Univator ( soundfonts, soundcard, styles)

Posted by: rikkisbears

Univator ( soundfonts, soundcard, styles) - 10/26/06 12:57 PM

Hi,
received an email from Papelmedia about one of ther new products
Univator http://www.papelmedia.eu/english/univator.htm
thought it might be of interest to some.

best wishes
Rikki
p.s. I'll be away for a few days.
Posted by: Fran Carango

Re: Univator ( soundfonts, soundcard, styles) - 10/26/06 04:57 PM

Rikki, interesting..I would have liked a way to compare the soundfonts to SGM180..I think it is hard to beat..

I probably will order the soundfonts anyway.

Thanks for the link.
Posted by: abacus

Re: Univator ( soundfonts, soundcard, styles) - 10/27/06 12:04 AM

Looks quite interesting as an alternative to OMB, (And it also works on Linux) and if as it says it can use VSTs directly then this is even better, and further on the upside is the fact that the layout of the buttons would most likely work well with a touch screen.
Downsides: It uses sound fonts as its main source, and so sounds very eighties/early nineties, (Sound fonts just donít cut it in this day and age) however for a nice gentle backing they go down well.
Enjoy whatever you play

Bill
Posted by: rikkisbears

Re: Univator ( soundfonts, soundcard, styles) - 10/28/06 03:03 PM

Hi Fran,
if you're happy with your SGM180 stick with them.
I've got at least half a dozen of the commercial sets including the latest Sonivox set & I've got Papelmedia (soundfonts only)not this new thing.

What I'm doing with mine is mix n matching ie I'm using an sgm128 piano, provitamin drum kit ( xg mapped ) Papelmedia choirs, etc etc as i find a more suitable sound amongst my various fonts, be it bass , strings whatever, I just replace the old sound with the new ( or I just create an additional bank to add it too). Even though I stick to the basic gm mapping ( piano 0, strings 48 etc etc I can still have many additional banks.

All the gm banks I've got have their good & bad sounding instruments.

best wishes
rikki
Quote:
Originally posted by Fran Carango:
Rikki, interesting..I would have liked a way to compare the soundfonts to SGM180..I think it is hard to beat..

I probably will order the soundfonts anyway.

Thanks for the link.