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Posted on: June 26, 2009 @ 06:00 PM
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I have a feeling this has been asked before but, Are the sounds from these PLG’s any better than what is already in the ES. ES stands for Extended Sound doesn’t it? The technology in the PLG is a few years old already. Are some of the current stock sounds in an ES taken from the PLG boards. I own the VL and LOVE it. But the Piano, FM, Analog, Drums… ????
Worth the moola ??  Thanks for any input

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Posted on: June 26, 2009 @ 10:21 PM
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ES = Expanded System (@Bert).

I got the AN and DX.

Some of their voices are completely different from the ES and some are just better.

Old? I wish I had an original MOOG from 1968 ...................

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Posted on: June 27, 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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I think you’ll find the ES AWM2 voices equal or superior to those on the PF, DR and PC cards. The main reason to use them is you need the extra polyphony they add (32 voices each).

The AN, DX and VL cards all use different types of synthesis engines than the ES so they can make sounds that are completely different although you may not find those sounds interesting or useful. Have you listened to the demos at the Motifator store? The AN board is useful if you need lots of vintage analog sounds, the DX if you need DX7 sounds.

The PLG150AP piano is worth having if you’re a pianist and can use the extra polyphony (64 voices) it gives you. Opinions on whether it sounds better than the ES factory pianos are mixed, it depends on your taste in pianos. Again, check out the demos.

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Posted on: June 30, 2009 @ 06:10 AM
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It really depends on WHICH PLG you’re talking about.

There’s no way to compare the ES stock sounds with those attainable from the PLG150-VL.  They’re entirely different beasts.

Just remember, a PLG is NOT a library of “sounds.” It’s an entirely different synth, with its own effects, its own memory, etc. etc.  It’s like you’re bolting an entirely different tone generator into a Mother Ship, and just using the Mother Ship to control it.

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Posted on: June 30, 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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6281 - 26 June 2009 06:00 PM

I have a feeling this has been asked before but, Are the sounds from these PLG’s any better than what is already in the ES. ES stands for Extended Sound doesn’t it? The technology in the PLG is a few years old already. Are some of the current stock sounds in an ES taken from the PLG boards. I own the VL and LOVE it. But the Piano, FM, Analog, Drums… ????
Worth the moola ??  Thanks for any input

I’ve filled all slots my ES (VL, AN and DX). Yes, you could find some nice DX pianos on ES, but DX is completely different synth technology (FM versus AMW2 sampling). On AN you could also find some analog sounds that are amazing. And what about VL with BC3? I don’t know how some playing effect of sax with VL+BC3 could be produced on sample based synthesis, even expanded articulation?
To conclude, I have three additional synth modules and don’t need additional space for rack tone generators. Maybe those technology is now old, but you should listen Jean Michael Jarre playing on 50 (fifty!) pure analog synths with three colegues on concert in November 2008!! Without computers, sequencers, etc. See attached photos. Thanks to the mirror mounted on the ceiling, all equipment and keyboard players could be seen.

Alex

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