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Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Kim Åke a hobbyist user from Finland writes:
The tracker-like sequencer is simply ingenious. The sounds are mostly OK, but somehow lack that ultimate crispness and clarity that some other synths deliver. The distortion is especially weak. It's also a bit annoying to have only 8 outs (pan, volume and 3FX can be set for each audio out) for the 32 sequencer tracks, and I also think that there should be individual controls for the automation of each sound available (10 automation knobs just isn't enough!). No support for DX/VST either. Low latency. For a goa trance composer like me this is a godsend. I don't need insanely complex engines like Generator's; just a quick sequencer and the basic analog sounds and a sampler. Dreamstation gives me all this (and a bit more). Reasonably cheap, too. My biggest complaint is the sequencer which lacks many of the basic tracker functions like note cut, retrigger and delay commands and a lot more. More keyboard shortcuts for the different functions would be nice, too... I've almost abandoned my Electribe, and uninstalled almost all the other soft synths I own after I got Dreamstation. And I have most of them :) Wonderful. I almost can't wait for version 2...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-13-2000 at 17:32
headhunter23 a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
people that say that the latency is to high on this softsynth are either on crack or dont know what they're talking about, my latency is down to 4ms when using the SBlive directsound driver, this is the lowest I have ever seen for a softsynth on the Live without ASIO2 etc. and to the guy who says the sounds are cheesy, DUHHHHH program your own, its a full fledged synth, the filters are AWESOME!!! full midi implementation, works with my sequencer(logic) without a hitch!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-12-2000 at 13:57
Kurtz a hobbyist user from USA writes:
The sequencer is the best part! You have to understand that this program was geared towards people with tracker backgrounds (like me). Once you get into the interface you can lay out beats and riffs in no time without using an external keyboard or midi controller. The sound is also excellent, although it is a little cheesy for my taste.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-12-2000 at 13:05
Grant Overend a part-time user from Australia writes:
This program is excellent! I'm gunna buy it! The quality of the sounds is ace. You can tweak a large variety of sounds out of it from big phat moogy basses to crystal clear leads and weird fx. Pads. it also does pads quite well too. I've used most all soft synths and I like this one more becuase it's well balanced generally. Its quick and getting sounds out is easy. Sure the FX are a little limited and VST or Direct X compatibility would be a BIG advantage. Even an approach like that of Fruity Loops would expand it no end. One of the main reasons I love it is cause I can run 9-10 synths and 3 FX using my Celeron 500!! That is EXCELLENT! Latency is also very low (20 ms using above setup on a SB PCI64) Sure the sequencer sucks but you just need to use a MIDI sequencer with it which is another plus in my books. The other beef is that the web site doesn't seem to be well organised and updated often enough. And a user page / list / community does not exist.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-11-2000 at 21:57
Alex Traska a hobbyist user from England writes:
This is a cool piece of software, and it looks good, but I don't like various features about it. It does provide a virtual midi input so that it can be sequenced along with sounds from external modules, but the latency is terrible!!! I measure about 400ms!!!!!!! It ok on its own, but don't think of using it with other stuff in a studio.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-29-2000 at 14:32
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