Lately Ive been studying up on analogue synths and im trying to understand what it is that makes them sound better then most of my digital ones. Ive been impressed by two virtual analogue products, the MS20 KORG legacy, and the Arturia ARP modular. Im trying to bring this "analogue" sound quality into max and finding it rather difficult. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make MSP, the most digital of digital, sound more like analogue? Ive experimented a bit with subtle tuning instability and boosting the lows but thats not nearly enough.
Ive been looking at a bunch of modular systems, like the doepfer and modcan, and of course buchla, and I notice a difference in the general sound quality of anything over a plain oscillator. I feel like since in the end my music will end up being a series of 1s and 0s anyway, that I should be able to create that sound quality in Max/msp.
I would love to hear of anyones success in this area, or thoughts as to how to generally get a better tone quality. Warmpth?