Why buy hardware synths?

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by CS_TBL » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:37 am

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by b3groover » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:23 am

Thanks for the nightmares.

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Sir Nose » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:39 pm

In 19 pages, I can't believe no one stated the p***s factor. When standing naked next to your hardware synth your p***s actually appears larger. The opposite occurs when you stand naked next to your laptop.
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by stephen » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:36 pm

Sir Nose wrote:In 19 pages, I can't believe no one stated the p***s factor. When standing naked next to your hardware synth your p***s actually appears larger. The opposite occurs when you stand naked next to your laptop.
Tough luck if you have a microkorg then!
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by stephen » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:43 pm

Yeah 19 pages....

Some people like hardware. Some like software. Some like both.

I like hardware. Hands on, don't have to look at a computer screen, sounds good.

I like software. Flexibility, convenience and variety. Sounds good too.

Sometimes I prefer playing with software, other times I prefer playing with hardware.

I think it might be fun to treat software purchases as we might treat hardware purchases, i.e. pick a small number of synths that cover a lot of ground, then get to really know them. Hardware, software, it's all the same really.

If I went software-only, I'd still want to have one hardware instrument just to be able to switch it on and chill out with, so I don't have to sit in front of the computer. Hmmm, so that's not really "software only".

Now I'm going round in circles. Like this thread. :D
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by aredj » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:19 pm

Are you guys still talking about this...? No s**t...

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Zamise » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:13 pm

No need to run a virus scanner on them is a good enough reason alone for me to keep using hardware over software. Just ran across a false positive installing some sound wares on my puter :evil:
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by danbroad » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:11 pm

Viruses on PC's [and macs eventually, I'm sure my MBP isn't immune] may be so, but there's plenty of digital hardware with buggy OS's and incomplete bugfixes. Analog equipment isn't failure-proof either - voice chips on Junos, electrolytics can leak, solder can fur up with time...

And everything's at the mercy of a power failure.

I'm always eyeing up hardware, but I've never felt the need to take sides. Why should 'I've never used hardware/software/macs/pcs/digital/analog [delete as applicable]' feel like a badge of honour, or some exclusive club entry requirement? I proudly pick the best of what's on offer, and couldn't care less whether it's physical or virtual, in-fashion or outdated, digital or discrete... If it sounds right at home, I'll make a home for it.
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by balma » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:16 pm

yeah my SP 808ex zip disks got infected with that motherfu*king RECYCLER virus. I defecate over the guys who made this USB virus.

this virus replicates on all the storage media devices that you connect on your USB port.

I make backup of my samples to the PC, and the fuc-ing virus infected the ZIP disk.

I have lost a lot of sampling work due to a PC virus. I can't believe it
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Cumulus » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:16 pm

With software I would bet that nobody comes up and says "Wow, is that the Aruria Minimoog V? I've always wanted one of those!"

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by CS_TBL » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:43 pm

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I know of people who have bought FM8 because of my campaign. =D>
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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Yatmandu » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:50 pm

Software can't replicate the grit and warmth of an old Moog or SEM. Hardware synths can't do what VST's like Alchemy or Omnisphere do. You know what ? In the case of hardware versus software, I can have my cake and eat it too! Why limit yourself one way or the other?

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by Gianni » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:25 pm

CS_TBL wrote:[-X

I know of people who have bought FM8 because of my campaign. =D>
I got interested after reading 100+ of your posts, and bought it after your demos. :lol:


Anyway, I'm with the "do whatever the f**k you prefer" movement, so I use hardware and I use software. But a mix of p***s factor, nostalgia factor, and the fact that I just feel more comfortable with it, make me prefer hardware.

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by psionic11 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:47 pm

Nostalgia, old school, whatever you want to call it.

I learned to synthesize on a Juno 106. I'm simply more comfortable on hardware. I have software options, but somehow, I always gravitate back to the 88keys and get lost in that world. More right brained for me.

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Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Post by stephen » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:30 am

CS_TBL wrote:[-X

I know of people who have bought FM8 because of my campaign. =D>

Ha ha, you know I'm soooooo tempted!! Runs flawlessly on linux/wine so that's another +1 for FM8. And it's software that takes full advantage of the computer.... and it would sit great with my other stuff and.... can you smell gas?
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