What synth are you in love with?

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What synth are you in love with?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:25 pm

Im madly in love with my CS-40M. The leads are so sharp and powerful and the basses are just massive. The CS-40M is awsome because it combines a very fat sound with loads of nifty little extras. The modulation routings are insane and the ring mod is so nice. This is the only CS synth im keeping. I have found my perfect CS.

I sold my CS-10 yesterday to guy from London. Im not missing it yet. :wink:
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Post by Yoozer » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:38 pm

If I have to tell you, my significant other will murder me in my sleep.



Access Virus C

edit: to clarify: while I could list the Juno-60 or the JX8P, the C is more versatile; I like everything it does and it can go to places that are wayy off the territory of the Juno. It has a nice balance between complexity and interface and it looks very slick.
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Post by REwire » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:39 pm

My Steiner Parker Synthacon. It's going down the conveyer belt with me when I'm cremated.
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Post by code green » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:43 pm

hey a.c.--glad your restless quest has paid off. you have anything up on this site or elsewhere where one can hear this cs-40m? how do you find it in terms of gigability/portability/reliability?

as for me, my love affair with the prophet 600 is in full flower. went like this:

-bought it, relatively clueless about analog synthesis but from the little i knew it seemed like a good way to go.
-spent a lot of time tweaking about and marveling at the sounds i got out of it.
-learned how to actually play/program the damn thing, and discovered that some things were wrong with it. got them serviced.
-started really grooving on it.
-joined a band, started laying down tracks with it, became frustrated by some of its limitations when it comes to matching precise rhythms (arp, lfo, glide). considered selling and starting over with another analog poly.
-learned there was nothing that really came close in a 2-osc. poly for the price/sound.
-now i'm back to loving it again--this thing is capable of so much gorgeousness, so much eerieness, so much hugeness. the polymod section is ingenious and valuable for mayhem (and for the most part obviates a noise generator.
-and yes i just plain love it. own two now, one for backup.

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Post by whiteyhouston » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:46 pm

REwire wrote:My Steiner Parker Synthacon. It's going down the conveyer belt with me when I'm cremated.
:D
good call!!!

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Post by Zonkout » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:47 pm

Korg MS-20 right now. Fun to look at, fun to play. CV applications make for good brainstorming.
The Roland SH-2 is my main squeeze though. So immediate, so powerful.
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Re: What synth are you in love with?

Post by JMP » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:50 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:I have found my perfect CS.
Are you sure? It wasn't that long ago you dabbled on that CS80 ! :D Think you've definately lifted the profile of the CS-40M though.

Me, probably V-Synth & Synthex. Very different machines that you just don't get bored of.

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Post by divineaudio » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:53 pm

my (newly acquired as of today) esq1. the warm buzzy filters, waveforms that invoke a sheer creepiness, and a modulation matrix that spans from subtle weirdness to mind-bending insanity. of the synths i have used in my lifetime, this one is my favorite.

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Re: What synth are you in love with?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:56 pm

JMP wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:I have found my perfect CS.
Are you sure? It wasn't that long ago you dabbled on that CS80 ! :D Think you've definately lifted the profile of the CS-40M though.

Me, probably V-Synth & Synthex. Very different machines that you just don't get bored of.
What i meant was i have found the perfect CS that i can afford. :wink:
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Post by JSRockit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:03 pm

Elektron Machinedrum UW - it has consumed all of my music making time lately and has made me scrap all of the songs I was working on. I love it and have alot of fun using it. Making very good filtered drum sounds and some nice FM pings.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:05 pm

For mono it has to be the Octave Cat and for poly it has to be the KORG PolySix.

I just really love those SSM filters. :)

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Post by MarkM » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:15 pm

My Voyager and Q rack. I really like that the Q has a sequencer.

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Post by carbon111 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:20 pm

Waldorf Microwave XT

Extremely flexible, great filter selection and a 16-slot mod matrix.

Just lovely. :love10:
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Post by ford442 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:33 pm

i've been using my FR-777 continually since i got it from Shaggie... FX, screaming leads.. bass and more bass... 8)
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Post by Absence » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:35 pm

...kid in a candy store.

I have to say that my favorite is my Prophet 600, which is currently experiencing some problems. :(

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