tomazzzi wrote: 'To me it's a joke.
It doesn't compare in any way with a real oberheim synth.
It just sound plastic to my ears compared to the real one.
Ho sure on a single note you can make it sound " like " but once you tweak a sequence you understand the joke....'
Which exact Oberheim are you supposedly comparing it to? Oh, no, no! I don't mean only which model. I mean model and serial number. You see, if anyone tells me that some VA softsynth today doesn't sound as good as Synth X from 1979 or whenever, I say they are full of nonsense unless they will provide a serial number and preferably the original synth itself to do a comparison.
Why is this you ask? Very simple. You see, Mr tomazzzi, although it is all too popular these days to diss softsynths and claim how they don't sound like some 'original', most who do this make the fatal mistake of misunderstanding what the situation was with these hardware synths back then. I'm not surprised, though, because most 'dissers' today were in diapers 'back then' ... or perhaps not even born!
So, I'll explain: NO TWO SYNTHS OF THE SAME MODEL SOUNDED THE SAME. Yes, many of today's analogue sound lovers are completely unaware of what it is that makes analogue sound so good. Those components varied in values considerably; further, oscillators drifted subtly and sometimes greatly.
Therefore, to say the SEM V does not sound authentic is not true at all. The sound of this softsynth would fit in nicely among a room full of its hardware grandfathers. Blindfolded, you would have no idea which was which, as each sounded and behaved differently! Now, that model and serial number, please. I do assume you actually HAVE a real Obie?!?!
[technical note] I ought to mention that the SEM V is of the 'pre-Curtis chip' family. After the change to the Curtis chip, they began sounding much more the same from unit to unit. These are less collectible today, partly for this very reason.
Yes, the SEM V sounds just like an Obie and plays much like one, too. I should know. I was there.
I won't go into the technical details thereof, but major kudos to Arturia for this whole T.A.E. business. I realise there are other ways of approaching it these days, but for some time this was the only and best solution to creating true analogue sound out of ones and zeroes.
And no crash issues to report. It's my GF's synth on her machine and solid as a rock. Maybe check your system?