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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #740 on: December 26, 2018, 03:08:15 PM »
I wonder if the Prophet 12 will be replaced next.
That would seem logical. In the past, hasnít there been very little time between the announcement of a discontinued model and announcement of a newer one?

It will... i can feel it somehow... but you can be certain, that the P12 will have something, that some would want, that the new one will not have... just like many still miss some of the Evolver features in the P12.

I would find it very difficult to see how the P12 could be preferred over an updated version. No digital effects, no sequencer...nah I think this new instrument is going to blow both the Poly Evolver and P12 out of the water. Now what would remain to be seen...err...heard rather, is if it will blow something like the Peak out of the water.

It would be cool to see John Bowen and Dave collaborate for this one. I know I know two collaborations in a row but John has been by Daveís side during the early days of the Prophet 5 and helped with the Prophet VS, it would be nice to see Bowenís idea for the front end of the Solaris (with an insane amount of oscillator and Wavetable options) going through the Pro 2s dual analog filter concept (an SSM based filter and state variable SEM based filter). Add the VS/Solaris joy stick and a MPE supported ribbon controller, maybe 4 part multitimbrality, 10 Voice polyphony with an expansion card to 20 voices and you would blow almost everything else on the market out of the water.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #741 on: December 26, 2018, 04:15:17 PM »
I wonder if the Prophet 12 will be replaced next.
That would seem logical. In the past, hasnít there been very little time between the announcement of a discontinued model and announcement of a newer one?

It will... i can feel it somehow... but you can be certain, that the P12 will have something, that some would want, that the new one will not have... just like many still miss some of the Evolver features in the P12.

I would find it very difficult to see how the P12 could be preferred over an updated version. No digital effects, no sequencer...nah I think this new instrument is going to blow both the Poly Evolver and P12 out of the water. Now what would remain to be seen...err...heard rather, is if it will blow something like the Peak out of the water.

It would be cool to see John Bowen and Dave collaborate for this one. I know I know two collaborations in a row but John has been by Daveís side during the early days of the Prophet 5 and helped with the Prophet VS, it would be nice to see Bowenís idea for the front end of the Solaris (with an insane amount of oscillator and Wavetable options) going through the Pro 2s dual analog filter concept (an SSM based filter and state variable SEM based filter). Add the VS/Solaris joy stick and a MPE supported ribbon controller, maybe 4 part multitimbrality, 10 Voice polyphony with an expansion card to 20 voices and you would blow almost everything else on the market out of the water.

Point was, that the P12 WAS an updated Evolver... still the Evolver has some technical advantages to the P12, and have a different character as well... so even if the replacement will outperform the P12 on paper, there is no guarantee it will in practice... I'm sure there will be features from the P12 missing on a replacement, which, for some, will be more than enough to have both ;)
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #742 on: December 26, 2018, 08:23:09 PM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver. 
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #743 on: December 27, 2018, 01:00:24 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up... That is why I do not believe that any new digital front end synth to replace the P12 will make the P12 redundant in any way...I still crave some features from the Evolver that only it can do... Mixed oscillators, true stereo path, user waveforms and the sequencers.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #744 on: December 27, 2018, 02:45:18 AM »
Part of me is hoping that, since Tom has wound up his own production, there might be some further Oberheim/Sequential collaboration.

Iím in that slightly annoying position where Iíve saved up for my first poly and donít know whether to go for something thatís already out there or wait and see whatís around the corner.

I wasnít taken with the P12 (neither the filter, the feel of the keybed nor the lack of sequencer/effects appealed to me), which is a shame as other aspects were very appealing (4 oscillators, linear FM, 5 octave keyboard, extra performance sliders, deep mod matrix).

Of the remainder itís between the P6, OB-6 and Rev 2 and I like them all for different reasons. Iíd rather have 5 octaves but the P6 and OB-6 sound so good. I also connected really quickly with these two and got into making good sounds fast. The Oberheim filter is lovely. I also really like the idea of having a live panel mode. Dual effects is a welcome bonus too. Iím torn, on the one hand, the immediacy of the P6/OB-6 means Iím more likely to come up with musical ideas. The Rev 2 Iíd probably spend much more time programming (which Iíd also enjoy).

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #745 on: December 27, 2018, 05:07:52 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up...

