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What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:59 pm
by Naive Teen Idol
We all know the term "gear p**n" -- and many of us are addicted to it. Well, logic then flows that certain synthesizers must get you excited simply by the look of them.

Which, pray tell, is the sexiest?

My vote goes for this:

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Personally, I've never seen a white-faced Oddy in person -- and I think the orange and black Mk III isn't too shabby either from the aesthetics department. But there's something about white-faced 2800--with the silvery white and the black lettering with the multicolored sliders--that just totally, totally does it for me. I would consider spending thousands of dollars for this even if I didn't need it.

(Mods, apologies if this has been done before -- I have a hard time believing it hasn't, but couldn't find it)

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:09 pm
by aphlux
I'm all about that JP-8.
Especially Shaft's, its pretty sexy ;)

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Thanks shaft for kicking in my GAS for the day.

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:12 pm
by Naive Teen Idol
Forgot to mention -- pics are (virtually) mandatory! We got one of Shaft's?

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:49 pm
by Z
Didn't we have a "sexy synth pic" thread already? Here are my contributions:

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Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:13 pm
by rhino
no pictures. we all know what they are

$$$-no-limit:
1. giant multi-cabinet MOOG modular.....no need to explain
2. WALDORF WAVE...........................beaucoup knobs
3. YAMAHA CS-80.............................sci-fi from the '70's

current:
1. ALESIS FUSION-8...........................art decco retro
2. KURZWEIL P3KX.............................big-humpin'-black box
3. MOOG Voyager walnut/fire................all synths should glow in the dark

vintage:
1. ROLAND JD-800.............................sci-fi from the '90's
2. ENSONIQ SQ-80..............................always loved that big green VFD
3. YAMAHA SY-99...............................see #2 above

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:34 pm
by Automatic Gainsay
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Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:50 pm
by audible
Prophet 5.

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:59 pm
by theglyph
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Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 11:28 pm
by Scories
The Buchla is not sexy in a feminine way.

Btw, did I see a whiteface minimoog over the Jupiter8? Because that's one great looking synth!!

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:09 am
by CZ Rider
The original Synclavier II from 1982 was quite attractive. With a mahogany case, red buttons from a B-52, a processor declaired top secret, and a price tag of over 20 grand, said to be the Rolls of synthesizers at the time.
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Or how about an original unmolested Moog Modular 1P from 1969 with a custom Moog 1150 ribbon controller.
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h**l, any synthesizer looks sexy with a Moog Modular in the background!
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Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:57 am
by Hugo76
Korg M3

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:29 am
by gearfixer
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I Love the look of this synth.

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:41 am
by monolith
I think there's something about the CS-5 that is very appealing. Just simple and sexy - simply sexy. :geek:

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I'm also a sucker for the MS-10/MS-20 look.

Moog modular and .com modulars are very classy too. Like sexy librarians. :lol:

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:08 am
by Naive Teen Idol
monolith wrote:I think there's something about the CS-5 that is very appealing. Just simple and sexy - simply sexy. :geek: I'm also a sucker for the MS-10/MS-20 look.
I would agree -- the CS-5's, 15's and 30's have a very sleek look to them -- similar in some ways to the MS-20...

Would add that while this isn't exactly "sexy" -- it is pretty hott looking:

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Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:29 am
by invisibleairwaves
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