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

Post by Tiger Jackson » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:02 am

jeffrey1121 wrote:I know i'm a couple years late to the party here, but i'm not letting this thread off without mentioning this lemon:

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The open labs miko Timbaland edition. what an expensive, bulky, ugly, impractical piece of c**p! it's like the escalade of synthesizers.
wow.. just terrible.. lol.. how can something like this even exist??

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

Post by Tiger Jackson » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:05 am

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sequentialsoftshock wrote: You gotta understand though, I was touring with The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba at the time. :lol:
I picture Oompah Loompahs from Willy Wonka's tunnel boat ride having a go on this to scare children. :D
this can't be real life.

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

Post by Alex E » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:52 am

Nothing trumps these:

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

Post by Tiger Jackson » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:09 am

^^Is that supposed to be a wood design? Or are those lines just shadows.. i hope it's not wood because that would be so horrible and fake looking.. also the MK XL is just ugly and cheap-looking, much prefer my microkorg OG

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

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:29 am

Tiger Jackson wrote:
jeffrey1121 wrote:I know i'm a couple years late to the party here, but i'm not letting this thread off without mentioning this lemon:

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The open labs miko Timbaland edition. what an expensive, bulky, ugly, impractical piece of c**p! it's like the escalade of synthesizers.
wow.. just terrible.. lol.. how can something like this even exist??
I'd take one...

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

Post by Plumpudding » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:18 pm

balma wrote: but this one looks horrible and boring at the same time
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Whats wrong with the blofeld? Imo the mininal look works for it. And the interface rocks. Looks more like a kitchen air-conditioner console than a synth, though.
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Kenneth » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:08 am

Plumpudding wrote:
balma wrote: but this one looks horrible and boring at the same time
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Whats wrong with the blofeld? Imo the mininal look works for it. And the interface rocks. Looks more like a kitchen air-conditioner console than a synth, though.
Yeah, I don't think there's anything wrong with the look of the Blofeld. Looks pretty slick if you ask me...
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Alex E » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:18 am

I always liked the way the Blofeld looks.
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Jay200MPH » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:50 am

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^^ As much as I love my new toy, I have to say the cheap-a*s grey-brown plastic and blue rubber chicklet keys do not endear me to its looks. Even the SH-101 manages to be a lot less homely with essentially the same elements.

Compared to, say, an SH-2 though, which I think is a thing of beauty, the younger cousins are definitely frumpy.
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Jay200MPH » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:40 am

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I kind of like the looks of this in that picture. I saw a white one at a flea market the other day that was hideous. The finish looked like a horribly cheap home paint job and had faded to a sort of yellow-beige, the buttons were some god-awful grey and the whole thing just looked like a terribly-made toy for infants.

It was dirt cheap too, I think $65 and I could have haggled. I passed on it anyway.

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^^ And don't get me started on this blue either. WTF were they thinking?

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

Post by Alex E » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:21 am

The Korg 707 is very ugly in a beautiful way.
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Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Post by Nannerfan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:21 pm

707 is my main MIDI controller... I think it's looks and sounds great...

recently spilled a beer into it... tore it apart .. .dried out.. seems fine.

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

Post by groy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:20 pm

have one too, definitely not a looker. but to it's credit, i think it looks ahead of it's time in a generic way and wouldn't be out of place being sold in the mid-late 90's or later … albeit at a chain toy store or something. think they came in pink too, right? amazing!

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

Post by rhino » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:54 pm

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

Post by Cumulus » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:57 am

Not the worst in this thread but the ugliest one I have ever owned:
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This is what she looks like after I spent hours getting most of that flat black paint off:
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