What Synth have you gigged the most?

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What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:15 pm

out of all the Synths i have owned, i gigged my JP-8000 the most. It served as my main live Synth for 2 years and i had a different machine each year, as i stupidly sold my first one. These days, i use my Andromeda on stage more than anything else. I have had it a year now and it has been on stage everytime i have since i got it, which is an awful lot! It holds up well, and everyone around it calls it a spaceship. :D
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by balma » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 pm

More for need than for being my favorite, I used an Ensoniq ESQ 1 for 4 years, EVERYDAY of the week, during at leas 2-3 hours per day.

It was my first and my only synth, on real poverty days....

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by clusterchord » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:34 pm

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by rhino » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:42 pm

SQ-80. that was long ago. supplemented - but not replaced- later by a Quadrasynth, and Elka base pedals.
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Rangoon » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:26 am

I used a Korg Polysix for 5 hours per night, 6 nights per week, and about 48 weeks per year between the middle of 1982 (when they first came out) and the middle of 1992. Wherever that particular unit is now, it's certainly the most used Polysix of all time....if not one of the most physically used synthesizers of any make. It had been everywhere between Miami and Helsinki...

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by novielo » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:36 am

sh-2000, because it was the only synth i could afford... it was a gift :-)
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by synthRodriguez » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:08 am

MKS-80 Super Jupiter w/ MPG-80 Programmer controlled with a KX-5 and DX-100 was my rig for years.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:27 am

I don't gig. If you saw my technique, you'd know why.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by b3groover » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:46 am

I hauled a real B3 and 122 around for almost 10 years with two to four gigs per week on average. Does that count?

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Rangoon » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:15 am

b3groover wrote:I hauled a real B3 and 122 around for almost 10 years with two to four gigs per week on average. Does that count?
OK, you just took first place (extra credit considering a real B3) but I'm a close second...

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by iProg » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:43 am

The JP-8000 is my gigging synth. In the past I also used the Wavestation and the DX-7 midied to the JV-1080.

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Post by Computer Controlled » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:15 am

My 303 =o] It's the only synth to remain with me since i bought it over 10 years ago, and has been used at every show i've played. But barely looks it.
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:42 am

I've gigged the MEK and the V-Synth about 18 months each, but before that I gigged the desktop Evolver and MPC1000 combo for about two years.

The V-Synth is such an amazing synth for gigging, the patch select buttons mean you can have 8 patches just a button press away, the d-beam and xy pad are great and it sounds pretty awesome, and you can save effects and EQ with each patch which makes it really flexible. It's just so big and heavy to carry around, and it in its roadcase uses up my whole domestic luggage allowance, so I have to take all my clothes as carry-on which is a pain.

People b***h about synths like the SH-201 and R3 but I reckon they're perfect for gigging, really immediate and with buttons to bring up patches exactly when you want them. Also they're really light and if you destroy them they're not that expensive to replace. And I think they both sound good.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by premieklovn » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:48 am

Roland Juno 106. The perfect analog live synth IMO.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Jack Spider » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:16 pm

I used to gig with my Nord Lead 3 and started using my Fantom when I sold the Nord. The Fantom was no fun to lug around but was great for live play. Thanks to the 76-note keyboard, I could set up a whole song's worth of sounds in one performance by splitting the keyboard. The screen was a godsend on stage too!
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