Arpangel wrote:Manufacturers are playing on people’s memories of what others did with these things, it’s got absolutely no relevance to what’s we actually might want to do ourselves, unless you want to sound like and make covers of old tracks, or if you’re in a tribute band
Yes and no...I'd love an OBX, or a CS80, OSCar, 2600 etc because to me, they're nostalgic, highly rated, they look amazing, and they've always been unobtainable. OBXs go for £4K+. I saw a CS80 for £20K+ on Reverb a couple of days ago, but I can't find it now - it probably sold.
Personally I have no interest in recreating Blade Runner or using one of these in a tribute band, but to me they're still inspirational tools.
Elf wrote:When the inaccessible becomes accessible it will lose its appeal. That's the nature of humans.
This is very true though. I'm not very excited about an OBX VST as a substitute; it just doesn't really do it for me. A cheap clone that looks and sounds the same comes a lot closer, but, perversely, the availability does dim the desire a little; the rarity is a factor for me personally.
I'd still like the Behringer 2600 though; they're pretty eye-catching, and I feel I could happily dabble with a hardware clone of one of those for quite a while.