Real Analog vs. Virtual Analog


#81

Well the originals aren’t going to last forever and some don’t even think clones are the same, the whole through hole vs SMD purists.


#82

So long as we never reach that dark place where companies refuse to make analog gear and tell us digital is just as good, both are wonderful. I love the quirks and distinctive character of analog, and I don’t especially see the need to replicate oscillator instability and all the other fine grain virtual analogue endeavors apart from the intrinsic enjoyment that comes from understanding something. Digital synthesis is a wonderful thing and doesn’t necessarily rely on analog modeling to sound appealing. I think Mutable’s Modules are a great proof of this.


#83

I agree. Maybe this is a generational thing, but the more I play the more I realize that the way that people talk about quirks of analog synths on the internet most directly maps onto how I enjoy lo-fi digital sounds