…well not all (holding on to my Shruthis, Ambikas and Anushri, that’s for sure).
I have just ordered a Kronos 88. This thing has so many synth engines in it that it can replace everything else I have.
My digital piano is definitely leaving. It’s a Roland RD-150, which served me very very well for fifteen years, but it does not hold a lot of nostalgic value.
The Kronos’ pianos are a LOT better, and the keyboard is on par.
I think my Use Audio Plugiator is leaving as well. It has great Minimoog, Odyssey and Prophet-12 emulations but I hardly ever use it. Editing it is a pain.
The hardware I am really thinking hard about is:
My Wavestation keyboard (upgraded to EX). The Kronos has the same sound engine, much improved and with resonant filters (if digital). I can’t come up with many reasons for keeping this one, except for nostalgic value. I love that board’s sound to pieces.
My DSS-1 (Straylight). Yes, it has analog filters and it sounds awesome. But the Kronos’s filters sound great too, and it has gigabytes of sampling memory.
What do you guys think?