Hi all, sometimes the AS-1 pops up here and there, but not too often.
The question is simple: I’ve got one analog, mono synth. The BS2. I don’t have room for two, and sticking with the “one in, one out” policy for the moment. Curious to hear, especially from people with experience with the AS-1 (and hopefully also BS2), should I swap the BS2 for the Toraiz?
I’d lose some money, but for +€150/200 I’d be able to change them out.
For my workflow I really like gear with options to store patches/projects. In that regard the BS2 isn’t 100% ideal, as I’ve got all 128 patch slots full at any time.
I don’t hold that much value to knob-per-function, my Elektron gear doesn’t have that either and I really like their workflow. How are your thoughts about the workflow of the AS-1, with the limited knobs?
Soundwise any thoughts? I like the thick BS2 sounds, but sometimes I feel that the envelopes aren’t the fastest, whilst I also like transient sounds, which I sometimes aren’t able to get from from my BS2. Could be my lack of experience though as well.
I’d be either time syncing it from OT/DT, with start/stop (transport?) messages. Or also sequencing it from them. I know about the bug that occurs with changing patches when running, wouldn’t need that.
But, not sure about this specifically: Does it also have that bug when changing patches in a set between tracks when the sequence is not running, but it is “playing” an empty sequence (when you have transport messages on, so it’s playing but without any notes)?
So in essence: how would you compare them in workflow, sound, maybe also broadness of application for different sounds?
Curious, thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts, I know there’s some other threads already, but still on the fence between these two.