Originally Posted by dxavier
How many times has this discussion / argument been had? Also, how many interviews have I read, where top engineers openly admit to using plugins as much as their hardware? I use both as well, but I don't think the gap between hardware and software is anywhere as large as people make out.
My two pence here is this. The market has both hardware and software available. Like it or not, people make amazing sounding music with hardware and people make amazing sounding music with software. If you don't want software, buy hardware. If you don't want hardware, buy software. One way is not better than the other. The result is all that counts. If it sounds right in the end, it doesn't matter whether you used hardware or software to get there.
Right lets be honest though, do cats just by software because it sounds better ? or do they buy it because it is cheaper and easier?
If you were given a choice today someone said to you I am giving you all the money and no limitations on what you want to buy, i assure you would buy all the best hardware money can afford right?
You would not buy some software would you?
I look at software as being rather disposable like a paper coffee cup, comes and goes and throw it out!
It is cheap, it is cracked free on the net and actually not worth making music with for me.....it is a little fake
Maybe I am just fortunate enough that I can buy hardware, and when I get the hardware it does not simply pile up like the plugins do, worthless bits of software!
I think hardware is more wanted now then ever........and as we continue on with the evolution of software, hardware will still always play a big part in the high end studios and project studios... Imagine walking into a studio with just a laptop and a pair of monitors, BORING!!!!!!!...................