anyone tried the korg legacy synths yet with live?

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dirtstyle
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anyone tried the korg legacy synths yet with live?

Post by dirtstyle » Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:29 pm

just picked it up and lookin for feedback from anybody
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Post by Moody » Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:48 pm

God I want that setup. Damn you! :lol: Yes feedback would be good before I dump some cash on that god send. Mind me asking what you paid for it?

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Post by Spiralgroove » Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:54 pm

everybody knows you dont have any money moody...

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Post by Rx » Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:44 pm

yep. the cpu hit is a little high (some LC patches are nearly 25%), but it's worth it for the sound. i just bounce loops as needed.
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Post by benthomas » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:40 pm

They work perfectly for me, no problems, complaints or crashes.. the legacy cell component uses 75% resources though on my 667 powerbook w/512mb ram.. On my dual g5 with 2gb ram they run great, i can play all of the synths at the same time without trouble, usually hovering around 30 percent.. The ms-20 makes a decent controller for effects in live as well..

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Post by Moody » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:58 pm

Excuse me, please don't step on that. It is only my tongue dragging on the ground. Ooh wee I got to work up a way to ge tthat bad boy. :lol:

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Post by AdamJay » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:23 am

i love the legacy collection, the ms20 is great as an effect (among other things of course), great gritty filters and good modulation patching just like the original.

the synths are cpu heavy, but they are also very powerful - like reaktor is.
all that power comes at a cost - and it aint in retail price.

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Post by dirtstyle » Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:02 pm

awesome, thanks folks. i haven't had much time yet to mess with it other than on my roommates powerbook - my g5 is still in the shop getting the PS replaced under warranty :cry:

moody, unfortunately i paid retail for it, $499, ouch! but, thanks to guitar centers no interest for 12 months, i got plenty of time to pay this puppy off without getting ass raped w/ finance charges.

overall, i am really impressed with this package. three unbelievable synths that can be played on this worthy little ms-20 controller, or any other midi controllers. the raw quality of the filters, oscillators, etc. all with the hands-on feel are unlike anything i've experienced before. my old synth, a yamaha s80 w/ an analog plugin board, has some great sounds, but is totally obnoxious when you have to page through menu after menu to tweek sounds.
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Post by detroitechno » Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:02 am

I also agree the legacy collection is amazing! the only major downfall is the wavestation. it's not the a/d version. I've emailed them a few times requesting it, but it will probably never happen. I have a wavestation a/d in my studio, but would love to have a software version. oh well. other than that, it's great!
A bunch of gear, cords, and a computer...

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Post by Rx » Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:40 am

i find the wavestation to be kinda blah. i used one in school but never delved too deeply. am i missing something? care to point out any standout patches, or perhaps songs that use the wavestation in a most flattering light?

i'm re-reading the SOS review to see if it piques my interest...
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Korg MS-20 - Legacy Collection

Post by Spacerboy » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:17 am

even the Korg MS-20 is just a cheap copy of the real thing. I have the original and by comparing I must say that especially the filters of the Vsti sound completely different, flat and not as much as interesting and full as the hardware. but here we are, you can´t simulate analog devices 100% on a PC. thats why your electronic music sounds just much better if you also use real analogs or accoustic instruments in your mix. and don´t forget noise in the background!
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Post by JAMM » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:37 am

I have used a lot of analogue synths and stuff and also recorded them,
but personaly i prefer most of the software versions..

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Post by Amberience » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:53 am

I must be one of the only ones who is not excited about these Korg vsti's. :cry:

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