Thursday, December 8, 2011
I was thinking the other day of how far software synthesis has come since it appeared on the scene and was thinking back to the first softsynth I ever used: Digidesign Turbosynth. It preceded VSTs and was a standalone modular environment for synthesizing sounds and manipulating samples. It didn't work in real time, so you had to render out the sounds before you could hear the results of your work. It was good at distorting and messing up drum sounds, but obviously was quite limited considering the era it was released in. What about you? What was your first software synth? Can you still run it on your computer? And if not, do you miss it? Share your thoughts in the comments!