Hi guys, im curious if you own any hardware synths? In the Kansas City Shuffle… you use the moog vst, would you of prefered to use a real moog instead? (i know its not essential but hardware analog sounds very sweet)
i know this was a question directed at phil, but i would like to say that is you want something as close to the real thing as you can get then
Arturia Mini Moog V
i have been lucky enough to have them side by side and with the real thing and will say that on about 80% of the programed sounds there really isn’t much in them, the minimonsta is a better all round emulation but can sound a little thin one the low-end from time to time. although i would really love to own the real thing but i really can’t see that anyone would be able to tell the difference, especially on the dance floor.
there are some other great emulations of hardware around. if you like i will list the ones that i have used and also owned the hardware version too.
Problem with hardware synths is integration into your System…
I used to have an all analogue studio with a loads of synths (digital & analogue) and a 56 channel mackie 8 buss… i spent a lot of time trying to save or recover patches or find the desk settings from that mix 2 days ago.
Having to repair hardware becomes and issue too if youve a lot of it.
the only thing i miss is having loads of controls and quick access.
i agree with phil the only thing i used to miss is the knobs and faders (hands on approach) but know i have a vci and radium and can set any know or fader to any parameter i want
I really like to have hands on too. I just wish I could get this (even with just Operator and the other software instruments in Ableton) with my Akai MPK49. I just always seem to run into problems. I would love for it to handle like the Akai APC40. It would automatically map to whatever device you have activated.
hardwares overrated if u ask me
software does the same job
Thanks guys appreciate your thoughts…
You can assign midi controllers to your software synths these days anyways so it just seems a bit pointless filling up space with hardware that has the potential to break or go wrong.