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Post by kaffekick » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:44 am

I can't choose just one synth FFS! That's cruel! :lol:

Ok...I guess it'll be the Moog Little Phatty. It's a synth that I've loved from the the first time I tried it. I used to have one. Miss it like h**l.

A second synth that I would love to say is my number 1 is the Yamaha GX-1. Everything I've heard from that beast sounds totally amazing.
If I ever - in some weird way - get a lot of money, I wouldn't buy piles of synths. I would buy a GX-1!
Yeah..there's something to aim for... Yamaha GX-1 (with midi in mod) and a Moog LP on top of it. 8)

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Post by thestreets » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:15 am

If we're including software, I would say Absynth. I'm such a sucker for soundscapes and ambience and I've never come across anything that does that better than Absynth.

In terms of hardware....Access Virus Polar, even though i don't own it.

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Post by iProg » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:48 am

In terms of sound, Jupiter-8 or OB-8/Xa

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Post by JJQ » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:18 am

The Jupiter-8.

The sound, the splitability, the layout and the sound.

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Post by shaft9000 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:03 pm

OB-X

interesting that no-one has said the A6
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Post by clusterchord » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:37 am

shaft9000 wrote:OB-X

interesting that no-one has said the A6
its my close second atm. another day/week it may be other way arround. :wink:

some of the patches ive done on it, like Berlin Pad (BPF sweep), i use so much, its became indispensable, part of my voice/style/whatever..
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Post by stikygum » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:01 am

Such an easy pic for me:

Sunsyn

Why? Because it is analog, digital, has an extremely awesome and deep mod matrix. This is the closest analog to a modular system, yet it's a poly analog. The filter is one of the sweetest and most flexible of any any any filter I've seen on an analog. The expressiveness and liveliness of the sounds is amazing, due to the RCOs and all the routings in the mod matrix. The sound ranges from extreme Lush to extreme Nasty. It covers everything. The end all, be all, period.

Of course the Yamaha GX-1 could be the one, but it weighs considerably more and I don't ever think it's possible to buy one, unless you're a big time musician.

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Post by ColorForm2113 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:25 am

there are still so many i need to play, but the minimoog has been a favorite and a item of lust for quite some time

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Post by kaffekick » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:18 pm

stikygum wrote: Of course the Yamaha GX-1 could be the one, but it weighs considerably more and I don't ever think it's possible to buy one, unless you're a big time musician.
There was one on e-bay. It wasn't serviced though and it was expensive as h**l.

Anyways.. money makes the world go round. If I had that amount of cash to buy one, transport it to Sweden and have it serviced) I would get one. No doubt about it. ;)
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Post by MitchK1989 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:36 pm

can I pick reaktor? :lol:

In all seriousness, I think right now my favourite synth is vember audio's surge. It's been that way for awhile now.

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Post by spookyman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:57 pm

OB-X
It is much easier to be a good equipment purchaser than to be a great musician.

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Post by Synthprophet » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:18 pm

My Nord Lead 2x. It's exactly after my head, and it's like it understands what sounds I want to create, so I get the best result.
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Post by RichShan » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:15 pm

Well, my trusty old Juno6 is still my favourite synth. OK, it's only a single DCO with no memories, but I know it so well now...

I loved my TR808 and still regret selling that baby about a year before "dance" music went crazy.

I had a cs01 and it was OK. Can't quite see the attraction now, though. And the prices- really daft.

I would love to say that a Jupiter 8 or Prophet 5 was my favourite, but I've only ever played em in music shops. Never owned either and not likely to now. Oh well...

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