Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

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Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

Post by LewisReven » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:44 am

Hello,

I want to buy a 'knobby' synth because I am fed up of setting up sounds with a data wheel. I also want a very analogue sound. I am thinking of buying a modelled synth but, at the same time, I would really like a genuine vintage synth to get a 'real' analogue sound (and because they look so cool!). Any pointers would be appreciated.

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Re: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

Post by madtheory » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:47 pm

You have a third option: a modern knobby analogue. I really the Dave Smith/ Sequential stuff. Mopho X4 is a beast. Arturia and Novation are superb. Korg ARP Oddysey is superb also.

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Re: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

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Re: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:58 pm

Yes, happily in this day and age there are a number of options for modern analogue, ranging from ultra-low-cost stuff like the Korg Volcas to fancy high-end DSI numbers. Depending on your price range, I'd second the recommendation for a Korg ARP Odyssey or an MS-20 Mini if you're good with monophonic, or a Korg Minilogue if you don't want to have to multi-track to do chords with.
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Re: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

Post by AnalogKid » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:30 am

LewisReven wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:44 am
Hello,

I want to buy a 'knobby' synth...
:agree:

Hooray!!! You want a knobby synth. Real synths are knobby synths. Menu diving = :facepalm:

What is your budget / price range? Suggestions will (obviously) be contingent on price.

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Re: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

Post by jim777 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:17 pm

There are so many options right now, if I had the cash for a vintage synth I'd probably grab a Matrixbrute. I would also go with the Behringer Odyssey over the Korg due to the larger keys but that's just me.
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