From Matthew Ritenburg
Sent Tue, Feb 19th 2008, 04:43
>>"hoarding it in his rec room." I cannot agree with this sentiment because hoarding happens when resources are scarce. You cannot convince me that analog resources are scarce. Certainly Buchla Easels are scarce, but that is the exception. Look at the Oberheim Matrix 1000, they are powerful 1U analog synths with *extensive* programming capabilities. There are usually five a week on ebay in the $200.00 range. Put one of those in your DJ rack controlled from an ANX200, Electribe, or what ever = POWER. And then there are all the modern manufacturers. Also, I am not convinced that modern analogs are too expensive. You could flip burgers at McDonalds and make enough every week to buy a new Doepfer module. In one year you would have a 52 module doepfer system. If you decided to buy one 800 dollar module every 4 weeks instead of one 200 dollar module every week, you would have enough for a 13 module wiard system at the end of the year. Of course, I completely sympathize with those of you suffering from gearlust. We all know how gearlust brings out the little Veruca Salt in all of us. "NOW DADDY! I WANT IT NOW!"