R.A.W. wrote: chromaform wrote:
and i made music when you still had to buy expensive hardware synths and samplers, so for me software prices are heaven on earth...
Yes, the same argument that's been around since the late 90s
I actually bought my now-expensive analogue hardware back when people were practically throwing it away (read: 1988-1992). MS-20 I picked up for $220, Moog Prodigy I picked up for $50, Juno for $250, JEN SX-1000 for free, Oberheim OB-8 for $100 even, TR-909 for $75, and so on. (I had a feeling at the time...) It's only expensive now because a lot of people have re-discovered them after digital limitations started to become more evident, then attaching dubious prices to the real hardware. Booo
As far as expensive, yes, my stuffed Capybara
(lol) did cost more than your PC, but also boasts a composite speed of 11 or so Ghz of realtime DSP with no OS overhead (equalling more digital power than your PC and my Mac put together, I promise you), and the benefit of the Kyma X interface. Capybara FTW
For me, I just choose the tool that best matches what I want to hear and how I want to control it, and that means a mixture of today's and yesterday's stuff for me.
To each his own.
Macbook Pro, Powerbook G4, Beige G3, LC475, Capybara 320.
Kyma X, Digital Performer 2.7 & 6, Logic Express, Master Trax Pro 5.2.
MS-20, Juno-106, Prodigy, JEN SX1000, Sherman Filterbank, Doepfer-A100 modules, Andromeda A6, TR-909, Control Freak SE.