Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

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Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Postby drawtippy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:51 am

Argh...a controversial thread she be!
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Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Postby Chevytraveller » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:20 am

I didn't see any mention of the Cheetah MS800..

A truly dreadful synth with c**p sound and terrible user interface.. has to be a contender for one of the worst ever

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Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Postby elmosexwhistle » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:41 pm

The TG33 is STUNNING. Rig it up to sound diver and dig in!

Crunchy, Gritty 12 bit waves, Beautiful, naive 90s digital chorus, insane distortion. Enough waves and a deep synth engine give you a massive amount of sounds. From 80's schlock horror to beautiful pad sounds that would grace any 90's documentary video. Also all kinds of mad industrial basses and percussion.

Mind you it's very digital sounding. I love everything digital, FM, artefacts, aliasing, stepping, etc. this is what growing up playing Sega does to you I guess, so not one for the analogue purist crowd. Still if you want an interesting digital synth to give you something new for your setup of Roland's, MOOGs and Oberheims, then check it out :p

Here's a demo:

http://www.mediafire.com/?j89tpcw3aecz84a

I'll give the patches to anyone who wants them.
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Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Postby Jabberwalky » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:25 pm

The TG33 definitely seems cool. This guy's demo has made me want one for a few years. They are climbing in price so get them now before digital is the new analog.
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Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Postby pflosi » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:58 pm

Mine died recently, a real pity :cry:
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Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Postby Kenneth » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:09 pm

elmosexwhistle wrote:The TG33 is STUNNING. Rig it up to sound diver and dig in!

Crunchy, Gritty 12 bit waves, Beautiful, naive 90s digital chorus, insane distortion. Enough waves and a deep synth engine give you a massive amount of sounds. From 80's schlock horror to beautiful pad sounds that would grace any 90's documentary video. Also all kinds of mad industrial basses and percussion.

Mind you it's very digital sounding. I love everything digital, FM, artefacts, aliasing, stepping, etc. this is what growing up playing Sega does to you I guess, so not one for the analogue purist crowd. Still if you want an interesting digital synth to give you something new for your setup of Roland's, MOOGs and Oberheims, then check it out :p

Here's a demo:

http://www.mediafire.com/?j89tpcw3aecz84a

I'll give the patches to anyone who wants them.

I like it. I think it sounds a bit (or a lot) like a SID chip. I'd love to try one in person.
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