If you had to choose THREE synths...

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If you had to choose THREE synths...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu May 15, 2008 12:34 pm

What would they be?

However, you can only spend up to a total of $5000. You may not spend more than half of that amount on any one single synth, and one synth must be freely available on the open market for less that one fifth of the total amount you are able to spend. If the synth is currently available new from dealers you must use the new price, second-hand prices are acceptable for synths that have been discontinued.

To make things a bit more interesting one synth has to be pre-1990, one synth has to be fully digital and one has to have a blend of both analogue and digital (DCOs do not in this case count as a digital element). One synth may fulfill all these parameters, but not if it's the one that is available for less than one fifth of your total amount unless it's monophonic. It will however be difficult to find a synth that's both fully digital and a digital/analogue hybrid.

Please also show the cost of each synth. Bonus points will be given if your total amount is a prime number.

Mine would be:

V-Synth ($999)
Evolver Keyboard ($1199)
MS-20 ($1979)

Total = $4177

What would you choose?

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Post by Jack Spider » Thu May 15, 2008 1:09 pm

Hybrid - Poly Evolver Keyboard - $2399.97
Digital - Clavia Nord Electro 73 - $1699.97
Pre-1990 - Roland JX-10 & PG-800 - $600

Total - $4699.94 (not a prime number if rounded down to 4699 or rounded up to 4700)
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Post by drummy » Thu May 15, 2008 1:27 pm

Pre-1990: Univox Minikorg K-2 ($600)
Digital: Roland D-50 w/ PG-1000 ($600)
Hybrid: PPG Wave 2.3 ($2,500)

Total=$3,700

I don't know if I did this right.
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Post by Johnny Lenin » Thu May 15, 2008 1:51 pm

Analog Polysynth - Roland JX-10 & PG-800 - $600
Analog Monosynth - Moog LP II - $1250
Modern Workstation - Roland Fantom G6 - $2495

Total: $4345.00

That covers the bases nicely. The Fantom gives me a sequencer, sampling, rhythm and audio recording as well as acoustic patches.

Alternatively...

Analog Polysynth - DSI Prophet 08 - $2000
Analog Monosynth - Moog LP II - $1250
Modern Workstation - Roland Fantom X6 (Used) - $1100

Total: $4350.00

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Post by Umbe78 » Thu May 15, 2008 2:02 pm

too many rules !!! :?
If I have 5000 $ , I want to spend as I like it ..

this is first time I say and nothing of personal but this thread is very useless


PS .. and 1980 $ for a Ms 20 is a bit high
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu May 15, 2008 2:07 pm

Johnny Lenin wrote:Analog Polysynth - Roland JX-10 & PG-800 - $600
Analog Monosynth - Moog LP II - $1250
Modern Workstation - Roland Fantom G6 - $2495

Total: $4345.00

That covers the bases nicely. The Fantom gives me a sequencer, sampling, rhythm and audio recording as well as acoustic patches.

Alternatively...

Analog Polysynth - DSI Prophet 08 - $2000
Analog Monosynth - Moog LP II - $1250
Modern Workstation - Roland Fantom X6 (Used) - $1100

Total: $4350.00
Sorry, neither of those contain an analogue/digital hybrid.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu May 15, 2008 2:08 pm

Umbe78 wrote:this is first time I say and nothing of personal but this thread is very useless


PS .. and 1980 $ for a Ms 20 is a bit high
It's the internet, of course it's useless. :D

MS-20s are expensive round here these days.

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Post by JJQ » Thu May 15, 2008 2:12 pm

Trying to stick to the rules:

Pre 1980: Multimoog, 1300$ (wild guess)
Hybrid: Sequential Prophet VS, 1500$ (wild guess)
Digital: Roland JD-800, >1000$

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Post by Umbe78 » Thu May 15, 2008 2:43 pm

differences USA - Europe
In Italy I can find MS20 at 800-1000 € (1250-1550$) but Jupiter8 no less than 3000 € (4650$) ..

ok let's play this game (but in real-life I don't buy something new 8) )

5000 $ -----> 3225 €

Mono Evolver Keyboard --- 1200 €
Juno 60 -- -------------------- 500 €
Nord Wave ------------------ 2000 € ............ ops ! Bankrupt

Buying Nord wave used is the only solution :roll:
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Post by Z » Thu May 15, 2008 2:56 pm

I would choose my 3 main synths:

Synth Current Value What I Paid

Roland Jupiter 6 $1500 $500 mid 90's
Roland JD-800 $500 $1000 early 90's
Roland Fantom X6 $1200 $1600 2007

Need the JP-6 for analog goodness, JD-800 for digital goodenss and X6 for ROMpling.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu May 15, 2008 3:25 pm

Z wrote:I would choose my 3 main synths:

Synth Current Value What I Paid

Roland Jupiter 6 $1500 $500 mid 90's
Roland JD-800 $500 $1000 early 90's
Roland Fantom X6 $1200 $1600 2007

Need the JP-6 for analog goodness, JD-800 for digital goodenss and X6 for ROMpling.
But you need an analogue/digital hybrid.

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Post by Z » Thu May 15, 2008 3:46 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Z wrote:I would choose my 3 main synths:

Synth Current Value What I Paid

Roland Jupiter 6 $1500 $500 mid 90's
Roland JD-800 $500 $1000 early 90's
Roland Fantom X6 $1200 $1600 2007

Need the JP-6 for analog goodness, JD-800 for digital goodenss and X6 for ROMpling.
But you need an analogue/digital hybrid.
OK, PPG Wave 2.3 instead of the X6 then. Once my tech has mine finished, I will have spent around $2500 on it.

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Thu May 15, 2008 4:11 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote: Sorry, neither of those contain an analogue/digital hybrid.
Roland JX-10 & PG-800 - DCOs (therefore a hybrid ;))
Moog LP II - VCOs
Roland Fantom G6 - Digital

... And I'd use the remaining $650 to spring for a Yamaha YC-20 organ in near pristine condition.

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Post by Umbe78 » Thu May 15, 2008 4:24 pm

the main problem for europeans is the change on american synths ...

dave smith mono evolver 1200 $ in usa and 1200 € in Europe !!! :x

but also for japanese Vsynth 999$ in usa and 990 € on some ebay sellers


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Post by MrFrodo » Thu May 15, 2008 4:27 pm

Beyond what I've already got, I'd take the Yamaha Motif XS8 (w/ a couple of expansion boards), the DSI P08 Tabletop and an Opus 3 - if you can get them for less than 5 grand.

Give me another $5,000 dollar budget, and I'll have a Hammond XK3 to upgrade the Opus.
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