I’ve lately been trying to recreate my favorite Digitone patches in software, more specifically the new-ish Algoritm synth in Reason. My findings:
Digitone sounds totally different in even simple patches! As soon as you add feedback and higher levels of modulation, the FM “distortion” sounds much, MUCH better in Digitone. I have no idea why this is, because at the base level FM synthesis isn’t actually that complex.
Has anyone had satisfactory results getting that DN sound in software/VST’s? The Algoritm has really been a big disappointment for me, you need to be much more careful in designing patches than with DN, although of course there’s much more complexity in Algoritm.