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If you could have only ONE analog synth...

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 4:10 pm
by Synthaholic
... 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.

You?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 4:33 pm
by JSRockit
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.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 4:41 pm
by Johnny Lenin
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.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:04 pm
by xibalba
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.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:10 pm
by JayEm
MFOS Soundlab Plus w/ MiniController

I'm easy to please.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:28 pm
by gcoudert
MKS80

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:37 pm
by Henfield
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!

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:45 pm
by 7Hz
Casio VL Tone

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:36 pm
by Mr. Black
I would take an OB-x, or a OB-Xa over a JP8.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:57 pm
by gfriden
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...

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:57 pm
by Jack Spider
If I could only have one, I'd go for a CS-80, as there's no chance I could buy one!

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:00 pm
by MrFrodo
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.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:04 pm
by clubbedtodeath
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:

Image

That will do me just fine.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:06 pm
by MrFrodo
Ha ha ha, very good, clubbedtodeath. Every synthesist's dream.

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

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:11 pm
by Solderman
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.