Originally Posted by draven5
I think this thread can be helpful to those of us looking to either buy a Virtual Analog (the classic ones so to speak from the 80's, 90's and early 2000) or are planning to.
I'm very curious about this. I see people mention sometimes (out of anger usually defending plugins) that eventually our virtual analog hardware synths will fail. Meaning it will stop working because "the board goes bad" ect.
I've owned two Alesis Ion's that had this problem. The board has a problem where the outputs will start to fail. I've never had this for any other synth though.
With the exception of the ION do any of you have this issue with anything else like a AN1x, Nord Lead, JP8000?
Also any of you have encoders or pots that have gone bad on you. Or anything? Please share.
If it helps you any the output problem on the Ion is one I had and asked about here. It turns out that there are two transistors that need to be replaced and once you do that all is well. They are readily available. The only problem is the Ion is sort of annoying to take apart and put together. Be aware of a lot of glued down ribbon cable connectors and the ribbon cable from the display to the main board is not secured with a decent connector.
The aux out ports use the same set of transistors.
Don't know if a Waldorf XTk counts in your book but my 10 voice has an intermittent "store" button. I have to still open it up and get to that.