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Started by nervoteso, December 21, 2023, 04:58:38 AM
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Quote from: arkieboy on December 21, 2023, 07:10:42 AMI don't think we're going to get a GM800 version of the GR55. In fact, I don't think we're going to see a bundled product like the GR-55/VG-99/SY-1000 again for some time. My expectation is that their plans are for dedicated units so people can mix and match to get the functionality and sophistication they want.
Quote from: BROCKSTAR on December 21, 2023, 11:01:13 AMmodule for different types of synthesizers like fm, granular etc.. and allow us to hook it anyway that we want.
Quote from: gumtown on December 21, 2023, 12:55:56 PMMy preference is for a single box with 'everything' in it, including the best features from past incarnations.And don't skimp on the CPU/processing power, I would pay extra for something with extra power and the entire Roland/Boss history built in.
Quote from: BROCKSTAR on December 21, 2023, 11:01:13 AMmodule for different types of synthesizers like fm, granular etc..
Quote from: BROCKSTAR on December 21, 2023, 02:31:05 PMIsn't that partially the gm-800? They added tons of roland / boss synths for zenology that goes into gm-800.
Quote from: arkieboy on December 21, 2023, 03:04:41 PMRoland doesn't really do any other kind of synth. Pretty much everything they've produced is essentially analogue in architecture - oscillators, filter, amplifier, LFOs and envelopes - and while they've used samples as oscillators (JV/XV), and most of that has been digitally implemented since the D-50, there's never been a wavetable lurking under the hood and any FM has been firmly of the analogue variety. Fact is if Roland haven't sampled the right kind of FM waveform or a suitable wavetable scan and put it in a wave expansion, you're looking at an external box from another supplier to access those sounds. I don't think its very useful to speculate how easy it might be to extend Zenology to support other synthesis methods, although you would have thought wavetables would be relatively easy to implement, and since FM is designed to be very sparing of computer power (and out of patent) they could theoretically do a Korg.I think it's more pertinent to ask yourself the question 'how much market value could they extract from that kind of move?'. In a world where you can grab $100 of Raspberry Pi kit and have either a DEXED TX816 or the ROMpler of your dreams in a box barely bigger than a mobile phone, where Behringer will sell you a four voice Prophet VS for $100, or possibly more to the point where its only a matter of time before Apple release MainStage on iOS for $40.They could probably make more money selling a GM-800 audio/midi driver for iOS on the App Store ...