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Post by blinddrew »

Just giving this a bump again as it's burbled back up into my consciousness and desire and I note that it's also currently on sale: https://www.expressivee.com/63-imagine

Anyone had any direct experience in the interim?

(wish they did a trial!)
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Interesting synth and sounds very nice, but I was underwhelmed.

Apart from most of the sounds swimming in effects and reverb (which seems to be standard these days) I didn't hear anything on the demo https://youtu.be/Y6HnP5MfSsU that I can't already do using my AAS products and Kontakt instruments from the likes of 8Dio, Rigid Audio etc.

The use of the controller was the best thing, but that can be used with any software I think.
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Re: Fake real instrument sounds

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sonics wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:43 pm Interesting synth and sounds very nice, but I was underwhelmed.

Apart from most of the sounds swimming in effects and reverb (which seems to be standard these days) I didn't hear anything on the demo https://youtu.be/Y6HnP5MfSsU that I can't already do using my AAS products and Kontakt instruments from the likes of 8Dio, Rigid Audio etc.

The use of the controller was the best thing, but that can be used with any software I think.

Concur.
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I don't have the controller, but I also don't have any other, similar, instruments.
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There is Chromaphone as well: https://www.applied-acoustics.com/chromaphone-3/

Also from Plasmonic: https://rhizomatic.fr
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As I just realised that there was a Chromaphone 3 I went to the AAS website for an upgrade price: got upgrades to v3 for Chromaphone, String Studio and Ultra Analog and also something called Multiphonics CV-1 all for 30 quid in total.

Can't argue with that!
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Re: Fake real instrument sounds

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Thanks Bob, will give them a look. :thumbup:
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Post by ManFromGlass »

I think fake real instruments trick the ear best when they aren’t overly quantized and have mistakes inserted. A microtone pitchbend on a note here and there so it is a bit out of tune. A note played too soft or loud. Anything that can imply humanity. The biggest problem I think is that designers strive for sonic perfection in their products.
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My biggest issue with AAS is that they don't support MPE. I have earlier versions that I still use on occasion, but I won't upgrade until my LinnStrument gets full use out of them.
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Re: Fake real instrument sounds

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[ACCOUNT DELETED] wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:41 am There is Chromaphone as well: https://www.applied-acoustics.com/chromaphone-3/

When watching the above Imagine video I was actually taken aback by one of the demoed sounds being almost exactly like one I contributed to a Chromaphone library for AAS some years ago.

I get the impression that the strength of Imagine is its upfront emphasis on real time modulation - you may well be able to do the same with other products, but it might take a little more thought.
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My Chromaphone 3 installation has one of your packs KitNetix.

It is also does not support MPE while I guess Imagine definitely would do.

Also it is amazingly CPU intensive, especially it you are using pitchbend!
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What is this endless search for new sounds? Shouldn’t we be in search of new music?
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