I spend way too much time planning what synths I should buy next rather than using ones I already have and I don't have much room for new gear. However every now and then I have feeling I have to get something new. Now is time of tax returns and bonuses. I have more money to spend but I am not sure where to spend it. I don't have money or room to get everything I want. So I have to plan what kind of synth arsenal I will build.
Thanks to Fun with Lifeforms videos I have learned how to record live performances with analog synths. Before those I haven't used my analog gear without midi cc that much. I like sound of them but it has been quite convenient to use midi cc to automate parameter changes inside daw. Using instruments knobs and sliders is more fun but daw automation is easier and more precise.
Now when I have feel for tweaking the sound on instrument and know how to record it like I want I have started to get interested in synths I have bypassed earlier because lack of midi cc. Eurorack is one of those. Korg Arp Odyssey is another. Everything not having digital control looks more interesting now. Having everything analog gives sound some sort of life. There is drifting everywhere and things like room temperature changes the sound. You have to record what you get because you might not get that ever again. That is the magic of analog gear without presets and digital controls.
The gear is expensive and takes lot of room. There are differences between different types of synths. Modular synths give most options but cost more and are harder to use. Standalone synths are cheaper but with less options. Semi modulars are somewhere in between. I have each and each has pros and cons. For modular con is I have to pay 5000 euros to get what I want. I don't have to pay that at once. I could build it module but module and get something new each time.
Sounds good but I still wouldn't get what I would get with Korg Arp Odyssey. Korg Arp Odyssey wouldn't connect with eurorack too well. Semimodular would connect and have price advantage of standalone synths. Getting many semi modulars take more room than modular. I have no idea which route I take. Probably mix of all because each have what others can't do and that is what I have done so far.