With hybrids all the rage, why not CS/DX , Juno/JD etc ?

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Postby jko » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:41 pm

Thinking about the interesting suggestions other people had made on new hybrid string synths, it strikes me there's also another type of synth still very popular on the used market but extinct for 25 years - the old-style 'combi' synth with separated and combinable monosynth/ string synth / + or 'brass'tone sections. In innovative hybrid analog/digital forms there are all sorts of possibilities here, particularly for companies like DSI who have already developed new monosynths.
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Postby jko » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:28 am

time to resurrect this thread..
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Postby gs » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:39 pm

jko wrote:Thinking about the interesting suggestions other people had made on new hybrid string synths, it strikes me there's also another type of synth still very popular on the used market but extinct for 25 years - the old-style 'combi' synth with separated and combinable monosynth/ string synth / + or 'brass'tone sections. In innovative hybrid analog/digital forms there are all sorts of possibilities here, particularly for companies like DSI who have already developed new monosynths.


The technologies that existed in the late 70s early 80s combined with the demands of the marketplace allowed for this rather bizarre creature the 'combi synth' to exist for a short period (Yamaha SK series, Korg Trident, Crumar Multiman/Performer/Trilogy, etc. etc.). It appeased some key players that wanted all the needed sounds in one box. Nowadays those same players would get everything they need from a modern ROMpler/workstation with all the sounds and the splittable performance/mix settings.
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