How many of you still have your first synth?

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:21 pm

Not me...my first was a Casio CZ5000 that I sold as soon as I could afford an SQ-80 which I kept for over 15 years, but now that's gone too.
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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:00 pm

I do. It is an ARP Explorer 1. However, it got dropped and a circuit board got cracked. It no longer works but I did immortalize it on my first record. Here is a link. The song was recorded in 1980 and published 1981.

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by moremagic » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:49 pm

^^^
i cant stop laughing at this orphan baby song, its great

my first synth was my korg polysix which i aint sold cuz, well, its handy to have a vintage analog polysynth lyin around every now and then lol. it was cool enough to make me want a mono/poly which i play a whole lot more. its good having the polysix around tho cuz my bandmates a big pianist so she wants some real polyphony not that mono/poly para weirdness, and obv the ensemble is the best efffect ever

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by space6oy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:43 pm

yup, CS-5.

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by synthroom » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:38 pm

Jay200MPH wrote:I still have my first "DAW" too - a Commodore 64 that the family got new in 1983. :D
I wish I still had my C64 - got it in '83 as well. I had Dr. T's Tiger Sequencer for it, I think. I still have the Sony 13" TV I used as a monitor, it's hooked up to a digital converter box and it gets used by my 6 yr old occasionally.

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by stich » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:50 pm

No, and it was a Yamaha DX100. Never really got into the menu diving to mess with the sounds and didn't find the presets all that inspiring. I didn't buy a synth again until last year.

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by mpa1104 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:46 am

I sort-of still have my first synth. It was a Juno 6, and then many years on, I got a Ju-60. They looked very nice together on the stand for a while, but then I ran out of room and it didn't really make sense holding onto the Ju-6. It was a little bit sad selling it, but it's "spirit" is still well and truly within the 60. I can't ever see myself without a Juno to be honest
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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by Dano » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:38 am

Yes, I still have my Yamaha DJX MK1 (my first consumer synth and now on loan to my nephew) and a Novation A-Station purchased in April 2002.

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Post by samaepstein » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:13 am

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by Black Tomorrow » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:59 am

A year ago, I could have answered yes. A Moog Rogue. But about 9 months after I sold it, I picked up an MG-1, so no loss there.
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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by newsynthfixx » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:51 am

Still got an Alpha Juno 1 and TR505 bought with my first proper paycheck , after a tidy up of odd boxes of spare bits n bobs found a cheetah midi interface that I got around the same time ( No sinclair spectrum to go with it though)

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by Jorvik » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:23 pm

In terms of hardware, the first synth I paid money for was a Mopho Keyboard, pre-ordered in March 2010. It's at my side now.

I'm not very good at waiting :roll: and was getting antsy thinking about the Mopho. A chance browse of the eBay shop of a second hand/pawn shop (coincidentally where I bought my first guitar in the early 90s) had me rushing out to buy an ARP Axxe, so that was the first synth I actually got my hands on :lol: although I always wanted an Odyssey deep down.

I still have the Axxe, but it's in a wardrobe in the back bedroom, ousted from its stand by an Odyssey I bought several months ago. I've never sold a synth and can't imagine doing so and I've only ever sold one guitar, which was to a friend many years ago. I think I'm a hoarder :oops:

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by CS_TBL » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:07 pm

I do, although I'm a bit of a mixed bag here. As we used to have a music shop, there've been situations when I had a synth at home for a while - typically to sample the whole wave-ROM. Technically *those* were the first synths I used, but not the first ones I owned myself. Over the years I've borrowed/used/sampled: Roland XP50, JV1000, JW50, JX1, Alpha Juno 2, U20, Siel EX600, Technics KN5000, KN6000, General Music WK4, a Solton keyboard, stuff like that - oh and I borrowed an Oberheim Matrix1000 from my study to do an assignment with.

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by jaypodesta » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:56 pm

Don't have the Moog Rogue anymore, but I have the original box.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... hilit=+Box

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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by n3wt15 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:49 am

No, it was a korg 707...I hated that thing.

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