Where are the modern analog emulations?

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Zombie Queen
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4450 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:38 pm

Does Softube Modular count?

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thecontrolcentre
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23087 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:42 pm

Zombie Queen wrote:Does Softube Modular count?
Is it an emulation of a modern analog synth?

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do_androids_dream
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2787 posts since 26 Oct, 2007 from Kent, UK

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:50 pm

My guess is because they're not very marketable. Best to emulate a synth everyone's heard of or do something that fits into the Sylenth/Spire/Massive market.

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braj
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Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 pm

Zombie Queen wrote:Does Softube Modular count?
It is emulating actual hardware, right? If so, then yeah, it counts.
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Examigan
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4351 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:20 pm

How about an emulation of this one? :hihi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vLCalVEtm0

Dasheesh
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2685 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:24 pm

Hive is the sound of modern analog emulation IMO. Most of the newer analog hardware is a digital hybrid or made to sound cheap anyway.

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braj
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Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:59 pm

Examigan wrote:How about an emulation of this one? :hihi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vLCalVEtm0
:o I can't unwatch that.
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sqigls
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3171 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:13 pm

i'm hoping more companies jump on the Softube Modular train.
i also wish Softube would invest some decent time in improving patch management for both Modular and Heartbeat but that's another issue eh

keen for some Pittsburgh Modular emulations :)
they're probably too "cool" for that stuff :P

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Richard_Synapse
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856 posts since 20 Dec, 2010

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:23 pm

Some modern analogs are certainly tempting :) The main argument in favor of vintage synths is their scarcity and high price though, simply out of reach for the majority of music producers. So the only way to preserve those sounds and make them accessible for everyone are good emulations. On the other hand if people want the sound of e.g. a Microbrute it is not that expensive and available in many music shops.

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chk071
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17216 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:26 pm

Dasheesh wrote:Most of the newer analog hardware is a digital hybrid or made to sound cheap anyway.
Err... nope, surely not. :) Or would you invest tens, more likely hundreds of thousands in the development of a analog synth, just to make it sound cheap in the end?

AnX
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3132 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:10 pm

chk071 wrote:
Dasheesh wrote:Most of the newer analog hardware is a digital hybrid or made to sound cheap anyway.
Err... nope, surely not. :) Or would you invest tens, more likely hundreds of thousands in the development of a analog synth, just to make it sound cheap in the end?
No, you invest as little as poss and hope it sells well before anyone notices how crap it is :lol:

chk071
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17216 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:13 pm

Maybe true for Akai Timbre Wolf, but, for anything else? Hm. :) Ok, maybe "hundreds of thousands" was pretty exaggerated. I think the team which developed the Deep Mind for Behringer was only a handful of people too. Still, should take time, and a moderate amount of money, and you'll surely don't want to develop it to sound as crap as possible.

AnX
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3132 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:33 pm

Well, imo, the DS stuff is just rehashed old crap that rides on the coat tails of the golden years.... not much R&D required, just a name on the casing to try and convince ppl they are getting a masterpiece...which they are not....

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braj
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Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:50 pm

AnX wrote:Well, imo, the DS stuff is just rehashed old crap that rides on the coat tails of the golden years.... not much R&D required, just a name on the casing to try and convince ppl they are getting a masterpiece...which they are not....
DS?
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chk071
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17216 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Where are the modern analog emulations?

Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:57 pm

Dave Smith, i think.

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