Analog Freak wrote:The Roland SH-201 gets my vote, it costs 600 dollars. They should be giving them away with the purchase of a guitar pick. Mainly because only a guitarist with an interest in synthesis is going to take one very seriously. Flame me! :blob6:
I personally beleive its an awesome synth, yet its also overpriced due to brand...if it were any cheaper it would prolly be under BOSS, but we all like roland, the SH-201 was designed with a beginner in mind as you can see with its layout, so simple, almost color coded, and though it lacks many features found on other synths that would normally shame it it still shines in having nice filteres [not Acess Virus or korg grade but thats okay, I dont expect to do much filter control with a roland anyways unless its an 80's synth] you still have a PCM, VCA, and a ADSR to play with... and even a handy split board function. and its made to integrate into your PC as a VST which grants awesome control power... that last feature right there is enough for me to shell out 600 and be happy with it. then again I play a guitar and beleive that the TB-303, SH-101[old school =P] the OSCar and my microkorg are the most awesome machines of all time...
Sealed wrote:I tend to feel softsynths a little bit expensive for what they are.
I agree 100%. No soft synth is worth more than $50. I don't care how you use it or how it sounds, it's still just a f**k cd.
I agree with both of you and disagree, the time and people not to mention hardware it took to develop it costs alot but then again software is usually cheaper then hardware for a reason, Ill never pay over 400 for a freaking CD no matter how nice it sounds...Id rather have hardware at that point.
And for my personal opinoin I beleive, that the gloriously overadvertised RECEPTOR is overpriced, to build the same thing with computer parts and a rack [for a server] at the same spec and OS would be half the price...yes Im considering displays and interactive stuff too, I like VST's, beleive me but I'd rather drop 500 for a cheap laptop that would compleatly stomp the receptor, and have more room to grow....