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by georgemarauder
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Local music shops= no synths ever?
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: Local music shops= no synths ever?

There's this really cool shop near me. I forget the name, but they buy and sell used gear there. Tons of rack FX units, but also synths and keyboards. I remember spotting a Crumar Composer in there but a sign on the unit said it needed all kinds of fixes, keys didn't work and so on. So I passed on i...
by georgemarauder
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 99452

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Lots of really good deals in this thread. Cheapest synth I ever purchased was one of about four or five Microkorgs that I have owned. I paid $125 for it from some underage kid, and it had marker writing all on the back of it. I cleaned it up pretty easily and sold it for $300. Best deal I ever got w...
by georgemarauder
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Moog Voyager: Used like you wouldn't.
Replies: 21
Views: 2978

Re: Moog Voyager: Used like you wouldn't.

Wow, pretty cool track man. I dig it.
by georgemarauder
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for Roland Jupiter 6 demos
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

Re: Looking for Roland Jupiter 6 demos

I know Ashe. I expected this type of response. I'm not trolling, just giving my opinion. The thread creator stated the Roland Jupiter 6 seemed like a "good buy". I highly disagree with that. In fact I disagree that most vintage synths are good buys. They are mostly all grossly overpriced simply beca...
by georgemarauder
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for Roland Jupiter 6 demos
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

Re: Looking for Roland Jupiter 6 demos

No analog synth is a good buy in 2011, especially not a Jupiter 6. Vintage analogs were good buys about 10 years ago, when you couldn't give the things away. Now every single analog synth is overpriced simply because they are vintage and because they are analog. The Jupiter 6 is a nice synth. It has...
by georgemarauder
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for bassy synth
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

Re: Looking for bassy synth

The Ion is a beast of a synthesizer, one of the best synths out there, modern or vintage, analog or digital. It's just that good. Highly recommend it. It's also great bang for the buck, you get a ton of features that vintage or even modern monophonic synths just don't have. Sound wise you are only l...
by georgemarauder
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rescued a Casio CZ3000
Replies: 11
Views: 8024

Re: Rescued a Casio CZ3000

Nice. The CZ like of synths are great. You can make all types of cool, unique sounds on them once you learn how to program it. The presets are generally 80s c**p though. Just ignore them and make your own. Have fun.
by georgemarauder
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What affordable analogue poly synths are out there?
Replies: 16
Views: 2833

Re: What affordable analogue poly synths are out there?

Why go analog when you can go virtual analog and get way more features and bang for your buck? I'm starting to sound like a broken record because this is what I tell everyone who is looking for a new synth, especially poly-synths. The virtual analogs blow most over-priced analog poly-synths out of t...
by georgemarauder
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: first HW synth - SH-101 or Dark Energy or...
Replies: 28
Views: 3696

Re: first HW synth - SH-101 or Dark Energy or...

If you are using software for the polyphonic synth section of your music, great, but why would you need a vintage analog mono-synth when you have software synths? Why even buy a synth at all? Wouldn't you be better off buying more software that serves different needs, or FX units, or something other...
by georgemarauder
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12979

Re: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread

Any other OB-12 users out there lurking around? I want to hear tracks made with this thing.
by georgemarauder
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: first HW synth - SH-101 or Dark Energy or...
Replies: 28
Views: 3696

Re: first HW synth - SH-101 or Dark Energy or...

I wouldn't buy either of these synths as a first synth. For the same price you can get a polyphonic virtual analog synth that has a million more sound possibilities than either the Doepfer or the SH-101. I'd look into buying an Oberheim OB-12/Alesis Ion/Korg MS2000. Why would you want to limit yours...
by georgemarauder
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice needed for experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 3051

Re: Advice needed for experiments

I'd say go with either an Alesis Ion or a Korg MS2000. Both are excellent synths and should be what you are looking for. I'd say go with the Ion as the first choice, and MS2000 as the second choice. That's just my personal preference between the 2.
by georgemarauder
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 12979

Re: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread

I know you don't want to hear it, but it is somewhat rare, not a lot of them were made and they will soon be discovered to be very capable synths indeed. I just saw one sell on Ebay for $1300 and was not surprised. I would buy one now before they are discovered as the next classic, must-have vintag...
by georgemarauder
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Which would you prefer ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: Which would you prefer ?

I have no experience with the Alesis, but I can tell you the Microkorg is a very cool synth. Yes, the keys are small, but that's about the only drawback of it. It's a very capable synthesizer in a small package. It can run on batteries, how cool is that? Plus it's got a lot of sound for a small pric...