Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

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Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:48 pm

So do any of you keep that one synth in your collection just for one or two special sounds??

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by tom Cadillac » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:15 pm

I really like old cheap stuff like casiotones, 'electronic' pianos and organs and though they are limited I need to have their special sound available. Its good on a CD to think of adding their special sound for one or two tracks.

As to 'real' synths - Kurzweil K2000 for the piano sound and MP7 for the jungle bass patch. I feel rather embaressed at underusing stuff - its a bit like going to Paris and only going to the same cafe arround the corner from the one hotel - its great, but there's so much more... Like most synth heads I'v got much more stuff than I really need and not enough time to explore everything. I'm more driven by what will be most useful in a particular song or band. :oops:
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by Murderhausen » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:36 pm

I keep a Juno 106 around for the Juno 106 sound.
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by harness » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:47 pm

Juno 106 and a x0xb0x
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by mao » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:19 pm

Yes, I decided to keep the Korg EX-8000 for it's HUGE warm pads. No way to replicate these.

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by Solderman » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:29 pm

TB303 - Acid
Polivoks - Grrrrowl
Minikorg 700S - Actually has a few tricks up its sleeve, but I tend to always come back to higher octave leads
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by THEODICY » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:32 pm

I kinda keep the TX81z around for lately bass and tubular bells :oops:

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:34 pm

THEODICY wrote:I kinda keep the TX81z around for lately bass and tubular bells :oops:
:) I was going to say the same thing :)

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by Gregor Samsa » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:19 am

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by clusterchord » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:23 am

Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?
yes. several:

TB303 - nuff said
Solina - beautiful beautiful silky dust
Rhodes - heh not a synth. but yeah , its just one sound, yet one of most perfect ones ever.
FS1R - well currently its sold but im gettin it back. i used other sounds but a female ambient vox i made on it was used about 98% of the time i had one.
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by pricklyrobot » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:24 am

Third the TX81Z for the Tubular Bells.

Thought about selling it (since I'm pretty happy with the bell sounds I can get out of the Nord Modular), but at the prices they go for these days, it's not even worth the effort to post an ad.
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by docflick » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:49 am

DX7 for edgy, velocity-responsive, biting leads (and basses).
Yamaha SY85 / SY99 / Motif 6 / MO8

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by Mr Rich » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:41 pm

I have a DX9 (worth about a quid) which I keep for one organ/pad sound. It's one of those sounds which in all truth is pretty crappy, but give it a bit of moogerfooger and it just works in tracks. I've never been able to get anything quite like it from any other DX synths. It's a pretty hopeless synth in some ways; not c**p, but just c**p enough to be useful.

Does that make even the slightest bit of sense?
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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by forange » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:47 pm

Phillips Philicorda. Heavy, smelly, but a great "near" sounding unit.

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Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Post by pflosi » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:20 pm

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