I bumped into this "walk down memory lane" a while back and thought I would share. It made me drool for my old Roland D-50. Man I miss that thing. The 1st time I heard the patch Fantasia I peed a little
I used to freak out over the Synclavier and Fairlight as well. I bought Cult Sampler to finally get some of those sounds. I can't tell you how bad most of them are (were?). Am I just spoiled with stuff like Atmosphere, FM8 and Albino3? Are there mind blowing Synclavier sounds that need to be resurrected? Anybody here have any experience with these older synths? I read that a full blown Synclavier could run you close to 1/2 a million. Zappa was quoted at 250k for his.
And finally, please Lord pleeeeese! Someone make a D-50 VST. I'll buy 2. That thing brings back some happy memories for this camper. Maybe I should save up for the V-Synth with the D-50 card? I know there are copyright issues with the 8k of samples but Roland do the right thing!
Sigh, the good old days...