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Re: VG-88 and Roland GR-33 dissapearing rumors
At 1:38 PM -0800 12/24/05, David Coffin wrote:
>On Dec 24, 2005, at 1:13 PM, mech wrote:
>>I'm much more interested in twisting sounds sideways with the
>>Harmonic Restructuring than I am playing traditional synth sounds
>But in the meantime, ANYone interested in HRM-COSM or general VG
>synth-ing should understand how much more versatile the VG-8 is than
>the 88. It all comes down to this: Per-string pitch-shifting is
>GLOBAL on the 8, and NOT on the 88. Also, the 8 allows pedal
>crossfading from shifted tones to unshifted; very musical: feedback
>fading in, pedal-steel morphs, etc...
Really now? Velly intellesting...
David, I actually checked out some of the demos of your patches
posted over on www.vg-8.com. Nice! And I had assumed that any of
the sounds produced by the VG-8 must *surely* be capable of being
reproduced on the "more advanced" VG-88. Obviously, I was mistaken
Looks like I'm going to have to spend some time comparing the manuals
between the VG-8 & VG-88. I should probably take this over to
private email (although that would deprive you of an opportunity to
evangelize further :), but let me ask you a couple of simple
questions while I've got your attention:
What Instrument Models (let's forget about the Amp and Effect Models
for a second) are included on the newer VG-88 that you can't get on
the original VG-8? The General FAQ is somewhat incomplete in that
The FAQ also claims the VG-88 has greater modulation capabilities.
To what in particular is that referring (more waveforms? different
Can you do the pedal crossfades you mentioned using a MIDI
Controller, or do you have to use an external expression pedal (I'm
assuming probably an EV-5)?
Finally, can the original VG-8 do the polyphonic "slow gear" effect?
I've got the VG-8 manual downloading now, so mebbe I can pore through
and figure out some of the answers myself. However, based on your
comments, it now sounds like the VG-8 may better fit what i'm trying
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