Sent Tue, Nov 14th 1995, 17:51
>From: Stefan Gruhl (CIP 92) <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Re: Doepfer A-100 >I guess so. But that' s almost everytime true, that gear that is 5 times as expensive is much better. The qustion is what is 5 times better ? >I' d say, if you can' t afford more than 2 osc' s 2 filters, and some >more than 10 otehr modules a serge will be great to start, but will >get faster boring that a rich equipped A100 with weaker sound, but way >more possible combinations. >On the other hand, I Personally tend to have simple, but great sounding gear >as I always manage to get enough money if necessary to expand. > >stefan - From all the talk I've seen, from owners of Serge equipment - From talking to Rex Probe from STS (Serge) - From going over every module in their catalog - And finally from reading the detailed module listing of the Doepffer units that someone kindly posted a couple of months ago .... I've come to the following beliefs: - A very simple Serge system will be far more capable of complex sounds and patches than a more complex Doepffer system, because the Serge modules have modulation routings beyond belief! - The Doepffer modules are all VERY simple with nowhere near enough mod routings and patchability. In conclusion, if I were to choose between a simple Serge system and a comple A100 system, I would choose the Serge, for the greater flexibility, which would lead to much greater aural interest / longevity. I'll own a Serge someday ..... :) As soon as I can find someone to buy Bernie, I'll buy a Serge system (and then build Bernie again). I can't ever see anyone paying my price though. :o haha Ric Ric Miller - Owner of Aural Research Facilities Come visit us at http://www.pangea.ca/~rmiller "Sgt. Baker is my name I'm gonna teach you how to play the game of warfare!"