BasariStudios wrote:In my current understanding, knowledge, experience and liking i think having Diva, Zebra, Blue 2 and SynthMaster (i own them all) will Set you free to actually start making music and stop testing Demos and Presets on hundreds of VSTis. Of course you need Samplers, Drum Machines, FX and other things but Synth wise i think...wouldn't this 4 Machines cover everything? I think the problem with VSTs is that its easy to get them, cost cheap and you don't see them around your studio (i would actually love to see Diva thrown around here). What if one had those 4 Synths in Hardware version, would he be looking for more? I still think the best4 musical things to happen in my life is those 4 Synths. I can bring the SEM V close to them but not as close. Any thoughts? Its not a WHICH IS BETTER thing, just share your thoughts.
Actually you can start making music with a single synth.
My own list of the 4 desert island essential synths will be very different from yours, though I won 2 of these synths and enjoy them a lot.
Then if the question is ' will 4 synths cover everything', whatever the synths, and with an experience I can see as similar to yours with synthesizers, my conclusion is just the opposite. Obviously no.
But like I said, in good hands, a single synth is enough to make good music. Its the man behind who counts. Now it depends on the musical genre you're after. Some only require a few synths. And some much more diverse *sound* sources. So your list is as valid as could be another one. And less synths can be as valid as much more.