droolmaster0 wrote: Juno6 wrote: droolmaster0 wrote:
Juno6 wrote:A6 = Best Poly analog ever.
You've tried them all?
Most of them, yeah. Prophets, Jupiters, Memorys, CSs, Oberheims, Omega8, etc. I could mention the ones I didn´t played if you want,
Elka Synthex, FVS/EVS, Arp Quadra, PolyKobol, Sunsyn, Korg PS... mmm I may forget any other, but there´s no poly with
the routings, voices, etc. of the A6. Prophet´s polymod is a joke compared to the A6, and that was pretty cool at the time. The
memorymoog is more flexible than the Prophet, but still not like the A6.
Well, that´s my opinion.
Ok - you call it the best ever, but you haven't tried the Sunsyn....it's true - the A6 has MORE routings than the others, but the Sunsyn has a way easier user interface, various audio modulations, and (imo) a superior sound. The Xpander
/m12 has arguably just as good or better mod routings - not as many, but more envelopes and lfos, and the oscillators can be set to just play themselves without triggering a note, which the A6 cannot do.
Other than that - I do appreciate lots of flexibility and mod routings, but I'd hesitate to call the A6 the best even with that as an important consideration. I'd put the Sunsyn ahead of it for its sound and interface, and the xpander
/m12 ahead because of its mod routings, and much better user interface (imo). Well, then again, I might take an a6 over the oberheims, but I really didn't like the interface on the a6.
Ok, I´m going to stop it here. I didn´t use the Sunsyn but never really liked the tone of it from hundreds of demos I heard. It´s a question of personal taste.
(I respect it deeply anyway)
I don´t think the Xpander
has more flexible modulation routings. The FM possibilities of the A6 are far far better. On the Xpander
you can modulate osc1 OR
filter cutoff from osc2. On the A6:
OSC2 mods OSC1´s LinFM, ExpFM and PW.
OSC1 mods OSC2´s ExpFM and PW.
OSC1 mods OSC1´s LinFM, ExpFM and PW.
OSC1 mods Filter1 and/or Filter2 cutoff freq.
OSC2 mods Filter1 and/or Filter2 cutoff freq.
White/Pink/Red Noise mods Filter1 and or Filter2 cutoff freq.
White/Pink/Red Noise mods OSC1´s LinFM, ExpFM and PW.
White/Pink/Red Noise mods OSC2´s ExpFM and PW.
most of them simultaneously!!!
The modulation sources and destinations are way more on the A6. The envelopes are less in number but much more complex, and faster.
The voices can trigger themselves on the Xpander
, you have to play a key on the A6. No problem.
One thing most people don´t consider is that the modulation depth on the A6 destinations are wide
, with only one mod dest. you can sweep all
the range. On the Xpander
I find myself having to assign the same source several times to have a wide range. The FM depth on the A6 is also
wider than on the Xpander
I don´t like the UI of the Xpander
at all. I can´t imagine comparing a 72 16-bit resolution knobs UI with the 6 hard to turn knobs of the Xpander
Not to mention the screens...
Anyway, I love the Xpander
, but came on...
PS: I really like the Xpander
´s Lag implementation, a big omission on the A6.