shaw on Today at 08:44:14 AM »
And best of all, the P12 is in production and being maintained, which is far more than could have been said for Alesis.  That's the primary reason I never bought an A6.

+1

I came so close to picking up an Andromeda a couple years ago, but I read one too many (or perhaps, one enough) stories about folks trying to get the damned thing fixed. 

AND I would add this... I'll trust DSI build quality over Alesis any time. I've owned enough Alesis kit over the years, and it's fair to say that build quality was never their forté.

TRUE, they both cover sonic ground that the other can't approach. That can be said about any 2 synths. And there will never be another A6 (unless U-he sets their sights on it).
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: What Is the New Andromeda?
« Last post by Sacred Synthesis on Today at 08:26:48 AM »
To a degree, I agree with you.  When I say the Prophet 12 is the new Andromeda, just as when I posed the original question, I'm speaking in general.  Obviously, no instrument is going to exactly match the A6, just as no instrument is going to exactly match the P12.  They are two distinct instruments from two distinct eras.  But in general, for impressive polyphony and complexity, I think the two are in the same league.  And best of all, the P12 is in production and being maintained, which is far more than could have been said for Alesis and the A6.  That's the primary reason I never bought one. 

So, for those of us who can't swing a bill bigger than $3,000, the P12 is a very impressive possibility, whereas, the large Modal Electronics instruments are out of the question, even though you might find their synthesizers to be better matches for the Andromeda.
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Tempest / Re: Tempest Main 1.5.0.2 and Voice 1.5 - Bug Reports
« Last post by Stoss on Today at 07:45:17 AM »
OS 1.5.0.2

I wanted to report a DSI confirmed bug to this thread in case anyone else runs into it and wonders what is happening.

I sent this to DSI:
"I'm using realtime FX to control the parameters of a synth. When setting one of the four FX to use Slider Pressure 2, Slider Pressure 3, or Slider Pressure 4, it does not work in realtime. Slider Pressure 1 works as expected and so do the rest of + and +/- controls."

DSI responded with:
"I can confirm that realtime pressure on sliders 2/3/4 is not working correctly. I would be happy to add this to our bug list, though I have no information regarding when/whether this would be fixed."
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: String machines
« Last post by LoboLives on Today at 04:03:01 AM »
A Quadra would be exceptionally cool.

Hear, hear!

If I were managing Korg I would be putting the R&D money into the ARP brand and doing the Quadra instead of doing yet another stage piano.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: What Is the New Andromeda?
« Last post by LoboLives on Today at 04:01:49 AM »
I'm sorry but comparing the P12 to the Andromeda isn't even a competition. The P12 is a Digital/analog bi timbral hybrid. The Andromeda is a multimbral 16 voice analog synth with loads more features.

Can the P12 have 16 different sequences and patches running at once?
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Thanks for the detailed answer.
I do understand the CC vs NRPN discussion.
However, in my situation (a compact setup, with the P6 as the only keyboard - just because this is my favourite gear - and an hardware sequencer), what would really be great would be the "Keyboard only local off" option.

I don't want to control other synths with the P6 panel, I don't want to automate anything, I just want to use the keyboard to play other synths. So this option would save a lot of midi traffic, I would be able to turn parameter transmit off, just send notes, and play with the panel only when the P6 is making sound.

One more "+1" for the common "Keyboard only local off" request.
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Prophet 12 / Re: Oracle For The P12 iPad App
« Last post by Shambler on Yesterday at 11:53:10 PM »
Having owned an iPad for years but never plugged it into anything, what hardware do I need to connect this to the Prophet?
Thanks.
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