The latest video from Jorb offers a direct comparison between the new Dreadbox Nymphes and a vintage Roland Juno-106.
There’s been a lot of comparisons made between the Nymphes and the Juno-106, because of similarities in their voice architectures. Jorb’s entire point is that the two synths are totally different. But making the comparison reveals a lot of interesting things, including how different implementations of a synth architecture can impact the resulting sound, some of the pros and cons of vintage technology, and how the sound of the Nymphes stands up to a classic.
1:36 Here’s the plan / Thesis
2:55 Oscillators, VCO & DCO
6:30 Simultaneous Waveforms
9:00 Sub Oscillator
11:00 Noise, for some reason
11:14 Mentioning oscillator modulation (briefly)
11:37 High Pass Filters
12:31 Low Pass Filters
16:14 Nothing is that special / Breaking down
17:55 Chorus is mentioned
19:09 Breaking Down pt2, the whole point
20:43 Accepting why I made this video
21:21 What is the ESSENCE
Check out the video and share your thoughts on the two synths in the comments!