Dream Synth(s)

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by supermel74 » Sun May 26, 2013 5:12 pm

I've always wanted a Korg MS-20, a PPG Wave, and a Roland TR-808. Soon I'll pick up a mini MS-20 and a Volca Beats to go along with my ESQ-1 and the sound palette will be similar enough to make me happy for about 1/10 the cost.
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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by 8bit9bot » Sun May 26, 2013 6:05 pm

DX7 ;) and i have a TX802 which is even better (space saving) - my unrealistic dream synth is a prophet 5

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by OB-XaMinimoog » Mon May 27, 2013 3:23 am

I like some of the ones I'm seeing haha. I'll list a few more of mine.

Polysynth: Definitely a Yamaha CS-80 (second on my want list only to the OB-X), Oberheim OB-Xa, 8 Voice (single manual and the rare dual manual), Roland Juno 60 (some of the best String patches I've heard), Jupiter 8, Prophet 10 (and probably a P5 and P600, too), Rhodes Chroma (w/ Expander), Memorymoog, and a Polymoog 203 (just for giggles).
Monosynth: ARP Odyssey, 2600, Roland SH-2, SH-5
Digital Synth: Roland D-50
Workstation: (other than the Kurzweil K250 and K2500/2600, I don't care much for Workstations).
Other: Freeman string machine, Moog Modular (which would definitely be paired with a Hammond C3 :D )

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by ColorForm2113 » Mon May 27, 2013 4:00 am

i got one of them (voyager) but i still lust for a Minimoog
The Schimidt it on my list for sure
Waldorf Wave (prophet 12 seems to have some similarities ;) )
Arp 2600
SH5 and Jupiter 8

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by shaft9000 » Mon May 27, 2013 4:09 am

Buchla 100
Hammond novachord
Yamaha GX-1, DX-1
R.A. Moog IIIp (only one i've ever seen & played in person)
Schmidt's new poly-thingy
Waldorf Wave
RMI Harmonicsynth
Farfisa Polychrome



of what i have/had - the CS-60, Sunsyn, 2600, JP-8, A6, and modcan are each worthy of belonging to the 'all time classic' club. The not-quites include tb-303, 777 and voyager
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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon May 27, 2013 5:20 am

^ You should put some vid's up of the Sunsyn Shaft, haven't heard much from those things. :)
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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon May 27, 2013 5:26 am

I've pretty much got all my dream synths, and to be honest the prices some things go for these days I wouldn't pay that much anyway. But since we're dreaming... :D

Polysynth: Alesis Andromeda
Monosynth: Synthi AKS
Digital Synth: Virus TI2
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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by synthroom » Mon May 27, 2013 6:00 am

I've picked up a lot of "dream synths" over the years, but I'd still like to play with a CS-80, Elka Synthex, and a Synclavier system to compare it with a Fairlight.
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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by OB-XaMinimoog » Mon May 27, 2013 6:31 am

shaft9000 wrote:Buchla 100
Hammond novachord
Yamaha GX-1, DX-1
R.A. Moog IIIp (only one i've ever seen & played in person)
Schmidt's new poly-thingy
Waldorf Wave
RMI Harmonicsynth
Farfisa Polychrome



of what i have/had - the CS-60, Sunsyn, 2600, JP-8, A6, and modcan are each worthy of belonging to the 'all time classic' club. The not-quites include tb-303, 777 and voyager
I forgot to mention the GX-1. I'd like to have one of those just because it was used by Keith Emerson, John Paul Jones, Benny Anderson, and Rick Wright had one. That and it looks cool as h**l. But in all the sounds I've heard out of it I don't think it sounds that great. Its supposed to be like two CS-80s but I've found that a CS-80 sounds waaayy cooler. Maybe just no one used it to its full potential. Maybe thats something I can do if by some miracle I ever come across one. The only cools sounds I've heard out of it was the Brass intro to ABBA's Summer Night City at Wembley 1979, and the beginning of Pirates by ELP.

Oh, and I probably wouldn't mind owning a Fairlight CMI and/or Synclavier. Even though for sampling/sample playback my heart belongs to the Mellotron :D

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by phesago » Mon May 27, 2013 9:02 am

i wouldnt mind having a linntronics fixed memory moog, but doubt that is ever going to happen. Not to mention probably over rated anyway. dont mind my cynical BS though :?

Im pretty easy going with my synth needs/desires. There's some of the megalithic synths I havent had the pleasure of trying yet, but doubt I would want to own them. The only colossus I have had tried that I wouldnt mind owning is the jp8, but that price is waaaaaaay too high. I guess I have had time with a cs60 too, which I assume is a weak version of the 80. That being true wouldnt mind having that either. Sadly $ and space is an issue there, so I guess that wont ever happen :cryin:

A monosynth I have been jone-sing for is a sh7. The features are appealing, but I never see one come up for what I rationalize as a "fair" price. Prolly end up in the same boat of everything else: cost vs sound/effect. :(

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by philip » Mon May 27, 2013 1:00 pm

less is more folks, less is more

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon May 27, 2013 1:24 pm

shaft9000 wrote: [...]
Hammond novachord
[...]
RMI Harmonicsynth
Farfisa Polychrome
[...]
A fully restored Novachord would be fantastic indeed (plus a pair of EMT 140 plate reverbs, Binson Echorec, and Bode Klangumsetzer (i. e. Frequency Shifter), as used by Oskar Sala).

RMI Harmonic and Farfisa Polychrome are also nice. Not sure whether I´d actually pay that much for a Polychrome, though -- the chorus is nice, the rest is sub-standard.

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon May 27, 2013 2:09 pm

philip wrote:less is more folks, less is more
Ya know, having bought a lot of old synths/gear I'm with you on this. People don't see the major effort needed to setup and run a bigger studio, it's actually not as good as you might think. :geek:

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Re: Dream Synth(s)

Post by Shutoku » Mon May 27, 2013 11:24 pm

Ultimately my dream synth is a model D, followed by an old school Voyager.
Of course a big moog modular would be pretty cool too!

For a poly, I always wanted a Jupiter 4, or a prophet 5. The Oberheim 4 voice was also on the wish list as a teen.

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