3 Synth Rig

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Re: 3 Synth Rig

Post by kaffekick » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:00 pm

Mixolydian wrote:Based on this, which 2 or 3 synths would you choose?
1. Moog LP
2. Waldorf Blofeld
3. AKAI MPC-1000 w. JJOS

that + a Filtered Coffee! :D
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Post by factual35 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:49 pm

Personally, my dream 3-synth rig would consist of:

Yamaha DX-200
Poly Evolver Keyboard
and a Korg Wavestation

Probably wont happen anytime soon. :(

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Post by Bitexion » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:04 pm

Talking of dream rigs are we?

Yamaha CS-80 on the bottom
Prophet-5 in the middle
Elka Synthex on top. Or memorymoog. And it would probably fall over immediately, and $20,000 would be wasted in an instant.

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Post by Dano » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:12 am

factual35 wrote:Personally, my dream 3-synth rig would consist of:

Yamaha DX-200
Poly Evolver Keyboard
and a Korg Wavestation

Probably wont happen anytime soon. :(
That's a pretty interesting combination. You could get 2/3 of your dream rig, the DX200 and Wavestation SR, fairly cheaply though.

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Post by Joey » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:24 am

This is a tough one, but I'd probably choose:

Virus TI Polar
Prophet 08
Korg MS20

the virus can do a great amount of sounds in such a little box, the prophet would be my bread and butter synth for analog sounds, and the korg is a great mono with a lot of sound capabilities, not to mention the ESP it has, which is crazy sounding.
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Post by stikygum » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:14 am

Waldorf Wave/MW1

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Post by i_watch_stars » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:30 am

antilles wrote:Well to cover as much ground as possible:

A sample player - Triton or something
An analog - monophonic will do - Pro One or MS-20
Some digital synth - JD-800
Finally an answer that makes sense.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:01 am


Who needs patch memory when you have three? ;)

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Post by Hugo76 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:11 am

Korg Oasys
V-Synth GT
Acces Virus TI

Korg Triton rack
Waldorf Blofeld
(I have the former two, Blofeld arriving some time during spring 2008)

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Post by ColorForm2113 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:09 am

OriginalJambo wrote:Minimoog

Who needs patch memory when you have three? ;)
haha that was going to my answer :wink: or maybe two mini's and a cs80

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Post by pix » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:18 am


SFX-60 mkII
cwejman S1 mkII
Virus Polar


future retro XS

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Post by JackAstro » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:47 am

For touring with a band, I would want a Nord. I have seen a dozen bands take them on tour. I think a Modular G2 would do. For playing live I can't imagine I would need anything other than that.

For the studio, that is a little more complicated. Definitely a PEK. A semi-modular such as an MS20 or an XS. Not sure about the third.

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Post by BlackGnosis » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:52 pm

ttwo of them I already got, the third Im still saving up for

1 - Korg microkorg [Vocoding, noise, light pads,]
2 - Roland MC-808 [control, strings, square sounds, Flute sounds, choir pads, TB-303 emulator, MC-202 emulator, lots and lots of pads..., sample playback and drums]
3 -Access Virus TI desktop [SH-101 & jp-80x0 sounds, hyper saws, hyper squares, Formant, wavetable, filtering drums, ARP ARPS AND MORE ARPS!, kitchen sink... ]

I've mastered my microKORG to the point I can recreate sounds I think of with it, I love vocoding with it and its been a blast to use! fun to play out fast 16-64th step basslines on it =), who needs a controller for that?.

I just got the MC-808 and are learning to love it, the more I tinker with it the more in love I fall with it! I'm definitely going to expand its memory and use it till it dont power up anymore.

as for the virus.. I long to play with one in my studio, just from tweaking and playing with it at guitar center I absolutely adore its sound! the pads, the multi-timbrel arpeggios, the leads I can produce on that thing make me quiver in joy. to one day master it would be nice thing to have =)
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Post by Algebraic Satellite » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:16 pm

I use,

Alesis Micron
Korg MS2000r
DSI Evolver Desktop.

With those I can cover a lot of ground. But I think I would like to add a Poly Analog and my list could be complete.
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Post by gfriden » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:55 pm

Pretty much what I have: D-50 (pads), Oddy (leads, fat bases), M/P (same as Oddy + quirky F/X). If this strikes people as a strange combination, it's because I am a guitar player with NO experience whatsoever of playing keyboards in live situations, so its all guesswork on my part, really. :wink:
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