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Poor mans synths

Post by Ezzo » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:41 am

I always hear people refering to a certain synth as "the poor mans prophet 5" or "the poor mans minimoog". What do you think are some great poor mans synths?
Octave Cat SRM
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Post by OriginalJambo » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:05 am

PolySix/P600 as poor man's Prophet-5?
Juno as poor man's Jupiter?
Moog Prodigy/Rogue as poor man's Minimoog?

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Post by RobotHeroes » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:11 am

Casio's? :lol:

For the Prophet 5 it was the Prophet 600, maybe even the sixtrak. For the Minimoog it was the Prodigy. amirite? :P

The Roland JX-3P is inexpensive and can sound alright. It's like the "poor man's" Juno or something? Has DCOs. Still kicking myself over letting one slide by me this past summer. :?

The Akai AX-60. Not that expensive either but I've only seen one once. Another inexpensive poly synth for sure. This one has VCOs.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:20 am

RobotHeroes wrote:The Roland JX-3P is inexpensive and can sound alright. It's like the "poor man's" Juno or something? Has DCOs. Still kicking myself over letting one slide by me this past summer. :?.
I don't know - they are similar but I see the JX-3P as being of a different range of synth myself as it's in a totally different style from the Juno range. Plus it has 2 DCOs per voice - not one.

However one could argue that the Poly-61 is a poor man's PolySix and that has two DCOs per voice - not one VCO.

I guess both views are valid then. :D

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Post by Sexor » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:21 am

My studio is such a poor man's studio:

TR-707: Poor man's 909
MC-202: Poor man's 303
DR-110: Poor man's 606
Alpha Juno: Poor man's Juno 106
Moog Prodigy: Poor man's Minimoog

...I really should stop being poor for once :wink:
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Post by RobotHeroes » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:31 am

Yeah. When people say "poor mans" anything I think of something made by the same company but affordable. Like the poor mans Porsche. :lol: I am not a car guy so I forget which one that was but I'd recognize it if I saw one.

Now which ones are considered 'great' alternatives...buh...that's a large scope of synths. :happy3:

Korg MS-10 poor mans MS-20. :D
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Post by i_watch_stars » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:02 am

Sexor wrote:My studio is such a poor man's studio:

TR-707: Poor man's 909
MC-202: Poor man's 303
DR-110: Poor man's 606
Alpha Juno: Poor man's Juno 106
Moog Prodigy: Poor man's Minimoog

...I really should stop being poor for once :wink:
Alpha Juno is the poor man's Juno 106?

I have the TG-77, the poor man's SY-99, and the Virus B which is the poor man's Virus C, BUT NOT the poor man's Virus TI :)
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Post by Ezzo » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:14 am

I've heard the juno 60 refered to as the poor man's jupiter before too, never played either though so its hard to say 8)
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Post by Carey M » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:14 am

For the price Alpha Junos are going for, it's hard to resist buying one... Sooo, I just got an Mks-50! It's the poor man's Mks-80 rev 5 ;)

Other good budget synths, IMO, are the Roland JX-3P, Oberheim Matrix-1000 (poor man's Xpander) and the Mfb Synth I & II (poor man's Minimoog).

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Post by Dane_Xoth » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:23 am

ER-1 poor man's Waldorf Attack.
S4/Quadra poor man's Fusion.
Alesis Metavox poor man's vocoder.
KPR-77 poor man's Tr-606


Just the other day i was talking to one of my co workers about the 'Hip hop must have an MPC' attitude....and i mentioned this as a 'poor man's ' setup:

Roland R-70 (sequencing/Drums/very decent pads)
Roland S-760 (samples)

+ any rack mount samplers are fairly cheap these days. Add a some sort of pad controller ...personal fav = the Korg padKontrol. will be Cheaper than most used MPC's.
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Post by crystalmsc » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:28 am

D-110 PM's D-50, D-50 PM's Nord Wave :)
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Post by clueless » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:37 am

Any of the creamware gear. Cheaper and (until recently) more readily available.

Cat... poor mans Oddy! (only kidding Jambo. :lol: )

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Post by kuroichi » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:20 am

VST's and reason Refills, poor mans everything....

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Post by Dirk » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:09 am

CS-80
Poor man's GX-1

Minimoog
Poor man's System 55
:D

More realistic:
Prophet 2000
Poor man's Fairlight CMI
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Post by Jexus » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:26 pm

Casio CTK-700 very very poor man's Korg Triton.
what the h**l ? :P

I think this quite absurd "poor man's " phrase was invented by dealers to sell something less cool as cool enough.

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