chk071 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:14 am
Ok. Probably didn't demo it long enough to be able to judge anyway.
The envelopes had a sort of Dune-ish vibe for me (think thin, like carton), but, could be wrong.
How the f**k is an envelope "thin"? It's a modulator, it sits outside the signal path. It can be fast, it can be slow, but I don't see how it can be thin.
digitalboytn wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:34 am
What tools we use are not as relevant as what notes we use,so maybe we should all focus on the music a little more and just use the different tools as a means to an end ,rather than being the end in itself ?
Are you new? What you have typed here is blasphemy around here.
chk071 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:30 am
I'm exaggerating a bit now, to illustrate the point, but, with all that you said, why do you even feel a need to buy soft synths? Why don't you just download Synth1, and be done with it, forever?
Because it's art, not administration.
And then somehow resorted to making a completely different point, by arguing that we can replace everything. I really disagree about that. If you think you can replace everything, then you're always content with 2nd place. Ok, some people are. Guess that's the difference between aspiration, and the lack of it.
No, that's deciding what's important and what isn't. You think that a certain favourite song is good because of the instruments used in it but all my favourite songs are good because they are good songs and they will always be good songs, regardless of what instruments are used. e.g. You don't need a MiniMoog to do a good cover of Gary Numan's Are 'Friends' Electric? because it's a really good song. Even if you were to play it on a cheap Casiotone keyboard it would still be a good song. OTOH, I find that Cars is a song that relies heavily on getting the right sounds for each part, which I suppose is why I don't think Cars is in the same league as 'Friends', despite its popularity.
Buskers don't make money by painstakingly recreating every tone and nuance of the original, they do it by invoking the spirit of the original, the thing that first got an audience excited about it. It's the notes, the riffs, the tempo, the rhythms and flow (arrangement) that matter, the sounds are just embellishment, decoration. Like wallpaper - wallpaper can lift a drab, boring room but if you have a beautiful, interesting architectural space, you don't have to worry about that shit.
Our music definitely relies on the sounds we use and the production we apply to it but that's not how any of it lives or dies. Ultimately, it's what we do with those sounds that makes it a good or a bad song and we can change the instruments and the sounds without killing the spirit of the song. That's because there isn't just one right sound to invoke that spirit, there is a range of timbres that will all do the job equally well.