I play funk, and have for many years. I simply cannot accept the lack of bite with VST analog synths. They all suck for funk. EDM? Sure, those are mushy analog sounds. Even the edgier ones still don’t have the attack that HW has. I own a hardware synth, and I simply cannot go VST for funk. Too slow, no bite. I always feel the attack lag. I set the attack at 0 and still sounds spongy. Can’t use it. I am using a UR28M by Steinberg for an audio interface. Same deal with Presonus audio interface and Soundcraft audio interface. I HAVE to use hardware. VST sucks for this. Anyone else experience this? Washed out unison heavily effected techno synths are nowhere near what I am talking about. Take a good listen to Control by Janet Jackson, Jungle Love, and especially Fishnet by Morris Day and the Time. No VST can do that. The attack is not there. Filter envelope won’t fix the attack. May give it a quick decay, but the attack is still sponge city.
Anyone successfully use VST for funk who have grown up on the OB-8, Juno 106 etc.? Not the reverb laden techno sounds, but the tight, sawtooth/pulse moderately fine detuned osc 1 and 2.
I love VST for literally everything else.