Urs wrote:Beause I sincerely believe that, encouraging people to bloat patches by "as much as you ever need" degrades overall patch quality.
Zebra is and has always been about economic use of resources. As in, if reusing what you got doesn't get you there, it might not get you there even if you have more of it.
But in case of FM it's not about 'as much as you need' it's about convenience: for n-op FM people are obviously expecting n+2 envelopes.
I'm under impression that Z2 is using dynamic resource allocation and wasting no cpu cycles on running unused componenets.
Hans Zimmer has persuaded me to add four more MSEGs to his version (which I hope to release too), but that is because Howard and him have reached a level of sound design in Zebra which is beyond my imagination (think recreating the sound of mechanics in a tic toc watch and making these various envelope curves the foundation of a whole lot of sounds to rule a 2 hour score). And yet I believe that it would have been better to just add MSEG-style functionality to LFOs instead.
Short summary: Quod licet Howie, non licet bovi
My 2c: I don't think 'less is more' is formula applicable everywhere. But I would prefer to have 20 mod slots and decide what particular modulators I want to use instead of having X of each (it is limiting for no reason). It would also help avoid chimeras like LFO-user because you don't need to have all in one anymore.
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