rickyd wrote:PS: I think it would be fun to post some tracks, one from each synth. IF anyone of you decide to do this, the drums don't have to come from the synths, just the melodies.
b3groover wrote:If I recall correctly, the FM in the SY22/TG33 is only four operator (maybe less?) so it can't do the kind of complex FM that the SY/TG77 can. But they are cool in their own right.
rickyd wrote:Oh, that sucks. If it had the same FM though, I bet it would blow the SY/TG-77 out of the water with the vector synthesis.
I found TG-33 demos on synthmania.com..............I know that usually the presets on a synth don't show off it's full capabilities, and mostly suck. A good bit of the presets sound OKAY at best out of the box for the TG-33 (As far as the vector pads, and analog synth type stuff go). I guess because the fact that being as it's vector synthesis, it's easier to show off it's capabilities using the presets alone IMO.
I can't say the same for the SY-77/TG-77 as the majority of the presets just suck and do the synth no justice AT ALL.
Upon hearing what other's have programmed with the 77, jeeez it's like heaven. Last week I bought the TG-77 on an impulse because of that. I'm kinda having second thoughts about my purchase though, because although I love those crazy analog-ish sounds it's capable of, the type of music that I do doesn't really call for a whole lot of that stuff; mainly acoustic instruments, lush evolving pads/choirs, and a few fat analog-style synth sounds here and there (As shown in the demo I posted a few posts back).
rickyd wrote:Clyde, Are there any free voice banks available over the net? If so, what sites are they located on. Most of the ones I came across, you have to buy, and to me, they are so-so.
The SY77 rewards patience. I've had mine for 18 years and I'm still finding things it can do.
rickyd wrote:These 2 are instruments that will just make you lust. That's the beauty of 'em.
I do want to get a D-550 badly one of these days, but if I get one it would be just for collection's sake because I dunno if I would really need it or not, ya know. It's mostly used for warm space pads and VA stuff these days, but my TG-77 can cover those grounds too, and then some.
When I got the TG77, it was actually a few minutes right after I started this topic. I read up on it, started talkin about it, lusted after it, and just had to get it. lol. It all happened on a whim. The versatility (FM, space pads, acoustic, and VA-type shit) over the D-550 is what got me. So when I was on ebay, I said "Well, let me get this one instead, it's more of what I NEED".
But no matter how satisfied I am with it's versatility, I still find myself lusting after the magical Roland machine though. I guess the so-called "Living", "Breathing", "Magical", "Gotta play one and hear it to believe it" charm that it is said to have is what draws me to it. lol.
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