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My first synth

Post by malcy56 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:03 pm

Hey guys,
I am new to the world of synthesizers and I have been surfing the web recently to purchase my first synth, but I'm not quite sure what to get. I don't want a MIDI controller. I would like to have a synth that can work independently from a computer. I don't really want the best synth out there but something that will last awhile and that is in the lower price range. If you guys have any websites I should look at or anything at all that can help that would be incredible. :D :D Thanks.

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Re: My first synth

Post by polyjuno » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:08 pm

A little more information would make it a lot easier to suggest something. Vintage or new? Polyphonic or monophonic? Music style? What's your price range?

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Re: My first synth

Post by malcy56 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:11 pm

Looking for a polyphonic probably and a newer model would be best but vintage is alright as well. I would probably be making house music like Purity Ring, Beach House or STRFKR. Probably willing to spend under $350

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Re: My first synth

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:38 pm

Someone hook this man up with an Ion.
bonne chance

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Re: My first synth

Post by silikon » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:55 am

sequentialsoftshock wrote:Someone hook this man up with an Ion.
An Alesis Ion. Bloody lovely synth.

Find one. Buy it. Orgasm nightly. ...or something. :?

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Re: My first synth

Post by malcy56 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:36 am

Haha sounds good I'll consider it thanks.
silikon wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:Someone hook this man up with an Ion.
An Alesis Ion. Bloody lovely synth.

Find one. Buy it. Orgasm nightly. ...or something. :?


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Re: My first synth

Post by rob_lee » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:07 pm

sequentialsoftshock wrote:Someone hook this man up with an Ion.
Ah great choice. Always regretted selling mine a while back, hmm now you got me thinking to getting another one lol :mrgreen:

@OP

Ion thumbs up!

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Re: My first synth

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:01 pm

Hm. Whilst I agree the Ion is a great synth, I think the quality/build issues (blown main outputs, failed/ing display, jumping/jittery pots etc) would possibly mitigate against it's choice for a first synth. If you can get one with none of these problems, then go for it.

A decent alternative might be a Novation Ultranova, especially 2nd hand. Can cover most bases sonically, can be used as an audio interface & a controller for software synths.
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Re: My first synth

Post by Untouchable_888 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:30 am

malcy56 wrote:Haha sounds good I'll consider it thanks.
silikon wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:Someone hook this man up with an Ion.
An Alesis Ion. Bloody lovely synth.

Find one. Buy it. Orgasm nightly. ...or something. :?

I am selling mine. Pm me if interested.
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Re: My first synth

Post by Paul Gray » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Hey friend; I sent you a PM that doesnt show youve received it or opened it; can you check your inbox and advise please? My name is Paul Gray, I sent you a PM about a week ago. Blessings to you sir.

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Re: My first synth

Post by Luis » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:17 pm

Hey man, I just posted a Korg Poly-61M for $300. Let me know if you want me to send you pictures.
I am no really interested in this synth stuff. Was actually thinking it was something different when I bought it.
Let me know

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