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The Vintage-classics of the future - What synths and Why?

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:55 pm
by Intervene
so, this is something i think about a whole lot, and i actually think its interesting as h**l. But

what new synths will be the vintage classics of the future?

we are talking 20-30 years here. But what gear will stand the time?

and really, try to think a bit out side of the box here, be a bit original. I mean some are obvious: the voyager, Prophet 8, the andromeda, but after all some of the most expensive vintage synths today could most likly never be predicted back then. Who would guess that Electro Harmonix Mini Synths, Tb-303s and EDP-wasps would be sold on ebay for several thousand dollars?

Not just analog of course. But all kinds of gear.

ok, im throwing out some names here, these are not my suggestions but just some names to get the ball rolling.

Yamaha Tenori
Nord Modular
Novation x-station (cult classic of the future anyone? :) )
Hartmann Neuron

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:45 pm
by Amos
Redsound DarkStar. ;)

and the mk1 Electribes.

SunSyns are probably going to cost a bomb in 30 years.

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:56 pm
by actuel
the JoMoX and Elektron products of today will still be highly sought after me thinks.

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:18 pm
by Alex E
Hartmann Neuron

Fizmo

JD-800/900

...Andromeda

SY/TG77

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:18 pm
by premieklovn
Im voting MicroKorg. It's got a strange sex-appeal.

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:26 pm
by Jazzpunk
Interesting to see the votes for the Hartmann Neuron. Can anyone recommend some recordings featuring the Nueron (not product demos but actual releases). Curious to hear it in action.

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:27 pm
by bakeded
:-#

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:27 pm
by nathanscribe
premieklovn wrote:Im voting MicroKorg. It's got a strange sex-appeal.
I was thinking that too. I know there are loads about, and they're cheap, but in a few years when half of them have died from over-zealous gigging, or being clogged to death by tonnes of emo hairspray, I think they might start to climb in price.

I'm not sure about the nord modular though - I doubt anything that relies on software will be that sought after in 20 years. The keys maybe - the Lead.

Beyond that, I have no idea.

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:59 pm
by PolarAC
The electribe ER-1. I just find it useful and handy.

The DSI desktop Evolver.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:02 am
by 9mm
no one mentioned the Evolvers yet.
im absolutely in love with there sound. built by a legend in the industry, and boasting a mix of analog and digital oscillators, fx and a filter bank. and everytime i tested one out, i loved tweeking the front panel. so it's a fun (for me at least) synth to play.

unless it has some unique sound, or hands on control. im not sure alot of digital synths of today will make it to cult status. too easy to reproduce as software in the future, all you need to do is transfer the rom sounds to the computer or convert the synth os to computer code. at least thats how i see the trend moving towards..


**EDIT**

oops, someone beat me to the evolvers while i was writing this (see above)

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:18 am
by Hugo76
Hmm, at the pace technology is moving these days, I find it hard to see todays synths being sought after in 20 years time.
There are, however, a few synths that will go down in history for their originality at the time of release.

From my view, these are modern classics:
Roland V-Synth
Korg Karma
Yamaha Tenori-On
Hartmann Neuron

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:31 am
by clubbedtodeath
nathanscribe wrote:or being clogged to death by tonnes of emo hairspray
:lol:

My pick:

- Nord Lead.
- Both the mono and poly keyboard Evolvers.
- Novation KS series and X-Station. When people realise that they're far more than trance machines, they'll get attain underrated classic status.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:51 am
by CS_TBL
Supernova 2(r)

It may not have a certain developer, it may not have wooden edges, it may not have tons of subjective cult stuff attached to it: *but*, it's one of the ultimate studio workhorses with usually more voices, DSPs and features than comparable models from its generation (and it still holds up).

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:52 am
by JSRockit
The Elektron stuff, vintage laptops and softsynths, electribes, tritons, and the evolver series.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:56 am
by brian.only
clubbedtodeath wrote:
nathanscribe wrote:or being clogged to death by tonnes of emo hairspray
:lol:

My pick:

- Nord Lead.
- Both the mono and poly keyboard Evolvers.
- Novation KS series and X-Station. When people realise that they're far more than trance machines, they'll get attain underrated classic status.
Really loving the K station, it has replaced my bass guitar completely. I run it through the Murf and its dreamy.

would like to add the jp 8000 and mek.