First Purchases

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Re: First Purchases

Post by mmp » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:17 pm

1976 Maxikorg...took out my first bank loan to buy it.

Here's a video of my seventies fusion band with a Maxikorg solo.


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Re: First Purchases

Post by Mino » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:35 pm

My first synth was Nord Rack 2. I needed synth sounds for Prog Rock cover band, and got the rack with memory card.

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Re: First Purchases

Post by Mush » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:42 pm

1993 - Korg MS-10.

After that I've been through hundreds of synths, but the MS-10 is still here...

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Re: First Purchases

Post by Syn303 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:36 pm

1985 - Roland Juno-6
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Re: First Purchases

Post by a0tikk » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:54 pm

Korg MS-10 - 1st March 1983 for £179 (still got the receipt but alas not the synth)

Later that year I got a Moog Prodigy and thankfully I still have it to this day, love it to bits. Wish I still had the MS10 but I sold it to a friend who sold it on for £35... I should have bought it back of him!!

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Re: First Purchases

Post by balma » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:47 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:I got my first synth in 1985... a brand new Roland Juno-106. Also, a Casio SK-1.
I got my next synth in 1988... a brand new Ensoniq ESQ-1.
My first synth was an Ensoniq ESQ-1 on 1994...


It was a true sacrifice, since the price was around 5 times my monthly income... Internet was something misterious, taxes were a steal... but maybe that helped to focus better....

Now there are so much options, so much information sources. 20 years ago It was Electronic Musician magazines, Keyboard, etc....
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Re: First Purchases

Post by theotherleadingbrand » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:21 am

I bought a Minimoog in 1997. I had never seen anything like it before and had no idea what most of the controls were.
Damn that was a fun year. I wish I had never sold that thing, given what they go for now.
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Re: First Purchases

Post by Horace » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:44 pm

Moog MG-1. I probably put way more effort into getting the darn thing and fixing it up than I should have, but it was worth it. I don't think I'll ever let it leave my setup!

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Re: First Purchases

Post by gordonmerrick » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:31 pm

Moog Sonic Six. What a weird, awesome synth.

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Re: First Purchases

Post by mmp » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:24 am

Moog Sonic Six was my second synth. Really fun with the extra LFO.

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Re: First Purchases

Post by perfectdefect » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:54 am

My first synth was a Mini-Moog I pulled out of a bin of broken black plastic Casio's at the Gerber dump in Sacramento for $7. Worked great -wish I had kept it!

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Re: First Purchases

Post by vinyl_junkie » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:22 am

Not my first synth but my first synth I paid for with my hard earned wonga was a Novation Bass Station keyboard back in 2002, walked into a shop and they had it all wired up..looked brandnew, it had lots of knobs on it..looked cool and only cost £150 :lol:

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