which synth should be set on fire?

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Which Synth Should Be Set on Fire?

Casio VL-1
8
6%
Yamaha DX-7
4
3%
Korg Poly-800
12
9%
Wurlitzer Orbit
6
5%
Korg Monotron
19
15%
Roland AIRA TB-3
17
13%
Yamaha GX-1
4
3%
Casiotone 401
16
13%
Roland Juno 106
7
5%
Yamaha PSR-36
14
11%
Korg MicroKorg
17
13%
Casio CZ-101
4
3%
 
Total votes: 128

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which synth should be set on fire?

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:00 am

EDIT: I tried to close this thread, but I don't have the option to delete it once it's been responded to. Sorry for the multiple polls.

Suggested at the end of this thread. Mainly out of boredom and to amuse myself, I set this poll before you. If you don't like it, you should have beat me to it.

Same idea as Stabber's death match. You can vote for up to four synths to be eliminated.

Voting will be open for three days.

Here are your opening options:

Casio VL-1. Not to be confused with the Yamaha VL-1. It won't make much of a mess.
Yamaha DX-7. You've heard all its presets done to death. But burn it and Brian Eno might personally set fire to you.
Korg Poly-800. Polyphonic? Paraphonic? Hybrid? Analog? It all smells horrible when engulfed in flames.
Wurlitzer Orbit. Yes, it's a monophonic synthesizer from the '70s. But it's held prisoner inside a home organ.
Korg Monotron. So tantalizing, yet also so frustrating. Burn it out of its annoying lack of CV or MIDI control.
Roland AIRA TB-3. Why not?
Yamaha GX-1. It's the size of spaceship; no, it IS a spaceship. Comes with its own Keith Emerson.
Casiotone 401. Pff-pff-plop. Squarewave presets n analog percussion. Wood veneer burns nicely.
Roland Juno 106. The most recent one listed on Craigslist was priced at $1200. Need I say more?
Yamaha PSR-36. Home keyboard with a 4-op FM engine hiding under the hood.
Korg MicroKorg. Come on, you've all wanted to.
Casio CZ-101. Ubiquitous epitome of 80s cheese. Or is it?

Enjoy and may the best of the worst win. (some of these synths I really like, but many people don't)
Last edited by Walter Ego on Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by EmptySet » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:29 am

I can't bring myself to vote for burning any musical instrument. And I definitely can't vote for the VL-1, my first "synth" and my user icon. :) I'd also have a hard time nailing the Orbit, because it usually comes with a Leslie. It sounds wheezy and anemic, but it's totally weird and a direct mimic of synth solos on the Jesus Christ Superstar brown album.

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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:47 am

The ones with bedbugs.
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:03 am

Has to be the Microkorg. Not because it's a bad synth, but because of the people that use it...

If burning one saves us from yet another hipster indie band that's money well spent :lol:

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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by CS_TBL » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:07 am

Hey! Where's the evil of all evil: the Sound Canvas?
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by corndogssg » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:28 am

if u spend 1200 bucks for a juno 106 you r a fool, that is how much I spent for a damn near mint condition one from japan and the kiwi 106 board that I installed and now it can go head to head with a Jupiter 6 imho! don't burn your 106, kiwi your 106!!!

ALSO DON'T SPEND NO f**k 1200 BUCKS ON A JUNO 106!!! I can not stand high e bay a*s holes, and the idiots who buy there jacked up s**t!!! :twisted:

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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by seamonkey » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:39 am

I nominate this for STUPIDEST THREAD ever in the history of the internez. ;)
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:37 pm

seamonkey wrote:I nominate this for STUPIDEST THREAD ever in the history of the internez. ;)
I think this just made it to my tagline...
CS_TBL wrote:Hey! Where's the evil of all evil: the Sound Canvas?
That would be too easy.

I left out the MT-32 and other junk boxes as well...
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by pflosi » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:26 pm

All those synths rock! Except the CT401. Burn that :D

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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:07 pm

Due to politeness, I will be closing this poll early and deferring to Desmond, whose idea this was originally. It's a bit different from this idea, and it looks to be fun. Sorry to step on anyone's toes.

I'll leave this thread open till the end of the day then delete it.

C'est la vie...
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by seamonkey » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:29 pm

Walter, sometimes you win them and sometimes you lose them.
It's the chance you take when posting stuff.
I've had threads, especially when I frequented Keys, Synths and Samplers on another forum, go for days and pages.
Other's fell like a 200 year old biscuit.

Glad I could make it to your tagline, and good to see you are keeping your humor about it. :D
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by Kidney05 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:33 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:Has to be the Microkorg. Not because it's a bad synth, but because of the people that use it...

If burning one saves us from yet another hipster indie band that's money well spent :lol:
Naw, dude, those presets! I totally sound like avicii right?

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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by stephen » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:27 pm

I guess the CS-80s spontaneously combusted :?
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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by dustinh » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:33 pm

My problem is that I like crappy gear and lower tier synths and keyboards. But I vote monotron for being mostly unusable in a musical context.

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Re: which synth should be set on fire?

Post by fh991586 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:52 pm

I'd plow an axe through a synth, but would not like to burn it because of the toxic fumes...
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