Arturia Origin user reviews
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- The Arturia Origin is a virtual analog synth desktop module that has 2 line inputs and 10 line outputs. It does come at high price but it is worth it. I have used this with a cheap MIDI keyboard and it didn’t work for me, I needed to upgrade the MIDI keyboard in order for it to have a nice feel to it. So I purchased a MIDI keyboard that has weighted keys so I could get a better feel while playing with the sounds and patches on the Arturia Origin. If you can imagine a sound in your head, I am pretty sure that the Arturia Origin can create that sound. It may take you some time to get the parameters worked out to the way they will need to be, but it is fun getting it to the way you want it.
- The Arturia has polyphony of up to 32 voices and a 32 or 16 step sequencer. There are MIDI in, MIDI out, and MIDI thru on the Arturia Origin as well as 11 total outputs. The Arturia Origin is not even as heavy as I thought it was going to be. But with it being so wide you cannot really call it portable.
- The Arturia Origin comes loaded with around 400 presets, and there are not expansion capabilities. The soft synths on the Arturia Origin are by far the best feature though, the pads are pretty decent too. Despite the fact they took a long time to release the Arturia Origin it still released with some issues.
- Overall Opinion
- The main issue that I have come across is the volume output is not as loud as it should be. You will really have to jack up the volume and hope you can still get a clean recording when tracking the audio out to your DAW.
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- Characteristics have already given I was just rejouterais it's a fairly complete machine-level connectivity, separate out the three standard MIDI, USB noon, a SPDIF connector, headphone input, two audio inputs mono / stereo.
- The use is quite intuitive, there are plenty of knobs and buttons that allow easy use and if want to get into the world of exploration modular (MS20) as the origin is more than a synthesizer module, it y 'controllers around the screen (very good idea) that allow rapid exploitation, created from scratch sounds like any machine will take time so we can also start from sounds that are close to what that we love and change, refine, the Origin 1000 sounds in all genres in its database, it is particularly well organized, searchable by genre, author, and the Holy Grail is the favorite mode that is perfectly what search engine has a lot of sounds, so you can activate star has every sound you hear a click and can be found in the Favorites mode which includes all sounds with star, it makes a personal list, in the machine all the sounds have a defined image on the screen to recognize their gender, it is very visual and it brings a great addition as a single line with a name, there's pictures of forms waves, strings, bass, fx, ambient, I appreciate that one that looks like the shape of the land, ambient sound effects hovering guarantee, before returning to the patches in multi seen as an instrument to screen depending on whether a multi-BASED minimoog, Jupiter 8, or a model of the origin, very fun.
- For the sounds you can find everything electronic genres, as a modular modules can be connected together, big bass synths, leads mks, the vintage strings, groundwater has jupiter, fx drones, drums of simmons fat enough, there are beautiful banks to load (the config factory is a factory config, do not hesitate to charge the banks of the net to issue and see the power of the machine, it can run four sounds at the same time, it has an effects section provided enough: reverb, delay, chorus, dual phaser, distortion, bit crusher, ring modulator, rotary speaker, compressor, parametric EQ, it also has a step sequencer 32 steps of 3 lines with several playback a kind of Doepfer MAQ 16-32 so we can use a line for notes, another to make changes in volume and one for filter changes, many possibilities, Access to multiplayer on 4 sections from live to manipulations in real time.
- Overall Opinion
- Before I have had a lot of machines, departing I'm excited about the idea of the prophet that I buy 08 and has an average plant to config must repeat the sounds and I hear the origin and it's slap is the machine for me, then need a multitrack workstation with integrated and the Kronos There's a coming out 3000 euros pfff, ruined .. It was one or the other, the origin is a particular machine has so many resources, audio inputs ect .. it is a machine that is used all the time and that will be difficult to separate, I already canceled twice the sale, if you have an origin one day you will understand:)
- Hello, I will describe first Arturia Origin rack version. ;)
The synthesizer has spent a year and a half to the neighbor who eventually bought his own, I got mine. : D
The audio connection is simplified out of studio (main outputs).
