commodorejohn wrote:Rezisehtnys wrote:The only thing the SQ would give are the wavetables, and they're nifty and all but most of the time it just sounds like a cheesy 80's ROMpler.
The advantage the SQ-80 would have in this scenario is simply that it has actual analog subtractive filters, so in addition to doing some basic FM-like digital sounds it can do some decent analog polysynth sounds, which are just as important to '80s-type music. As much as I like FM, it just plain can't sound analog - it always sounds like an FM recreation of the basic type of sound and never like an actual analog synth. The SQ-80 doesn't have that problem.
wildpaws wrote:You've obviously never heard the SY77/99 do analog type sounds, they are actually quite good at it and the SYs filters are very good. I've been using an SY77 since 1990 and added an SY99 a few years ago, they are far from one trick ponies and are capable of most any type of sound you want to do.
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