Ashe37 wrote:_seph wrote:well, I've had the System-1 for more than a week now and I must say that I am very impressed.
to clear a few things up. the System-1 itself is a standalone hardware synth. the SH-101 Plug-Out releases on the 25th and it is a VST/AU plug-in like any other except that it can be exported to the S1 and used away from the computer. this first Plug-Out is free and only available to S1 owners. there are presently other Plug-Outs in development, a SH-2 and ProMars have previously been mentioned. the System-1 itself sounds nothing like a SH-101 or any previous Roland VA and it is not a dongle.
Will the plug-out work without a System 1 attached to the machine?
If not, it is acting like a dongle.
_seph wrote:as for Nick's review... it does have course tuning and I'm not sure what else he got wrong but having watched the most recent broadcast I'm just left shaking my head at how little he seems to know
Bitexion wrote:Kind of an odd decision really, seeing that most of the other companies who have VST plugins for their hardware synths require you to have the hardware to make any sound. Like the Virus TI or Creamware Minimax.
But I guess those plugins are just empty shells with no software engine to recreate the sound of the hardware. Just a pretty looking MIDI map.
Cerebral Infect wrote:Imagine a well laid out control surface, with or without a keyboard, with SHARC dsp's and room for expansion and a webstore were you can buy the Roland/Boss Plugins you want. All connected by a Firewire 800 or USB3 port (32in / 32out audio channels). Heck, just let UA do the modelling of the synth, I would trust them more than Roland for that.
Bitexion wrote:But there are already keyboards and rack modules that can load VST plugins directly, and they're not limited to only Roland "plug-outs".
So I don't really see how that is "the future".
Native Instruments has a hardware unit where you can load loads of VST plugins and play directly with a MIDI keyboard without dragging a laptop and soundcard on stage. Ofc you can't tweak them on the fly, but there's still the presets and the on-board knobs.
Bitexion wrote:It wasn't NI, it's the Muse Receptor I was thinking of.
Jordan Rudess uses it with Dream Theater live he said.