What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by Z » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:20 pm

So glad I haven't been bitten by the modular bug. However, I was just talking to Paul Schrieber (of SynthTech.com, who I bought the Synthex from)yesterday about my idea of making a 4 voice modular synth using his Morphing Terrariums if I can find a cost effective way to do it.

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by shaft9000 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:03 pm

Z wrote:So glad I haven't been bitten by the modular bug.......if I can find a cost effective way to do it.
bitten no...but i can detect a 'nibble' so...
good luck! :lol:

you'd be a stronger-willed man than me to stop at a 4-voice E350-based synth (which is an awesome idea btw)

ime the basis of 'Eurocrack'/modular addiction is that once it gets going it is soooo tempting to not only have more options, but to have them available simultaneously. For my live set it always stretches resources when I'm sequencing 3-5 drums plus bassline and another pattern/seq or two.

But if you're more inclined to tracking 1 sound at a time then you can avoid much of the temptation. Then you only "need" a few filters for sonic variety, and you can 're-use' each module per part/track.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by garranimal » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:21 pm

Picked this up in 2002 for $1700 USD tax incl. It is mint despite being a demo model for 6 months before I bought it. No missing knobs or anything. I recently learned it is from the first production run with only 7 numbers following the serial (21)A6...
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by eucarya » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:23 pm

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by felis » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:34 pm

Most expensive synth I've bought?

Kurzweil K2600.

#2 most expensive was my Andromeda.

#3 most expensive is a 3 way tie - Clavia G2, Access Virus C keyboard, and Access Virus TI desktop - I paid right around $1,750 for each new.

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:21 pm

felis wrote:....

#2 most expensive was my Andromeda....
I don't get the Andromeda, but then, I've never seen (irl) or played one. A lot of people swear by them though...
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by paugui » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:46 pm

The most expensive synth I bought was my Korg Triton Pro, for around 2500 euros, new, back in 2003.

Second hand, I haven't spend more than 600 euros, on my Roland MKS80 rev.5, and don't intend to spend that much more than that on used equipment.

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by plikestechno » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:38 pm

Modular is too easy. Even though I buy mostly used it's hilariously expensive.

My eurorack was up to almost 33U before I sold about 24U (so far) for Serge and Modcan A and other things. Buying eurorack modules has been a great way to save up for other things I wanted. They're easy to buy and easy to sell.

A modified blue voice Serge panel was 3k USD shipped recently and came with its boat and rack ears. That's the most I've blown in one go.

Keyboard wise my Prophet T8 was 2300 USD shipped about two tears ago.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by minime123 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:47 pm

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by CS_TBL » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:04 pm

Supernova2-rack, when it was new.. about 1800 euro.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by modulator_esp » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:21 pm

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by danbroad » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:42 am

tekkentool wrote:well actually kontakt does do that but whatever.
No,it doesn't. I own Kontakt aswell, and although it's a superb and realistic multitimbral sampler, it doesn't come close to the arranger functions of the Motif, which is what I'm referring to. You can't set Kontakt up to play 4 concurrent and intelligent arpeggiated scripts without going through programming h**l, and even then there's not the chordal intelligence to recognise key changes in realtime without keyswitching.

The nearest scripting I can get to that is the stuff included with the Session Strings expansion. There's really nothing out there that touches the arranger functions of hardware - yet. IMHO it's the last great hardware advantage... I had high hopes for Halion Sonic, with its 'Motif-engineered' sales pitch. Turns out it was just another Multitimbral sampler, relying on keyswitching rather than intelligent arrangement.

Yamaha pioneered this stuff with the Q series of sequencers, and the Motif [and Tyros] lines are still out there on their own when it comes to intelligent arrangements easily.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by StepLogik » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:52 am

i bought a Harrington 1200 for $900,000 a few years ago. but, its paid for itself by producing Dubstep tunes so i don't really count it as an out-of-pocket expense.

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by JJQ » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:25 am

Both my Minimoog & Prophet-5 costed around 2600$ each. :(
One of them from a store and the other private, but I could split the payments for a long time.

But they both are mint & fully functional. :)

The rest of my stuff where bargains!
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by griffin avid » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:33 am

Motif ES7...$3,500 USD
Bought it the day it arrived in the stores.
Right now it's sitting under a dust cover in a corner of the studio. :(

The A6 was listed at that same price, but I paid way less....still a little over 2,500 if I remember.
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