ghettosynth wrote:braj wrote:Yes, long ago, there was a music store in my hometown that had tons of old analogs when I was first getting into synths and I would go there and play with everything, and my first synths were an SH-101, Juno, and an Akai analog, I know there is a difference just the point that using EQ and effects doesn't count 'doesn't count' to me not the greatest argument there I'm afraid. If a small amount of EQ and a wee bit or reverb makes a decent plugin sound suitably fat, I see no problem.
Of course I was telling a story. The room didn't make the 102 sound fat, the 102 makes the 102 sound fat. All the EQ in the world will not turn a reedy sounding half-baked synthedit plugin into a 102.
Yeah but that doesn't refute my statement:
Regarding effects, I can't imagine too many classic synths ever have or ever will be put into a mix without some eq and effects
There is no reason to say a VA can't use some effects to achieve a suitable end result IMO, it just isn't very fair. Of course some plugins mentioned may be half-baked but that isn't the case with many or even most of them.