MATRIXSYNTH: Bad Gear - Roland V-Synth

Friday, June 30, 2023

Bad Gear - Roland V-Synth

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about Roland V-Synth. Does this highly misunderstood former Roland flagship synth deserve the online hate and why did it fail back in the time when it was released? Is it on par with other classics like the Roland Jupiter-8, Roland D-50 or Roland JP-8000?

Thanks to Mario Reithofer of TSAMM for this synth from his great collection:

00:00 Intro tune
00:55 Overview Roland V-Synth XT
01:34 Virtual Analog Oscillators (Juno, D-50, SuperSaw, HQ,...)
02:33 Ext. Input, PCM Waveforms (Samples)
02:53 VariPhrase (Elastic Audio)
03:25 Patch Modes (Ring Modulation, FM)
03:33 Filter, COSM FX (Waveshaper, Resonator,...)
03:57 Structure Modes, TVA (Amp), Multi FX
04:15 Multitimbrality, Arpeggiator, Modulation Sequencer, Virtual TTP
04:40 Presets
04:54 V-Cards (pre-installed on the XT): D-50, Vocal Designer
05:32 Limitations, Loading Times,...
05:54 V-Synth Range (Original, V-Synth XT, V-Synth GT)
06:11 Rear Panel, Pricing, Thanks!!!
06:21 Hate
06:47 Jam 1 (Bassline)
07:38 Jam 2 (Patch Overkill)
08:41 Finale (Techno Anthem)
09:11 Verdict
10:29 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

1 comment:

  1. The most hatoful thing about the V-Synth boyfrendu is that its USB will never ever work with any Windows newer than 8. Forget using the V-Synth editor and librarian in Windows 11. It's easier to run DOOM on a pocket calculator. MacOS 10.8 seems to be the time limit for Apple. I don't know anything about MacOS after Snow Leopard. Is 10.8 acceptable or antiquated? Don't matter. My PowerMac G4 is running OS 9 for my OASYS-PCI, and that's all I need.


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