IIRC, at NAMM 2013 the P12 was announced as a product that combines what were considered the best parts of the Evolver and those of the Prophet '08, which makes more sense in my opinion. Out came a synth that was as different from the Prophet '08 as it was from the Evolver.

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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #746 on: December 27, 2018, 05:15:20 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up...

IIRC, at NAMM 2013 the P12 was announced as a product that combines what were considered the best parts of the Evolver and those of the Prophet '08, which makes more sense in my opinion. Out came a synth that was as different from the Prophet '08 as it was from the Evolver.

Yes... and thus, a new replacement for the P12 will most likely sport the same philosophy... so I bet people will still want the P12, even if the replacement is introduced...
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #747 on: December 27, 2018, 07:13:02 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up...

IIRC, at NAMM 2013 the P12 was announced as a product that combines what were considered the best parts of the Evolver and those of the Prophet '08, which makes more sense in my opinion. Out came a synth that was as different from the Prophet '08 as it was from the Evolver.

Yes... and thus, a new replacement for the P12 will most likely sport the same philosophy... so I bet people will still want the P12, even if the replacement is introduced...

Certainly. Given that philosophy, though, I also wouldn't expect a direct follow-up if any. Sequential never really did release any replacements or upgraded versions with the exception of the Rev2. I don't think we'll see the same happening with the Prophet 12 or any other already released synth, especially if you take into account that Ė at least from nowadays perspective Ė the Prophet X took over the role of the Prophet 12 as a flagship synth.

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #748 on: December 27, 2018, 08:02:41 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up... That is why I do not believe that any new digital front end synth to replace the P12 will make the P12 redundant in any way...I still crave some features from the Evolver that only it can do... Mixed oscillators, true stereo path, user waveforms and the sequencers.

I know, I know.  It's been the standard line around here that the P12 is the new Poly Evolver.  Sorry, but not by a mile.  Without the exact same panned frothy digital oscillators and even the extremely long envelope times, there's little sense in making the claim.  To do so was to mischaracterize the instrument and mislead the interested synthesist.  To me, the P12 was a whole new synthesizer - brilliant in its own right, but altogether new and distinct from the other DSI/Sequential instruments.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #749 on: December 27, 2018, 08:12:21 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up...

IIRC, at NAMM 2013 the P12 was announced as a product that combines what were considered the best parts of the Evolver and those of the Prophet '08, which makes more sense in my opinion. Out came a synth that was as different from the Prophet '08 as it was from the Evolver.

Yes, that makes a bit more sense as a reference point...and yet, it's still not how I would have described the instrument.  The three synthesizers - the Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet '08, and Prophet 12 - would make a superb ensemble because each is substantially distinct from the others and in no way resembles the other's voices.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #750 on: December 27, 2018, 08:39:45 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up...

IIRC, at NAMM 2013 the P12 was announced as a product that combines what were considered the best parts of the Evolver and those of the Prophet '08, which makes more sense in my opinion. Out came a synth that was as different from the Prophet '08 as it was from the Evolver.

Yes, that makes a bit more sense as a reference point...and yet, it's still not how I would have described the instrument.  The three synthesizers - the Poly Evolver Keyboard, Prophet '08, and Prophet 12 - would make a superb ensemble because each is substantially distinct from the others and in no way resembles the other's voices.

That's true. And I think it's realistic to expect the next instrument to be just as complementary. After all, the Prophet X followed the same approach. It's not a replacement for any of these synths, but it incorporated certain elements from older synhs (hybrid oscillator section, stereo filters, doubled FX from the Rev2, etc.) while adding the sample playback.

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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #751 on: December 27, 2018, 10:07:34 AM »
I could never buy the claim that the P12 is an updated Poly Evolver.  I used the two instruments side-by-side and found them to belong to totally different categories.  One could not replace the other in a meaningful way.  Instead, I thought they nicely complimented each other.  No, I'm still waiting for the new Poly Evolver.

But still, that is what replies have been from DSI when the topic of a new Evolver have been up...

IIRC, at NAMM 2013 the P12 was announced as a product that combines what were considered the best parts of the Evolver and those of the Prophet '08, which makes more sense in my opinion. Out came a synth that was as different from the Prophet '08 as it was from the Evolver.

Yes... and thus, a new replacement for the P12 will most likely sport the same philosophy... so I bet people will still want the P12, even if the replacement is introduced...

