|Originally posted by tehlord |
If your Leipzig is too limited, pure analogue tone probably ain't what you're looking for then. That's a good one for that.
Matrixbrute might be what you're after, but I definitely wouldn't put money into something that complicated from Arturia until the bugs have been ironed out. Their QC is fucking appalling.
What about a Sub37? I kinda bore of the modern Moog tone, but it has plenty of synthesis options, or an old Voyager?
I wouldn't worry about where Behringer have put their man hours, that's one of the few companies out there that have the resources and will to actually get something like that right.
There's also stuff like the Modal 001. Doesn't float my boat, but it might be just what you're looking for.
Oh, and of course the Analog 4
Yeah I agree about Arturia's lack of QA. I haven't seen a Matrixbrute anywhere yet but it's versatility, it sounds very capable and I like it's character. I really don't like the way it looks at all but we're here for the sound, not the looks. Arturia's bad track record of poor build quality and reports of it seeming "cheaply built" by owners make it a definite "no" for me. That and while it has a lot of modulation, it doesn't really fill any niche either bc we have so many amazing analog mono synths to choose from in recent years, that it's mod matrix doesn't save it and no feature makes up for poor build quality. I'd rather take an Analog 4 over a Matrixbrute.
I could see where someone would get tired of the modern Moog Phatty sound, the Sub37 is just jaw dropping though imo. Whenever I play it back-to-back with other synths (analog or digital) at the store, the sound of the Sub37 stands out. I'm a Sub Phatty owner and I hear a lot of new tones with the Sub37, that's all bc of its additional features and not the oscillators or filter though. Regardless you can definitely take the Sub37 to new territory that the other Phattys can't go.
I haven't looked at used Voyager prices but I'd think you can probably land one for a pretty good price.
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