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by AnalogKid
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cheapest build quality?
Replies: 65
Views: 3596

Re: Cheapest build quality?

My Alesis Ion seems a bit cheap as far as build quality is concerned, but I'm going to keep it as long as I live. It's a breeze to program my own sounds (with not two but three oscillators), and it sounds absolutely fanstastic.
by AnalogKid
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you into synths?
Replies: 180
Views: 14166

Re: What got you into synths?

The first time that I heard the song The Thin Wall by Ultravox in 1981. Since then I've been hooked on synths. To this day I still think that it's one of the coolest synth based songs ever.
by AnalogKid
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Top 20 Most Unreliable Vintage Synths
Replies: 61
Views: 15411

Re: Top 20 Most Unreliable Vintage Synths

A few years ago I sold my MkII ARP Odyssey because every time I turned it on I was afraid that one day something wasn't going to work. So, I sold it while it was still in working order. You're rolling the dice when you buy any old synth. Unless you have a good tech (or are one yourself), have access...
by AnalogKid
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern Analogs That Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Replies: 12
Views: 1314

Re: Modern Analogs That Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Although it's a VA synth, I recommend that you hunt down a used Waldorf Q or better yet a Q+, if you can find one. Used Qs aren't seen very often for sale, and there's a good reason for it. Many owners would rather go without food than give up their Q. If you can't find a used Q in your $2,000 price...
by AnalogKid
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: are there any new analogue synthersizers
Replies: 50
Views: 2415

Re: are there any new analog synthersizers

Yes. Synthesizers.com modular synths are pure analog. Monophonic, no presets, steeper learning curve, and impractical to haul around, but totally worth these "inconveniences." These synths are phat and allow for ultimate routing flexibility. The few modular companies like Synthesizers.com are the la...
by AnalogKid
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Real analog or VA?
Replies: 154
Views: 7431

Re: Real analog or VA?

The reason that everyone is talking about it is because there is a difference.
by AnalogKid
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Real analog or VA?
Replies: 154
Views: 7431

Re: Real analog or VA?

There's a reason that VA synths are trying to imitate the analog synths. There's also a reason why many synthesists are hunting down old analogs and why they cherish them when they have them. In addition, there's also a reason that synth companies have sought to bring back what made the old analogs ...
by AnalogKid
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg M3: most beautiful synth in the world?
Replies: 35
Views: 9166

Re: Korg M3: most beautiful synth in the world?

I've checked out the Korg M3 in person, and I've read many online reviews and watched numerous demonstrations via Youtube. I've also checked out Yamaha's Motif XS and the Fantom G from Roland. These modern workstations are amazing pieces of technology, but to me their overall sound is thin, stale, p...
by AnalogKid
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 60338

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Some years ago I saw a Korg T3 advertised in the classified section of my local paper. I called the guy and went over to his house to take a look at it. He said that he bought it brand new many years earlier. The guy said that he took it out of the box once, turned it on, and played around with it f...
by AnalogKid
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modular Synthesizers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Modular Synthesizers ?

I am saving my money to purchase a modular synthesizer system. I would like to start with a modest system and then expand it here and there in the future. I've been eyeing the products from MOTM and Synthesizers.com. I like the larger size modules and the quarter inch jacks that these two companies ...