Re: [AH] NAMM comments

From panflet
Sent Mon, Jan 24th 2005, 17:06




>I have gotten away from analog stuff recently. I sold most all of my analog 
>gear. The reason for that move was that I didn't have the time to use the 
>analog gear to make the music I wanted to make. It took up way too much 
>time in my studio waiting for gear to warm up and stabilize, and them 
>getting the setting correct for the sounds I needed. I have moved to the VA 
>computer driven sounds. Now, don't get me wrong, they do not have the pure, 
>sweetly messy sounds of a true analog, but most everyone out there 
>listening will never know the difference.
>

true but what about yourself, you know and you should be the most important 
listener shouldnt you?
and with analogue klobber or any klobber for that matter ,its what it 
looks,feels and smells like as well that will make you use it a certain way.
I think an instrument that doesnt so good and looks the part can inspire me 
to want to use it and put me in the right mood more than something which 
sounds better but looks boring.
eric.



> The users of AH are a very minority group in the keyboard world. Most 
> keyboard players do not want to mess with knobs and tweak on the fly. Most 
> want great preset sounds that they can rely on and easily recall on their 
> gigs. That is why the manufacturers produce what they do. We are not their 
> "bread and butter".
>
> Mike
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> royce wrote:
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>>I know it's incredibly easy to say this. . . and may
>>seem harsh to the engineers that put in solid work at
>>various synth companies, but my perception is that
>>with the exception of the Buchla, most everything I'm
>>seeing from the NAMM show is not very inpirational. That is not to say I 
>>don't covet the rack mounted
>>Roland and Moog, or the beautiful poly evolver. . .
>>but "bringing back the past" has lost some its initial
>>excitement, even if it does offer some very solid
>>usable synths.
>>
>>I wonder if other people would agree, that one of the
>>things that is so fascinating about the Buchla is that
>>much of it is unrecognizable to somebody like myself,
>>who will never be able to divert funds for something
>>like that. So my wishlist for the near future would be
>>for mid and low level synths also to be innovative. .
>>. even if it with DSP's performing manipulations of
>>analog signal paths, that would be okay.
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>>royce
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