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Old 06-04-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Re: What kind of hardware synth to buy

...Or get a tempest...

Ok now seriously, you should ask yourself why you want hardware. You want something that sounds better than software? You want knobs to fiddle with?
Expensive hardware sounds only marginally better than software. VA's sound about the same as software (compare a blofelt with largo for instance, or a novation V station with a K station), so for better sound you can look at analog synths. If you want versatile, you want polyfonic synths.

So good sound and versatile and knobs equals a lot of money.
BUT If it's only knobs your're after with good sound, look at the VA's: novations like auto and FMB said, or the virus / nordleads. If it's analog you want, look at dave smith instruments or moogs.

But plz keep in mind that you won't be blown away by the sound of any of these devices. The difference is not so huge anymore. Hardware has a lot more limitations than software, and introduces new challenges like syncing/recording etc

Cheers!

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