How many of you still have your first synth?

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Yes, Yamaha SY-85...

Post by vin14 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:44 pm

.. bought it new in 1992, however if a ROMpler doesn't count, it's a no, my poly 800 II, bought in 1993 or so, is long gone.
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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by zoomtheline » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:47 pm

I re-bought a Yamaha PSS570 not so long ago because that was my first synth and use it all the time now. Well, it has a synth type section.

Deja vu: I have probably posted the exact same thing further back in this thread.

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

Post by pinky_blue » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:52 pm

First proper synth was a Novation A-Station which I still have.

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

Post by themilford » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:30 pm

themilford wrote:Crumar Trilogy.

Mine's not working and in pieces in my shop... someday... maybe.

I've had half a mind to just part it out since cosmetically it's pretty beat and needs quite a bit of work and replacement parts.

I dunno, I'm torn.
Still got mine... still sitting in my basement in pieces.

Now that I own an OB-8... I have an even stronger urge to part this old crusty beast out and snag the CEMs as backup in case I ever need them.

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

Post by oneofthegooddays » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Still have Yamaha An1x I bought new in 1997.

Wonderful synth. Still play it every day.

Compared to An1x every synth that I've bought has been a disappointment :)

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

Post by ColorForm2113 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:26 pm

Between the nostalgia on this thread and the love on the micromoog appreciation thread (I think that's here on vse...other wise its the moog forum) it has gotten me to bust out my micromoog and use it a lot more. After getting the voyager it got moved to the top rack and sort of forgotten about. But after this week I've fallen back in love with it. I was in the mindset of "one vco monosynth with variable waveform, a sub oscillator, and lowpass filter. ..ill be able to duplicate any of those sounds with the voyager" but no it really does have a different sound.
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Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

Post by Scories » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:44 am

Minikorg 700. I even got it restored by a technician. I just whish it was the 700s.

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

Post by hasymo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:24 pm

ColorForm2113 wrote:
hasymo wrote:I still have my first synth, a Casio CZ-5000. I enjoyed it quite a lot before I got into analog synths. I'm gonna sell it soon though, since it is just sitting in the closet.
I had a cz5000. Its an interesting synth, I need to try and replicate some of the weird envelope generator patches on the blofeld.
Yeah, those 8 stage EG's are pretty cool.

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

Post by julblato » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:38 pm

I still have my first synth. It's a Ensoniq TS-10. As a matter of fact I have a question. This is the first time this synth started acting up on me and a friend of mine (who has played these longer than I) suggested to take off the top of the keyboard to see if anything is loose. I cannot take the top of the keyboard off. I have taken out all the screws in the back front and sides, but don't want to take off any underneath as those could be the ones that hold the circuit boards on. I know not to touch the chips with my bare fingers and I have gloves to wear. He said to just press gently down on the chips to see if that helps before I take it in. I know of a guy that can work on these as much as he can. Please help!!!! :? :roll: :)

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

Post by ColorForm2113 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:23 am

If I've learned anything about messing around with these things its if your unsure or uncomfortable doing it, DON'T do it. Leave it to the professionals.
My modular so far: Q104, Q106, Q107, Q108, Q109 x2 , Q116, Q118, Q127 w/Q140, Q130, STG Wave Folder, playing with Moog Voyager, VX-351, CP-251, MF-104M (x2 STEREO!)

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

Post by chiro973 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:45 am

Literally, my first synth was a Moog Sonic Six, which I had only a few weeks until I bought a Micromoog, this was soon replaced in 1976 with a Mini Moog Model D, which I still have.

From a purely historical perspective, I then added a Elka String Machine, then an Oberheim 4-voice. then a Korg Lambda, Roland JX-8P, Yamaha DX27, Kurzweil PC1SE, SP4-7, Yamaha CS1X, CS6X, Novation X-Station, Supernova 2, Roland Fantom S, Fantom G, Yamaha MOX6, Korg Kaosillator Pro, Studiologic Sledge, Access Virus TI2.

Also still have the Supernova 2, Sledge, MOX6, and the Virus TI2. The MOX6 has been the best all-around sounding/playing of the batch, great emulator

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

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:06 am

I still have one of my original Pro Ones.
bonne chance

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

Post by zukskywalker » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:51 am

Casio CZ-101, connected to an SX-64 (THE first color "portable" pc).
(Wow this new midi thing really works, goodbye joystick port.)

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

Post by Jabberwalky » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:44 am

An1x & Minikorg 700s. Had both in 2006, sold them, bought them back in 2012. So that counts...sort of.

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