Originally Posted by zahush76
I think this is all the "new rage". If you consider the last couple of years analog synth crop, you'll find that lots of them have no presets\memory:
Arturia Minibrute, Moog Minitaur, doepfer Dark Energy, mode machines synthlab, new SEM, eowave synths, krakken, GRP, korg Monotron - just to name a few.
Get over it. This is the way things are now, and it's a good thing imo.
theres still exceptions ,
all the DSI stuff , waldorf pulse 2 , slim phatty , mfb nexus
its not a good or bad thing either way . I hardly ever use presets , they are always awful , and I never save my own patches , they are created for the track at the time
but I always like flexibility and its something nice to have on synth just incase you need it .
that being said , I love my se1x red eye to bits and this and the pulse 2 are at the top of my watch list for the new synths.
what is strange , lots of the new synths have full digital midi control of all paramaters so it would be no effort to put some buttons and memory in there , the synth architecture is ready to go . perhaps more of a fashion thing than an actual cost reduction cause.