Automatic Gainsay wrote:As I see it, I made a statement about how it was difficult to discern what part of a synthesizer was crucial being as that a synthesizer is a collection of parts working together as a whole.
Then I, like many, stated what I thought was most important despite my previous statement. (Oh, and Stabby... you might notice I said "or" and not "and" regarding interface and sound. I don't want to be a blowhard, but uh... they mean different things. )
Somehow suggesting that sound OR interface might be the most important part merited mockery. And colourful affectionate names like "chief."
So, 23... so as not to offend anyones tender sensibilities... I will change my answer to "the filter." That way, no one has to ponder any issues about integrated systems or esoteric notions.
Now we can all be friends! I'm sorry I strayed.
The problem is; the poster asked for a crucial part
of a synth. I took this to mean a singular physical part, not a collection of parts, nor abstract properties such as "sound".
If this wern't the case it wouldn't be a well-formed question. For example, if groups of parts were allowed, you could just answer "the synthesizer". Of course "the filter" is a technically group of parts, but you know what I'm getting at. If abstract properties were thrown in, you could say "quality of the synthesizer", which would be an excercise in loop thinking.
As an aside; all the people that answered "sound quality" are completely misunderstanding the point of the question, and are therefore not being smart-asses. However, the people that answered "the power switch" did understand the point, and could be called smart-asses.