RABid Posted November 12, 2003 Share Posted November 12, 2003 I finally caved in and grabbed a Roland SH32 while they are at blow-out prices. It has a signature sounds that will be very handy and it is fun to program. However, it is going into the closet for a while. Not just the SH32, but also my DX200, AN200, Virtuoso 2000, Wavestation SR, and several other devices. And I am not stopping with hardware. There seems to be an onslaught of software upgrades that I cannot keep up with. I paid for the Sonar 3 upgrade but still have options to upgrade SoundForge, Kontakt and a few other synths. Rgc:audio has a new SountFont player out that I would like to have just because they do so well with their other products. A lot of my software has free upgrades that I have not yet installed, and now Virsyn has MP3s of the new Tera vs. 2. That makes me want to buy version 1 sense the upgrade is free. A lot of developers seem to be feeling the head of competition and are releasing free upgrades to improve CPU efficiency and clean up the user interface. I am guessing that the GigaStudio upgrade will be out in a few months, and the Clavia Nord Modular G2 (hardware) is overdue. Of all this, the Nord Modular G2 is the only thing I really want, even though it is hardware and will be the most expensive. I dont like this constant state of flux and it is time to do something about it. Cheap hardware and even cheaper software is nice, but it is too easy to reach a point where you spend more time learning an instrument than playing an instrument. So I am going back to a very basic setup; Roland Fantom, Roland XV-5080 and Nord Modular Rack. I will also cut back on software and use only 5 or 6 VSTis for a while. You frequently see pictures of people with studios full of equipment and read long list of software they have. Now I have to wonder, how do they get anything done? Robert This post edited for speling. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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