chiasticon wrote:so i've never played one, only heard it in demos; seems to be more "lively" than the evolver but it's hard to tell from youtube. and i'm wondering, how similar are the two internally? speaking only of the analog sections, of course. is the pro one made with discrete components rather than IC's?
i like the general evolver sound, but i always found it a little too perfect and somewhat lifeless. is the pro one this way? i know a lot of people really like this synth so i'm just curious, if you think it's better than the evo, why is that?
The two are pretty different internally. The Evolver is as you know a hybrid, the Pro One all analogue. Evolver's VCOs may in fact be a form of DCO but I'm not sure about this - also it this don't mean they're digital
The filter/VCAs are all-in-one chips. It's not possible AFAIR to stay completely analogue as the filter outs go via A/D convertors in the delay/distortion/output hack section.
The Pro One isn't discrete, it uses CEM ICs for the 2 VCOs, the filter, the LFO (!) and the envelopes. Some people argue that discrete synths sound 'better', they just sound different. I'd expect the Pro One to maybe sound 'livelier' if only cause it'll be at least 25 years old.
Had a Pro One and foolishly got rid of it, played one in a store recently really made me regret it. Only played the Evolver in a store, not sure if I get on with the sound personally. I've preferred the demos I've heard of it's digital side. The two do sound quite different to me.