Yes, it's there
good luck to get clean tones with this drone sound. I remember trying to reproduce my soft SUB PHATTY leads with the S37 but i never succeed. With this drone sound, it was useless...
If you're using the S37 only for bass, it's not a big deal because it's a low range buzz/drone but if you want to use it for nice leads it's a big problem, trust me, i tried...
Bull. I've created plenty of nice soft mellow leads with it and made videos of this over the past several weeks. You just don't like this synth and are spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Even if I'm wrong and you truly want to love the Sub 37 and there is a design flaw in it (which nobody noticed until you pounded it into their ears over and over again) I'm going to repeat what I said in the "other" forum:
I think you've obsessed SO much on this one particular "anomaly" that you never had the chance to actually enjoy the synth itself!
What exactly, in this "issue" that you perceive, has prevented you in making music? Seriously, I am honestly asking. Because if you can't make incredible sounds and music out of this synth (like many others are already doing) then there is more going on than the synth itself... And as I mentioned before, if you don't like the sound, get a refund, which it seems you have... but you just can't let this go can you?
But here is the real thing, if it's not
by design, let's just say, it's an actual design mistake, and you caught it because you were expecting it to sound exactly like the Sub Phatty (which it's not, it's it's own synth) this isn't the first time something like this has happened... when Moog first started making synths way back when, and they first made the Minimoog, as they started production on them they realized, too late, that the engineer made a mis-calculation when designing the filter; resulting in it being overdriven way more than it was supposed to. But it was too late to fix it... and now it is arguably the most sought after filter in the synth world because of this! (see video at 6:04 History of the Minimoog Synthesizer - YouTube
Same thing here, by design or not, I am glad the Sub 37 doesn't sound exactly like the Sub Phatty when focusing only on that one raw Oscillator while sweeping the waveform and closely listening on a really good pair of headphones
It is it's own synth with it's own character... and while you go on obsessing about this one little anomaly, even after you have returned it, I and others are actually producing music with it! Enough said.
And with that, I DO apologize for coming off so harsh towards you, but I really do think you are making much ado about nothing... but in my opinion, in my 37+ years of playing synths (and even longer as a musician in general; staring as a drummer in the late 1960s and a guitarist in 1972) this is not an issue that would prevent anyone from making incredibly beautiful sounds and music with the Sub 37. Every synth has it's own character... some originally thought the Roland TB303 had a flaw and couldn't accurately produce realistic bass like it was intended to, but that flaw spawned a whole new genre of music (you know, acid techno.)
And I could go on, but I guarantee you, a few years from now people will be looking for "that Sub 37 sound
" that you can't get on the Voyager, the Little Phatty or even the Sub Phatty. If I'm wrong, I'll apologize again to you, but in the mean time, I'll be writing, producing, recording and releasing more music with it...