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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by Sacred Synthesis on Yesterday at 07:09:52 AM »
At this point, I think DSI could combine previous instruments that would result in something better than the Prologue.  How about a Prophet-6 combined with a Prophet VS, together with a few extra features?  It would be stupendous.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by eXode on Yesterday at 07:09:34 AM »
I think the open API of OSC3 and FX could be interesting.

"The prologue offers an SDK (Software Development Kit) that allows developers to program, customize and extend the capabilities of the multi-engine and digital effects and is expected to be available for download in the spring of 2018. The prologue provides 16 user oscillator slots and 16 user effect slots, and users can use the prologue Librarian software (also expected to be available for download in the spring of 2018) to load into their prologue new oscillators and effect programs created by developers with the prologue SDK (Software Development Kit).

What types of sound will you create by combining the expanded digital oscillators with analog synthesis? You can create original programs and share code to participate in the user community. Start with sample code provided by KORG. The prologue belongs to you."
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by LoboLives on Yesterday at 07:02:55 AM »
I'm shocked that those are VCO's.  They sound to me like old DCO's.  Perhaps the recordings are only mediocre.

I would love to see DSI produce a magnificent Poly Evolver Keyboard revision that we could never forget.  This would be the time to do it.  Come on, fellas.

Yeah...now is the time for DSI to do one or all of three things.
1.) Multitimbrality (Actually multitimbrality not Korg's definition)
2.) MPE (Another collaboration with Roger Linn and his Linnstrument possibly would give the same expression to a DSI synth as a CS-80 and be totally unique)
3.) Hybrid that includes both the VS waves and also Prophet 2000 samples on the digital oscillators and two Prophet 6 VCOs. Also two new filter types (Comb and Vocal). 
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by Sleep of Reason on Yesterday at 07:01:37 AM »
It does seem their ultimate goal was to bring it in at the exact same price as the REV2. For whatever reason that meant no aftertouch, which is a glaring omission. Also probably why there's only one LFO, although there could possibly be a technical reason for that as well. I have yet to hear anything really stand out about it other than its superior on-board reverb, but the user digital OSC will obviously be the most interesting aspect.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by Paul Dither on Yesterday at 06:51:12 AM »
Well, now I've heard it.  I'm not at all impressed with the Prologue.  The sound is thin and heavily veiled behind effects.  That "Runner Brass" patch?  My rickety old Prophet '08 would blow it to smithereens - never mind the Rev2.  And the "Simple Saw" patch sounds as if it's got chorus added, or else, one of the oscillators is being slightly and slowly modulated to emulate chorus.  The point is, it doesn't allow for an analytical listen to the sawtooth waveform.  And the pads are drowned in enough reverb and delay to make even my falsetto voice sound lovely!  It's the Deepmind 12 all over again.

I concur with regard to the overall sound. It has a thinner, sometimes even nasal quality (I don't mean the beautiful quality of BP filters by that), basically like the Minilogue, which of course shouldn't come as a surprise. Although I've heard some nice analog pads as well, the Rev2, Prophet-6, and OB-6 sound way more high-end. For a lack of a better expression, I find the Prologue to sound smaller and somewhat cheaper (as in: less luxurious) than DSI's poly synths. The quality of the effects seems to be nice, though. I wouldn't go as far as comparing this with the DM12, which basically only has 1.5 DCOs and offers way less substance in the raw sound department.

What I found really annoying about most presentations was the excessive focus on what I would rather call standard or elementary features, as if a company like DSI never existed. But I guess the lack of modulation options forces one to focus on less spectacular aspects instead. In that regard DSI is still miles ahead - even the rather simple Prophet-6 and OB-6.

Obviously, the user oscillator is interesting, and perhaps the most outstanding part of the instrument.  The ability to crossfade between the two layers is also unique.  And I do like the appearance, although it's strangely familiar-looking....Otherwise, it doesn't strike me as being strong in any one department, but a mixed bag; and I find the oscilloscope and VU meter to be fun but gimmicky.

