Author Topic: Can software synths really emulate hardware synths?  (Read 3714 times)

Julio Di Benedetto

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Re: Can software synths really emulate hardware synths?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2017, 06:42:32 AM »
Impressive Minimoog D and virtual Moog shoot out.....the note for note comparison nulled each other out but I heard a difference in the melodic performance pieces, the Model D was brighter with a tad more punch and presence at least to my ears.  Splitting hairs really. 
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Re: Can software synths really emulate hardware synths?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2017, 08:00:47 AM »
Ekstasis:: Yep, you are right, Lush is a very fine synth, looks great too. I've owned it for a few years. Great for layering and also for rhythmic/arp things.

Another fine sounding newer VA synth is the xils PolyKB. You might like this one. Just came out with v2. I'm tempted.




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Re: Can software synths really emulate hardware synths?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »
One thing is for sure ... analog synths have no hope of emulating what todays digital synths can do.

Totally agree with this and it's a big reason why I haven't jumped into using analog synths.  Well, that plus the $$

I'd like to get into using Omnisphere at some point.  Looks like it supports Scala .tun files, so that's a plus.



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Re: Can software synths really emulate hardware synths?
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2017, 03:35:07 PM »
Both formats have the ability to produce great sounds.  Since I have a bunch of analog and digital hardware, I don't have much desire to buy software that emulates hardware from 1972.  Especially if we are just talking about basic analog synths with 3 basic waveforms a filter, envelope and vca.  I prefer to use software that does things my hardware doesn't do.  There is plenty of that happening in software.

The software I've used does not sound like the hardware I have even if we are just talking about basic synthesis.  For example, I have more than a dozen analog filters and have tried 3x as many software filters and none of the software filters sound like the hardware.  Both of them sound good in their own way.  If I had to choose favorites, the analogs are still winning in the filter department and you will have to remove them FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!