Originally Posted by Vertflyer
And I am no so much after a poly analog as I am after a hybrid. Something I can send any digital synth voice through, whether it be VA oscilators, or samples, or FM...etc
perhaps you misunderstood what i meant by bringing a poly into the picture -
if you add ext inputs to several of its voices, plus cv/gate control (pretty easy to do), it becomes one half of your polyphonic hybrid
- a polyphonic "backend" for your VA or PCM oscillator coming from DAW, i.e. it provides you with the filter, vca, lfo and 2 envelopes for each of your DAW created voices. its your choice how many you want to utilize (and also depends on the expert sleepers hardware i.e. no of channels)
anyway my point was, you get more analog real estate for your money going poly than buying multiple monosynths, like minitaur. not to mention preset memory etc. and last but not least, imho something like OB8 sounds much nicer than minitaur for polyphonic applications, esp you will like the 12dB CEM filter for strings, pads etc.. there's also 24dB when you need brass, stabs etc.
only thing that imo minitaur does better out of the box, is classic ladder 24dB bass,,, but for that you don't need polyphony.
anyways, let us know what route you went. im always intrigued with such crazy combinations.
im doing the DAW->ES3+ES5->Prophet5 rev2 first.. five CVs five GATEs. got some info from ES manufacturer that its going to work.. my goal is to playback the polyanalog with sample accurate firing of the gates/voices via ES... completely without MIDI jitter/latency/crap.
its gonna be ubermegafantastic if it works