MacBeth M5 Synthesizers

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by pflosi » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:23 pm

wow, you're saying this after less than 12 hours??? IME such complex synths need months of experimentation before you can form a proper opinion…

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:28 pm

I'm saying this because it's big and heavy and I ain't carrying that boulder around for the rest of my life. I thought it would be closer in size to an ARP 2600. It does sound good though.
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by polyklinik » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:56 pm

eh...

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by anoteoftruth » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:06 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:I'm saying this because it's big and heavy and I ain't carrying that boulder around for the rest of my life. I thought it would be closer in size to an ARP 2600. It does sound good though.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it / how much are u selling it for? The thing is a peice of art.

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by anoteoftruth » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:09 pm

Wow.. nevermind, I already seen you posted it up on Kijiji....

1 day of owning a Macbeth M5 and your already selling it on Kijiji......

I can't even fathom that....

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:22 pm

What I've decided is to put it up for sale and ask for offers. If someone offers me money that is something around what I have in mind, and it seems like an easy transaction (hassle free) then it goes. Otherwise I'll keep it for a while, use it when I can, maybe a year and then discount it further depending on the market.

It's not the machine, which rocks and is everything that people like about it, it's just too big for what I want to do with it. I may end up building my own module later.

I'm also a bit older than most people here, I imagine, and I want to downsize (ironic smirk inserted) and wanted to get back to what I thought was something more ARP 2600 size.

Hey, it's not a crime to change your mind. At least it's here.
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by anoteoftruth » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:31 pm

oh, haha, no I know. You have your reasons. I just can't fathom it cause this thing makes me drool in a good way. If I had the funds I'd seek one out asap.

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Joey » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:40 pm

If you wanted an arp, why didn't you just get an arp? You clearly have the money
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:46 pm

Joey wrote:If you wanted an arp, why didn't you just get an arp? You clearly have the money
I wanted a new ARP 2600 and they don't make them. From discussions I've had with some people on the 'net, it was suggested that this might be a better way to go since MacBeth are still in business and uses more updated and reliable parts.

I hadn't reckoned on the size.
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:36 pm

Not questioning your reason/decision to sell, but surely, if size was such a major consideration, wouldn't you want to check that before shelling out $4-5K?
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:33 pm

It was fairly inexpensive (not the prices you suggested) for a hardly used M5 and I misjudged the pics I viewed. On retrospect, yes, of course, you're right, I should've been more careful. I honestly did think it was about the same size (slightly bigger) than an ARP 2600. On top of that, it is so well built but heavy. Not the kind of thing to busk with. ;)
Sir Ruff wrote:Not questioning your reason/decision to sell, but surely, if size was such a major consideration, wouldn't you want to check that before shelling out $4-5K?
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by seamonkey » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:31 pm

I don't think you're the first, and surely you won't be the last musician who bought something on impulse and regretted it once you got it home. I know this story oh so well. :)
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:36 pm

seamonkey wrote:I don't think you're the first, and surely you won't be the last musician who bought something on impulse and regretted it once you got it home. I know this story oh so well. :)
thank-you. that's what makes us human too. Usually, within minutes of owning something, I can tell if it's a keeper. The Roland JP8000, Korg Prophecy, MS2000R, Roland MC505, Signed Moog Voyager are all keepers, my Theremin signed by Bob is a keeper. The rest can go or stay I do not care...

My music store lets me demo gear for 30 days if I'm interested in it - this M5 was a private sale.
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by nadafarms » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:06 am

the m5 is a total monster for sure, but you're not going to find any new semi modular that sounds that good or vintage. there is no "new" arp 2600, minimoog or SEM even if you ask me ;) there will never be new stuff that sounds the same.

Joey the macbeth modules don't offer nearly what the m5n has... like a multimode filter, stereo panning spring reverb, external input, sample hold, variable noise, random etc. all in one package that you don't need to plug a single cord in to access.

I admit it's way way too big and I would just die to get a m5n that was half the size and took 1/8th inch cables :)

typically the m5 goes for $3500-4000 and the m5n $4500-5000
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Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

Post by Joey » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:23 am

I'm talking about the basic sound I.e. Oscs and filters, not features. You get that same sound. And then if you want, you can add all that other s**t with other modules.
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