Certainly. Given that philosophy, though, I also wouldn't expect a direct follow-up if any. Sequential never really did release any replacements or upgraded versions with the exception of the Rev2. I don't think we'll see the same happening with the Prophet 12 or any other already released synth, especially if you take into account that Ė at least from nowadays perspective Ė the Prophet X took over the role of the Prophet 12 as a flagship synth.

I really cannot see the Prophet X as taking the place of the Prophet 12... the digital side has been drastically reduced... waveforms are gone, the FM part is "broken", it lacks two of the oscillators, has no HiPass filter per voice (analog)... there are just so many things that was not ported over... this is also why I'm probably not going to wait and see what they come up with next time because I want a Prophet 12 next... no matter what.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #752 on: December 27, 2018, 10:25:58 AM »
I really cannot see the Prophet X as taking the place of the Prophet 12... the digital side has been drastically reduced... waveforms are gone, the FM part is "broken", it lacks two of the oscillators, has no HiPass filter per voice (analog)... there are just so many things that was not ported over... this is also why I'm probably not going to wait and see what they come up with next time because I want a Prophet 12 next... no matter what.

I didn't mean functionally, but in terms of being Sequential's new flagship synth. First was the PEK, then the Prophet 12, now the Prophet X. Each one is different of course.

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #753 on: December 27, 2018, 10:43:00 AM »
Point was, that the P12 WAS an updated Evolver...

How do you figure this?  They have pretty different architectures, oscillators, voice counts etc... it's pretty hard to reproduce either one with the other, when you are working towards what they are best at.

Seems more accurate to say the P12 was a new synth that took some inspiration from the Evolver line, but that had it's own DNA from the start, no?

Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #754 on: December 27, 2018, 10:45:44 AM »
First was the PEK, then the Prophet 12, now the Prophet X. Each one is different of course.

Crap.  When you put it like that, I guess I *WILL* have to get a Prophet X someday.  I wouldn't want to invite discontinuity.  ;D

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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #755 on: December 27, 2018, 11:37:34 AM »
You guys are dashing my hopes for a successor / Big Brother to the OB-6....
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #756 on: December 27, 2018, 04:37:29 PM »
Seems more accurate to say the P12 was a new synth that took some inspiration from the Evolver line, but that had it's own DNA from the start, no?

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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #757 on: December 27, 2018, 04:40:09 PM »
You guys are dashing my hopes for a successor / Big Brother to the OB-6....

Considering the situation, I wouldn't be surprised if there was yet another Oberheim-ish project of a larger sort at Sequential.  I would also be interested in such an instrument.  I've long been a closet Oberheim guy.  My intention had been to remain with Sequential, but also to add an Oberheim instrument or two.  I've always thought their respective sounds wonderfully complimented each other, like sonic brothers.
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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #758 on: December 27, 2018, 05:42:34 PM »
...I still crave some features from the Evolver that only it can do... Mixed oscillators, true stereo path, user waveforms and the sequencers.

I would like a module that has the four Evolver oscillators, but with a a sub-oscillator and a method to upload user waves.  Inputs for the various modulation destinations that are on the original and the slop function.  The rest of the Evolver is doable using other modules.  That would make me happy.  I know that I could pull-off the digital waves with other modules but it's the Osc FM combined with stepping through the waves on the Evolver that sets that it aside from regular digital wave based oscillator blocks.  Having that in the Eurorack format would be far more flexible than using an Evolver along side of a modular synth.

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Re: Next New DSI Instrument
« Reply #759 on: December 28, 2018, 01:41:05 AM »
I'll not be foolish and hope for a revised Evolver... i do not believe it will happen, and thus, when I have the money, and the opportunity, I'll simply just get a second hand PEK... problem solved. i actually stopped guessing at what Sequential would be doing next because it really serves no current purpose, other than the dreaming away.

I have an interest in anything hybrid/analog with a deep synthesis engine these days... thus Evolver, Prophet X and Prophet 12 are all on my wish list along with the Waldorf Quantum ... Prophet 6 or OB-6, though probably very well sounding synths, simply will not give me what I want when it comes to the synth engine... it's not deep enough, not enough modulation capabilities. and on top of these requirements, the synths must also be with stereo outputs. I need to be able to modulate each voices panning as a minimum, so no mono-output synths will cut it either.

luckily, that does not leave that many available synths, but my wallet will thank me for that (if we forget about the Prophet 12 and Quantum that is...  ::) )
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