Not sure if this has been brought up before, so apologies if it has.
I was wondering something. Prior to me owning any sw sample libs (EWQL, and GOS), I had used hw outboard synths, including Roland and Alesis models. While they were great for their day, they of course do not compare to today's sample libs currently available - and for more than one reason.
What if someone were to develop a hw version of EWQL meets Garritan meets VSL? Would anyone be interested in something of this nature? Of course, the unit would need to be as good/better than anything out there. Not sure if something like this is possible, but...
1. The sounds/articulations rivaled that of the aforementioned libs
2. The functionality and editing options rivaled that of the aforementioned libs (editing would not be done in the unit itself, but with sw on the desktop
3. Pricing was well within reason
4. The unit was capable of interfacing with any MIDI interface on the market
5. The unit was capable of receiving/installing updates to internal software/firmware (as new articulations are created; owners can receive an update which can be installed to the current unit)
6. The unit was capable of handling multiple banks of 16 MIDI channels simul, with a huge amount of polyphony per bank
Am I am wrong in thinking that this is a good idea?
Of course there would be down sides, such as real estate, cables (I know alot of people hate cables, lol), and maybe a few more (feel free to enlighten me). But there are upsides as well. No long loading times, entire banks can be user-configured in template-fashion to house any array of sounds/articulations so that everything is at the user's fingertips...and of course the biggie - no use of computer resources. CPU/RAM/HD space is of no concern.
What does everyone think about this?