The MIDI cable is connected MIDI 5-pin DIN, sometimes a drum machine RM1x YAMAHA Origin driver (I'm waiting for a Roland MC 909). I will discuss later on accessories connected to the Origin apart from the keyboard. I will experiment with the control surface of BEHRINGER BCF2000. Perhaps a future between original and new ROLAND Jupiter 80.
The memories of Origin simple programs are saturated (sorry, there are two miles of free memory), there is a little more room in multis because I have not had time to look seriously at the Origin not had time to dissect, experiment carefully.
I like the style of trance / techno / tribal, the drum machine sounds that bring mc909 Origin does not need to emulate, I expect something of Origin I end up with the sounds coming out of common. Regardless of whether the Origin never emulate a piano, I can find a piano addition, a dedicated expander. The person who really want a piano with Origin will route filters and oscillators, ie, it can design its piano sound and share more, I love the opportunity to share.
The polyphony depends on too many parameters. Sometimes certain instruments are limited polyphony, so you have to edit polyphonic portamento on or off, finally a lot of things are possible with the Origin, which I printed in English literature before you buy it in 2009.
There is another type of polyphony to 4 MIDI channels to play four different instruments BUT, we splitter if I think to keep the modules on a page of 24 boxes. (Edit menu)
The 32 step sequencer can control lots of parameters of the Origin (oscillator, filter, envelopes, LFO, outings, minimix ...)
Ah yes, the program Origin for windows works well with Wine on Ubuntu in XP mode. (Some motherboards have trouble with USB, fixed soon, pending the setting you have to go noacpi to the kernel in order to have the USB2 to 28 MB / s multi-core processors and)
9 / 10: -1 due to memory too few users.
- Honestly I find this amazing product, the first of its kind I think the user manual in French improves things well, but develop a sound from scratch can be time no notion or without documentation. Fortunately there are more and more models.
(You got it, having found the synthesizer in neighboring modes with the job, I rarely used and hardly used.)
The French manual is a resource and is almost a must for someone like me who wants to dissect. However, people who control the synthesis to navigate, others like me to learn fiddle with the manual. It is relatively simple and intuitive. Change the parameters and hear the result.
It may be interesting from a sound and change settings, or adding a module to quickly make the sound unrecognizable.
Editing of sounds: the development is easy, action is virtually on the sound, which is more difficult and learned to use is the routing between modules oscillators and filters, that is, imagine a sound, and the model through the tools available.
Editing effects is quite simple, it is that there are effects but not what I want to Origin at the base.
10/10: use a mode eploi French language contributes to the perfection.
- Sound banks are the strong point of origin with a flat for improvement: too little space for user programs. Whatever happens, we are currently limited to programs in the 1000 version and 1.3.50 256 multis.
I can not judge the velocity response with my little keyboard that is only there to encode the songs.
The sounds are editable at will, that's fine (not definable style of music, a mixture of what I like).
The minimal effects are present (01/03/50: bypass, Bitcrusher, chorus, delay, distortion, dual phaser, rotary speaker, EQ settings, reverb, RingMod, compressor) with some limited parameters for effects, but it is not I think the first goal.
I like the sounds? ... all sounds are usable.
Missing converters to 192 kHz or more to work on 3D, but the origin is perhaps not there for that.
Note sounds: 9 / 10 with TAE.
- Overall Opinion
- The duration of use (!) Complicated. I got my first synthesizer in November 2009 with the backlight of order, I received the second, the current December 15, 2009. I did listen to the neighbor seduced by the sound banks, I lent him the time to my work and I just get my synthesizer, having found him a synthesizer Origin Used on its own.
Being young I was on Wednesday in a shop of musical instruments of SY99 time later I started to computer music but I prefer the hardware, not computer music bringing me what I do not have materially.
With experience, I do it again this choice in 2009, but we are in 2011 so I would expect that the future of Origin is high-resolution output (24 bits or more and 192 kHz or more to work fine on the position in 3D , forgiveness, true stereo.)
What I like most: have a copy of this superb instrument.
Cons: there are only four parties and the fan noise of the Origin, it's pretty exhausting, it must be fit before turning on the Origin, it limits the use. I expected a product Fanless (without FAN since the power is 25 watts maximum, but I'm not Fortich in heat). It might be a larger diameter fan turning slower, quieter simply.
Rating 9 / 10 which is very good, but the fan noise is not negligible.