Of course certain synths sound better than others. However in this synths specific case, the capabilities are so vast that judgements for example that it sounds "thin" or "too this or too that" are just nonsense. Like some guy wrote that the new modal synth "sounds better" and I just can't get down with that as both instruments, to a meaningful degree are practically and sonically arbitrary and how you use them and the parameters you set will have so much more to do with the sound at the end then folks are willing to admit here.Nelson Baboon wrote:really? You have no preference at all about one synth sounding better than another, and view any differences as totally due to programming ability? And all synths are equally easy to program, no matter how much you might dislike the sound, or the user interface? They are all the same?tthogs wrote:It is instantly apparent who on this thread is actively making / performing music and creating a viable flourishing career out of it vs people who simply complain about everything instead of go through the years and years of development > creative design > manufacturing > testing > marketing > delivery that ASM and other companies do. Sit down please.
Saying this synth sounds good or bad is as ridiculous as saying Serum or Omnishpere sounds good or bad. It can sound both good or bad depending on your relative skill of synthesis / programming. Same with the new Modal synth. In a world where electronic / synthesis music that people actually listen to is largely dominated by digital plugins, this is obviously and demonstrably a sophisticated and capable instrument limited only by your creativity. Any judgement based on its sound is the skill of the programmer not the instrument. With a synthesizer this powerful, you can create one hell of a shitty sound or one hell of an amazing sound. Be grateful for the options. Also dude with the post complaining the cv i/o on the top, just stop. Anyone who is actually doing sound design work doesn't have time for things not to be convenient and ergonomic. I wish all synth designers put their cv connectivity on the top. Makes my life, and any sane working musician's life easier.
and only people who have a career in music are capable of making judgements on a synth?
We start out with some agreement on how some people trash an instrument based on internet demos, but the rest of your post? wow.
When did I say people who don't have music careers can't judge instruments? I'm just saying that I see it as clearly apparent when people trash talk an instrument that for me would be wildly convenient and viable for my workflow. The layout is amazing and intuitive. No one has even brought up the well thought out randomize feature. Incredible. Maybe I'm just a fanboy.