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Korg have just released two new legacy plug-ins: the miniKorg 700S, which doesn’t interest me particularly, but more interesting for me is the other is the Prophecy.

Just when I’m trying to save money too, the bastards :D
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What I don't understand about Korg is the measly upgrade price from the original collection, basically only 15% off.
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Scroll right to the bottom, there's an upgrade price of $99 for existing Collection v2 owners.
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Unfortunately I'm V1 so its $249, which I seem to remember was also the price from V1 to V2.
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That is a little steep given what the normal price is! I think I did my v1 to v2 when Korg did a promo, so maybe they might have a fit of further generosity further on down the line.

As well as the new synths, though, it would also add the original Triton as well as the new Extreme version and the Odyssey and the latter is a very good instrument IMWO.
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If they did it for half price $149 I might bite, I will keep an eye out for any offers.

Korg did upgrade all my existing V1 plugins to V2 for free though.
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BJG145 wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:50 am VST MOSS finally. :thumbup:

This is fantastic. Even though I bought a Triton Rack with MOSS board recently so am slightly peeved :lol:. I hope they add MPE support.
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It seems a little strange to release the minikorg in a VST version when a new full sized hardware is on the way. At least, it seems strange to me. But obviously the new version could be significantly different than the old, so you can get both this way (?)
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Post by Eddy Deegan »

I've had the SOLO MOSS card in my Trinity since it came out. There are a few voices on there that are worth the asking price alone.

Great to see MOSS in VST form. I'll certainly be grabbing the virtual Prophecy; I'm holding off until I've mulled over whether to get the whole collection or not but I'll figure that out later this evening. Either way, the Prophecy is a no-brainer :)

Thanks for the heads-up Rich.
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Still have my Phrophecy - I even read the manual (yes, they used to exist!) and programmed my own patches. Nice little synth.
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I installed the software Prophecy today and had a quick play on my work laptop. I'm impressed with it, although the less said about Korg's 'Software Pass' mechanism* for licensing and installing it the better :lol:

Anyway, flicking through the sounds it comes with I was pleased to hear a number of old favourite patches and it definitely captures the character of MOSS hardware.

It would have been nice of them to add a 'hold' feature to the virtual keyboard and the frequency on the standalone version (I've not tried the VST yet) is fixed at 48kHz, as was the Trinity, which seems a little quirky these days but neither of these things are a major gripe.

I'd say the introductory price ($99) is money well spent. After work tonight I'm going to do some A/B comparisons of those sounds against the expansion card in the Trinity but that's just out of curiousity.

* Maybe I'm spoiled by how nicely put together the Arturia software centre is!
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I really like this update. I didn't think I wanted or needed a Triton or a Prophecy but I'm finding them surprising entertaining and I think I might be getting more use out of them than I expected. And I really like the Minikorg emulation. I can't compare it to a real life example but it sounds pretty good to my ears and I can recognise sounds from the records and artists I know used it. And to be able to use it polyphonically is a treat (it still irks me that Roland's Promars plug-in/out doesn't allow this).

They don't really shout about it and tend to fly a tad under the radar but I think the Korg collection contains some of the best VSTs out there, at least as far as emulations go.
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Eddy Deegan wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:43 pmAfter work tonight I'm going to do some A/B comparisons of those sounds against the expansion card in the Trinity

I'll be interested to see what you think - maybe you could post some. The other thing is...the Prophecy was mono, and the expansion card was poly, right...? Have they made the VST Prophecy poly...?

I don't suppose they've added MOSS to the new Triton Extreme...?

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(Oh, OK...so the Trinity card was solo like the Prophecy. I thought the Triton card was poly, though I may be mistaken. @Tomás Mulcahy? It would seem daft not to offer a poly MOSS VST.)
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BJG145 wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Eddy Deegan wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:43 pmAfter work tonight I'm going to do some A/B comparisons of those sounds against the expansion card in the Trinity

I'll be interested to see what you think. The other thing is...the Prophecy was mono, and the expansion card was poly, right...? Have they made the VST Prophecy poly...?

I'll report how it goes and post up some samples on SoundCloud later :thumbup:

There were two versions of the expansion card; the SOLO-TRI, which was mono and the MOSS-TRI, which had 6 voice polyphony. I could be wrong by I think that the Triton only supported the MOSS-TRI. I have the SOLO-TRI in my Trinity.

If memory serves the original Prophecy was the keyboard instantiation of the mono board, and the Z1 was the poly.

They have indeed made the VST poly; you can specify the desired maximum polyphony (it accepted a value of 256 without question on my laptop though I've not been able to test it yet) and there's also a unison mode (up to 16 voices) with detune and spread controls, which thickens up certain sounds nicely.

I don't suppose they've added MOSS to the new Triton Extreme...?

I'm afraid not. I've only bought the Prophecy but checking the specs for the Triton and Triton Extreme VSTs, although they come with all the expansion library EXB-PCM card sounds they do not include MOSS.

I really hope they add a virtual Trinity going forwards. Mine's 26 years old now and although it works fine at the moment I would imagine that at some point it's going to change its mind on that front!
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