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Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:15 pm
by gnasher
I've been thinking about this thread for a while. It could be fairly interesting :wink: .

Ok, so let's say that everything in our synth setup breaks and you can't replace it with the same thing. What would you replace each item with? You can give reasons if you think it needs it. Keys and synth modules are the main things but add in effects if you want. I will if others do :D.

For me and my meager collection :roll: :

Korg EA1 => Red Sound Darkstar
CME UF60 => Novation SL61 Mk2
Alesis Quadrasynth => Korg Triton Pro 76
Yamaha DGX220 => I wouldn't be in any rush to replace it

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:25 pm
by JJQ
Pheew.

Yamaha CS-50 -->CS-40m, to get some, but not to much variation.
Kawai SX-240-->Roland Juno-60 and as below.
Roland JP-8-->JP-6
Minimoog--> MOS-LAB sytem 16A
Oberheim Xpander-->Martix-12
TB-303 --> XoXbox
Pro-One-->Prophet-5

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:32 pm
by Synthaholic
Motif XS6-->Korg M3
Andromeda A6-->Oberheim OB-X or Xa or 8
Yamaha TX802-->Yamaha DX7 or SY77
Roland D-550-->Roland D-50. If that's too close to qualify, Roland JD-800
Microkorg-->dunno, probably a monosynth like Pro-One

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:50 pm
by 8bit9bot
right now all i have is a TX-802... so... i would replace it with a TX-816

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:52 pm
by taskoni
Yamaha FS1R --> EWI1000 & EWV2000
Yamaha VL70-m --> VL-1 or VL-1m
Yamaha TX81Z --> glass of wine
Oberheim Matrix 6R & 1000 --> Oberheim Matrix 12
Roland XV-2020 & JV-1080 --> Roland Fantom
Korg Poly-800 --> Roland JP-8000
Casio CZ-101 --> Yamaha DX7
Estradin 230 --> something analog under 30 kg.

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:20 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Very fun thread! :D

Andromeda - OBXA
DX-11 - DX-7 mk 1
Casio CZ-5000 - CZ-1
Wavestation EX - Prophet VS
Roland W-30 - Emax
R8 - Drumtraks

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:31 pm
by Old Iron Giant
I love my RedSound DarkstarXP2 to death, but im not sure id be an equal replacement of a Korg-EA1.
As It lacks a sequencer.. Its just an amazing sounding Desktop module, with kicka$$ filters :)
gnasher wrote: Korg EA1 => Red Sound Darkstar
CME UF60 => Novation SL61 Mk2
Alesis Quadrasynth => Korg Triton Pro 76
Yamaha DGX220 => I wouldn't be in any rush to replace it
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Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:36 pm
by gnasher
Old Iron Giant wrote:I love my RedSound DarkstarXP2 to death, but im not sure id be an equal replacement of a Korg-EA1.
As It lacks a sequencer.. Its just an amazing sounding Desktop module, with kicka$$ filters :)
The EA-1 was kind of an impulse buy. It was cheap and I had the money so I went for it. There was a darkstar that was more expensive but I didn't have the money. I don't use the sequencer that much, I use it as a synth module most of the time.

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:09 pm
by Joey
Virus TI - Alesis Andromeda
Waldorf Microwave XTk - PPG Wave 2.3
Waldorf Pulse - Minimoog Voyager
Korg MS20 - Arp 2600

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:20 pm
by Old Iron Giant
I'm going to try, and stick with things still in production. with the exception of a few instruments.

Alesis: ION ~ Oberheim OB12
Alesis: QS7.1 ~ Korg Karma
Emu: XP7 ~ tough call....
Emu: ESI32 ~ AKAI MPC1000
Korg: Micro ~ AKAI miniak
Korg: ER1mkII ~ Jazzmutant Lemur
RedSound: DarkStarXP2 ~ Access Virus Indigo
Yamaha: TX81z ~ Roland D-50

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:42 pm
by JSRockit
Cool idea... but I'd be pissed.

Machinedrum UW - Spectralis
Jomox 888 - Jomox 999
Monomachine - Korg EMX-1
DSI MoPho - DSI Evolver
FR Orb - ?

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:48 pm
by braincandy
Sometimes change is good and I'm not "married" to anything I have, except for the JD-990.

Juno-60 replaced with either a Polysix or JX-3P + PG-200, or Prophet-600 (I'd like at least one knobby analog)
D-550 together with JX-10 replaced with a Blofeld (keyboard version) or Snow
JD-990 replaced with a Kurzweil K2VXS, FS1r, or Fantom X6

Of course I'd like a Virus Ti or Polar Ti instead of a Snow and a P5 or an OB-8 instead of a Polysix or JX, but I'm trying to be realistic and work within my financial means. The Blofeld, Snow, and Fantom would all require additional cash of course and wouldn't be direct swaps.

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:57 pm
by stephen
AN1x -> Virus Polar or Blofeld keys
Electribe EM1 - > EMX
SH09 -> SH2
Nova -> MS2000

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:02 am
by retrosounds
Whoo, I'd be gutted if that happened...
Alpha Juno-2\Juno-106 (I like the 106 better)
DS-8\DX-7 (Their both FM)
Poly-800\DW-8000 (IMO DW-8000> Poly-800 feature wise)
ESQ-1\ Mo'phatt Keys (The ESQ lacks good layering, on-board effects and an arp)

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:53 am
by Christopher Winkels
Moog Little Phatty --> Moog Voyager OS
Sequential Pro-One --> Roland SH-5
Future-Retro XS --> Analogue Solutions Telemark
Yamaha CS-15 --> Korg Mono/Poly
Dave Smith Prophet'08 --> Alesis Andromeda

Most of them would be considered "upgrades", but a guy's gotta dream.