Pro5 wrote:thanks anyway, am not putting it down as said - am genuinely interested. I guess it's the kind of synth you have to own and see for yourself everything it can do before knowing if it's for you or not.
I posted this in 2011???? Seriously it seems like just last year I swear - sorry for the super-bump but had to come back and give my, now owner, opinion. Have had the V (original and best!!) since summer 2013 so just over 6 months I think.
Seems I was right, no YT demo can do this beast justice as it's SO personal to your own needs/uses. It can do almost anything if you have the samples around and the will to dive deep.
And yes it can actually emulate analog synths quite well, but then do way more with it - esp if you are using analog synth samples, maybe mixed with a bit of VA then resampled in and relayered. I had great success making jupiter-esque pads using nothing but alpha juno samples... also polysix, CZ-1 and SY77 sampled in became works of art once mangled or enhanced through the beautiful V-Synth engine.
And while the VA side of it may be less than amazing taken on it's own, when you factor in what comes after the oscs it can still do so much with them. It has made some of the most interesting sounds I've heard, that I know nobody else has and that's great. I look forward to putting more and more UNIQUE sounds into my future work. The machine oozes atmosphere and sounds classy when you program it well.
Best synth I've ever owned and easily one of the best ever produced.