Your first synth.

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Do you still have your first synth?

Yes
61
49%
No
54
43%
I sold it, but then bought it again.
10
8%
 
Total votes: 125

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Tyler2000
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Your first synth.

Post by Tyler2000 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:02 am

Who here still has thier first synth? Would you have sold it by now if it wasn't your first? If you did sell it, do you miss it? Did you end up replacing it? Oh yeah, and what was it?

Just curious.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by jasedee » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:13 am

Still have the Virus RackXL - 5 years and counting. I wish I bought the KC or Desktop though.
l::l CS-10 l::l DX7 mkIIFD l::l Motif Rack l::l D-50 l::l Juno 60 l::l Virus Rack XL l::l ER-1mkII l::l TR-707 l::l MC-303

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Post by insky » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:16 am

Mine was the ESQ-1. It broke so I bought another one...I'm thinking of selling it though. It's envelopes are pretty much useless.
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Post by Tyler2000 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:30 am

Oh, btw. My first synth was my Roland HS-60. I still have it. I probably wouldn't still have it if it weren't for the nostalgia and the fact that I developed "my sound" around it. It's just really big for the simple sounds it makes. Don't get me wrong, I love it. But I probably would have tried to get something cheaper, more complex, and maybe smaller by now.

Can't wait to hear about yours. I think this is really interesting because you buy first synth before you have a bunch of synth knowledge.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by hogberto » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:31 am

yup. i've had my pro-one for about 25 years now.

it just seems to sound better with age, no matter what i put next to it.

so it's a keeper. 8)

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Post by Carey M » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:03 am

Bought my Alpha Juno in 1995. A lovely little synth :love2:

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Post by redfurniture » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:25 am

Traded my K1 II to a CS10 back in 1997. Do I regret it?

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Post by gfriden » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:31 am

Yuppers! Still have the old Mono/Poly. Doubt it I'll ever get rid of it, except if it breaks and I have to buy a new one.
Art is not a copy of the real world. One of the damn things is enough.

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Post by piRoN » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:48 am

Yes, but not for long. The EA-1 is on the 'bay as we speak.
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Post by T7 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:03 pm

Novation Supernova II Rack. You'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands.

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Post by King Julien » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:56 pm

Yes, Still have the SH-101 I bought new in 1984.

I didn't sell it years ago because it wasn't worth it. Later I forgot all about it, then couldn't find it. Finally found it again this year and now realise its value, so will not be selling it. As its been neglected and lonely all these years i got it a 606 for companionship. They seem to be getting along nicely.

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Post by mao » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:43 pm

Korg DS-8... sold for a Roland D110... sold for an EPS16+... sold for a K2000 sold and then bought again for... neverending story... you know...

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Post by Jack Spider » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:24 pm

My first synth was a Minimoog reissue and I sold it earlier this year, replacing it with a Little Phatty Stage. I haven't missed it as the LP does everything that the Mini did for me, barring the obvious 3-osc sounds.
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Post by Uncle Screwtape » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:31 pm

At this moment, I still have the Mini-Korg, but it will probably be gone in 6 days. :cry:

It's on eBay, regrettably.
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Post by Synthaholic » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:40 pm

All my original synths were lost in a house fire 3 years ago, but my first was a Korg 01/Wfd.
Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
(from a Babelfish translation of a Jupiter-6 site)

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