Your first synth.

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Do you still have your first synth?

I sold it, but then bought it again.
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Post by Meso » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:49 pm

I still have my Korg EA-1 after 8 years, never thought of selling it, fun little machine,
sadly it had a little accident and now it only outputs midi, so it only functions as a x0x style sequencer now.

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Post by neandrewthal » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:38 pm

Mine was a Moog Opus 3. It was pretty neat but too limited for the price I paid for it so I sold it. I replaced it with the Moogerfooger filter since that was the one thing about it I really liked, but still haven't been able to get the same fat-a*s filter sweeps.
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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:07 pm

My mom bought me a Juno-106 as a gift when they were new. I sold it a few years later for $500 so I could buy the newly-released Ensoniq ESQ-1.
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Post by daddio » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:59 pm

mini, model D
still have it

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Post by severen » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:13 pm

my first synth - jv-30 with fader problem.
it's based on SC-55. so boring.
I sold it last year. $150 :lol:

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Post by micahjonhughes » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:14 pm

My first was a JD-990. I sold it to purchase a Matrix 6r. I latter purchased a JD-800 but did not keep it long. The 990 is a good synth but is just doesn't have the sound I want now.

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Post by divineaudio » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:58 pm

nope, mine got stolen. eventually i came into another one, but wound up selling it.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:22 pm

My first Synth was a Roland Promars. I now have a Jupiter-4 so i guess i nearly bought my first Synth again. Im so pleased that i have that 'Compuphonic' sound back.
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Post by thestreets » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:27 pm

I'm clinging to a few key patches on my MK (which was my first) I can't bring myself to get rid of it.

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Post by adsr » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:27 pm

Casio SK-1 back in first synth and i bought it with my own $$$ (which was a big deal, me being in high school and all). i still have it and always will. wont bend it, wont sell it. funny how it still has its place. sample something in the SK-1 then run a line out to the MPC. you aint gonna find lo-fi like that in anything else.
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Post by mirt » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:31 pm

i still have my crumar trillogy since 2000. i'll never sell it, it is too strange.

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Post by Mixolydian » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:39 pm

The first synth I bought was in 1990 for my kids: a little Yamaha PSS with mini keys. (I can't remember the exact model.)

The first synth I bought for myself was a Yamaha CS-10. I sold it, missed it dearly, so I bought another.

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Post by immigrantboy » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:21 pm

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Post by brian.only » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:22 pm

Juno 106 and I still have it- but will end up being replaced by a 60 one day...
sell me your KS5!

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Post by WDW » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:35 pm

My Casio VL-1 still sits in my studio. I received it as a gift in 1979 or 1980.

I've never sold a single piece of gear, and I do not foresee a change in this behaviour anytime in the near future.


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