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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:42 pm
by ERIC31
I'm a newbie! My first synth was/is a Yamaha DX-21. Still have it. Was going to sell it, but am having second thoughts. I'm looking into getting some new sounds from KidNepro and seeing if I'll like it better. Programming FM synths is way over my head so if I can just drop new sounds it that would work.

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:00 pm
by smallsynth
ERIC31 wrote:I'm a newbie! My first synth was/is a Yamaha DX-21. Still have it. Was going to sell it, but am having second thoughts. I'm looking into getting some new sounds from KidNepro and seeing if I'll like it better. Programming FM synths is way over my head so if I can just drop new sounds it that would work.

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weird. my first synth was a dx21, too. i actually did a little programming on it. it wasn't until my second synth, a k-station, that i actually programmed something useful. i was able to go back later to the dx21 (tx81z) and get decent sounds. i still have all these boards.

-geoffrey smallsynth

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:21 pm
by Solderman
Didn't we already do this? http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... 46&start=0 http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... 24&start=0

For the record, my first analog synth was an Akai AX60 which I've no regrets getting rid of.

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:57 pm
by esqoner
yes i think we did.

whatever though

esq-1 or an200 cannot remember.

esq-1 is the only one now after a slew of in and outs.

used to do the turntablism thing...slowly figured out that synth etc were used to make the songs on the records...

played guitar, drums, and saxophone before...

sometimes i wish i didn't...as there is a strange burden when trying to figure out which to put time in to ....i cannot make up my mind...sometimes i think i should get rid of everything.

stupid music :D

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:16 pm
by smallsynth
Solderman wrote:Didn't we already do this? http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... 46&start=0 http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... 24&start=0

For the record, my first analog synth was an Akai AX60 which I've no regrets getting rid of.

yeah, i had to check that thread to make sure i listed the right synth.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:36 pm
by RichShan
Yamaha CS01 in 1983...

Followed by many others over the years...

Only thing I regret selling is my TR808. But Tim Simenon bought it, so I guess it got some love and use

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:36 pm
by philbar
Microkorg here.

great fun when used with the pc editor.

s**t otherwise!

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:20 pm
by Synthesizer Anton
My first synthesizer was a KORG POLY 800
i was 11 years old when i got it :P

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:40 pm
by smallsynth
RichShan wrote:Yamaha CS01 in 1983...
what a great first synth.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:54 pm
by BritSynths
First synth I ever bought was a Korg M500 which wasn't much more than a glorified toy.

A few months later I purchased a Yamaha CS-5 which was a bit of bad judgement as couple of months after that I got hold of a secondhand CS-15!

Wish I still had the CS-15

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:12 am
by otto
MS-2000 which I just toyed with while focusing on guitar and sold before I really got into it. Now I don't have any guitars. I've always wanted to get another MS2000 now that I've taken time to learn to use synths. With so many synths I haven't tried, it is hard to go back and get anything I already tried. Plus, I love my Virus and feel it covers my VA needs (just wish it were a TI).

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:30 pm
by V301H
ARP Odyssey in 1973. Couldn't afford a 2600. The Minimoog was the only other choice and the salesman told me the ARP was way better.

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:39 pm
by ronP
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CASIO MT-70 . . . 1982

KORG PolySix . . . 1984

CASIO SK-1 . . . 1987


(insert acoustic guitar phase here) :oops:


KORG MicroKorg . . .. 2006

ZOOM MRT-3B . . . 2006

KORG EA-1 mkII . . . 2006

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:59 pm
by Electrocomp-101
Here's a short story I wrote called "My father and my Roland S-50 sampler.":

My father bought me my first keyboard, a Roland S-50 sampler. I remember he took me to Sam Ash in Teaneck, New Jersey. He worked nearby as a College Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. It was 1986...
http://www.wiretotheear.com/2007/11/27/ ... 0-sampler/

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:41 pm
by soundxplorer
Cool story, Electrocomp.
Yes, times have changed. My decision to buy the Quadrasynth Plus (as previously mentioned) was definitely based around MIDI and the high number of multi-timbral parts offered. At the same time I bought a copy of MOTU's Performer software. Not Digital Performer, just Performer. It was a MIDI sequencer only - no audio recording. And I also vividly remember, a few years later, "upgrading" to Digital Performer and only being able to record/play back 4 tracks of audio because that's all my Mac IIsi could handle.