|Originally posted by tehlord |
Chalk and cheese tbh
I really don't get the 'if it ain't analogue it's shit' mentality.
The microbrute is fine, but I sold mine because in the finite space I have it doesn't do enough to warrant keeping. I paid almost exactly the same for the Nova as I sold the MB for and instead of a basic analogue mono synth I have a 16 voice, 6 ouput multi timbral VA with separate FX per part and all sorts of extra bells and whistles. It suits my setup better than the MB.
I will be adding an analog 4 next, which also suits me just fine!
Oh for sure. I was half joking, but as usual my humour doesn't translate well over the net.
I'm certainly not an analogue purist by any stretch, I appreciate the strengths both analogue and digital systems have, but I honestly don't like the tone of the nova/supernova synths that much personally, and I'm not really a big fan of supersaw-like stuff in general either. Actually the only hardware VA's that have been of any interest to me have been the Nord modulars and much like L4C, the Kyma system is about the only other digital hardware I'd like to get my hands on down the track. But at this point I'm pretty content using the computer for most digital based applications. Horses for coarses and all that...
To me, the Microbrute comes into its own when you take it for a single voice as part of a larger analogue/cv based system, really useful. I also love the oscillator and the Steiner-Parker bandpass, it's a fuckin jammin filter, but I can see how it's not gonna be for everyone, particularly if it's just used as a stand-alone monosynth.