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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:23 am
by man-009
because.....your electrical outlets will be very lonley!

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:56 pm
by Umbe78
I'd add to this thread "Why buy/have more than 5 synths?" :roll:

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:21 pm
by Bobdabolina

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:16 pm
by stephen
Umbe78 wrote:I'd add to this thread "Why buy/have more than 5 synths?" :roll:

Does that go for software too?! :D

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:32 pm
by aeon
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


cheers,
Ian

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:16 am
by Diametro
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:09 am
by RobotHeroes
You buy hardware synths because if you kept posting re-arranged studio pics and had nothing new everyone would think you were a twat.

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:40 pm
by CapnMarvel
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.

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:48 pm
by D-rex
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.

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:40 pm
by meatballfulton
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>

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:52 pm
by CS_TBL
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.

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:20 pm
by MarcinP78
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?

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:30 pm
by Diametro
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 ... ???

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:33 pm
by meatballfulton
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>

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:30 am
by Syn303
meatballfulton wrote:I want people to dig me because of my rig =D>
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