No, I think it's more to do with the fact that some may be putting down analogue synths as not capable of harsh "digital" or evolving sounds. As I said it's not that straightforward.Huppo wrote:I think your posting in this thread has more to do with passively picking a fight than trying to be helpful and informative.
Okay if you are talking about realistic pianos, brass and strings then an analogue synth is never gonna give you what you want, but in this specific situation unless the Virus has high quality samples on-board (Trition/Motif/Fantom quality) it's probably not going to fit the bill either.
As an example tell me, does this SOUND analogue or digital?
Oh yes you could argue that since it's from an analogue synth it can't be completely digital, but I'll bet if you asked anyone in the know what kind of synthesis was employed for the tone in that recording they'd answer "FM", which is commonly seen as only possible the with extreme stability of digital oscillators. Do you know of any analogue FM synths akin the DX7?
What I'm ultimately trying to say is that analogue synths are still very capable machines and looking at the modulation matrix on the Prophet 08 it's certainly no slouch. It can also be as stable as you want with the oscillator slop parameter, which is handy for making making the sound more sterile.
Yes it's still no Virus but please don't discount it as only being able to nail the vanilla tones that the lowly Polysix or Juno are capable of, which seems to be the general consensus in this thread.
This is true but if you read the original post again and you'll see that he OP seems to be looking for an analogue synth (Pro-53 anyone?) that he won't get bored of. If he'd specifically asked for wavetable/vector synth then the Prophet 08 wouldn't even be worth a look.A Microwave XT, a FIZMO, a V-synth, etc, can all make vast oceans of sound you couldn't recreate with a P'08 no matter how hard you tried or for how long or with whose knowledge and imagination.
On that note here's a webpage with some terrific Prophet 08 MP3 demos:
http://www.trippler.net/music/DSI-Evolv ... het08.html. The P'08M demo in particular shows off the strange evoling sounds the Prophet 08 can pull of with aplomb.
Don't discount it completely yet.