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Analog Polysynth

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:12 pm
by JUGEL
I need your guys help. I need to get a analog polysynth. Here is what I need.

1. Analog interface.. sliders, knobs..
2. Under $1,000
3. Somewhat reliable.. meaning I'm going to use it live.
4. No JUNO's

patch memory would be nice but not needed.

I just can't think of many... please name some .. and more importantly .. name one's you really really like.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:21 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Prophet 600
PolySix
Juno-60
Jupiter-4 (or is it too tempremental?)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:23 pm
by Soundwave
Jupiter 4/6 if you can get one cheap or maybe a Yamaha CS50/70 or Korg Polysix/Monopoly?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:30 pm
by Analogue Crazy
I think the CS-50 maybe a bit too unreliable for live use. Its fine once its set up but its a bit unstable. The thing weighs 36kg too so its rather heavy. But if you like the sound of it then its worth lugging about. My CS-40M weighs 32kg in its case and i still lugg it around.
The CS-70M would be easier to play live but its also heavy. It has auto-tune though so is better live. Im not sure if i like the sound of the CS-70M. I think the CS-50 sounds much nicer.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:30 pm
by wiss
your mg is poly, just get some effects for it.

most decent analog poly I would not take out gigging for fear of it breaking.


i would look at some of korgs analog poly's....

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:33 pm
by JUGEL
yeah .. I've been wondering about the Korg Delta and Sigma

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:49 pm
by Analogue Crazy
The Delta sounds great but is a little limited. Its similar to the Lambda but is much more roadworthy.
Is it a VCO Polysynth you are after?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:12 pm
by fletriste
vermona perfourmer.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:15 pm
by JUGEL
Analogue Crazy wrote:Is it a VCO Polysynth you are after?


yeah .. no. Really just don't want to deal with menu's.

Thinking of the Jupiter 4 and CS50 now... but don't know if they're good for live use. And the Prophet 600

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:19 pm
by wiss
didnt akai make some analog poly's....

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:19 pm
by WWBJD
Prophet 600

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:42 pm
by Soundwave
Don't MFB make a polysynth? I personally wouldn't use a costly vintage to gig with unless it was a one off.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:09 pm
by JUGEL
I have no fear. I gig the SH-7 all the time . .. but that thing is built like a champ .... Most stable OSC I've ever heard. No warm up..

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:13 pm
by JMP
JUGEL wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:Is it a VCO Polysynth you are after?


Thinking of the Jupiter 4 and CS50 now... And the Prophet 600


Prophet 600 would appear to fit well into your criteria, just picked one up myself. Well within your budget and a good all rounder for sounds, unison mode particularly for bass and lead solo playing live....?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:07 pm
by Jack Spider
If you can get one for under $1000, the Roland Jupiter 6 would make for a good live instrument, if you can stomach lugging it about - it's rather heavy indeed, especially in a flight case.

I recently got mine back from a service and it's certainly a sturdily-built machine with some nice features that would make it ideal on-stage:

- Splittable keyboard - with 4/2 or 2/4 voices either side of the split. Both sides of the split can be independently programmed, so you could have a bass/lead with the two assigned voices set to unison to thicken it up and a have a four-voice polysynth on the other side of the split.

- Interface - a control for every parameter. No menu diving whatsoever.

- Patch storage.

I think it sounds rather dapper. Two VCOs per voice, low, band and high-pass filters and enough modulation options to make things interesting.