Anyway... plug into the rack, switch on and tinker with the keys and ALL of my VA modules sound SO much better! They sound responsive, and deep, and exciting and just like the real thing. Suddenly i was enjoying myself again!
At one point i brought the fader up for the real analogue synth... and it sounded a bit thin, so i put it back down :-)
OK OK - of course i know this is psychological - the look of the instrument and the feeling / feedback it gives is very important to the player. But it is very interesting, isn't it...
[Other factors might be a better keyboard action (the Fatar isn't very nice, but nor is the SCI) maybe even a faster MIDI response, or the fact that in the rearrangment of kit all the FX sends got turned up to 11 :-) ]
I wonder what everyone else thinks..?
In the meantime i'm going to be jig-sawing and staining... putting some wood on the Fatar. He He!