Originally Posted by Dirty Halo
Oh, I agree 100%, more often than not, a hardware synth will inspire a part or new track. There's something to being able to actually manipulate a synth, especially with ones like a Model D or Jupiter.
My point was that every instrument has it's place (and I fully admit, I lean heavily towards hardware) and that softsynths would be better off if they tried to push the medium of being softsynths rather than mostly trying to replicate analog synths that already achieved the perfect results decades ago.
I hope that distinction makes sense.
perfect sense mate, I guess i'm just fed up "trying" to get the softsynths as fat as the records I like - a few days ago I just decided to record the microKorg instead and BAM!! I loved it - which has fuelled my quest for a true analog synth for Bass/ strings mainly -