Julio, what I've love to see is in the future is more of an integration of treatment of real-time acoustic sound sources (not just loops) with synthesizers within the same box. I guess Live does some of this, but I'd like to see some hardware synths take this on.
I agree.....didnt the Korg Oasys system try and succeed from what Ive read to actually create acoustic instruments, not samples. The Oasys Keyboard is discontinued but the technology still exists.
Within software an oscillator could be anything and software is the future. The Hartmann Neuron was a fantastic step forward and that technology it still around. It made me laugh when people would complain that when you turned the Neuron on you could hear the computer boot up and disc drive spin.....nothings perfect.
I think its exciting times now and looks likely in the future.....modular synthesis is just going bonkers with new companies popping up all the time. Synths like John Bowen's Solaris are selling out every production run.
In the very near future people wont care if a filter is modeled after a Moog or an Oberhiem or an ARP, and actually I dont think people really do today. The Alesis Andromeda has just such physical modeling and the real programmers / players just got on and dug deep into the instrument to discover its unique character that has little to do with Moog's or Obie's. How many times have I read that the A6 sounds just like...well you kind of missed the boat if thats all thats worth commenting on the Andromeda.
So its awesome in these rare times when someone says, "hey I'll try something new!" maybe it will succeed, maybe it will never get off the prototype stage or maybe the technology gets absorbed into a future model, but its still cool.
I can't wait to see what this one turns into as the guy has a great track record.
Exactly....and attempting to make an effort to be sustainable.