Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

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Aloysius
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Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:37 am

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Bombadil
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:14 am

It's fab!
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:36 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:37 am
Would you rather bee a wasp?
or not a hornet?

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ATS
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:53 pm

rotku60 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:47 pm
The cruelty of age. I finally have the resources for stacks of vintage synths. I could even take on a project of restoring a vintage car from my youth. However, I sit on the cash for fear I might need it in retirement and really don't want to be a greeter at WalMart or stuck eating cat food. Plus, VSTi's are so darn convenient. Some of the studio photos, are seriously cool, solid, groovy, righteous.
Walmart is getting rid of the greeters so that is out too :hihi:
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:37 am

dblock wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:51 pm
rotku60 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:47 pm
The cruelty of age. I finally have the resources for stacks of vintage synths. I could even take on a project of restoring a vintage car from my youth. However, I sit on the cash for fear I might need it in retirement and really don't want to be a greeter at WalMart or stuck eating cat food. Plus, VSTi's are so darn convenient. Some of the studio photos, are seriously cool, solid, groovy, righteous.
So, what's wrong with cat food?
it doesnt taste sufficiently of cat.
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Teksonik
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:46 am

chk071 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:16 am
I don't have 20 great sounding software synthesizers anyway. :lol:
I do. All my 20+ softsynths sound great. Perhaps that's because I spend more time using them than talking about them.
fisherKing wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:26 am
are there, in fact, that many 'great sounding' software synths? (because i can only think of 8 or 9...)
That's still twice as many as there are great sounding hardware synths........ :lol:
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 am

We are all one synthesizer in the great studio of the universe.


(But the filters are crap.)

chk071
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:24 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:46 am
chk071 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:16 am
I don't have 20 great sounding software synthesizers anyway. :lol:
I do. All my 20+ softsynths sound great. Perhaps that's because I spend more time using them than talking about them.
Well... i could start a discussion about demand again now, but, i think we well know how that will end by now. ;)

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Teksonik
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:31 am

chk071 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:24 am
Well... i could start a discussion about demand again now, but, i think we well know how that will end by now. ;)
Yes you'd learn that softsynths far out sell hardware synths.

I still own hardware synths and effects. They haven't been powered up in months for the same reason I drive my car everywhere I need to go instead of riding a bicycle........ :wink:
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chk071
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:41 am

I think you misunderstood me a bit there. I'm not at all advocating for hardware synths. Even though it took me quite a while to find some decent software ones. I'd never switch to hardware though. The advantages with software way outweigh potential advantages of hardware. IMO, it's rather about the taste and skills of software developers. For example, in my opinion, it took software developers way too long to bring something to software like Access did with the virus to VA hardware. That's not a general issue with software though. Rather a matter of developers whose taste obviously works a bit contrary.

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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:55 am

Teksonik wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:46 am
chk071 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:16 am
I don't have 20 great sounding software synthesizers anyway. :lol:
I do. All my 20+ softsynths sound great. Perhaps that's because I spend more time using them than talking about them.
fisherKing wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:26 am
are there, in fact, that many 'great sounding' software synths? (because i can only think of 8 or 9...)
That's still twice as many as there are great sounding hardware synths........ :lol:
This :clap:
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

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Teksonik
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:58 am

chk071 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:41 am
Rather a matter of developers whose taste obviously works a bit contrary.
Contrary to what you think. :wink:

I'm still waiting for hardware developers to come up with something like Alchemy or Avenger in a price range that average musicians can afford without taking out a second mortgage.

The hardware companies seem fixated on the past because they think that's what people want in the same way car companies think that all people want to drive SUVs.

There was a time we could say that hardware was superior to software in every way. That time has long since passed. I would argue that the opposite is true now..... :shrug:
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jancivil
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:01 pm

There is no hardware Absynth so yeah we're done. Long ago done. None of what I'm really interested in exists in a hardware, and can't.
Some people probably have 20 VAs. Not that I'm gon' judge. :)

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ThePresent
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Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:21 pm

I just realised having 20 synths is easy

I’m on Cubase 6.5 which has 7 synths by itself. Two very old ones, three from Cubase 4 and two new ones

I got to know the usual great free VA’s
Obxd Synth 1, some TAL ones, Charlatan, PG8X which makes at least 6 synths so now I’m on 13

Uhe has a couple of free ones or magware which is at least 4 so that’s 17
Then I wanted Bazille and Zebra (had to pay for those, really!) , bang! 19 synths...
And somewhere along the way Synthmaster 1 and 2 came falling down the chimney, hello 21!

And you know what? I don’t feel sick at all :)

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jancivil
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Re: Is it really sick to have 20 synthesizers?

Post Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:11 pm

fisherKing wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:26 am
are there, in fact, that many 'great sounding' software synths? (because i can only think of 8 or 9...)
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