The original question inspired me to ask your opinion of the best
(sounding) vst synth; I personally appreciate the following feature:
1. Best and most versatile analog classical sounds
2. Best hybrid (i.e. analog + digital soundblending) feasibilities
3. Multitimbral feature
4. Economic use in terms of computer resource use. Please also take into account DSP platform instrument.
Probably you wont get all this in one package, in that case suggest more than one.
Really depends on WHAT hardware you're trying to sound like. For accuracy, the Novation V-Station is identical to the hardware K-Station, because they run the same code.
Yeah, I agree - I had in my mind a "general tool" for different purposes.
E.g. Spectrasonics Atmosphere doesn't emulate any hardware (I guess).
Of course most of the music makers have more than one instrument, for
different purposes. These preferences depends on the type of music, too, but I have in my mind a person who should be able to handle different genres (e.g. film music composer). Patthovens CS-80 V is an interesting option.
Zircon, you mentioned V-Station, what about another which runs on the Powercore, namely the Virus? ;-) Harry
Well, that's a somewhat skewed interpretation of Atmosphere from my perspective. It doesn't emulate any particular hardware because it uses samples from a whole lot of different original hardware. Just thought I'd mention that. It is actually the easiest way to quickly get some of those "typically analog" pad sounds in my opinion, if you don't mind losing editability.