Philly Stress wrote:
Go ahead and name off some stringers that you feel are a great value.
nathanscribe wrote:Stringers. They look odd, have three sounds and are called silly things, but buy a proper analogue stringer and you'll never regret it. Part with them at your peril. No ageing poly will come close, and layering monos is for crazy middle-aged pedants.* Plenty of low-budget stringers going cheap, even now.
LOGAN string melody can be found quite cheap. If u r patient Elka rhapsody490, sometimes even 610 can be found relatively cheap too. Crumar Multiman is just awesome. not just strings, but pianos, piano bass.. etc.
even tho its more expensive than the above, considering other analogs on the market, i would still say Solina is waaay cheap for how useful, and how beautiful it sounds. it finds way to more productions/tracks i do, than i ever thought possible. it does one ting, but it does it BEST.
back to synthesizer, i have to agree with original poster (AC): Andromeda, whilst being a 2K+ instrument , is still one of the HUGE-EST bangs for the buck on the market. 16 arpweggiators, 32 C3POs, 32 filter blenders.. filter trixing, ring blob, dribbon... multiphone mode.. a true "analog" workstation.
bk to vintages:as metnioned already, the DCO machines MKS70, MKS50 and Matrix 6R/1000, in that order, are a huge bargain. its insane how good MKS70/JX10 sounds, and yet it has entry level prices. SCI P600 if its way under a grand is a great deal to get early Curtis sound. on the digital side: JD990 is cheap, and i find it indispensable. if i could have only one digital synth.. that be it. Blofeld is quite a lot for the money. XT is a bargain too, as i find it very useful in myriad of situations lately, and they have come down in oprices since Blofeld showed up - even tho they dont sound alike really.