If you could have only ONE analog synth...

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If you could have only ONE analog synth...

Post by Synthaholic » Wed May 14, 2008 4:10 pm

... what would it be?

One catch though, it has to be less expensive than a Jupiter-8. So, let's say, $3k max.

Me... probably an Andromeda, or MKS-80, or Jupiter-6.

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Post by JSRockit » Wed May 14, 2008 4:33 pm

Is there an EMS under $3000? :D

Synthi A / AKS or a VCS3?

If not, then a Analogue Solutions Vostok or a Metasonix S-1000.
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Post by Johnny Lenin » Wed May 14, 2008 4:41 pm

I've only played the Prophet 08 in the shop, but I've liked what I've heard. I like the idea of a modern analog polysynth. Haven't played the Andromeda, so I can't say if I'd like it.

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Post by xibalba » Wed May 14, 2008 5:04 pm

SunSyn


always wanted one and when i read this mths Future Music article on Alec Empire and saw he had one i though wow. (well he has a fk load of synths and stuff in general but still its almost eliteist to have one). hehehe

and i cant remember is that under 3k? well lets just say it is if it isnt.

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Post by JayEm » Wed May 14, 2008 5:10 pm

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Post by gcoudert » Wed May 14, 2008 5:28 pm

MKS80
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Post by Henfield » Wed May 14, 2008 5:37 pm

If I could get an actual Minimoog (not Voyager) for less than $3K, then that would be my choice. Just like many guitarists, it can say more with one note than many can say with 100 notes!

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Post by 7Hz » Wed May 14, 2008 5:45 pm

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Post by Mr. Black » Wed May 14, 2008 6:36 pm

I would take an OB-x, or a OB-Xa over a JP8.

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Post by gfriden » Wed May 14, 2008 6:57 pm

Of the ones I have (they're the only ones I really know anything about) I would have to say the Korg Mono/Poly. I'm not that into pads anyway, plus I really like its sonic capacities...
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Post by Jack Spider » Wed May 14, 2008 6:57 pm

If I could only have one, I'd go for a CS-80, as there's no chance I could buy one!
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Post by MrFrodo » Wed May 14, 2008 7:00 pm

Unfortunately, there isn't one single analog synth that could make up for the absence of the rest.

If I had to replace my JX-10 with something better, I'd take an Oberheim OB8. It and the Voyager would work so well together. But then, I wouldn't want to have one without the other. That's the closest I'd get to the querry of this thread.
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Post by clubbedtodeath » Wed May 14, 2008 7:04 pm

Jack Spider wrote:If I could only have one, I'd go for a CS-80, as there's no chance I could buy one!
Jacques,

You're just not thinking big enough. Gentlemen, I give you the Telharmonium:

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That will do me just fine.

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Post by MrFrodo » Wed May 14, 2008 7:06 pm

Ha ha ha, very good, clubbedtodeath. Every synthesist's dream.
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Re: If you could have only ONE analog synth...

Post by Solderman » Wed May 14, 2008 7:11 pm

Synthaholic wrote:One catch though, it has to be less expensive than a Jupiter-8. So, let's say, $3k max.
What if I already own a JP8? My logic says if I keep something I already own, then cost isn't a factor. With that in mind, I say JP8. :)

Otherwise, I guess an Xpander would be less than $3k and versatile/intuitive enough to only keep one.
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