If you had the real thing, it wouldn't be emulation any more...hageir wrote:if you want a really good analog synth emulation, use a real analog synth.
Sometimes, it's a matter of convenience. If I want a MiniMoog-sounding lead in a track, the easiest thing for me to do is pull up Glen Stegner's rather excellent (and free) MiniMogue VST -- it does the job.
It's not a real MiniMoog of course, but for my purposes it'll do until I get my hands on a Voyager Old School.
Lastly, while emulation of older equipment is handy, it cannot and will not ever be the sole goal of equipment manufacturers. Why's that? Well, were that the case, technological development (and to some extent music too) would be frozen in time, and not progress: clearly unacceptable. Even in the virtual analogue market, features have been added that could not on their VCO counterparts -- decent FM, for example.