new analog monosynth?

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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:50 am

JSRockit wrote:Here you go... new monosynth back from the dead:

http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2007/08 ... sizer.html
£800 for that? :shock:

Don't get me wrong but that's a bit pricey considering you can easily get a new MEK and Moog LP Stage for about that!

Yes, the inclusion of three oscillators is impressive in this day and age but with only one LFO and one envelope it's cutting it short on the old sonic possibles. To top it off: no patch memory, no MIDI, no hard sync and missing the extra performance wheel really don't help.

I know they aren't exactly a large corporate business so can't cut the cost from buying and manufacturing in bulk or sourcing labour from China, but it'll be hard to compete - especially when the Prophet-8 will only cost around £1000 when it's released!

As it stands I'd rather have a Moog LP for £800. And if I wanted a knobby vintage I'd take an Octave Cat, Roland SH-2 or Pro-One from around half the price to 3/4 of that.

Good find though JS. :)

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:31 pm

I hear ya on the price, but it fit the thread starters wishes more than the MEK or LP.
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Post by synthetic88 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:16 pm

Macbeth X Factor coming someday... probably pricey though. I'm guessing $3k.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:07 pm

JSRockit wrote:I hear ya on the price, but it fit the thread starters wishes more than the MEK or LP.
Very true - the only other modern, knobby and fully analogue synths I can think of are the MFB Synth II, SunSyn and the PAiA Fatman.

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:51 pm

OriginalJambo wrote:
JSRockit wrote:I hear ya on the price, but it fit the thread starters wishes more than the MEK or LP.
Very true - the only other modern, knobby and fully analogue synths I can think of are the MFB Synth II, SunSyn and the PAiA Fatman.
And none of them have a real built in keyboard...though they are all cool and useful.
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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:58 am

JSRockit wrote:Here you go... new monosynth back from the dead:

http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2007/08 ... sizer.html
looks interesting and the demos sounds good.
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