What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

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What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

Post by KBD_TRACKER » Sun May 17, 2009 9:45 am

(ok, i do not mean synths that are broken or with some functional impairment or drastic limitations), just synths that just SEAT there in your studio.
Synths that you may (or may not) dust regularly... and of which you think and take a hasty look sometimes ..
Synths that you know are hard to find or expensive or cool or..., but still, synths that you haven't turned on for 1, 2,.. years.

do you feel some "guilt" about this gear being ignored ? or do you conclude: "it's ok , i might need it some day" (but just not knowing when) ?

thinking about this, as for me an instrument is like a lover, and well, things "change" and a new partner comes up, and...
but whereas ex -lovers tend to rapidly move on (!), unused gear will stay there, silently loyal, waiting for you.... until you renew acquaintance or finally get rid of it.

THAT to me is the ultimate anti -GAS feeling.

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Post by gcoudert » Sun May 17, 2009 10:14 am

My Akai S2800i does not see much action these days. I tend to go straight to the S1000.
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Post by Pro5 » Sun May 17, 2009 11:45 am

Korg M1... I only bought it last year (*very* cheap) and never took to it, just sounded somehow fake (distant, non involving, flat) to me... will prob sell one day but keeping atm because it's 'nice' for the 'classics' collection ;0

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Post by Ry-Fi » Sun May 17, 2009 12:14 pm

My TX7. I can't be bothered to check out the, oh, 10,000+ patches available online to find ones I like, and like f*** I'm going to program my own.... :D I'm not really sure why I bought this thing... :wink:

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Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

Post by JSRockit » Sun May 17, 2009 12:41 pm

Nothing. If something is sitting without getting used, I sell it. Love em or leave em.
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Post by griffin avid » Sun May 17, 2009 1:16 pm

I am amazed when I see topics like this. I always think Just how interesting can a forum focused totally on Vinatge Synths be? And wham another interesting topic...

I have a few, but the Juno 106 is the most glaring. I've heard about them for so many years. I'd visit a studio and there would always be one sitting there and I'd ask With all these modern synths, why is the Juno still in play? Everyone speaks so highly about it. A few times users have identified a cool sound in a record as a Juno AND the Juno was a prime synth in the early VST wars that nothing could emulate or replace.

And so I snagged one. Very, very easy to program sounds on. Even to learn about synths on.
Perfect 1st keyboard, but a little underpowered compared to everything else around today.
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Post by Christopher Winkels » Sun May 17, 2009 1:41 pm

Fortunately none in my case. I instituted a "one in, one out" policy when i got back into synths a few years back. I only have four on the go at any given time, so it's unlikely one with sit unplayed for more than a month.

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Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

Post by jaypodesta » Sun May 17, 2009 2:22 pm

None of the synths... although the TR-626 is not getting a lot of action recently.

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Post by Z » Sun May 17, 2009 2:34 pm

Roland W-30. I can't bring myself to sell it because of the current market value.

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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun May 17, 2009 2:58 pm

Roland SH-1000
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Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

Post by cram1960 » Sun May 17, 2009 4:37 pm

casio cz-101
korg wavestation sr
kawai k1

Casio was my first synth, so...sentimental value
wavestation sr & kawai k1 ... not much resale value anyway
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Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

Post by Solderman » Sun May 17, 2009 5:05 pm

TB 303. No, it's not for sale. :)
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Post by Bitexion » Sun May 17, 2009 5:22 pm

That would be the Alesis Ion. It's been standing in the softbag against the wall for at least a year now. "Feeling shameful".

Not because I don't like it, just that I have too little space for synths in my apartment. At least it doesn't get dusty inside the bag.

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Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

Post by StepLogik » Sun May 17, 2009 5:56 pm

Jupiter-6

Mine is still in pieces because it still needs work :(

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