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Re: WHATEVER...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:12 am
by JohnTron
ninja6485 wrote:arp odyssey, tb303, tr909, jx-8p.
ironically, depending on the deal you get that group can either be on budget, or way over budget. it took more than the budget for me to get them, probably because i bought more recently, but i don't regret a single cent. theoretically you could go with immitations and save alot of cash to bring it to the right amount, but the hypothesis is one monosynth, one acid squelchy box, one drum machine, and one polysynth. some are vco, some dco, the 909 has analog and samples, and the jx has midi and can be a midi keyboard. replace items to taste & budget. the909 and 303 can trigger eachother, the jx can be sequenced with midi from an external source (throw an msq-100 in for like $100) and you can either play the arp odyssey, or if you want to sequence it hook it up via cv/gate to the 303. and all can be run through the odyssey's ext audio input for added texture. 8-)
That's the sort of thing I'm talkin' bout!!! Thanks for your creative and logical input! Everyone's got some really great thoughts to share. I apologize if my original post is misleading or confusing in any way...just roll with it folks. Brainstorming ideas is a great way for O.G.'s to share their knowledge with relative newbs like myself. Everyone benefits from open discussion. Thank you and keep it coming!!!

Re: WHATEVER...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:16 am
by JohnTron
Pro5 wrote:AX80 is a favourite of mine .. NO! Not just because of the 'nice' display, for me with my 'cheaper' hardware synths the AX80 and P6 have the best overall tone/character that alludes to something more expensive (that I wouldn't spend my own hard earned on). And the 3P is a shining little beauty once you get to know it.
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It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:10 am
by JohnTron
Let me be clear...

The Bad news:
You can only keep one of your synths, everything else must go. What do you keep?

The Good news:
You get to replace all of your other kit with your "dream" synth, any synth of your choice, skies the limit.

Let's dance.

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:20 am
by JohnTron
Okay.

Keep: Juno 60

Want: Minimoog Model D

Done.

Re: WHATEVER...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:37 am
by clusterchord
Moog Prodigy
Oberheim SEM original
Waldorf Microwave
Eminent Solina
Juno 60

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:27 am
by stephen
I haven't got much to give away! And I don't really have a dream synth....

ummm... maybe keep AN1x and grab a modular.

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:12 am
by tekkentool
keep: CZ-1

Buy: Access virus TI

Yes boring choice i know...

Re: I'd Call That a Bargain...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:22 am
by tekkentool
Laptop.
Renoise.
Miroslav philharmonik.
Small stone.
Free vst's.

Re: WHATEVER...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:23 am
by EmptySet
rharris07 wrote: I'm not being a smart-a*s at all, but can you tell me where to find a P 600 for around $500? If so, I'd buy it tonight...seriously.
I bought mine for $350. And later sold it for $450 (after making improvements and a minor repair). I'm in St. Louis. I don't know if I just got lucky or if I simply live in a location that doesn't value synths as much as other places, but I'd guess that it's a little of both. There are some synthies around here, but the city is overwhelmingly a "guitar town". Likewise, my MS20 was only $500. :shock:

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:42 am
by crystalmsc
Keep: uWaveXT

Dream: Stromberg

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:56 pm
by cartesia
Keep Tetra

Get machinedrum UW or Octatrack

Re: I'd Call That a Bargain...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:21 pm
by themilford
Roland RS-09 or Alpha Juno for strings.
DSI Mopho for bass and bleeps and blips
Akai AX-60 for the Meat and slider fun
CZ-101 or 1000 for kinda cool stuff
DW-6000 for fake PPG/Grace Under Pressure stuff

I have a similar set up now:
Crumar Trilogy
AX-60
DW-6000
Alpha Juno
Tetr4

(the DW and Juno are not mine but on loan and I use them in my band)
I play with a real drummer and guitar player so no need for a drum box.

Re: I'd Call That a Bargain...

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:43 pm
by Cumulus
I was goin gto be a snart a*s and say:

MicroKORG
Korg Electribe ES-1
Yamaha CS-50
Mini Moog
TR-808

because I found some very good deals and was able to assemble the above set-up for under $1,000.00 ... :D

Barring the kind of luck I have had, I would try this:

Korg Electribe ES-1 for drums and crazy manipulated samples.
MicroKORG for easy to use instantly programmable sounds.
DSI Mopho for lots of analog goodness in the bass and lead department.
Korg DDD-1 for 12-bit PCM sampled drum sounds with some quirky swing effects.
Alesis QS 7.1 or some other ROMpler for pianos, strings, french horn and GM sounds.

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:33 pm
by rhino
Damn, man... You are asking me to make some tough choices.

here goes:

KEEP: Ensoniq TS-12

SWAP: Yamaha SY-99

since I have both now, I'm good.

Although, given the "dream" nature of the question, I'd be tempted by
A. giant modular
B. Solaris

Re: It takes 2 to tango

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:52 pm
by TrondC
thats actually quite easy for me

Keep Machinedrum UW and trade in Monomachine+KP3 for a Synsyn or Spectralis 2