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what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by ninja6485 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:51 am

so we're talking about buying synths based on looks. so what are some synths that completely fail in that department, not including modulars? if we get a good group of contenders, maybe we can start a poll. i'll start.
Imagethis version of the wasp...maybe a great synth, but black and brownish custard yellow...she's not a looker :?
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by monolith » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:25 am

I like the look of the wasp.

I think the CS-50/60/80's are quite ugly.

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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by smoothcriminal » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:46 am

The yellow/orange Waldorf Qs are pretty damn ugly IMHO YMMV but honestly the X50 probably wins. Siel DKs are just weird looking.

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Post by code green » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:53 am

i really can't stand the look of the alesis fusion. i know from posts by various vse users such as carbon111 that it's a very formidable synth but i think i'd really have a hard time looking at it regularly were it in my studio. it's one synth i'd feel compelled to sticker up and good, and even still the shape would bug me. really not a fan of those danelectro-ish "retro" designs.

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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Hybrid88 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:36 am

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Not the best looking of synths IMO :?

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Post by monolith » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:45 am

The Gaia actually looks pretty nice IMO, better than the SH-201.

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Post by jeeroj » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:21 am

this thread is silly:( most of those synths you've put up look awesome!
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by CS_TBL » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:35 am

I think you'll end up with synths marketed for a specific target audience rather than synths sold on on their own merits. Like companies being "OMFGROFLMAOTSETUNG, we must sell this to stupid dance kids, so lets make it orange instead, or lets add a military texture!!!11!einzeinz!". Like I said in the other thread, the synthesis functionality defines the panel layout, which can't be good or bad.. it just 'is'. Color (and texture) can screw up the aestethics though. So I don't think you'll get many entries that make sense. The other way around would be more fruitful: the best looking synths.
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Hugo76 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:44 am

The MicroKorg is pretty ugly.

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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by SickMonkey » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:17 pm

70's and 80's ugly (say, roland sh2000 or yamaha ys200) has a retro charm that 90's/00's ugly hasn't yet attained. Therefore, the ugliest synths are the likes of the Andromeda and the Fizmo. And the Fusion. Euuugh.

The X50 looks ok in the black version (despite the stupid and pointless handles), but the camo version is simply atrocious.

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Post by meatballfulton » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:45 pm

SickMonkey wrote:The X50 looks ok in the black version (despite the stupid and pointless handles)
I thought the handles were a great idea for a stage synth.
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Pro5 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:01 pm

Yamaha YS200

http://www.deepsonic.ch/deep/htm/ys200.php

So ugly I think it actually has gone full circle and now looks kinda appealing in a mad 80s toy kinda way. :lol:

Though I think this subject has been done before there's a big thread somewhere on here (unless it was lost)?

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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by SickMonkey » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:35 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
SickMonkey wrote:The X50 looks ok in the black version (despite the stupid and pointless handles)
I thought the handles were a great idea for a stage synth.
If it had been even remotely heavy, the handles would've been great. However, i can literally lift it with one finger. So, the handles only add unnecessary width.

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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Sir Nose » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:18 pm

I'd love to have one but the SEM is only sexy to me once its heard.
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