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What was the first synth you ever bought?

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:18 pm
by Phollop Willing PA
A pic would be nice too...

Mine was an Arp Explorer in 1979.



Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:32 pm
by discointellect
I had a Casio CZ230S, which probably doesn't count as it was largely a preset device (I think it had 4 memory slots you could program via sysex) and then a Yamaha CX5, which probably doesn't really count either as it it was an unfortunate car crash between an MSX computer and a DX9 so probably the first 'proper' synth I had was the deeply unexciting Casio VZ8m. I'd post a picture but it looks like every other black, 1U rack mounting digital synth of the late 80's so probably not worth the effort.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:23 pm
by gcoudert
Roland Juno 60 in 1985

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:24 pm
by Box
Alesis Ion purchased in June of 2007.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:29 pm
by Jack Spider
This, in 1998.


Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:20 pm
by Arpnutt
Arp Axxe in 1981. The an Arp Solus and Odyssey in 82. Graduated to an OB-8 in 83. Still have them all.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:22 pm
by Non-Digital Tom
Korg T3 - 1990

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:27 pm
by Syn303
Roland Juno-6 sold by my school to me in 1985, they bought a Yamaha DX-7 to replace the Juno they sold.


Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:08 pm
by synth3tik
I received a Kawai K1 on the same day I got my Juno-60. Never really touched the K1.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:23 pm
by drummy
Jack Spider wrote:This, in 1998.

Wait...they remade Model Ds in 1998!?

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:24 pm
by paugui
Mine was a Yamaha PSR-150, if you count keyboards...

But the first real synth I got was a Korg Triton Pro, back in 2002.
I will never sell it, as it is quite special to me, because it was a birthday gift from my parents, and I really like it's sound.

I still have the Yamaha PSR-150 too, despite that one is stored and isn't used anymore.
Maybe one day I'll try to use it to do some samples just for fun.

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:13 pm
by otto

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:26 pm
by stephen
First hardware synth: microkorg (I guess you don't need a picture!)

First software synth: impOSCar, but I've used open source software before then (that doesn't really count as "buying" though).

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:32 pm
by Pilot352
My 1st synth was a brand spanking new Korg Mono/Poly in 1982 (...or somewhere around then)..



Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:34 pm
by paugui
The first and only software I bought until now was Korg Legacy Collection, with the MS20ic Controller, and it was a pain in the a*s to install it on my iMac G5...
Those were hard days :P

It is a pretty nice, despite I think I prefer hardware synths.
Probably if I had something more complex to sequence it than Garage Band I would like it more and use it more than I do...