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Future Classics (post-2000)

Re: Future Classics (post-2000)
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2017, 03:38:27 PM »
For me, the classic synths of the period 2000/2010

Korg Microkorg
Alesis A6 Andromeda
DSI Evolver
Moog Voyager
Roland V-Synth
Clavia Nord Lead 2X
Clavia Nord Modular G2
Moog Little Phatty
Access Virus TI
Waldorf Blofeld
DSI Prophet 08

Re: Future Classics (post-2000)
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52:40 PM »
Polarized opinions have also been good starting points for classics.

On this point... anyone have any feedback about the Arturia Origin these days?  I know they had problems early on, and I know they're "just software", but I've heard a lot of really smashing demos (not all on Youtube), and I have them on my radar until I learn good reasons that I shouldn't.  Just the fact that they *sound* vintage, and are modular versions of classics even if they don't nail any one of those classics... all of that to me is appealing.  Just concerned about their longevity, and of course, that infamous Arturia "support".  :D

Re: Future Classics (post-2000)
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2017, 06:40:49 AM »
On the question of which synthesizers will one day be considered classics, it seems that one requirement is distinctiveness of tone - an easily recognizable character.  In order for this to exist, it seems a fair amount of limitation is needed.  In other words, a synthesizer of vast capability will have a difficult time acquiring classic status, unless it's remembered specifically for that vastness.  But that means it probably won't have an easily recognizable voice.  Instead, it will be known for its range of possibilities - something desirable but not exactly memorable, unless a few items in that range are unique. 
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Re: Future Classics (post-2000)
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2017, 11:25:27 PM »
Would it be fair to say that a classic instrument needs to be recognised outside of the musician's circle?  Take guitars for example, regular non-players (but often air-guitarists) recognise the sound of particular guitars that their favourite guitarists play.  I've had many non-musicians tell me which the greatest guitar of all time is, and it's always the one their favourite guitarist played.  The same can be said about many 20th century synths; DX7 is renown outside the synthesist world as well as within.
So with that in mind, which synths are the ones pop-artists have made de rigour over the last 17yrs?  microKorg jumps to my mind but not many others.  Maybe the Nord Lead....Korg and Nord do tend to stand out on a stage. (Props to Mr Kay for mentioning these two first).