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Sonic Charge Synplant Review
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:43 am    Post subject: Sonic Charge Synplant Review
Subject description: Marketing gimmick or real innovation?
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Hi guys! For those of you who are interested here is an article review that was published today about Synplant:

http://other-virtual-synth.sonic-charge.en.audiofanzine.com/products/reviews/index,idproduit,137245,mao,synplant.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Sonic Charge Synplant Review
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Electrica wrote:
Hi guys! For those of you who are interested here is an article review that was published today about Synplant:

http://other-virtual-synth.sonic-charge.en.audiofanzine.com/products/reviews/index,idproduit,137245,mao,synplant.html


I've watched the video of how this thing works and, I must say, this is the silliest interface design I believe I've ever seen in a software synth. As for the sounds, they're fair to mediocre, at best.

Gary

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Sonic Charge Synplant Review
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GaryRea wrote:

I've watched the video of how this thing works and, I must say, this is the silliest interface design I believe I've ever seen in a software synth. As for the sounds, they're fair to mediocre, at best.

Gary


so I guess you are on the 'marketing gimmick' camp of synplant... though you have to say that this is definitely 'out of the box' thinking...at the very least.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Sonic Charge Synplant Review
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Electrica wrote:
GaryRea wrote:

I've watched the video of how this thing works and, I must say, this is the silliest interface design I believe I've ever seen in a software synth. As for the sounds, they're fair to mediocre, at best.

Gary


so I guess you are on the 'marketing gimmick' camp of synplant... though you have to say that this is definitely 'out of the box' thinking...at the very least.


Well, I wasn't really thinking it was a marketing gimmick, but, since you've mentioned it, it does seem that way. The thing is, I'm not sure who they are trying to appeal to, if it is a marketing gimmick. Tree-hugging electronic musicians, perhaps? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Sonic Charge Synplant Review
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Electrica wrote:
though you have to say that this is definitely 'out of the box' thinking...at the very least.


Yup and an interesting idea as well, trying to find a screen interface from a sound perspective & it sounds & looks good too. Thanks for posting this!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The review was of great interest. The instrument concept seems like a great idea. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Sonic Charge Synplant Review
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GaryRea wrote:

I've watched the video of how this thing works and, I must say, this is the silliest interface design I believe I've ever seen in a software synth. As for the sounds, they're fair to mediocre, at best.

It's obvious from both your statements that you've never tried it.

While the branch part of the interface looks quirky, it works very well for coming up with sounds and variations of sounds quickly (there's also an undo function). And, if you want to go to the "DNA" screen, you'll find it to be very programmable at the same time.

Try the demo- you might be surprised.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think there is something to be said about thinking outside of the box and taking a totally different approach to a virtual instrument, instead of the usual nobs and button twitching.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I totally agree. In the end, it's not what a plug-in looks like or what it sounds like, but what you do with it, right? Idea Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well the basic interface seems quite like some of the Logic synths to me and I find them pretty easy to use.

Looks a little like genetic algorithms at work to me and I've always liked em.

I'm gonna have a play with it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

One of the most cutting-edge media companies in the world is currently working with this for sound development. 'nuff said.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Love mine. Demo is fully operational for 3 weeks...and then the plant dies Smile I bought it and find I prefer it over quite a few other softs that I have, right now I pretty well use zebra, sylenth, synplant, omnisphere, and stylus. plus logic. Its kinda unruly and wacky.. I love that little plant.
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