I think the confusion lies in the fact that you ask why 'warm' has to mean 'analogue' or 'vintage'... The term warm, in terms of sonics, was coined (or evolved) to describe exactly those characteristics... so if you aim for 'warm' then you're inevitably going to get something leaning towards analogue emulation or emulation of old gear.
Well it is often linked with vintage...but I don't think it's inevitable.
Yes I would be interested in bread and butter stuff that isn't 'warm' if it does have a character. Can you recommend any?
Edited by Jaylon (22/05/10 04:25 PM)