Originally Posted by kraze
What I wonder is - why can't an old synth sound "modern" and new synth sound "vintage"?
I didn't realize square and saw waves changed.
Also what is this so called "modern" sound?
1) They most certainly can. Some do it better than others. For an in depth of which does which, you'll have to ask someone with more synth knowledge than I.
2) They didn't. But they way they get "rendered" has, on top of the output of synths has changed as well. It doesn't take a genius to hear the difference between two raw waveforms on two different synthesizers. An easy example, without using analogue buzzwords, would be an Oberheim OB anything will have a bassier output than, say, a Jupiter 6 which (to me) has more of a treble laden tone. Even when using the Low output..
3) Crystal clear productions, sample accurate timing (apparently..), microkorg. I actually don't have a good answer for this one.