Composer and sound designer Edmund Eagan has posted an article today at Sonic State, lamenting that electronic instruments are getting cheaper and cheaper, rather than better and better, and that instruments are becoming distractions rather than inspirations.
First Eagen discusses how inspiring he found the Schmidt eight-voice polyphonic synth:
I attended the recent MusikMesse trade show… and….I had the chance to spend some quality time with the Schmidt eight voice polyphonic synthesizer.
In the very short time I explored the instrument, I do know that the Schmidt is an example of a synthesizer that I could dedicate time to, serious musically laden exploration time, and for me that dedication of time is the most valuable asset that I could invest.
But then he notes that the no one is making or buying synths like the Schmidt: Continue reading