Michael L wrote:Just like you choose bagpipes, someone else will choose Enzyme. Most people would choose neither. Thus those instruments are underestimated for "most people" but not to those with the "ears to hear." Who did that amazing Ambient preset library for Enzyme?
Even 'close your eyes and pick a sound' has its place: to be surprised. So, all synths have a place, somewhere.
All synths have a place? Absolutely. I would never argue that. I don't think, however, that's the point of this whole "underestimated" thread. I think we're trying to point out the less "popular" synths (however we even determine that) that probably should be more popular for whatever reason.
The main point being "popularity" as the criteria.
I'm not saying that I agree that just because a synth is popular that it's a great synth. But that seems to be the baseline for this whole discussion.
All I know is this. I find a use for everything. The only reason I don't use a synth is because it doesn't work. And right now, there is only one synth in my collection (Cycle) that simply does not work at all and the only one I'm sorry I bought.