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Post by odradek » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:26 am

I'm very happy with my core setup and don't think, that it will change in near future:

Waldorf Q
Roland V-Synth
Roland Juno-106
Waldorf Q / Waldorf Microwave / Waldorf Pulse / Roland V-Synth / Roland Juno-106 / Roland System 100M / Jomox AirBase 99 / Native Instruments Komplete

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Post by gd » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:11 pm

the past year have been taking just the JP8, Voyager and Radias on the road, the JP8 was sold last week. I am eagerly awaiting a chance to demo the Solaris and Origin, if these don't pan out will likely go back to the A6.
Prophet 08, Mini D, Radias, 2 x JD-990, Juno-60, 2 x JP-8080, Fantom X6, Speakeasy Stereo Rackmount Vintage Tube Preamp ...

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Post by MrFrodo » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:33 pm

Before, I said I'd pick the Minimoog Voyager and the Fairlight CI (either the IIx or the III). If I had to pick another one I'd like, I'd have to flip a coin between the Prophet T8 (if only) and (maybe) an Alesis Andromeda.

If I were to include mechanical keyboards, I'd shoot for a Rhodes Stage 88 and a Hammond XK3. And, I'd probably plug the Prophet into a Kaoss pad.

For now, I'm perfectly content with my current set-up.
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Post by voltageHead » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:53 pm

i have a small rig of that i swith out with a bunch of other stuff
future retro revolution
roland sh101(tr606 for trig pulse off the rev)
korg esx(i know it's not a synth)

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Post by johans121 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:58 pm

Juno 60
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Post by clusterchord » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:34 pm

of the synths/keys i currently use/know best:

Jupiter 8
microwave w novation ReMote controller (sysex)

and Rhodes Stage 73 mk1, 1973 - if that doesnt count as synth.

id go anywhere with this setup.

no-stops-pulled, i'd probably choose:

moog modular
- a sml one like moog 15, w 4oct controller,
- modded to have some normalled connections.
Yamaha CS-80
Waldorf Wave

and, again i couldn't do without: Rhodes Suitcase 73, 1973ish. a nicely miked steinway b on the side couldnt hurt either. ;)

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Post by yellowfever » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:19 pm

Jupiter 8
Emulator 2
Novation K Station

Analogue classic with digital crystal - smashing !!!

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Post by killedaway » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:29 pm

are we posting three of our existing synths or three "dream" synths?

oh well, here's each, starting with my current stable:

Alesis Ion
Korg microKORG
Korg EMX-1

and in my wildest fantasies:

Moog LP (even though the name makes me cringe :lol: )
Elektron Monomachine
RT Spectralis

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Post by sacredcow » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:25 am

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PowerMac G4 dual, DSI MoPho, E-MU XL-7, Korg ES-1mkii, Korg EA-1, Novation Nova, Kawai K4, Casio vz10m, Casio ht700, Yamaha PSS-480

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Post by Carey M » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:21 am

I need a rompler/sampler: Yamaha Motif XS7
I need a polyanalogue: Jomox Sunsyn
I need a monosynth: Moog Minimoog Voyager (Solar/White Ash)

My current setup isn't that far from this "three synth ideal", but I'm really lusting after the Motif XS. The improved FX and filters sound totally kick-a*s.

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Post by King Julien » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:19 pm

Safe Option (ie my current rig):

Hammond XK-3
Kurz PC2R w Classic Keys ROM

Risky but Fun Option:

Vox Connie
Wurly 200A

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Post by felis » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:46 am

little, bitty, mini-rig:



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Post by megawatt » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:59 am

MPC 1000 - Drum Machine, Phrase sampler, Sequencer
V synth- XT - Sampled loop mangler, samplebased synthesis, built in D50, VA synth, 303 emulation, and a vocoder.
MEK - The best of both worlds.

In another lifetime
Pro One
Prophet VS

In the future

DSI BoomChick
Nord Wave
V-Synth GT
OP-1, RYTM, A4, CS-50, PUSH

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Post by mpa1104 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:36 am

This type of thread has cropped up before and it's always been painful deciding because it means discipline - arrrrgh!! :D

I guess I'd go with the general theme of some sort of Rompler for bread and butter sounds, an analogue poly and an analogue mono (or another poly with a unison feature.) So from my existing boards, it would be:

Prophet VS (or the ESQ1 but I'd have to get it functioning reliably first)
MicroMoog (or the Juno2)

Dreamlist would be something like:
1 - V-synth
2 - CS80 (or Prophet 5 or Jupiter 8)
3 - MiniMoog

It think it's important to bear in mind that it does depend largely on the type of gig. At the moment I'm using (for a Beatles cover band), only the Triton and a separate controller for the VK 8M. Whereas in my other Prog based band, I'd use ASR10, ProphetVS, Triton, VK8M, MicroMoog (or ESQ1 or Juno2 ... whichever was functioning best :) ). Sometimes, I'd even drag along the VCS 3 just for the sake of some serious twiddling.
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Post by shaft9000 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:06 pm


FR-777 w/ an EMX ductaped to the bottom :P
Moog LP tribute
Novation Supernova 2 keyboard



Yamaha GX-1
Korg PS-3300
Modcan or Buchla modular w/ the works

(~$150,000 and even more luck)
2600.solus.modcan a.eurorack.cs60.JP8.Juno6.A6.sunsyn.volcakeys.jd990.tb303.x0xb0x.revolution.

shaft9000.muffwiggler.com <- singles & mixtape
shaft9000.bandcamp.com <- spacemusic album
youtube.com/shaft9000 <- various synth demos and studies

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