Spectral Audio Syntrack

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Spectral Audio Syntrack

Postby JSRockit » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:23 pm

What do you all think of this synth?

http://www.spectralaudio.ch/syntrack.htm

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99 Programs (1 .. 29 = Presets, 30 .. 99 = free definable Programs)
Wavetable Oscillator with 100 Waves (expandable to 200)
Analogue 24 dB Cascade Filter with Resonance and Self oscillation
2 Envelopes
LFO
Full MIDI Control
Velocity and After touch sensitivity
Key follow
Retrigger Function
MIDI In / Out / Thru
Audio Filter Input
19" / 1 Rack Spaces
Light Blue coloured Front Panel :lol:
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Postby severen » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:53 pm

looks ugly.. but interesting.

it's $549.00 in nova
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Postby meatballfulton » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:47 pm

It's been around almost 10 years, just not available in the USA for the last few years. You might find this review helpful.
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Postby JSRockit » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:30 pm

meatballfulton wrote:It's been around almost 10 years, just not available in the USA for the last few years. You might find this review helpful.


Thanks for the info... I thought it was new. :oops: I'm not a rack fan, but I like the concept of this synth.
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Postby Dirk » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:56 pm

It's the worst synth I ever owned.
Utter crap.

The sequenser from SA looks cool though.
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Postby carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:59 pm

If it was polyphonic I might be interested... :?

Their Neptune is a really good-sounding analog three-osc monosynth though!
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Postby JSRockit » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:58 pm

carbon111 wrote:If it was polyphonic I might be interested... :?



Oh yeah, I forgot most people want that.
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Postby carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:01 pm

:roll:

I can't play a pad with one note. Chord progressions are harder as well...

Seriously though, their Neptune is the cat's pajamas if you want an interesting mono.
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Postby JSRockit » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:05 pm

carbon111 wrote::roll:

I can't play a pad with one note. Chord progressions are harder as well...

Seriously though, their Neptune is the cat's pajamas if you want an interesting mono.


While, you may not be able to play great pads with one note...you certainly can play a pad with a mono. I do it on my monomachine all the time and have done it on a microkorg etc. Chords, yeah, no way around that here... but not all music is built on chords. When I play guitar I favor chords...when I play synths I favor mono synth lines. To each his own. That's the great thing about synths.
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Postby Villi » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:32 am

The neptune looks very interresting. Does it sound good? The sound demos on their site is low quality and sound overly distorted...

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Postby carbon111 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:51 am

JSRockit wrote:While, you may not be able to play great pads with one note...you certainly can play a pad with a mono.


I know, I was just yankin' your chain, JS ;)
Its still nice to be able to put a second or even third finger on the keyboard at the same time and actually have something happen :D

Seriously though, check out the Neptune, its just a little more than the Syntrack but has big giant serious hairy balls.
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Postby JSRockit » Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:22 pm

carbon111 wrote:
JSRockit wrote:While, you may not be able to play great pads with one note...you certainly can play a pad with a mono.


I know, I was just yankin' your chain, JS ;)
Its still nice to be able to put a second or even third finger on the keyboard at the same time and actually have something happen :D



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Postby meatballfulton » Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:40 pm

First gen Neptune review here. Sort of a cross between a TB-303 and a MiniMoog. Current Neptune II model has some improvements. One big missing feature...no PWM! Can be used as a basic MIDI-CV converter in case you have any pre-MIDI analog.
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Postby Dirk » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:19 pm

This was the best I could do with this realy realy crap synth.
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