What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

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What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:36 pm

Simple Question: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

And..............: What updates would you like to see as standard on the new release?

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by retrosounds » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:46 pm

The MS-20 or the Mono/Poly.
As far as updates: The Mono/Poly could have 2 more LFOs And the MS-20 could have more oscillator wave shapes.
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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:48 pm

retrosounds wrote:The MS-20 or the Mono/Poly.
As far as updates: The Mono/Poly could have 2 more LFOs And the MS-20 could have more oscillator wave shapes.

But no midi interface???

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:53 pm

Yamaha DX7. There are some cool modern alternatives but it still has its own unique charm and is such a gorgeous instrument. Most of the sounds in my new video are from my DX7s, just the voice sound i play is from my DX11 the rest is all DX7 (apart from the looped sample and drums of course):

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:55 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Yamaha DX7. There are some cool modern alternatives but it still has its own unique charm and is such a gorgeous instrument. Most of the sounds in my new video are from my DX7s, just the voice sound i play is from my DX11 the rest is all DX7 (apart from the looped sample and drums of course):


Very interesting - it really does seem that the FM synths are enjoying something of a comeback of late - there was a time - not all that long ago when FM had almost become a dirty word.

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by HH » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:57 pm

an advanced Juno 60 :) with 2 oscs and lots of modulation routes

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:00 pm

HH wrote:an advanced Juno 60 :) with 2 oscs and lots of modulation routes
Isn't that a JX-8P?

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by retrosounds » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:02 pm

HideawayStudio wrote:
retrosounds wrote:The MS-20 or the Mono/Poly.
As far as updates: The Mono/Poly could have 2 more LFOs And the MS-20 could have more oscillator wave shapes.

But no midi interface???
I was going to put that, but I just assumed that since it's being released it would include MIDI. #-o
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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:08 pm

retrosounds wrote:
HideawayStudio wrote:
retrosounds wrote:The MS-20 or the Mono/Poly.
As far as updates: The Mono/Poly could have 2 more LFOs And the MS-20 could have more oscillator wave shapes.

But no midi interface???
I was going to put that, but I just assumed that since it's being released it would include MIDI. #-o
I was implying a rerelease of the original - in it's exact form - hence the reasoning for updates. :)

Let's face it - most of us would like to see a re-release of a PPG Wave for example in it's original form ie. not a DSP based emulation residing in the same metal case :)

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by MPrint » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:17 pm

Oberheim OB-8, midi and sequencer. Nuff said.........

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by CS_TBL » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:35 pm

Want..want.. not sure whether *I* would want.. but I'm reasonably convinced that a CS80 would do well among today's synth purists. Which is mainly based on its reputation + there are tons o' music making Vangelis fanboys who would buy one. :P

Modern updates: MIDI, sound storage, oodles less weight, and perhaps a mod matrix at the place where that analogue storage currently is.
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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:54 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:Most of the sounds in my new video are from my DX7s, just the voice sound i play is from my DX11 the rest is all DX7 (apart from the looped sample and drums of course):

Sterling job there AC, nice one! Excellent sounds. Seems like you've taken to those DX synths really well.

That reminds me, I must dig back into my old TX... I did always fancy a DX7 scretly, in some dark hidden part of me... one day maybe.

As for new-old synths, well, an ARP would be nice. A 2600 would be great, but probably matched by a Macbeth-level price tag that would leave me gawping into the chasm of my wallet, catching the moths for sustenance.

Oh well.

On the upside, Macbeht's making modulars now. OT, I know, but still: Macbeth modulars. :shock:

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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by rhino » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:03 pm

back in production?
Ensoniq SD-1 with more voices
Roland JX-10 with real knobs (imagine two PG-800s built into the panel)
Roland JD-800 with improvments in the voice select/edit system and maybe a coarse/fine button for the sliders
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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by zmd » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:26 pm

cs01 with midi input, and a two way pitch wheel :)
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Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

Post by kuroichi » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:13 am

An oberheim DMX with analog percussion voice cards as an update.

Ive dreamt of that for years...
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