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#2004960 - 12/27/12 01:35 PM Next software after Galaxy Vintage D
snowbird122 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/09
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Thank you to everyone on this forum. I'm a lurker and you have taught me a lot. I recently pulled the trigger and made a purchase.

I really loved the Roland RD700NX, but just couldn't swing the high price point. I play for fun and relaxation at home. Instead, I bought an AKAI MPK88 and Galaxy Vintage D. I know the AKAI has a bad reputation here, but for me, it is great. This combination has brought me a lot of joy and I'm confident I made the right choice for now.

I do, however, find myself longing for the cool layered sounds that I tried out on the 700NX. Is there any piece of software that can emulate the presents (with the layers) of the 700NX? Right now, I only have Vintage D, and I'm just looking for more high quality sounds.

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#2004961 - 12/27/12 01:41 PM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: snowbird122]
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You can layer Vintage D and any other VST with any PC hosts or DAWs, as Cubase, Reaper, Pro Tools and thousands of others.

Anyway, I found a good HW keyboard emulation with Halion Sonic. It should come from Motif sound coders.
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#2005034 - 12/27/12 03:54 PM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Qbert]
torhu Offline
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Did you try the pads that are included in Vintage D itself? Maybe that's more limited than what you had in mind, but it's easy to try it out and see.
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#2006191 - 12/29/12 07:05 PM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: snowbird122]
snowbird122 Offline
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I did try those pads, but I'm really looking for the layered presets I heard on the 700NX, or something like it. The Halion Sonic looks really good. Anything else come to mind?

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#2006350 - 12/30/12 04:44 AM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: snowbird122]
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Do you have a budget in mind?

HALion Sonic is definitely worth looking at.

Another route is to purchase a DAW that comes with a variety of plug-ins like Cubase or Logic Studio and have the ability to record.

You could also take the Kontakt or even Komplete route.

Or you could do all of it.

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#2006407 - 12/30/12 07:53 AM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: snowbird122]
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If you're interested in HAlion Sonic, then remember the Cubase series as low as Elements includes tons of sounds from the lite version called HAlion Sonic SE.
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#2006434 - 12/30/12 08:53 AM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: snowbird122]
EO3 Offline
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Originally Posted By: snowbird122
Right now, I only have Vintage D, and I'm just looking for more high quality sounds.


Do you really find Vintage D sounds too low quality? I was under impression that Vintage D is basically the best thing out there from virtual-music instrument-piano. But, well, it's all subjective of course.

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#2006438 - 12/30/12 09:04 AM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: snowbird122]
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EO3, I think snowbird meant that he wanted additional high quality sounds. Strings and such, to layer with the Vintage D, not sounds to replace it necessarily.
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#2006456 - 12/30/12 09:52 AM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: fizikisto]
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Originally Posted By: fizikisto
EO3, I think snowbird meant that he wanted additional high quality sounds. Strings and such, to layer with the Vintage D, not sounds to replace it necessarily.


I think he mean't that he wants MORE (as in additional) high quality sounds, like Vintage D.


Edited by dmd (12/30/12 09:53 AM)
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#2006489 - 12/30/12 10:48 AM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: dmd]
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Originally Posted By: dmd
Originally Posted By: fizikisto
EO3, I think snowbird meant that he wanted additional high quality sounds. Strings and such, to layer with the Vintage D, not sounds to replace it necessarily.


I think he mean't that he wants MORE (as in additional) high quality sounds, like Vintage D.


Oh, yeah, got it. smile

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#2006591 - 12/30/12 02:55 PM Re: Next software after Galaxy Vintage D [Re: Bane]
o0Ampy0o Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bane
If you're interested in HAlion Sonic, then remember the Cubase series as low as Elements includes tons of sounds from the lite version called HAlion Sonic SE.

Good point, I don't know about Elements however Cubase Artist and full version Cubase come with a free trial of HALion Sonic. If you decide to upgrade to the full version HS there is a break in the price compared with buying HS and Cubase (or another DAW) separately.

EDIT: The boxed vs. download versions come with an HS trial (disc).

Also a trial of The Grand if interested.

It is a $50 discount upgrading to the full version of HS and a $150 discount upgrading to the full version of The Grand.


Edited by o0Ampy0o (12/30/12 03:21 PM)

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