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You can only have one...

Post by georgemarauder » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:25 pm

One mono and one poly synth.

Your studio only has room for these 2 synths. Let's also assume you have a $5000 budget to spend to buy the 2 synths.

So, which 2 synths do you buy and why?

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Volca Bass & Volca Keys.

I can then spend the remaining $4700 on a luxury holiday & take them both with me.
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Re: You can only have one...

Post by wiss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:36 am

Poly- Mellotron(digital mini)
Mono- Buchla Music Easel
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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:17 am

Psy_Free wrote:Volca Bass & Volca Keys.

I can then spend the remaining $4700 on a luxury holiday & take them both with me.
A fine choice.

For me, Mono: $4000 of modular Poly: Novation Ultranova and Live w/Sampler, to control and sample the modular and play it back polyphonically, including through the modular filters and fx. :thumbleft:

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Black Tomorrow » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:48 am

I know monosynths tend to be analog, but I presume by one poly, you mean any type of poly. In that case...

Poly: V-Synth
Mono: Gotta go with Stab Frenzy on this one. Sure, you can spend a LOT on a modular, but $4k should get a very nice system.
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Re: You can only have one...

Post by ranzee » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:00 am

I've decided to to go new - getting manufacturer warranties and the latest/greatest technology - without compromising sound quality:

Poly: Access Virus TI2 Desktop
Mono: Moog Sub 37

That should just squeeze into the $5K budget.

Access Virus TI2 is insane how much Poly you can get - with 80 voices, 16 part multi-timbral, 3 oscillators, subs, noise and FM! along with sound synthesis and VA modelling. It has an impressive Filter, plus 3 LFOs! It has such a wide range of possibilites. It has DSP with excellent range of choice, software for editing/management,

Moog Sub 37 is going to be a force to reckon with in the future. It's basically made a lot of Little Phatty owners disappointed, and Sub Phatty owners happy. Because the budget is so low, I haven't gone with a Voyager. The Sub 37 has so many controls and features at the fingertips - as opposed to many others which are hidden beneath sub-menu options. This makes this synth a must for live performers, and for those who don't like to get too technical. All synth owners/musicians need to have a Moog filter - they are just incredible.

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:06 am

Poly: Korg Kronos (+ a 256 GB SSD and memory full)
Mono: Waldorf Pulse 2


Best sonic possibilities from both.

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by pflosi » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:20 am

I'd also go with 4k of modular (or alternatively an S1 plus some more modules) and probably a V-Synth :thumbright:

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Mino » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:24 am

Poly: Waldorf Q+, 16 analog filters and at least 40+ polyphony (up to 100),

Mono: DSI Mopho keyboard.

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:25 am

I'll play the game..

Poly: V-Synth

Mono: This is an altogether harder proposition, I'm not a modular guy although it would cover the most ground... Maybe the 101? It'd almost be easier to go without a mono at all than have only one! :lol:

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:36 am

Jupiter 6 + Pro-One.
Xpander + System 101.
Prophet-12 + Pulse 2.
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Re: You can only have one...

Post by Swayze » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:56 am

Minimoog + V-Synth

Fat and juicy with all the trimmings. This combo would cover some serious ground and keep me occupied for a very long time.

Out of curiosity, would the Korg Mono/Poly be considered a mono or a poly synth? :D

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by antilles » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:18 pm

I'll go with what I already have:

Poly: Roland JD-800
Mono: Korg MS-20

The beauty and the beast ;)

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Re: You can only have one...

Post by V301H » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:42 pm

$5000 really narrows things down as most really desirable Mono's are well over $2000 and the better Analog Poly's start at around $3000. Assuming getting good deals I would go with:

Moog Voyager + Roland Jupiter 6

Second choice:

Sequential Pro-One + Jupiter 6
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Re: You can only have one...

Post by bhrama » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:45 pm

Poly = P-12
Mono = Sub37

Should give me a good sonic range to explore!

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