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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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jose bonet a hobbyist user from usa writes:
Well, i have my Supernova for a week now, and let me say that as far as SOUNDS?? this thing has great Pads, warm , lush, you name it, also a tremendous arpeggio and very good effects..easy to figure out....what can i say...oh yes did i mention those GREAT sounds??.. ..great for tweaking too!!. with all the nobs available..it is a pleasure for live use..(you can write and edit your own performnances for life use)..i have yet to hear the Acces virus , but as far as i'm concern this Machine KILLS NORD LEADS!!! : )

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-02-2000 at 19:28
Matt Etemad a professional user from USA writes:
I received one o the very first Supernova's in the States and after many software glitches the unit was up and running properly with Versiion 3.0 To be perfectly honest, I am totally disappointed in this unit. For all it's sheer processing prowess, it is simply not musical. indeed it blows away any Sample based synth and thr Roland JP VA's are no comparison, yet the filters lack a certain depth and richness. I just bought 2 Virus b's and find them far more superior and smooth. I sold my Supernova out of pure disappointment, I did not need to but I was simply saddened that it did not perform to my expectations. Both manufacturers however couls have installed Pixel LCD screens that would make seeing what you are doing easier, and i wish this retro look would be abandoned!!!!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-07-2000 at 17:27
DNA Futures a professional user from USA writes:
I just hooked up my new Supernova last week and am extremely happy. All I'm going to say is that this unit is inspiring. Check out what Orbital has to say about the Supernova in this month's issue of Future Music. On a somewhat related topic, I wish the analog purists out there would stop the whining. No manufacturer claims their VA unit will offer "pure" analog results. These are evolved pieces of gear affording "you" (the artist) "evolved" possibilities. Did you also whine because the 303 and 909 didn't sound like real bass and drums when they first came out? (hint hint) Stop complaining and start creating...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-29-2000 at 09:38
ChemVein a part-timer user from USA writes:
I think that the guy was refering to the Triton with the MOSS board installed on it. Even though it may have the great synthesis engine of the Z1, it's really limited as far as controllers and such. There are also many things that limit the synthesis capabilities of the Triton... Such as the fact that the MOSS engine only has six notes of polyphony. When used in conjunction with the 64 notes of PCM poly, it could suffice as, perhaps, a lead/bass synth while the PCM and sample RAM take over the job of drums, supporting synth sounds et cetera. The Supernova, on the other hand, is up to tackle ANY electronic challenege, be it 808/909 drums, basses and leads, thick strings and pads, and all the analog weirdness in between. To be fair, the Supernova is a far more specialized machine and was designed to handle tasks such as those mentioned (everything and anything analog) while the Triton was deigned with a much different purpose in mind. Personally, if given the choice, I'd rather go with the Supernova, as of now. There's not much else out there that would handle the wide range of sounds that the SN is capable of doing (maybe a Q or Virus, but their specs are limited in comparison. They're all good, but if the SN is used in a sequencing environment, it would be a LOT more useful than a Virus or Q [both of which are GREAT, BTW.) <br><br> To sum up... in terms of vitrual analog or analog sounds: Supernova=Good<br> Triton=Bad<br>

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-16-1999 at 07:38
nubey a professional user from USA writes:
How can you say the PCM based triton sounds better than a supernova, not to be rude but that's pure hogwash.

The triton is an excellent PCM based synth/workstation,

The supernova, is a VCO beast, try syncing the lfo's of your triton to a midi tempo, don't think it can be done, the supernova offers so much more in the way of flexabillity. Just the effects alone justify the supernova's existance, I don't see how you can compare a preset monster with a real 90's analog poly synth.

I guess if you're into presets the triton is great, but as far as creativity and the ability to make your own original sounds there is no comparison, I think people make a lot of rash decisions about synths really without knowing much about them, essentially baseless hype. Buy a synth because you like it, not because someone else thinks it's a cool/uncool synth.

The supernova is a beast, it will out preform a JP8k, and an Access (more features available), spend some time with one and I think you'll see what I mean.

+_nubey

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-13-1999 at 14:43
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