First, we have our synth rack modules. And we complained that they\'re fakey sounding. (at least the old ones are... )
Then hardware and software samplers came by and we raved about how much high quality sounding they are, and that bigger is better, and manufacturers heard us and gave us 40 CD sets, 7DVD sets of libraries, and we puff out our chest and said \"Yeah! Look at me stuff!\"
Then we\'re frozen in our tracks (no pun intended) from the thousands of choices we have to make, picking out which sample to use... and we complained how difficult, hard, time consuming it is to make a short mockup using our 30GB sample collection.
Then came GPO and Silver and we now are thankful for software that will do the *picking* of the articulation for us. It\'s the greatest thing since slice bread (or sliced sample). We don\'t have to wade through thousands of samples to create our mockup piece. Just select the instrument and play!
Did we just come full circle? Why not just use our hardware synth for the mockup piece?
Or, is the primary market of GPO and Silver are the people who don\'t have a rack of hardware synth modules? I\'d like to hear your opinions.
Personally, I find noodling and playing around my XV-5080 and Triton easy when I\'m just exploring ideas or doing a quick mockup. Then when its time to finalize it, that\'s when I load the big samples. Or am I the only one doing it this way?