« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on October 21, 2016, 08:56:16 PM »
One thing is for sure ... analog synths have no hope of emulating what todays digital synths can do.
Yep thats very true APK...my most exciting sounds and processes in my modular synth are digital, not analog. Analog is analog and there is plenty of it around if you choose to use it and because of this theres no need to wonder about those vintage synths anymore.
From what Ive heard the new Oberhiem OB-6 it has all the qualities of whatever vintage OB8, OBX, Xpander etc with contemporary engineering. Theres no need to go to past for these sounds. Yes the electronics in these old synths did create a unique signature and if you have to have it then you will pay. Im lucky to have one of these synths but I would not look in that direction again.
I have Alchemy that came with Logic X though I have not delved into it but many have spoken highly of it as a sample based soft synth. The most interesting to me is Omnisphere. The latest version of Omnisphere has the new feature of dragging and dropping your own samples into it......this is exciting as I could create modular sounds and then use those sounds as sound sources within Omnisphere. This appeals to me and the possible sonic palettes.