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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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MindRise a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Guys, all you need to do is make the sound you want so it sounds fat. The Andromeda lets you do that, but with 16 sounds at once. You can't beat that. If you're bitching about that it doesn't sound phat, maybe you don't know what you're doing...so play with it first, don't jump to conclusions....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-24-2001 at 13:57
Bulldogge a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The Andromeda's oscilators, filters and amplifiers are in fact analog. While chips may not be discrete circuits, they are still called and considered analog by the vast majority of people if they process actual electric signals (and do not manipulate software through a DAC). If not, chip-based synths such as the SCI Prophets (5, 10, 600, T8), all post OB-X oberheims, and the Roland Jupiters are not analog either.

Yes, the envelopes, LFOs and other modulators are digitally generated, but this is also the case with the Studio Electronics Omega-8 and the classic and most certainly vintage Oberheim Xpander/Matrix 12. The general practise seems to be that if the signal path is analog then the synth is considered to be an analog synth. Thus, as the Andromeda's voice generation is analog, the Andromeda is an analog synth. If one does not consider that to be the case, then one should not consider any of the synths I mentioned to be analog synths.

posted Thursday-Jul-12-2001 at 19:19
steve a hobbyist user from netherlands writes:
The synth is a hybrid analog/digital synth. The oscillators are analog but are still special integrated circuit chips called ASICS and not discrete components such as those used in Studio Electronics gear, or vintage synths. The LFO's, Envelopes, Oscillator Tuning, and Effects are all 100% vintage Digital.

Whoever designed the color and graphics must have been watching too many Jetsons cartoons. I'm sure it's a fine synth but I think the price is a lot about the "Analog" hype. Big deal! If you like the sound buy it, but don't get it because it's "analog".

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-12-2001 at 17:16
spacee a professional user from USA writes:
Not my type of synth...it just sound too cheesy and too thin...I know, I know, you will say that's not true, but I just can't help it. When I have my Synthi, ARP2600 and Matrix 12 in my mix, I know I'll be pleased with the mix. I tried Andromeda, well...it's just not there for me, sorry! I sold it and will continue using my vintage analogs. Perhaps I'll try Andromeda sometime in the future again, and will maybe change my mind then (although that's rather inlikely!) For now, it's a NEY. But for others, this may be a great synth. My rating 3 (just because it's a real analog)....PEACE!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-12-2001 at 02:05
HOST writes:
$2199 is a great price.

Plenty of people paid a lot more than that and you don't see them complaining.

Truth is at $2200 or $2800 its one hell of a synth and worth every penny.

BTW don't expect a price drop in the future. If anything there will be an increase as they are back in production soon and there will be no incentive to lower the price further in order to clear inventory.

I see the price stabilizing around $2399, same as the Q, and if you want mainly analogue then there isn't a better product value than the Andromeda.

The synth is worth its weight in gold.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-09-2001 at 12:46
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