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 there. 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 respect. The FAQ also claims the VG-88 has greater modulation capabilities. To what in particular is that referring (more waveforms? different modulation destinations?). 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 to accomplish... TIA!!! --m. -- _______ "Now Simulcast on Crazy People's Fillings"