Originally Posted by pulse_divider
I'm not the poster you asked the question to, but I'll answer...
A fully (non-hybrid) digital synth *is* just a 'fancy box running software' when you think about it. The fact that there's hardware attached to it doesn't change the fact that all of the sound generation comes from software. The hardware exists solely to control the software and the a/d/a circuitry might color the sound, perhaps, but I'd be shocked if anything Novation makes has any sound capabilities that come from anything other than a software routine.
Thanks. I'm well aware of the differences between an all analog synth (of which they're are not very man new ones around) and a digital hardware synth.
I guess I interpreted what he wrote incorrectly. The unit can act as an audio card and also has USB on it, so I (perhaps wrongly) assumed that he meant this was merely acting as a controller of sorts as opposed to actually generating sound within the unit via DSP.