If you could have only ONE analog synth...

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Post by felis » Thu May 15, 2008 3:10 am

Andromeda.

If for some reason I had to pick something else, probably a Matrix 12.

If it had to be a mono, then a Voyager.

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Post by clusterchord » Thu May 15, 2008 4:06 am

synthaholic, i'd just look hard n persistent and find a less than perfectly cosmetic Jupiter8 and buy it for under 3K. 8) :wink:


other than that Andromeda.
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Post by 9mm » Thu May 15, 2008 4:46 am

Matrix 12

and if not, toss up between a Andromeda or Prophet 8
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Post by JackAstro » Thu May 15, 2008 7:18 am

OriginalJambo wrote:
Johnny Lenin wrote:
MrFrodo wrote:Ha ha ha, very good, clubbedtodeath. Every synthesist's dream.
More like a nightmare. It was never quite completed and always breaking down, and you'd need a warehouse to house it. Besides, it was mono and didn't have MIDI. ;)
Actually the Teleharmonium was completely polyphonic I believe. And going by the method of tone generation it probably sounded closer to a Hammond tonewheel organ more than a synth, although I guess we'll never know for sure.
The Tellharmonium was polyphonic, but it went out of tune if you played more than one note. So you would have to transpose to have polyphony.

And I would get either a Poly Evolver Keyboard or a V Synth GT. It depends on what music I am making and who I am making it with.

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Post by Umbe78 » Thu May 15, 2008 10:30 am

I would say JP8 cause it's my dream, but in Europe they are paid 3k ... € !!!!! :shock: :shock:

Minimoog model D another dream I have .. it costs less I think
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Post by THM » Thu May 15, 2008 10:38 am

If you could have only ONE analog synth...
I'd be very unhappy... :cry:
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Post by THM » Thu May 15, 2008 10:40 am

... but I'd choose a Yamaha CS-80 for sure.
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Post by THM » Thu May 15, 2008 10:44 am

...but there's no CS-80 for max. $3000...so I'd be crying. :cry:

To choose one I'd say: ELKA Synthex; great sound, great features, great tuning stability.

And btw: the Synthex uses DCO's but still sounds like a real VCO analog. If I had to choose a VCO one, I'd say the Roland Jupiter-8 if you want polyphony, or a MOOG Minimoog (Model D) for monophony.
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Post by crystalmsc » Thu May 15, 2008 11:33 am

It would (have to) be an Andromeda.
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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu May 15, 2008 3:20 pm

ARP 2600, a year ago, when they could still be had for $3000. :)
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Post by Synthaholic » Thu May 15, 2008 9:50 pm

clusterchord wrote:synthaholic, i'd just look hard n persistent and find a less than perfectly cosmetic Jupiter8 and buy it for under 3K. 8) :wink:
These days I doubt you can even buy an empty JP-8 shell for under 3K. :?

Someone said V-Synth GT... it not be analog. :)

I think my top choices right now are MKS-80 or Andromeda. The wife would never let an Andromeda in the house though.
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Post by modulator_esp » Thu May 15, 2008 10:09 pm

Matrix 12 :)
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Post by XpanderXt » Thu May 15, 2008 11:05 pm

Matrix 12 for sure.

I have an Xpander and I want more voices.
Have an Andromeda and it's OK but not great.
Heard the Prophet 08 and thought it totally missed the mark.

Matrix 12 for sure.....Buchla 200E if the price limit wasn't an issue.

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Post by stephen » Fri May 16, 2008 12:22 am

Simple life for me...

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Post by JJQ » Fri May 16, 2008 9:42 am

Many people say Matrix-12...here in sweden they go for way more than a JP-8. I paid 1400 euros for my JP two years ago.
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