Many analog synths, both old and new, sound amazing. But so does many digital synths. And you might counter that many vintage analog synths are extremely expensive, certainly more than they are worth from a sound perspective, and that's true. But they aren't expensive because they are overrated.
Well, are Behringer synths any good? There's an argument to be made that the Behringer synths are actually a bit *too* cheap. The Boog is an excellent instrument and it's hard to believe you can cram something that good into 300 quid's worth of synth. ... Behringer is a brand owned by a huge company that has the means to mass produce cheap products.
Same, what synths do producers use?
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Xfer Records Serum. Serum is outstanding, in every way. ...
Native Instruments Massive. ...
LennarDigital Sylenth 1. ...
Reveal Sound Spire. ...
Apple Logic Pro X Alchemy. ...
u-he Diva. ...
Native Instruments FM8. ...
Ableton Live Analog.
Is the OP 1 analog?
The op-1 is far more playable than most synths out there. ... the A4 is an analog synth, has CV and the amazing effects so it functions in the studio as more than just a synth and sounds professional. OP-1 is a good all in one solution, you don't need an audio interface or any other gear to complete songs.
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Analog equipment has a warmer more satisfying sound to many than older digital synths but that might not be what you are after. The key is one isn't necessarily better or worse, they are just different. Analog synths also give you a greater variety of sounds as the sound waves are created in an analog circuit.
The sound of a lengthy chain of analog components can be costly due to the manufacture involved, while a digital algorithm can replicate this (sometimes pretty accurately!) for a fraction of the price. This is one of the reasons why analog synths are generally more expensive.
Behringer is so cheap because it was one of the first companies to realise the benefits of moving its production facilities to China. Labour costs there are very low and this allows Behringer to "pass on savings to the consumer".
While Behringer products were manufactured in Willich, Germany, many of the individual components were imported from mainland China. In 1990, to lower production costs, Behringer shifted production from West Germany to mainland China.
Ableton Live is undoubtedly one of the most popular DAW choices among electronic music producers, and Flume stands by the system. He has revealed: “For me I like to work really quickly. Ableton Live, yeah, I've been using it for quite some time now.”