So how is their ARP Odyssey clone? It looks cool and should have tons of possibilities.I just purchased one of the Behringer knock offs of the ARP Odyssey. My that's an analogue beast as well. Pretty damn close to the original from what I can tell.
Looking to get one of their Moog knockoffs when I scrape the coin together, still about 10-20 % of the cost of an original release synth though.
I am totally ignorant regarding these keyboard instruments. My working background (59 years) was in the broadcast industry and have had a broadcast engineer's 1st Class (now general) license since 1974. I consider myself an analog guy in a digital world. That said, I'm not convinced that with current digital technology most, if not all, synthetic analog sounds can't be duplicated digitally.The MOOG Subsequent 37, For creating those unique and powerful Analog sounds that digital can never recreate.
They can be duplicated digitally with great accuracy, but there is still a difference in sound. Not psychological, you can see it on an oscilloscope. Kinda like the old Digital vs Analog in music: CD vs Vinyl. There is a quality in analog sounds that digital is missing. With that being said, the higher the resolution of the digital file (and frequency response), the less noticeable the difference becomes.That said, I'm not convinced that with current digital technology most, if not all, synthetic analog sounds can't be duplicated digitally.
No doubt with MP3 there is a definite loss of quality. But I think there are inherent differences in audio quality even in fully analog recording. Listen to a live acoustic instrument performance, then to a recording, analog or digital, or hybrid and there will be perceived differences in audio from the live performance.There is a quality in analog sounds that digital is missing. With that being said, the higher the resolution of the digital file (and frequency response), the less noticeable the difference becomes.
And I think that's the essence of the discussion. An artist seeks to use the medium in which he/she is most creative. I have a very close friend who is an extremely skilled pianist/organist. He refuses to even sit at a digital piano.I find my best creativity comes when I can loose myself in the flow of mucking around, which comes more easily for me on analog gear,
As for not playing a type of keyboard? I'm a whore and will give anything a fidlle once or twice. ;-) So maybe my fingers are already sullied.
Yep same story here, give me knobs and sliders and I'm a happy chappy.
I can't play a keyboard worth a damn, but that's what sequencers are for. ;-)
I'm thinking a Model D knockoff will be my next big purchase, though Behringer keep bringing out more new/old synths every month. So the range keeps widening.