When did you get your first synth?

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When did you get your first synth?

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Post by kulten » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:30 am

my first synthesizer was my SYB-3, brand new in 1996, almost eleven years ago...
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Post by nathanscribe » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:14 am

Juno 6, 1991: first proper synth. I'd had various electronic keyboards before, but nothing you could create patches on. I went from keyboardist of lazy, ropey and occasionally gigging band to self-propelled synth-pop obscurity overnight :lol:

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Post by Mr Rich » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:50 am

I think we could have used a 20+ and 30+ years option on this one.

The Moog Rogue and Juno6 were my first synths. The Juno was replaced by a 106 and then a 60 quite early on. I still have the Rogue and it's one of my favourite synths; I use it loads. I reckon everyone should have one of those. :)
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Post by Carey M » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:10 pm

Alpha Juno-2, purchased 10 years ago. I still have it and I still love it. We've been through a lot together :)

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Post by 30h5 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:33 pm

Roland JX-305, 1999 I think. Loved it.

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Post by Sweetnothing » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:12 pm

probably 94 I think, I needed something to create rock backings for my music, and went bankrupt buying a Yamaha W7 workstation, I love that synth, and got me into several electronic bands, it made me to understand a lot of things hehe
It's still one of my most used keyboards. :)

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Post by matamoris » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:42 pm

Korg DSS-1 in 1987, I think.

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Post by stephen » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:32 pm

If you mean proper synths, not software - Last week!!! :D

Been into synths for years, but never got round to buying one. Decided I'm at an age when I should be doing things like this. My mates bought motorbikes, I went for a microkorg. And I'm having great fun with it, as a standalone and running a couple of soft synths (mostly zynaddsubfx and asynth).

Not sure when my next purchase will be though, but I have a vague idea what to go for.

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Post by braincandy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:33 pm

It was a Yamaha DX-21 that my parents bought me in 1986 when I was 13. I had begged for months for a Juno-106 (loved my teacher's Juno-60), but my theory teacher/synthesizer "mentor" at the time was a Yamaha fanboy and his opinion prevailed. I was just happy to have a synth, though.

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Post by JSRockit » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:40 pm

The Year 1999 or 2000 or so maybe... but then went software for about 5 years before buying a Monomachine.
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Post by Garth A7 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:07 pm

My first synth was my Korg Poly-800 which I got around July of 1984 for $500 (they went for $800 than just like their name). I got my Roland SVC-350 Vocoder on the first Thursday of May 1984 arriving UPS around 1600 CDST (4pm) and used a cheap Casio foot-long keyboard (don't recall model) until then.
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Korg Poly-800 Synthesizer and
Roland SVC-350 Vocoder
What synthesizer and/or vocoder will be next?!!

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Post by DX » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:18 pm

braincandy wrote:It was a Yamaha DX-21 that my parents bought me in 1986 when I was 13. I had begged for months for a Juno-106 (loved my teacher's Juno-60), but my theory teacher/synthesizer "mentor" at the time was a Yamaha fanboy and his opinion prevailed. I was just happy to have a synth, though.
Very similar to me. My first synth was a gift from my parents in 1987, it was a Yamaha DX27 S. (I had 15 years old).

If casiotones count, My first VL1 was on 1981 maybe?. Next, in 1985, a Casiotone MT70. A year later, I bought a SK1.
Roland Promars, E-mu EMAX and some other machines...

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Post by MitchK1989 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:30 pm

a year ago I bought an alesis micron and a nord lead 2x in the same week.

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Post by Raiven » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:56 pm

Roland JV-1000 (1993)

Bought it brand new for a bit over $2000.
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Post by neandrewthal » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:31 am

Moog Opus 3 (2006) I've come a long way since then.
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