[Ardour-Users] modular synths -- was Re: analog summing

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Dec 22 12:28:42 PST 2017

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 03:02:31PM -0500, Al Thompson wrote:
> On 12/22/2017 02:50 PM, Gordonjcp wrote:
> >
> >> I suggest you start by listening to some Emerson, Lake, and Palmer,
> >> Yes,
> >> Walter Carlos, Jan Hammer, and Trumvirat. 
> >>
> > Are they doing anything that couldn't be done with a digital synth?
> >
> > We don't need analogue synths any more.  They were a shitty solution to
> > a problem we no longer have.  It's better to do it all digitally.
> >
> I suppose you prefer digital drums and digital pianos over the real
> thing then, too?  And digital modeling amps over real tube amps?

I don't play drums or piano so frankly I doubt I could tell the

Valve amps don't sound any different to transistor amps, and anyone who
says they do quite honestly needs to lay off the cocaine for a while and
get some perspective.


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