The relativity of all things and the way we individually interpret the world or what surrounds us is something which always fascinated me. And even more while getting older or observing more and more my mind.
Personally I consider the WAD as very dirty and noisy. The Buchla 288 beats it, but compared to my 2 x WADs, my old Memory Man with MN3005 sounds clean
I write this comment not to say it is noisy and you're wrong, but simply to put some nuance, as obv. it's about sensitivity, feelings, experience and so on, or I'd need to make scientific measurements if I wanted to prove or affirm this or that.
I like very much your comment because you use "IMO" in your sentence. And this is something I really appreciate. Something very useful in non-violent or constructive communication. I often miss this "IMO", or "IMHO", "I think", "Personally I think" when I read threads, or posts on internet.
Plus, reading your comment and reacting here makes me think I should go back on the WAD a bit, cause I didn't play it for so long, having in mind (remembering) I always go into noise, brutal sound or Karplus kindof sound when I use it (not a bad thing, but I have my moments...).
Or I need to filter the noise and then a lot of the higher frequencies are lost...
Anyway, I'll report back if I changed my mind about the ("noisy/clean") RETICONS, once I played a bit with the WAD again
luchog, you motivated me