Wow interesting! I wonder if your opinion on 208C is due to tolerances in parts and responses, or personal preference / subjectivity. With the envelope at minimum sliders across the board (transient setting) and a folded sine wave with a hint of spring verb and FM just gives a fantastic plucky sound.BLogic12 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:57 pmI just recently bought a 208c and was actually a little disappointed in the LPG! It rang out a little too long for my taste, i couldn't get super tight snappy percussion. I highly prefer the vactrolless lpg's Natural Gate and Steady Stage SSG that let you dial in the response and i think they sound outstanding and i actually like the sounds i get out of them more, even in terms of tone. I do love my vactrol Tokyo Gate LPG too though, it has a great dampening circuit that shortens the decay and has a really nice sound. I was excited about the 292 at first but I realized it dosnt really get any better then the lpgs i have in my system already, for my use.axm311 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 21, 2023 7:59 pm Testing and churning through various LPGs for “that sound” has been one of the more pointless money wasting exercises I have delved into in Eurorack.
With that said, the sound of the 208C LPG is my favorite, so if this is a collab with Buchla hopefully 292t sounds like that.
How you described the 208C LPG is exactly how I felt about Optomix - a very "flubby" response and the damping control took a lot of balls out of the sound imo (not a technical term) and I found it not very useful as a control.
I have the SSG also and I find it a little difficult to dial in the sweet spots with too many combinations resulting in a sound that is far from what I am going for. Caveat is that I've spent the least time with it since it's my newest module and haven't had much wiggling time, so it may just take some time for me to master.
I also really like the Intellijel 1U LPG though there is next to zero control and you need an attenuator in the CV path for certain modules (218t to be on topic). That gets closest to my 208C for folded sine plucks.