If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by Shanesaw » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:10 am

Oberheim 8 voice please, thank you.
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by 23 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:35 am

I'm still not sure what a "vintage" synth is....

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by mirt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:50 pm

1) i don't need soft synths
2) prophet 5 (it'll be to easy with big modular like t.o.n.t.o.)

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by memedesigner » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:37 pm

1) is easy: Minimoog. Seems that you just can't replace that with softsynths. Pads can be ok with softsynths, fxs and percussion ok with softsynths but the living, breathing, organic bass line, and the wild leads, for those Mini is just unsurpassable.

2) is not so easy. What would be covering all the ground and be ergonomic enough for all music making. The latter rules out modulars, the first point rules out Mini and other monophonics. I got to try my hands on CS-80 the other week, and while impressive (the keyboard! I had read from the internets that it is great, but ... it had easily the best keyboard action of any synths, vintage or modern, I've yet tried. I was truly amazing) it has that vangelis thing all over it which kinda colors things. So I think I would go with Fender Rhodes if pushed here.

... this was interesting question as it leads to thinking about the optimal minimal setup, what would work really well and be ergonomic and fun to make music with. I think my current thinking would be MPC, Fender Rhodes, Mini and Prophet VS. All fool-proof wonderful sounding stuff, and all complementing each other real nice. Hmm....

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by stephen » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:19 pm

1. I'm happy with my SH-09, loads of fun. In fact I get more out of it at the moment than my other stuff. Weird, such a simple intrument.

2. I'd go with another compact synth, no more than 37 keys maybe an Access Polar, or a blofeld plus controller keys.


My minimal setup of choice would be a combination of the above! SH-09 plus Access Polar, let's throw in a kaosillator and kaoss pad 3 for some more fun :)
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by THM » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:45 pm

Oberheim 8-Voice or Yamaha CS-80.
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by aeon » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:49 pm

Naive Teen Idol wrote:1) The synth would complement your other instruments in the rig, which could include softsynths and emulators.
Roland SH-5
Naive Teen Idol wrote:2) It's the only instrument you can make music on.
Roland Jupiter-8


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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by nadafarms » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:58 pm

MS-20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MS-20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by Untouchable_888 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:24 pm

King Julien wrote:JP-8 but i must admit I've never played one, just going by reputation.
same with me- assuming i didnt have my Juno-106.
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by Synthaholic » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:40 pm

1) Minimoog or Moog Modular
2) JP-8
Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by Synthazaiser » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:26 pm

1.) Moog Modular - a small system with a sequencer and cv to midi converter.
2.) Poly-800 Mk1... seriously. It was my only synth for a long time and I could program what ever I wanted on it. Also, If I had only one synth, patch memory would be a must. Also the sequencer would be useful if it was all that I had to make music on.
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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by megawatt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:53 pm

1st - TB-303
2nd - ASR-10
OP-1, RYTM, A4, CS-50, PUSH

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by killanator » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:31 am

scenario 1, a minimoog, dont need anything polyphonic, just use softsynths for that

scenario 2, probably... jupiter-8

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by Summa » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:51 am

Naive Teen Idol wrote:...what would it be?

Two scenarios:

1) The synth would complement your other instruments in the rig, which could include softsynths and emulators.
FS1R, that's why I already have two of them, not sure if it already counts as vintage...
When it comes to analog synths I'm pretty much happy with recent models like Littely Phatty and Sunsyn...
2) It's the only instrument you can make music on.
Something with lots of voices, multitimbral and probably not Vintage, maybe a Fantom X or G since I love polyphonic waveshaping and postfilter ringmod...

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Re: If You Could Have Just One Vintage Synth...

Post by 0000 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:59 am

as we are talking vintage, like others 8 voice to easy

or my chroma

both 8 v poly/multitimb

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