Guest Posted October 10, 2000 Share Posted October 10, 2000 Hi, In the 80´s, when there were new synths coming out each and every year and the NAMM show was a fest for gear heads like myself, there was this eagerness for creating new sounds. Of course this was helped by new technologies coming out every so often and a good price point. The introduction of products like Roland Juno-6 (affordable polysynth), Korg Polysix (affordable and programmable), Yamaha DX7 (definitely new sounds, velocity senitive and MIDI), Roland D-50 (Native Dance), Korg M1 (wavetable synthesis) was followed by new and exiting sounds on demos and records from every part of the globe. Since the Korg M1 there has been fairly little real development in machines generating new sounds. Most companies seem to be putting their R&D efforts in refining existing concepts or making modeling synths simulating old synths. Some hope can be seen in the plug-in market where old synths that were very good but too expensive are now hitting the market. Native Instruments' Pro-52 and Waldorf's PPG 2.v are excellent examples of this. The low price combined with the ease of use may get some new milage out of these classics. The ever increasing processing power of computers may take products like Native Instruments' Reaktor into exciting and unchartered sonic waters. That, however, remains to be seen. Now someone please prove me wrong in my pessimistic thoughts that the tools for making musical and playable sounds are not forthcoming. Maybe they are even already out there? What tools are you using to make musical noise? I'm open to all suggestions but am most interested in thngs you can play in real time from a MIDI keybard or guitar. Thanks for helping out! Mats Nermark Kungsbacka Sweden Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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