Monday, November 28, 2011

First Look at Arturia's SEM-V



5 comments:

fractured said...

So Tom, are you buying it? I'm on the fence. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Telemark, so I don't know if I need a soft SEM.

Psychepoppet said...

Telemark!?! Do it! Do it! Do it!

Tom said...

I've had my eye on the Telemark too. I'd say go for that. I'm hoping to get a review copy of SEM V, but we'll see....

Psychepoppet said...

Analogue Haven has Telemark at $1145 and the Oberheim SEM-pro for $1199.

fractured said...

After watching the Oberkorn videos, I'm sold on the Telemark. That is a given. The question is whether I want to spend the money on the same sound available on my laptop for when I'm out of the studio. I do most of my writing/production work while commuting to and from my job. An hour a day adds up, but so does money spent on soft synths. I just bought Chromaphone, and that takes away from my Oberkorn fund.

I'm not one with great finger dexterity, so I write with sequencers to play beyond my limitations. I also happen to like pointialistic synth lines in EBM/synthpop, so it works out! I also love the Oberheim sound, though it took me a while to realize it. Sadly, I'll be letting go of my MIDI'd OB 8 to do this, but it's for the best. I don't suppose anybody wants an OB 8?