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FAntom-S and.. is there a reason for REASON?

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What are your impressions with the Fantom-s? I hope it is not an Xp80 bundled with an expanded memory S760.. just 64 voice poliphony?

IS Reason nice for PT users? Any bug with PT 5.1.1 or 6.1 TDm?


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Nate Tschetter Mon, 10/06/2003 - 17:15

I've not played with it too much. My impression of playing it at music stores and trade shows was that its YAR (Yet Another Rompler). You either like the flavor of YAR it is or not. I'm not much of a Roland guy so I couldn't render a useful opinion.

They have something else whose clever name eludes me right now. They showed it at winter was pretty cool.

Reason? I dunno, never used it. Seems good for making the wicky wicky music. Anyone here a power user?

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Alécio Costa Mon, 10/06/2003 - 22:01
hehehe. Nate, what is wicky music? dj only stuff?
fruit loops stuff?

what did you see as new release from Roland bud? a keybaord, sampler?

Do you prefer Korg, Yamaha, Emu, Kurzweil?

I myself hated the sounds of the Trinity OF when it was released. it sounded so plastic to me. However, this is not true, lots of nice acoustic bass patches there.

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Nate Tschetter Tue, 10/07/2003 - 07:58
Hi Alecio

Heh, I guess I prefer Yamaha instruments. Its a familiarity thing. Plus, once something works, I ain't messin' 'round no mo' with all that other stuff.

But it all comes down to what you want to do with it. What kind of music? Live? Studio? Composition?

Oh, that cool Roland thing was the V-Synth. Anyone played with it?

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archived member Thu, 10/09/2003 - 12:11
I think the fantom is another "while you are waiting" release from Roland. I don´t thrust anything being marketed with the sentence "with all the sounds from the XXX and YYY series"
Some may think its good to be backwards compatible with JV, JD yada yada models, but I look at it as just antother attempt to kill awkvard silence in the R&D departement.

BTW, I'm a born and raised Yamaha guy, so I think Roland is kind of evil anyway :D

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Mario-C. Fri, 10/10/2003 - 08:41
I'd like to think it sounds a bit better than fruity loops LOL ;)

Hmm, you can make it sound better than the demos, one thing I like about it is that you can tweak it a lot to suit your taste, the latest version does sounds better than the previous ones, reason fits electronic music styles best, trance, drum & bass, etc.
right now I use it a lot for generating crusty lo-fi beats and that's it, for synths and samples I'm happy with my rack, but some of the synth sounds are ok for some purposes....
I wouldn't think of touching reason for brazilian music styles though

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pandamonkey Sat, 10/11/2003 - 17:21
I think that the drum machine in Reason is top notch. There are many other soft drum machines on the market, arguably as good or better, but none as user friendly. Hands down. I wish it was easier to program beat patterns with it that weren't all "Boom Chugga Boom" but that seems to be the nature of Reason. Electronic music these days with a twist of Reason mixed in for taste can sound and feel very nice! (bottoms up!)
P.S. Brazilian music with Reason? Is that a challenge??!