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Post by OriginalJambo » Fri May 16, 2008 3:01 am

Mono/Poly ($800)
ESQ-1 ($250)
V-Synth ($1200)

Total = ~$2250

Sounds good to me!

And what if a synth has digital envelopes and LFOs - does that not sort of make it a hybrid?

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri May 16, 2008 3:22 am

OriginalJambo wrote:And what if a synth has digital envelopes and LFOs - does that not sort of make it a hybrid?
Well if a synth has midi or a digital matrix to scan teh keyboard it's "sort of" a hybrid. :roll:

For the purposes of this excerise hybrid is defined as having AD or DA convertors in the signal path which cannot be bypassed.

ie the Evolvers are hybrids, the Andromeda isn't.

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Post by WDW » Fri May 16, 2008 4:24 am

Hybrid/Pre-1990: Prophet VS: $1700
Digital: V-Synth: $900
Current/Hybrid: PEK: $2399

Total: $4,999 (which happens to be prime)

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Post by stikygum » Fri May 16, 2008 5:34 am

Sunsyn, Kurzweil K2600rs, Novation KS-5. I bought everything used :D

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Post by JJQ » Fri May 16, 2008 9:37 am

As I said, wild guess.

But the a source or a micromoog

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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Fri May 16, 2008 12:38 pm

Roland MC 505

Moog Voyager

Korg Prophecy

also everyone should have a Theremin!
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Post by aXL » Fri May 16, 2008 1:28 pm

Let's see here... And this does not have to warrant me actually owning them? Nice. My list would read thus:

Analogue monosynth: Moog LP II. At $1375, it fits snugly into my budget without eating too much. Besides, it is absolutely perfect for my purposes.
Hybrid polysynth: Ensoniq ESQ-1. I know this synth like the back of my hand by now, and at the current exchange rate, I bought it for $505. Unbeatable price-wise, and a unique sound from the pre-90's era as well.
Digital powerhouse: Roland V-Synth GT. I've tried this a few times in stores, and I've never left without being impressed by the richness of its sound. The perfect bookend to the three-synth rig, especially since it does good VA stuff as well as sample-based and digital synthesis. Priced at $2895.99 at Sweetwater.
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Post by 23 » Fri May 16, 2008 1:45 pm

Future Retro 777 - $1100 (granted I paid less than half that for mine)
EMU P2500/CS fully loaded - $350 (what I last saw them going for)
$700 (estimated cost on additional ROM cards)
Novation SupernovaII Pro X - $1200

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Post by MrFrodo » Fri May 16, 2008 3:45 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
also everyone should have a Theremin!
Okay, you shell out the dough, and I'll take one! :wink:
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Post by mis psiquicios y yo » Fri May 16, 2008 6:33 pm

Right know I'm hot on building my Dotcom modular, so:

1.- The 22 space modular Dotcom I've planned (Three VCO's, Sequencer, Noise, Filter, 2VCA's, etc), about $3,200

2.- ARP Odyssey, about $900

3.- Roland Juno 60, about $500

Total: $4,600
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri May 16, 2008 7:03 pm

aXL wrote:Let's see here... And this does not have to warrant me actually owning them? Nice. My list would read thus:

Analogue monosynth: Moog LP II. At $1375, it fits snugly into my budget without eating too much. Besides, it is absolutely perfect for my purposes.
Hybrid polysynth: Ensoniq ESQ-1. I know this synth like the back of my hand by now, and at the current exchange rate, I bought it for $505. Unbeatable price-wise, and a unique sound from the pre-90's era as well.
Digital powerhouse: Roland V-Synth GT. I've tried this a few times in stores, and I've never left without being impressed by the richness of its sound. The perfect bookend to the three-synth rig, especially since it does good VA stuff as well as sample-based and digital synthesis. Priced at $2895.99 at Sweetwater.
You were going great, until you broke the 50% on one synth rule. Sad to have to make you try again.
mis psiquicios y yo wrote:Right know I'm hot on building my Dotcom modular, so:

1.- The 22 space modular Dotcom I've planned (Three VCO's, Sequencer, Noise, Filter, 2VCA's, etc), about $3,200

2.- ARP Odyssey, about $900

3.- Roland Juno 60, about $500

Total: $4,600
Which one is hybrid and which one is 100% digital?

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Post by sensorium » Fri May 16, 2008 7:38 pm

Anyone who answered Stab Frenzy's post seriously, and still has no idea that he was making a mockery of the abundance of these cheesy threads is a SUCKER! :lol:

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Post by aXL » Fri May 16, 2008 7:40 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
aXL wrote:Let's see here... And this does not have to warrant me actually owning them? Nice. My list would read thus:

Analogue monosynth: Moog LP II. At $1375, it fits snugly into my budget without eating too much. Besides, it is absolutely perfect for my purposes.
Hybrid polysynth: Ensoniq ESQ-1. I know this synth like the back of my hand by now, and at the current exchange rate, I bought it for $505. Unbeatable price-wise, and a unique sound from the pre-90's era as well.
Digital powerhouse: Roland V-Synth GT. I've tried this a few times in stores, and I've never left without being impressed by the richness of its sound. The perfect bookend to the three-synth rig, especially since it does good VA stuff as well as sample-based and digital synthesis. Priced at $2895.99 at Sweetwater.
You were going great, until you broke the 50% on one synth rule. Sad to have to make you try again.
Just replace it with a V-Synth 2.0. It's somewhere between a grand and $750 if the current eBay listings are anything to go by.
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Post by felis » Fri May 16, 2008 8:58 pm

Hybrid (pre 1990) - Kawai K3 < $250

Digital - Korg Z1 < $500

Analog - A6 < $2,500

Total $3,250


$1,750 leftover mad money.

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Post by energetik » Sat May 17, 2008 4:12 am

What makes a hybrid? My Matrix 1000 has digital envelopes and LFOs. That be a hybrid to me! My MS2000 has DWGS waveforms and thinks it takes the analog stairs to work. That be a hybrid to me too!!


Let's see...

Fox Talas 32 RLC 720$
Intense 6.6 medium frame $2300...

OH... SYNTHS! Nevermind..!
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Modulate er... MODERATE THIS!

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