Zamise wrote:So romplers sound more like a cheap synth, then a real stringed instrument. Ok, I think I gotcha maybe?
As per usual, I have no idea what you're talking about.
ROMplers sound like... they sound. Their ability to reproduce an effective representation of a string instrument or section depends on upon their sample length and the ability of the programmers involved.
Zamise wrote:I also don't see how a terabyte of rom would help all that much to keep a rompler modern and competitive with software on computers,
It has to do with how much memory ROMplers traditionally have, which is vastly... and I mean VASTLY less than a terabyte, meaning that the sample length in their memory is considerably shorter, resulting in sounds that must be synthesized instead of demonstrated via sample. Being able to more effectively (via sample length) emulate the instruments ROMplers emulate would... plainly... increase their ability to compete against software samplers, whose intent is also to emulate instruments.
Zamise wrote:I just think romplers get a bad wrap in comparison to RA and VAs, and yeah actual instrements, because most of them lack similar control and interface, which has nothing to do with it being a rompler, put the same limitations on the other gear and it'll suck the life out of them too, those are the cheap ones.
Anyone comparing ROMplers to analog synths and VAs... um... should stop it. That's very apples and oranges. ROMplers are much less about synthesis, and much more about emulation.