software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

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software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby HotLoveDrama » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi!

I kinda like the sounds of different vintage roland synth from the sh-101 or juno. What software synth would help me to approach these kind of sounds ?
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:04 pm

I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby Solderman » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:14 pm

If you're on PC, this free SH-101 VST was made with Synthedit.
MDA JX10 is free and sounds very Roland-like to me.
There is a better pay version of the Juno 60 by TAL called U No LX.
Audiorealism ABL Pro is kind of a hybrid 303 and 101/202.

edit: I've played with U No LX a bit and it needs some EQ correction to sound more authentic. Here are the EQ corrections I made:

  1. Low Shelf: 800 hz, +4.0db, 0.8 bandwidth
  2. Band: 600 hz, +4.0db, 1.0 bandwidth
  3. Band: 2.7khz, -2.5db, 1.25 bandwidth

I also boosted a 10.5 khz small band about + 6db for brighter sounds, but this is less critical and can actually make the extreme treble sound too clean when up front in a mix.
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby HotLoveDrama » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:22 pm

cool! Thanks guys!
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby HotLoveDrama » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:25 pm

Also is the Roland SH-1 like the 101 ? Or is it polyphonic?
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby Infinity Curve » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:21 pm

PG8X is quite nice too.
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby krushing » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:42 pm

You could also try U-he's free Tyrell (which is, if not exactly a clone, at least heavily Juno 60 "inspired") or the gorgeous Diva which includes several, um, approximations of the famous Rolands (although again not direct clones).
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby MitchK1989 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:19 pm

d16 lush would also be an option
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

Postby Stab Frenzy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:31 am

HotLoveDrama wrote:Also is the Roland SH-1 like the 101 ? Or is it polyphonic?

http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/sh1.php
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Re: software synth that sounds like vintage Roland synths

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