[LAU] Hardware synths

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Dec 1 04:18:04 EST 2007

David Griffith wrote:

>>> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, david wrote:
>>>> Well, I think that Yamaha's sound patches in their hardware synthesizers
>>>> sound much better than any soundfont I've heard. But if you're talking
>>>> about a pure synthesizer (one that generates its own sounds, not simply
>>>> playing what is basically just a sampled sound) - hard to tell. I still
>>>> think the Moog synthesizer sound is the best!
>>> Another thing that hardware synths have over software is the user
>>> interface.  You just can't get the kind of flexibility that you have when
>>> you reach out and grab cables and frob knobs.
>> I agree with that! The Moog was so *manipulable*. Even the Hammond organ
>> I played during my professional music career was manipulable in ways
>> that synthesizers don't conveniently make available - moving the
>> tonebars in and out while playing, for instance.
> Check out http://www.synthesizers.com/ for new synths in the spirit of the
> old Moog modulars.  About $2600 gets you a 22 module system in an oiled
> walnut case.  On the cheaper end, a Paia Fatman is a worthy machine at
> only about $250.

Oooohh - yummy! Duly bookmarked for a purchase of some kind someday!

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