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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:57 am
by tom Cadillac
Yeah its not fair to have favourites with your kids, else they get jealous, squabble and get noisy, which interupts the music flow.... One should treat them all equally. Same with synths in a way. I suppose I have a kind of 'can I sell this?' category. Otherwise though I'm quite aware a Kurzweil k2000 sounds mightier than a casio rapman, but in the right place and on the night... and anyway if I treat them all as equal but v different then I can justify having a lot. If there was "One synth to cind them all", then I'd have a sad ammount in the 'to be sold' :cry: category.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:04 pm
by monolith
Hmmmm... I've only actually ever played 2 analogue synths, the Minimoog and Juno-6. The Moog was my introduction to synths, so in my head thats how a synth should sound.
I think the coolest looking synth is the Korg MS-20, it just looks like it means business, y'know?

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:12 pm
by clusterchord
at the moment the synth that brings me most joy whenever i use it is Jupiter 8.

why? well many things have been written bout this subject, but in a few lines, it just sounds so damn good, whatever i do with it. and i just love its trademark character be it in the filter, the oscillators or snappy envelopes.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:39 pm
by syncretism
The Elektron Monomachine SFX6. It's not the best-sounding synth I've owned, but it scores highest when all factors - sound, interface, build quality, manufacturer's support, creativity enablement and sheer joy in use - are considered. It edges out the Sunsyn, which has an excellent interface and sounds better than anything I've owned, and the Machinedrum, which I've disqualified from this thread on a technicality.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:04 pm
by Z
I'd have to say my JD-800. Even though I only use a handful of sounds from it - it's pretty much my "go to" synth when I start to write or mess around. It is a perfect balance of digital and (psedo)analog with a slider for every parameter.

Z

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:07 pm
by CS_TBL
FM8

Apart from a few minor plot holes, it can tell any tale there is when it comes to sounddesign.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:07 pm
by JSRockit
Elektron Monomachine = the only synth that survived my entire GAS attack over the years i.e it was the first hardware synth I bought after using software for many years and I never sold it...even though I bought and sold many synths and rebought many synths.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:14 pm
by seamonkey
My favorite synth of all time was the JD800, it's the only one I really regret selling. At the time I thought I'd switch over to just software VSTi's but I'm really a hardware kinda guy and hardly use software anymore :)

No Waldorf Love?

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:18 pm
by blakeq
Waldorf Microwave XT or XTK. I love it because of the unique sounds you can get out of it in addition to the standard analog sounds.

Second choice would be Kurzweil 2500R, once again because it sounds great and can do so many things.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:10 pm
by Hugo76
V-Synth. It's one of a kind.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:54 pm
by Joey
Out of what I've owned? Virus TI.

But I haven't found a synth I can really call my one true favorite yet

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:59 pm
by Mush
Nord modular G2... After owning at least 60 different synths it finally "clicked". Compact, cute and unimaginably deep. She is all I need in a synth and more. Cured most of the disease we know as G.A.S. for me.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:15 pm
by voltageHead
I like the Future Retro Revolution.
Thats one of the synths that i use the most.
I also like the sound of the SH101 I sync the int seq with a tr707 or control it through CV with the Revolution.

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:20 pm
by Tchammosaur
CS_TBL wrote:FM8

Apart from a few minor plot holes, it can tell any tale there is when it comes to sounddesign.
I agree. It's just amazing.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:06 am
by wiss
Yamaha SY-2....it was my 1st analog synth.