I think its time to question the topic of this post itself.
I am a little concerned about what I am reading in these posts, why are even trying to define the difference between the two, it is only relative by the tools we choose to use, and choice is the most important thing here. Even analogue can be considered fake, how many instrument makers over the years have tried to copy the great ones, is an inferior copy not fake ?, of cause it is, but does that also mean we don't have the choice to use it, of cause we have the choice.
Why don't we just look at Analogue and Digital as extensions of each other, even this post is digital, so it too must be fake, as fake as this topic..
The only true natural sounds are those not manipulated by the human, tree falling in the woods, leaves rustling in the wind, tires screaching as the neihbour pulls out of the drive way, having to burp because you drank too much, the sound of my cat running from one end of the house to the next.
Music is un-natural, just another artistic medium manipulted by the human hand or other body parts if the case may be, but like all artistic mediums it has the ability to invoke emotions, yes I know it can be massively influenced by money, but thats a completely different discussion. And artistic expression is free and has no place to be judged just because of the tools you use, even though we all do it.
I do believe however that with music there is something else happening, and my reason for this, is vibrations, I do believe that vibrations are having a bigger impact on us then we have yet to learn, I am sure we have all expreienced and deep loud sound pass through our boddies, I have, I am not aware of any other artistic medium that is capable of that, and what are the vibrations actualy doing. Sound can sooth the savage beast, help to treat mental illnesses, and I am sure the list goes on, if it can do all this, Who gives a "insert that stuff that comes out of my ass here" which is better, and who am I to even judge it.
Would Andy Worhol have wasted time debating what type of paint to use, would Mattise have wasted time on what type of paint brushes to use, would Jimi Hendrix have wasted time debating on the best guitar to use, in some ways we are all have some of what Jimi's and Andy's etc have, stop thinking about what it can't do, and start working on what it can do, otherwise I recomend you get rid of it all together.
If you keep thinking of what it can't do, then you will only be capable of achieving within the boundaries this creates for you.
Axoloti - If I like it, then I will use it... thanks for letting me be part of something that appears to be well ahead of its time for making available so many options for manipulating sound, it is so much more accesible and affordible than any other product I've found available and I couldn't give a damn if it is analogue or digital.
Yes discussions are healthy, and great opportunities to learn from one another, but my possition on this topic is realy simple, "don't waste your time" and "don't be held back by boundaries".
Maybe you can change the topic to "Breaking through the Analogue versus Digital Boundaries."
PS.. this will be my only opinion on this topic I post, if I respond, it is only to show that I am aware of any comments made.. because to comment further would put me at risk of accidently contradicting myself and I do believe I have made my point.