What Synth have you gigged the most?

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by iProg » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:42 pm

premieklovn wrote:Roland Juno 106. The perfect analog live synth IMO.
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by V301H » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:11 pm

Jupiter 6 which I bought new in 1982. Has never been in the shop for anything other than battery replacement and still works great.
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by R.L » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:17 pm

When I gig it's usually a couple synthesizers on stage, the one I used the longest was my DX-7 for 4 years from 2004 to 2008 it was and still is a staple of my rig, but I also have hauled a jupiter 8 since July of Last year, and I have recently started hauling my VFX and my Mirage sampler. But the biggest nightmare was hauling my CP-30 and ASR-10 88 key for one show I did as a backing musician, (That was fun)
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:53 pm

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by fletriste » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:45 pm

if you dont need a keyboard the se1 is a great synth to gig with - it's light, analogue, loads of sound storage - midi changable, easy switch from bank a to bank b. knobs . P3 sequencer sits perfect on top. sounds awesome. its not full depth - just deep enough for the P3 or a 303, 606....

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by bluedad » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:30 pm

from 1989-95 my Dx7 was a constant. Around 91-92 I added a Korg M3r.
Don't carry the DX anymore as the midi doesn't work, but the M3r is still in my rack.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by pflosi » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:36 pm

juno 60. love to sync the arp, great live.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:58 pm

I would have to say Korg Prophecy as well.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by braincandy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:20 pm

I haven't gigged since '02, but the normal setup was a Kurzweil K2VXs, AN1x, and MicroQ (MIDI'd to the AN1x).

The Kurzweil was my go-to synth and could cover lots of ground (even some analog emulation). The MicroQ was used for buzzy string pads and washes and could really cut through the mix. The AN1x was used for melody lines and for controlling the MicroQ's filter via the ribbon controller. Never had any reliability issues with any of them, although my Invisible Stand gave up the ghost during a sound check.
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by winningatlife » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:30 pm


The Juno 60 in this picture of me saw a good 7 years of touring. It was eventually stolen, and the Chroma Polaris on my right blew up into blue smoke on stage. Awkwardddd.
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by gcoudert » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:46 pm

I don't gig any more but when I did, I used my DX7S quite a lot, primarily as a MIDI controller for my sorely missed Wavestation SR and Hammond XM1.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by redroomrecordings » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:36 am

Virus C...I always take it live.

I've also used the jP-8000 quite a bit, and the v-synth a few times but it's way too bulky.

i like the virus because when playing out of town it's easy to take on the plane in a backpack and the promoter can provide a controller.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by prinsen » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:02 pm

About 5 happy years with a Jen SX1000 and a bass. The construction of the SX1000 is solid. Solid enough for touring without a case - like I did for about 100 shows throughout nortern europe and the UK. Also the knobs are nicely arranged and big - both plusses if you have no light or you're drunk... Sounds good too.

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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:52 pm

I did not gig it much due to it's vintage, but i took my old Jupiter-4 out several times. I don't reccomend it. :wink: On larger shows with a big lighting rig i had to run on stage between sets with a screwdriver and tune up the 4 VCO's. And now i have the Andromeda and am laughing. :)
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Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

Post by Clavier » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:03 pm

scottrod wrote:MKS-80 Super Jupiter w/ MPG-80 Programmer controlled with a KX-5 and DX-100 was my rig for years.
That would be a cool rig! I've gigged the most with my Hammond T-212.
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