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KORG opsix


Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 01:20:58 PM »

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Excellent.
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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:43:30 PM »
Far too much wasted space, which likely could have been put to better use, such as more knobs and whatnot. I'm also not overly fond of typical FM tones, but let's see what the possible conjunction of those additional modes do for the opsix. Supposedly it's just a prototype that's not ready to even be heard by the public yet, so perhaps nothing is set in stone... Plus I assume we'll see lots more attempts at knobby FM synthesis coming our way in the near future anyhow.
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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 11:46:38 PM »
So they want you to sit within the first half of the synth to sit in front of the screen and controls?

Why are Korg making these new keyboards with diminutive displays for deep engine synths?

I know that it is partly because of cost savings, but these synths will desperately need computer editors to be sanely programed.
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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 09:55:01 PM »
So they want you to sit within the first half of the synth to sit in front of the screen and controls?

Why are Korg making these new keyboards with diminutive displays for deep engine synths?

I know that it is partly because of cost savings, but these synths will desperately need computer editors to be sanely programed.

Maybe thatís the point. They figure if people want insanely deep editing then they can use a software editor but if they just want to play and use the hands on controls then they just play it as it is. Personally speaking I like this set up. If you are a studio based musician and using your computer to record your music anyway, why do you need a VST interface inside your synth when you are already using a computer screen which you can get at massive sizes anyway. Seems redundant to have a dedicated large screen for each synth. Just get a really big one or run all the editors on one monitor and your DAW on another.
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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 11:30:41 PM »
By that logic you might as well save the space and money completely. There are plenty of good FM VSTs that are relatively cheap or free.

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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2020, 12:10:14 AM »
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As a longtime user of editors I can tell you why: because many manufacturers do not supply you with editors, Sequential being one such company... You have to rely on third party editors, many with erroneous bugs persisting or missing features... On top of this not to mention sysex bugs in the synths... And then there is the problem of lifetime support which never happens for these editors.

I have lived this editor life for more than 30 years... I know this inside out and are REALLY tired of it... That is why I ended up with Quantum and V-Synth GT... So that I could just sit in front of the synth, and have a large intuitive screen to get a good working view of everything in the synth. I do not have to think about this "editor" ever growing out of support, and since interface bugs are usually fixed, not bugs either.

That is why I now cringe at the sight of that puny OLED on Wavestate... All these fiddly small sequencer lanes blinking insanely about as the track lanes are playing... Hell, when i get older, I will have to use a magnifying glass to follow what is going on  :o

This is of course my own opinion... If other people like what they see, go for it... But I will allways be advocating for my own needs when I comment on a new synth... If it meets my needs, and certainly, this display is too crammed with fiddly small text parameters for my liking... Which is a shame since this synth sounds really really good, and is a fresh breath amongst all the usual analog stuff that comes out... That is why I want a bigger screen... I feel like I am watching a movie thru a keyhole so to speak  :D
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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2020, 01:47:59 PM »
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