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by AnalogKid
Thu May 05, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Beginner Synth (Under $700)
Replies: 22
Views: 3285

Re: Beginner Synth (Under $700)

In my opinion, the best synth for under $700 is a used Alesis Ion. The Ion is the best sounding VA ever created. It's analog reproduction is second to none. It's loaded with knobs for hands on programming. The Ion has 8-voice polyphony with 3 oscillators per voice, and is 4-part multi-timbral. Yup, ...
by AnalogKid
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs With Great, Interesting Use of Arpeggiators
Replies: 46
Views: 21303

Songs With Great, Interesting Use of Arpeggiators

As most of you know, arpeggiators are unique to synths, and they can be used very creatively in ways that no other instrument is capable of doing. What are some songs that make great, interesting use of arpeggiators? I know a few, and I'd like to hear more. Here are a few that I'm aware of: The Weap...
by AnalogKid
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth with nice arppegiator
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Synth with nice arppegiator

If you want a powerful synthesizer with an arpeggiator that blows away the arpeggiator on every other hardware synth, look no further than the Korg Z1. I have a Z1, and I will never sell it. You can often pick one up on Ebay for a good price. Also, check Craigslist periodically. I recently saw a Z1 ...
by AnalogKid
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Steve needs a modular synth?
Replies: 23
Views: 3519

Re: Steve needs a modular synth?

If I were in your shoes looking to get a modular synthesizer but only had $600 and a Minimoog, I would sell the Moog and buy a Synthesizers.com modular system that includes a Transistor Ladder Filter module. The Synthesizers.com ladder filter is modeled after the classic Moog filter. As with any dec...
by AnalogKid
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: help picking a synth
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: help picking a synth

I would recommend the Alesis Ion. You can pick one up on Ebay. You can also check Craigslist. I suggest that you read the Ion page on this site. I really like my Ion; I will never sell it. In my opinion, it's the most authentic analog sounding VA synth ever made, even when compared to other synths c...
by AnalogKid
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the Deepest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 76
Views: 7801

Re: What was the Deepest Synth you ever bought?

The Korg Z1. No matter how much you dig into it, it always seem to have more.
by AnalogKid
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 115
Views: 18594

Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

I purchased a brand new Korg Z1 ten plus years ago at my local music store for $1600. It had the 18 voice expansion board already installed when I bought it. I've babied the Z1 ever since. This is one synth that I will never sell. I've seen them occasionally in my area on Craigslist in the $450-$750...
by AnalogKid
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth Is This?
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: What Synth Is This?

Okay colorbars and philip. Again, what is "rather funny?" You can write that, but don't just write it without explaing why you believe that. In that clip you have guitar wiz Paul Bielatowicz from the Carl Palmer Band and some of Europe's best session players together with Neil Morse putting their pr...
by AnalogKid
Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth Is This?
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: What Synth Is This?

Thanks for the info Philip. I knew that it was a Roland keyboard, but I didn't know which model. Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "rather funny?" I don't get that. Neal Morse is, in my opinion, one of the most talented (and largely unknown) multi-instrumentalists on the rock scene today. Here's...
by AnalogKid
Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth Is This?
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

What Synth Is This?

Does anyone know what synth prog master Neal Morse is playing in this clip at 0:58? You can see a better view of it at 2:39:

by AnalogKid
Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: analog on a budget
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: analog on a budget

First of all, I applaud you as a guitar player for desiring to expand into synths, even though you admit your limitations as a keyboard player. In my opinion, some of the best and most creative stuff done with synths has been done by musicians who are not that adept at the keyboards but have neverth...
by AnalogKid
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Monotron-R-US?
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Monotron-R-US?

Yeah, but what can you do with this analog synth? What's the appeal? Why buy one when it literally looks like a toy?
by AnalogKid
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Monotron-R-US?
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Monotron-R-US?

What's with the Korg Monotron? I don't get it. It looks like a toy instead of a serious musical instrument. Why would one of the biggest names in the history of synths come up with this thing that looks like a joke from Toys-R-Us? Am I missing something? What is the appeal of this thing? Any thought...
by AnalogKid
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: which monofonic?
Replies: 17
Views: 1941

Re: which monofonic?

In my opinion, your best bet would be to dispense with the vintage synth idea and get yourself an entry level synthesizers.com modular synthesizer. Here are the reasons why: 1) The synthesizers.com modular system is real analog with fat sound (no matter how "realistic" the VAs may claim to be, it wi...
by AnalogKid
Sat May 15, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for new polyphonic analogue synth
Replies: 16
Views: 2433

Re: Looking for new polyphonic analogue synth

Are you talking real analog or are you including VA synths in your inquiry?