"Instruments that sound good inspire better music,
and it's a struggle to make music with bad-sounding
instruments, irrespective of how talented you might be.
Software instruments are no different: although they are
usually discussed and sold in terms of their 'features'
what really makes you return to an instrument
repeatedly is the much more elusive factor of inspirational
"I don't know enough about programming to understand
why some software tools fascinate you while others make you
want to get another job, but I do know that when I use
anything by ES I get excited by what I'm hearing. These
tools have the sonic richness of great analogue instruments
- with the features of innovative digital ones."