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Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:25 pm
by Dreamtronix
For 3K I would get a Prophet 08 and a Prophet 08 rack.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:40 pm
by nvbrkr
Oberheim OB-Xa. probably.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:01 pm
by garranimal
It'll be Andi. Deep and endless possibilities.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:20 pm
by JSRockit
MrFrodo wrote:Ha ha ha, very good, clubbedtodeath. Every synthesist's dream.
Except mine...of, but I'm not really a synthesist I guess... :oops:

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:24 pm
by Johnny Lenin
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. ;)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:29 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Id stick with my Jupiter-4 coz its my perfect sound.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:39 pm
by drummy
Probably an Oberheim OB-X.

Re: If you could have only ONE analog synth...

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:14 pm
by JJQ
Solderman wrote:
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 $3k and versatile/intuitive enough to only keep one.
+1
And why excactely 3k$ and no JP-8, mine costed around 2k$.
What do you have against the Jupiter-8 :?: :)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:46 pm
by valdiorn
Hmm... I'm trying to decide: Andromeda A6, SunSyn or Matrix12/Xpander....

If I can get a Matrix 12 for less than 3K that's what I'd go for :)

Re: If you could have only ONE analog synth...

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:52 pm
by Synthaholic
Solderman wrote: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. :)
But think in terms of someone who doesn't own one (ahem, *me*) ;) . If you could only purchase/acquire one analog synth under $3k, what would it be.
And why excactely 3k$ and no JP-8, mine costed around 2k$.
What do you have against the Jupiter-8 :?: :)
Nothing against the JP-8, that would be my #1 choice, except for the fact that they are going for way more than $2k now. $3k is just a ballpark figure to keep the discussion on synths within the reach of average incomes, otherwise everyone would say CS80, GX1, Moog Modular, yadda yadda... ;)

I guess the point of this thread is, I may want to add an analog synth, only *one* analog synth, to my setup down the road (due to space and spousal approval issues... otherwise I'd get a bunch of 'em!), and my budget is under $3k. Comprende'? ;)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 12:09 am
by Hugo76
Alesis Andromeda because it is new, stable and sounds great. Most importantly, it's a *new* synth.

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 1:22 am
by OriginalJambo
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.

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:21 am
by nuketifromorbit
That wouldn't be so bad, considering I have zero currently. If where talking old I'd say MS-20 and if where talking new h**l give me a Voyager. I've never actually played a fully analog synth so this is kind of a shot in the dark.

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:50 am
by MrFrodo
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.
Yes, the Telharmonium was polyphonic. Didn't Johnny mean you could only listen to it from one speaker, usually a phone receiver?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:51 am
by Stab Frenzy
A dinosaur.