Analogue polysynth?

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Post by th0mas » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:48 am

clubbedtodeath wrote:
GeneralBigbag wrote:
th0mas wrote:novation bass station

(I'd laugh if you complained of the DCOs after the TR-707 being in your list :P )
I thought the bass station was monophonic?
Ah, but Thomas could own a Bass-Station with the exclusive 'Hilary Klinton UberKnickaz' mod which adds polyphony, along with sub-octave ego boost and the contrived stage performance mode.

Alternatively, he might be talking out his nether regions.
ah damnit.. when people started talking about synths the size of the sh-101 I stopped thinking about polyphony.

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Post by Amos » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:06 am

The Prophet-08 is tiny for a polysynth. Very lightweight (physically, I mean), too.
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Post by rockmanrock » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:36 am

Akai VX600, hard to find though.

http://kunst.phlimburg.be/vx600/

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Post by OriginalJambo » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:47 am

Amos wrote:The Prophet-08 is tiny for a polysynth. Very lightweight (physically, I mean), too.
Yup - and a '08 rack coupled with a 25-key MIDI controller should be even more compact.

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Post by Tchammosaur » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:58 am

mome rath wrote:Image

get to work!
pardonnez my ignorance but what is that? a modded jx-3p?

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:05 am

Juno 106.

edit: this is a response to the what is that chopped up thing, not to what is a small analogue poly.

On the subject of small polysynths, I can't see why you'd want a polysynth with less than four octaves. Five is a good size IMO. I suppose if you're just playing triads three would be enough, but it's good to have the option to play a good spread.
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Post by DocT » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:05 am

OriginalJambo wrote:
Amos wrote:The Prophet-08 is tiny for a polysynth. Very lightweight (physically, I mean), too.
Yup - and a '08 rack coupled with a 25-key MIDI controller should be even more compact.
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Post by 7Hz » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:32 am

http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... hp?t=37870

MKS-30 and Pg-200 in mint condition.

This is probably the cheapest and smallest vintage analog polysynth you will find that is workable and has some good sounds. No onboard sequencer or arpegiator though. The PG-200 is a good compact knobby interface. The rack is fairly deep, but a 101 would sit on top of it quite well I think.

Other contenders may be Oberheim Matrix 6R, and the ESQ-1 (more digital bits in this). A rack-mount version, the ESQ-M was also made which is identical to the ESQ-1 except that it excludes the on-board sequencer option. This is common in rack synths, which is why I think you'll find it hard to get the small AND the sequencer AND the poly analog in one box, especially for under $$$$. Most analog polys are big and have keyboards.

Maybe your buget would be good to tell everyone?
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Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:41 am

DocT wrote:Image
Wow - 16 voices of analogue goodness in a box that small? That's really compact! :shock:

Oh and nice setup - a fan of Dave Smith instruments by any chance? ;)

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Post by Cycom » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:05 am

OriginalJambo wrote:
DocT wrote:Image
Wow - 16 voices of analogue goodness in a box that small? That's really compact! :shock:

Oh and nice setup - a fan of Dave Smith instruments by any chance? ;)
The dude also owns a MEK and a Poly Evolver rack if I'm not mistaken.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:55 am

OriginalJambo wrote:
DocT wrote:Image
Wow - 16 voices of analogue goodness in a box that small? That's really compact! :shock:
8 voices actually, hence the 'Prophet 08'

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Post by St. Elmo » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:36 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
OriginalJambo wrote:
DocT wrote:Image
Wow - 16 voices of analogue goodness in a box that small? That's really compact! :shock:
8 voices actually, hence the 'Prophet 08'
Not exactly...By chaining the Prophet '08 keyboard and module together, it will create a 16-voice.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:41 am

St. Elmo wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:
OriginalJambo wrote:Wow - 16 voices of analogue goodness in a box that small? That's really compact! :shock:
8 voices actually, hence the 'Prophet 08'
Not exactly...By chaining the Prophet '08 keyboard and module together, it will create a 16-voice.
Yes, but there's not 16 voices in any one small box anywhere, like jambo said.

edited as the post came across as overly harsh, my apologies. :)
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Post by JJQ » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:15 am

Sequential six-trak looks smal and nice.

Or if you dont need keys:

MKS-30 + PG-200 + sequencer (or MKS-50/70/80 with programer)

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Post by iProg » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:32 pm

I though the "'08" numbers defines the 30th anniversary?

Although it has 8 voices :wink:

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