mcc> wrote:though they parted ways many years ago it's difficult for me to think or talk about ROB PAPEN (and albino especially) without thinking of LINPLUG. though not quite the all-around preset-monster that BLUE 2 is if i had to choose one synth to take with me to a desert-island it would be SPECTRAL.
it's simple: i fall in love everytime i open it...with it's gorgeous interface, the depth of it's sound, it's willingness to go new and old places without too much effort. i love it's arpeggiator and the feel of it's knobs, it's sleekness while being very rugged at the same time...the browser is easily understood and reliable and it's quite good on the cpu. i never not have a good time with it....could it be those FX? whatever it's short-comings please don't tell me or go ahead but let me say i'm all-heart and no-brain about this one....that's how great i think she is. (or he...or it or whatever : G)
Spectral is one of those synths that I fell completely in love with at first, and then almost never used it. I still think it's a terrific synth.