I suppose it was bad sarcasm, then? I dunno, I posted a thorough rant, re: the OP’s complaint, about three or four posts previous to it. It seemed like some people were making a big deal about the operator count (4 vs. 6, etc.), and that having only four (a, b1, b2 (?), and c) operators was severely limiting–in regards to sound shaping potential. After reading numerous posts about the nature of FM (PM?) synthesis, it became apparent that more operators doesn’t necessarily mean ‘better’ sound shaping ability, but that it was better in scenarios where one is trying to closely approximate the sound qualities of actual acoustic instruments (which isn’t necessarily what we’re going for) - and that for those sorts of applications (like recreating a natural, acoustic piano sound), having more operator functionality is a benefit.
It’s apparent (by watching the NAMM YouTube vids with Simon and Cenk) that the Digitone has been streamlined to make the FM synteesis-process less complicated and more streamlined, and thus, more fun to use… and that it is indeed possible to achieve juicy, satisfying sounds with a Digitone. I didn’t really hear much of the Tuss in the demos? but I’m a big fan of both Rushup Edge and the Confederation Trough ep (Fredugolon 6 is all-time)
Somebody remarked that Justin Bieber somehow acquired a Digitone - is there any truth to that? Anyway, apologies, I’ve barely slept over the last 96 hours… just a bit on edge. Wondering when Digitone is gonna hit the US distributors.