As I explained in the thread - I don’t understand why everyone has made such a fetish over reproducing the sounds of the classic synthesizers of the past such as the DX7, Arp, Korg M1, etc, etc. If we use the synthesizers of the past we’ll make the sounds of the past.
I’m looking for a synth that allows me to create any arbitrary sound from scratch. I’ve had pretty good results with Sytrus because it has 6 separate oscillators where the waveforms can be hand-designed to create any harmonic structure, and each oscillator has a complete set of controls, envelopes and other settings, and then all of these can be combined with more filters and effects in a big matrix. (that matrix scares everyone off, but it’s amazingly powerful if you master it)
But I want to take it to another level. For example, I’d like to replace some of those oscillators with samples. And I’d also like a good physical modeling synthesis module, but that’s probably pie-in-the-sky.
What I’ll probably do is just buy a Sytrus VST to use while I research other options. People have suggested Omnisphere but they don’t sell a demo version and there are no in-person demo’s near me.