it really contributes absolutely nothing to the poster's question or even the discussion around it.gs wrote:I was not aware that MicrowaveXT had a control surface. It's a module, no?
why on earth bother wasting everybody's time or even the bytes of bandwidth to let us all know what you don't know?
why do so many people feel compelled to post about gear they don't know about? it's especially bad when it's not just background noise but plain, bald, factually wrong.
are people just posting here to boost their post counts higher and "earn" a higher seniority credential? what's the worth of that when people with over a thousand posts are every bit factually more wrong than a noob with less than a dozen posts?
the way i see it , if i don't know something - i don't feel compelled to announce that to everyone here. who cares about what i don't know?
even if you're not sure about something like whether a synth has much in the way of a control surface than spend the five minutes to google it and optionally contribute to the discussion - wow, that synth sure has a lot of knobs available on it, can anyone with experience compare the layout and workflow of its knobs versus the sliders of the other synth?
with that off my chest and getting back on topic, i have two MicroWave XT (the original ten voice and the fully expanded) and a JD-800. the V-Synths i've lusted after since they were originally launched at NAMM several years ago - i just balk at their retail prices and bog down choosing which particular version/form factor (for the record, currently leaning toward getting a used XT).
if i were to choose among them for my first hardware synth (especially supported by softsynths), i'd prefer a MicroWave XTk over the JD-800 because the latter's traditional ROMpler origins and architecture will always get trumped for unique tones but even though i don't have one, i think i'd get the V-Synth over the MicroWaveXTk. from the time i've spent on it at NAMM and Guitar Center stores, it's sound mangling and warping capabilities lend it a richer, broader sonic palette from a strategically populated set of user controls plus the additional performance controls (D-Beam and touchpad) for your real-time tweaking. also, there are several choices available for very powerful softsynths with wavetable oscillators now but none that i know of that conveniently encapsulate a V-Synth's architecture and capabilities. of course, your personal preferences may lead you to draw different conclusions, as always...