Numanoid wrote:An accurate VSTi emualtion also need to incorporate these flaws right?:
"the Fizmo was much criticized because of its unfinished operating system, editing peculiarities, unreliability (concerning problems with the external power supply adapter and/or the Fizmo's internal power supply DC regulator)"
Well, there's the "law" and the "letter of the law" as they say. I've not really heard many complaints about the Fizmo OS, but the power regulator issues are legendary. I have this weird memory of someone telling me there were problems because they had moved away from lead based solder, but there was a lot of bad mouthing of Ensoniq back in the day.
I've never been a stickler for accurate emulations, especially when we're talking about design flaws or things that couldn't be done due to the tech of the time and/or cost concerns. Imagine if Monark didn't have presets. What if the KLC Wavestation used 33kHz dacs? I'm even critical of hardware reissues like the MS20 Mini that add things like USB connectivity, but leave out velocity sensitivity.
What I'm more interested in is gleaning what the kernel of "essence" was about the Fizmo. I'm still learning. If it's a matter of using the same wavetables and high quality effects, it seems like we'd have it easy but I suspect it's more than that or we'd already have various Reaktor and Synthedit versions.
Frankly, I'd love a Fizmo rack and if I could find one with the voltage regulator mod for $700, I'd be tempted but as we all know they're rare birds. Also, I can't help but think that in 2014 where we're nipping at the heels of a perfect analog monosynth emulation, we surely can model the Fizmo, no? Is the main issue copyright issues with the ROM memory?