The digital oscillator seems to me the most intersting part as well, particularly of how it may be tinkered with. The crossfade could be programmed on any DSI synth, but a dedicated knob does of course come in handy, especially in live situations.

I think the familiar look is mostly due to the wheels placed in a similar fashion as on the Rev2. The rest basically follows the design of the Minilogue and Monologue. It's just bigger.

The oscilloscope can have an educational purpose or can even be helpful for sound design. And the VU meter for the analog compressor is also fine with me. Since there's still plenty of space left, it would have been nice, though, if they could have added a second LFO and Aftertouch.

I'm impressed that Korg has used full-sized keys and long keyboards.  That's a refreshing change.

By the way, exactly what does "stunning presence unlike any other poly synth" mean?  And why is Korg calling bi-timbrality "multi-timbrality"?

Maybe they refer to the analog compressor with the "stunning presence". And bi-timbrality is a form of multi-timbrality, only the lowest possible one.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: JUMP patch tutorial?
« Last post by LoboLives on Yesterday at 06:39:33 AM »
Wait , never mind ... I guess you own one! Muaha

Any chance you can record a little clip of it on your IPAD? And put it up an unlisted YouTube video for us to check ?

Do you have the prophet 6? Could you try to recreate it with the prophet 6?

I'll be trying this weekend. :)
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by Sacred Synthesis on Yesterday at 06:22:35 AM »
I'm shocked that those are VCO's.  They sound to me like old DCO's.  Perhaps the recordings are only mediocre.

I would love to see DSI produce a magnificent Poly Evolver Keyboard revision that we could never forget.  This would be the time to do it.  Come on, fellas.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: JUMP patch tutorial?
« Last post by Jan Schultink on Yesterday at 06:22:19 AM »
I quickly put the patch from the picture into my Oberheim Xpander, it sounds very authentic with a bit of Eventide H3000 preset 519 added. The H3000 apparently only launched in 1986, but 519 is based on the H910, which was around in 1984. Back in 1984, people probably would have thrown you out of the synth store if you played the Jump patch (again) :-)

So this patch is basically 2 heavily detuned saws with a subtle chorus added?
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by LoboLives on Yesterday at 06:16:24 AM »
I don't think it's a bad instrument. If one didn't already have an analog polyphonic synth it's still a nice option for bread and butter stuff. The interface I really dig and the VCOs do sound decent but with the price point being what it is and with the other options on the market...it seems boring.
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Other Hardware/Software / Re: KORG Prologue
« Last post by Sacred Synthesis on Yesterday at 05:44:48 AM »
Well, now I've heard it.  I'm not at all impressed with the Prologue.  The sound is thin and heavily veiled behind effects.  That "Runner Brass" patch?  My rickety old Prophet '08 would blow it to smithereens - never mind the Rev2.  And the "Simple Saw" patch sounds as if it's got chorus added, or else, one of the oscillators is being slightly and slowly modulated to emulate chorus.  The point is, it doesn't allow for an analytical listen to the sawtooth waveform.  Key track only 50-100%?  I need it by increments.  And the pads are drowned in enough reverb and delay to make even my falsetto voice sound lovely!  It sounds like another synthesizer that tells you what to do, rather than vice-versa.  The presentation reminds me of the Deepmind 12.

Obviously, the user oscillator is interesting, and perhaps the most outstanding part of the instrument.  The ability to crossfade between the two layers is also unique.  And I do like the appearance, although it's strangely familiar-looking....Otherwise, it doesn't strike me as being strong in any one department, but a mixed bag.     

I'm impressed that Korg has used full-sized keys and long keyboards.  That's a refreshing change.

By the way, exactly what does "stunning presence unlike any other poly synth" mean?  And why is Korg calling bi-timbrality "multi-timbrality"?  It makes you think more than two layers are available, whereas bi-timbrality is more to the point.

Boy, does this put me in the mood for a new DSI synthesizer.
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