Owning two of the same synthesizer - Is it wrong?

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:21 pm

I have had:

Two MS-10s: MS series stuff is perfect for doubling up because you can control everything from one of the keyboards.

Two CS-50s: The moment I played my first CS-50 I fell in love. I wanted to use it live, but I was terrified something would happen to it because I was so in love with it (even though I got it for $170 or so in some sort of fluke auction where no one else seemed to notice it! That doesn't happen anymore). I bought another one which had some of the fixtures mine lacked, but wasn't in as good of shape. I used the lesser of the two in live situations and kept the other in the studio.

Due to my discovery that the 2600 is the perfect combination of sound and function in analog synths, I am very tempted to pursue a similar arrangement with 2600s... except they are much harder to come by, and far more expensive. It would be nice to have a live one and a studio one, though. :::daydreams:::
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Post by WDW » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:54 pm

4 MKS-80s
ESQ-1 and ESQ-m
PEK and PER

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Re: Owning two of the same synthesizer - Is it wrong?

Post by WDW » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:58 pm

tyrannosaurus mark wrote:I have a Moog LP and I'm strongly considering buying another one for live performance. I only need two voices, and I can't find anything that sounds like it (I'd really prefer something smaller/cheaper)
BTW, this thread boarders on a BUYER'S GUIDE topic because of this part of the inquiry. However, because it was asked about people's double-up stories, we'll keep it in GENERAL for now.

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Post by Syn303 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:03 pm

2 TB-303's

why? each 303 has a different character.
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Post by Jexus » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:16 pm

3,4 pieces of the same models ? you are all crazy :P

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Post by spacek » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:25 pm

I have an alpha juno1 with the MKS-50. Very usefull to create endless
stereo effects by assigning the same patch to each others, one slightly
detune on many parameters.

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Post by onetwothree » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:44 pm

Synthaholic wrote: But then, I'd rather have two similar, rather than identical, synths. Such as a Juno-60 and a 106, instead of two 106s. More flexibility/variety is available that way.
This makes the most sense as one has an arpeggiator and one doesn't. I'd like to have both of those in my rig. :)

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Post by MrFrodo » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:10 pm

Jexus wrote:3,4 pieces of the same models ? you are all crazy :P
You can poly-chain Matrix 1000's and Poly-Evolvers.
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Post by Alex E » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:34 pm

Some people here have or have had at least 2 semi modular synths at the same time and I can imagine they would be a lot of fun to patch together.
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Post by Alex E » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:36 pm

WDW wrote:4 MKS-80s
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Post by MrFrodo » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:04 pm

Alex E wrote:Some people here have or have had at least 2 semi modular synths at the same time and I can imagine they would be a lot of fun to patch together.
Could you do that with the Voyager and LP using a CV expander, or something? I'msure it could be fun.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:21 pm

Only if you think it's wrong.

I don't see a problem with it - especially if polyphony is an issue or you are into all that polychaining stuff.

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Post by Yoozer » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:20 pm

I wouldn't mind a second JX3P. Better choice than the Juno-106.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:51 pm

Yoozer wrote:I wouldn't mind a second JX3P. Better choice than the Juno-106.
Wouldn't a rackmount JX-3P (MKS-30?) be good enough? Could you have them MIDI'd up for the PG-200 to control both? That'd be awesome.

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Post by sequence » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:23 pm

Makes sense for older stuff, if anything to have spare parts, but then I know someone who has 2 Andromedas :shock: his rationale? "good deals" (about $1,600 each, used 2002 models, plus his GC discount)

that's overkill IMO :lol:
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