Why buy hardware synths?

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by man-009 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:23 am

because.....your electrical outlets will be very lonley!

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Umbe78 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:56 pm

I'd add to this thread "Why buy/have more than 5 synths?" :roll:
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by stephen » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:16 pm

Umbe78 wrote:I'd add to this thread "Why buy/have more than 5 synths?" :roll:

Does that go for software too?! :D
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by aeon » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:32 pm

Umbe78 wrote:I'd add to this thread "Why buy/have more than 5 synths?" :roll:
Because they each have different synthesis function and sound.

OK, scratch that. Only get 5 synths. Spend the rest of the coin on effects processors! :D


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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by RobotHeroes » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:09 am

You buy hardware synths because if you kept posting re-arranged studio pics and had nothing new everyone would think you were a twat.
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by CapnMarvel » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:40 pm

Knobs and sliders! Knobs and sliders!
Mod ribbons mod ribbons switches and gliders!

Because my synths (except for the Fusion :x ) don't crash in the middle of a song.

Lots of LEDs and LCDs instead of fan noise.

No license keys, popups, driver issues, or mysteriously reset audio parameters.

No dropouts, glitches, pops, stuck notes, volume problems.

Mice and keyboards are not inspirational control surfaces, and programming a control surface is not fun.

Taking a picture of a desktop is dorky. Taking a picture of a bunch of synthesizers makes me feel manly.
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by D-rex » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:48 pm

Because hardware synths sound so much better then fake a*s emulators and soft synths. Plus you get more of the "hands on feel" with hardware, can't get that with abelton live or logic.

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:40 pm

Umbe78 wrote:I'd add to this thread "Why buy/have more than 5 synths?" :roll:
I've never had more than 4...currently 2 and that's plenty for a lightweight like me =D>
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by CS_TBL » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:52 pm

With the danger of a never ending thread, but alas..:
D-rex wrote:Because hardware synths sound so much better then fake a*s emulators and soft synths.
Prove it.
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by MarcinP78 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Because hardware synths sound so much better then fake a*s emulators and soft synths.
I've played software synths that sounded better than my Yamaha CS2x and this fact shatters your statement into pieces. What you're saying is too general. Some software synths sound better than some hardware.

I'd say software and hardware are different instruments of the same family, like trumpets and tubas. There are some trumpet players who never play tubas and there are some synth players that have no interest in software. You don't argue that trumpets sound better than tubas unless you talk about specific models, do you?
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Diametro » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:30 pm

Use what you like, what inspires you and gets the results you desire ...

Why should you care what other people are using unless you're some kind of follower ... ???
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:33 pm

Diametro wrote:Why should you care what other people are using unless you're some kind of follower ... ???
I want people to dig me because of my rig =D>
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Syn303 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:30 am

meatballfulton wrote:I want people to dig me because of my rig =D>
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