|analog wins today
||[Mar. 14th, 2008|12:05 pm]
my old ARP Omni-2 sounds really good to me. i’ve been playing with new synths alot for the past few weeks.. mostly just listening to the preset patches and doing some basic tweaking… and it wears on my ears somewhat. most of it hasn’t been inspiring. i just found some samples of my old ARP (which i sold on craigslist for less $ than the audio cables i use on the new synths), and the sound is more rich by a level of magnitude. it was pure analog with lots of noise from the old, dirty circuits. the sound was more complex, warm, organic and tangible. each development in modulation sounded more like experiencing a sunset over the pacific than merely seeing it in a home theater as a wireframe 3d animation like my virtual analog synths produce.
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