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

Post by Scories » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:21 pm

Here's an other possible setup:

Korg Z1
DSI Evolver
Yamaha RY-30
Boss SP-404 (or Electribe-S)
Korg DS-10 (for Nintendo DS)

Other suggestions: Casio RZ-1, Alesis Micron, Alesis Nanopiano, Ensoniq ESQ and DSI Mopho.

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

Post by redchapterjubilee » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:05 pm

For the first half of my electronica hobby everything I had fit in this category. Prices aren't what they used to be though.

If I had to assemble a "budget" collection for myself it would be:
DSI Mopho for bass, lead & noise
Roland Alpha Juno 1 for pads and bass
a laptop/soundcard and all the shareware/free VST's you can download
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Re: I'd Call That a Bargain...

Post by Yoozer » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:17 pm

JohnTron wrote:my inability to phrase questions better
http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:59 pm

goom wrote:Around $500? I'd suggest:

SCI Prophet 600 (for mono/unison/poly analog needs)
Roland SH-x (your choice of model) (alternate mono analog )
Yamaha SY77 (anything FM)
Korg 01wfd (nice strings, passable piano, drum sounds, brass
Roland JD800 (for filling in the cracks that the 01wfd missed)

When was the last time you saw a Prophet 600 for anywhere around $500????
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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:00 pm

Also, didn't you already have a less than desirable experience with a Prophet 600??
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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by goom » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:42 pm

I had a problem with a Prophet 600? I upgraded mine when I bought it, but I think that's the only issue I had with it.

I just looked up prices on ebay for the P600, and I wasn't aware that the prices have climbed so much for these in the past few years. Okay, scratch it off the list. No big deal. Potential replacements for the P600 would be JX3P, JX8P, Junos, Polysix and similar. No, I haven't looked up the prices for those, but they used to be cheap compared to the more feature-laden analog polys.

I'd like to place a vote against the ARP Odyssey that was mentioned in a previous post. The reason? Well, I consider it a fantastic synth, but they are prone to problems with the slider pots. You'd have to pay big $$$ to have one fixed up to where it's operating like new, or pay big $$$ for a refurbished one. I just looked on ebay, and completed auctions closed at $1800 - $2400.

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

Post by Computer Controlled » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:11 am

Mopho kdb
SH-101
MonoMachine
Blofeld kb
Roland R-70

Whoops, i misread the question =o]
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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:29 am

My message was directed at JohnTron which is why I posted that separately. And I wouldn't exactly call the other synthesizers mentioned replacements. Plus, JohnTron already owns a JX3P and JX8P.
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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:35 am

To actually answer your post-

•Pro~One
•Crumar BitOne
•Evolver Keyboard
•DR 55
•TR 606
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Re: It takes 2 to tango

Post by Elandroth » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:55 am

Hmm... keep Juno-60, get Prophet 5. Considered the Hartmann Neuron since it's something I'll probably never have due to it's high levels of expense/difficulty/obscurity, but couldn't pass up the hypothetical free Prophet. =P

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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by goom » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:05 am

sequentialsoftshock wrote:My message was directed at JohnTron which is why I posted that separately. And I wouldn't exactly call the other synthesizers mentioned replacements. Plus, JohnTron already owns a JX3P and JX8P.
Well, you quoted my P600 suggestion in your reply, and your very next post was:

"Also, didn't you already have a less than desirable experience with a Prophet 600??"

That's what made it seem like it was directed at me.

The other synths that I suggested as P600 replacements were mentioned in order to meet the price limitation, and they are analog polys. I wasn't inferring that they had the same feature set of the Prophet 600.

JohnTron listed a Juno 60 as part of his list of $500 synths, and he shows that he already owns it.

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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by goom » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:11 am

sequentialsoftshock wrote:To actually answer your post-

•Pro~One
•Crumar BitOne
•Evolver Keyboard
•DR 55
•TR 606

Hmmm.. two of your choices are drum machines, but the post was asking for synths.

Pro Ones are fetching the same price as Prophet 600s, so that's out.

The Evolver Keyboard is also above the $500 price point.

The Crumar BitOne is a nice choice though. :D

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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:58 am

goom wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:To actually answer your post-

•Pro~One
•Crumar BitOne
•Evolver Keyboard
•DR 55
•TR 606

Hmmm.. two of your choices are drum machines, but the post was asking for synths.

Pro Ones are fetching the same price as Prophet 600s, so that's out.

The Evolver Keyboard is also above the $500 price point.

The Crumar BitOne is a nice choice though. :D
Ahh, well the original post said $1000 and I only replied to you saying the P600 was $500 because I thought you were just using that figure. Oops. Well, anyway, the TR 606 and DR 55 are synthesizers, they're just preprogrammed to sound like drums. ;) As for the BitOne, if you can find one, it most definitely. I'm no stranger to it- http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =6&t=57628
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Re: WHATEVER...

Post by goom » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:16 am

No worries, I was just being a troublemaker, cause I'm bored. :D

I remember when the BitOne was first released. I was impressed with it in the store, and later, when the internet came about I found some demos uploaded of the BitOne. Those sounded great too. I wouldn't mind picking one up some day. I think it looks fantastic as well.

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Re: It takes 2 to tango

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:03 am

Keep: Pro~One
Get: Prophet 10

Also, you didn't really say anything about drum machines ;)
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