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What's your opinion on Modular Software?
Old 27th August 2016
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Question What's your opinion on Modular Software?

Hi Mr. Steve Roach! What do you think about some modular tools/environments as NI Reaktor or Softube Modular?
Do you use/like them?

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Old 29th August 2016
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Hi Mr. Steve Roach! What do you think about some modular tools/environments as NI Reaktor or Softube Modular?
Do you use/like them?
I am a 100% hands on hardware guy, I have investigated some the of the soft synths - The Way Out West Arp 2600 was fascinating after starting out on the real thing. I was able to apply some of my patches from the late 70's in this soft version, it was impressive but I lost interest quickly. NI Absynth stood out and had a rich emotional-complex sound, but again I just was not drawn to working with it for very long.
I need knobs, sliders and more knobs, with zero latency and epic sound. Along with the interface the big piece here is the sound. My addiction to sound is fed through the visceral connection to hardware instruments and the impact and resolution of the pure sonics that comes from these tools, vintage classics or current synths and modular's.

I don't discount the soft modular options. These are powerful tools and I know artists creating impressive music with the soft analogs. Also it takes the modular mindset and makes it accessible, portable and affordable for everyone, also puts the modular world into places where set up time or studio clocks running would not be supportive of the real deal. Softtube looks cool, I could see using this to build a replica of one of my Euroracks and create patches while traveling, then apply it to the hardware system back home. As I say this though I think I would be back in the same boat as stated above on the previous soft options, that I would find myself back carving at the hardware before too long.
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