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If you had to

Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:10 pm

Sell up and only keep 2 Synthesizers, what would they be and why?

for me:
ALESIS ANDROMEDA: Well what is there to be said, its probebly the finest Analogue Synth of modern times. The sound is to die for and it does more than any other Analogue Synth ever produced. My favorite Synth and i could not imagine life without it.

ROLAND JUPITER-4: I don't always have time or can't be arsed to get in-depth with the Andy, it can be a chore (a fun one) to program. So i turn to my beloved Jupiter-4 for the simpler and more raw Analogue sounds. Its so simple, and sounds so great, another all-time great Synth.
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Re: If you had to

Post by Mush » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:20 pm

Nord Modular G2 - it is the first synth I've used that can do almost anything I can imagine. And all my bizarre ideas of the past are just saved and in mode to reinvestigate any moment. I love it!

Korg MS10 - it is kind of a crappy synth - but I bought it for 70€ in a music store when I was just turning 13. It's been around for 15,5 years now and I still love to play a lead on it every once in a while. I'd keep it for nostalgia as I don't really need anything but the G2...

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Re: If you had to

Post by Synthazaiser » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:31 pm

Ensoniq ESQ-M - It has so many possibilities and can be split into 8 synths. I can program almost anything on it.

Yamaha DX7 - As much as I love to hate it, I'd keep the DX for controlling the ESQ-1. Plus, I can do FM on it, which is one thing that the ESQ will not do.
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Re: If you had to

Post by stephen » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:49 pm

I don't have that many to sell!! I guess I could delete a few free VST's from my laptop... does that count?

Anyway, I'd keep hold of my AN1x and SH09, so I guess the electribe, kaoss pad and (semi-retired anyway) Nova would go. I'd be left with a nice polysynth (with keys!) and some analogue goodness.
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Re: If you had to

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 pm

This one is pretty easy for me, I only have three synths. I'd sell the XL-7 and keep the MEK and V-Synth.

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Re: If you had to

Post by audible » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:25 pm

I'd say G2x and Mono/Poly. This is not to say that they are my favourite amongst all the synths I've had, but they are two of the deepest and most inspiring, and they complement well.
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Re: If you had to

Post by wiss » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:04 am

pretty easy..... Everything can go with a purchase of a Model D this week.
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Re: If you had to

Post by Z » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:17 am

I'd probably vote for my JD-800 & JP-6. I know both synths very well and both analog & digital realms are covered pretty well.

We've decided to sell our house (it's too large since my 15 year moved in with his mom) and our agent told me I had to clear out my music room. I've already moved most of it to my furniture shop (got a nice office to put it in), but am going to keep 2-4 synths. JD-800 & JP-6 are definately staying home.

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Re: If you had to

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:30 am

I'd keep my Prophecy and Roland MC 505, but don't make me do it - I'm emotionally involved with all my gear.
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Re: If you had to

Post by space6oy » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:44 am

777 & SFX-6
analog, digital, two awesome sequencers, 6 can toss in drums & fx or be a polyphonic keyboard.

if we were just talking keyboards i'd oddly probably switch to my 106 & CS-5, just because i love simplicity & the 5 was my first.

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Re: If you had to

Post by hageir » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:51 am

I've already done that ;)
I only have the Monomachine and the Machinedrum (plus some other non-synth stuff.. except for the Sherman Filterbank 2, it's a semi synth :lol:)

I only have them two because for me, they're PERFECT :)
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Re: If you had to

Post by Clavier » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:46 am

Well, if I had to get rid all but two instruments, I probably would not have any of the synths I have now. :(

However, if I could keep my other keyboards, then I would keep the Prophet-5 and the Yamaha E-70. It would be difficult to decide whether to keep the P-5 or the Micromoog, though. :?:
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Re: If you had to

Post by johans121 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:04 am

I'd keep my modular and my pek.
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Re: If you had to

Post by Esus » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:13 am

Moog modular
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Bye Bye, Yamaha!! :cry:

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Re: If you had to

Post by garranimal » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:19 am

A6 + Memorymoog. They are both amazing works of art in the way they look as much as they sound. They feed my inspiration and give me crazy ideas to no end. -g

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