Yes, I do want the multitimbrality, and the ability to have more than one part playing chords at once..HideawayStudio wrote:True... but then again do you need or want all that polyphony?? There seem to be a ton of people out there happy with monosynths and VAs with very low note poly such as the original Nord Lead.cartesia wrote:How many multitimbral analogue synths are there (with high polyphony as WELL) that can compete with the cost of a VA and a reasonable analogue filter to run it through?otto wrote:
I'm not sure I follow. As far as compromises go, there are plenty of older analog polysynths that are very affordable. So why compromise when you can get a fully analog synth (if you are ok with calling DCO fully analog) for a couple to a few hundred dollars, the same price as a used, cheap VA. Also, I think you might be making an assumption that the analog filters are just automatically good. Not all analog filters are created equal. I also think their is an erronous assumption that somehow this will make it cheap. VA's just have volume sales on their side. The market was flooded with VA's not so long ago and I imagine this is why you don't see a lot of new ones coming out.
You can't compare voices between an analogue synth with 1 timbre/ 4 voice polyphony to a 16 timbre/24 note polyphony VA
Remember not all of us want multitimbrality and therefore huge polyphony - in fact the idea of using one synth for a whole recording is positively horrible!
don't forget we're talking affordability here.. which means people probably dont have the money to buy 5 other synthesisers, one for each sound!