Top 3 synths you want, but cannot bring yourself to buy?

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Post by Zamise » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:12 am

One of the Yamaha Motifs - hard to explain, I just keep on not wanting to upset the balance of my own little universe with one yet.

A Nord Lead - Too face fookin ugly mate. Sorry just watched Hot Fuzz.

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Post by Rusty O'Hara » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:17 am

1 : OSCar

IF I could find a mint/very good condition one I'd buy it. Rare as hens teeth where I am atm; though I do know 2 people who have one. Had an opportunity before; but the asking price was too much imho.

2 : Yamaha CS-80

As mentioned above; pure cost / maintenance issue.

3 : Polivoks

Otto basically summed up my thoughts on it below:
otto wrote:Polivoks - I've almost bought one multiple times but just didn't at the last minute. I think the combination of dealing with someone in a nation outside of ebay protection, paying more than it's worth as far as sound and capabilities go (let's face it, it's expensive because it's a novelty), probably not being able to find anyone local to fix it if issues arrive, and having to install CV or midi myself on a synth that I can't easily get repaired are all big detterents. Luck for me they seem to be comeing down in price and I might just do it before too long.
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Post by Chaorta » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:23 am

Minimoog Voyager - Price. I just wont pay that kind of money for mono machine unless it's modular. And i wont buy a little phatty because i prefer extra knobs. I've played it and love it, i just wont buy one.

Korg MS-20 - Price. It just isnt worth that much to me.

Arp 2600 - Price & Stability. For all the work that i'll put into it to keep it tip-top, i'm not going to spend $3,000 to start.
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Post by JSRockit » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:38 am

cartesia wrote:Elektron monomachine - only 6 note digital polyphony at this price?..maybe I wouldnt mind if you could split it as a 3note voice and 3 mono's.
Ah, see that's the reason I love it so... 6 mono synths in one box? WooHoo!!! For someone who doesn't care for chords or piano style playing... this machine is a dream come true.
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Post by felis » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:54 am

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Post by donaldm » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:01 am

I have to join in with the chorus of CS-80ers. Just too big and too much of a repair liability.

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Post by micahjonhughes » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:23 am

Sequential Prophet VS

ARP Odyssey

Korg MS-20

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Post by Cybananna » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:27 am

VCS3 / Synthi - can't afford it

ms-20 - can't make myself pay that much for one.

arp odyssey - same as ms-20

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Post by griffin avid » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:26 am

Studio Electronics CODE
Can’t afford it (8 Outs for $5,000) and if I could- there are just so many other places to spend that kind of money for music production tools.

Hartman Neuron

What else needs to be said? Saw one in Sam Ash for $2,000 and ..didn’t….have….$2,000.

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Every time I read about the specs I keep seeing myself using it. I can even see what rack it goes on….
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Post by neandrewthal » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:59 am

1. Korg PS-3300. Not that I don't think it's worth $6-10,000, just that there is no way that at this point in my life as an amateur musician(and hardly one at that) I could justify spending that kind of money on something that doesn't have 4 wheels or provide me with warmth and shelter.

2. EMS synthi 100: Pretty much same as above, plus it would probably take my whole income just to keep it running.

3. Minimoog. Yikes, what am I waiting for? I have no clue. If I don't get one soon I'll probably be kicking myself down the road when they are unaffordable.
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Post by Wiglaf » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:06 am

1. OSCar: IwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIWANT!

But they're too expensive.

2. A system, I can't afford the resulting module lust and also I don't have room.

3. I don't know...a FS1R? Except I do plan on getting one, as it sounds like a very unique might end up being my next purchase. I'd say MachineDrum, but again I do plan on getting one.
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Post by Raiven » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:42 am

1. Studio Electronics Code 8 voice: Price

2. Roland Jupiter 6: As much as I like the synth, I just can't bring myself to buy another one as it's so over shadowed by more modern stuff. Also the price for one on E-bay is often a lot more than what I'm willing to pay for one. IMHO, there is nothing about a Jupiter 6 that should make it worth more than a brand new Nord Lead 2X. Still, I almost find myself clicking on one in E-Bay. :)

3. Korg Oasys 76: I would have to sell my whole studio in order to purchase one. Simply not going to happen but I'd love to own one.
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Post by Pighood » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:10 am

1. Waldorf XTk. Used to own one, but replaced it with a Q and a Fizmo.

2. Memorymoog. Have an Andromeda, cannot justify.

3. DX7IIFD. I use does so much more.
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Post by keybdwizrd » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:12 am

Moog Voyager

Just too much money for an analog monosynth.

ARP Odyssey Mk III

Just too much money for an analog monosynth without MIDI or patch memory. I had one many years ago and really would like to have one solely for nostalgic purposes.

Roland Jupiter 8

Too much money for a big, old, analog polysynth without modern conveniences, although they sound cool and look even better.


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Post by crystalmsc » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:29 am

all because of the maintenance and unstablity issues:
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