What synth have you bought more than one of?

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by Mesmerised » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:50 pm

I have three MI Shruthis. Why? They're monophonic, easy to build and look very nice! Also they come in different flavours as all three have different filter models. (4-Pole Mission, Midnight Blue and the yellow delay thingie)
They're fun! :-)

I also ended up owning two Oberheim Matrix 1000. Initially I failed to repair the first one so I got another broken one for cheap. I learned to fix that one and also managed to fix and improve the first. So I kept both and it puts a grin on my face when I play them in stereo L/R. :-D

And I have two of the MI Ambika. Why? Just because! ;)
I want to sell one of them but couldn't decide yet. (also different filter boards)

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by wiss » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:02 am

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by bluedad » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:12 pm

Currently have an SY77 and TG77.

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by madtheory » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:51 pm

Mesmerised wrote:I also ended up owning two Oberheim Matrix 1000... So I kept both and it puts a grin on my face when I play them in stereo L/R. :-D
Very very nice! What improvements did you make?

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by Mesmerised » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:55 pm

madtheory wrote: Very very nice! What improvements did you make?
I have put in a new PSU as mentioned here:
Matrix 1000 PSU replacement

and new battery holders.

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by Swayze » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:57 pm

I sold my DX7IIFD years ago and missed it so I recently snagged one with the grey matter E! mod. I liked it soo much that when I saw another one for cheap I jumped on it and now I gots a spare!

I currently have both hooked up to force me to program FM, but also to control my rack gear since these boards truly have the best action ever and are a real pleasure to play.

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by phesago » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:17 pm

This topic makes me feel really stupid...

Slim phatty (5x, 4 simultaneously, 1 for flips)
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Pro 1. Had 3 simultaneously back when they were under 1k. Regret selling
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T3 x3. Local shop was going out of business and got them for 1200 (on two of them) each. Flipped 2. Wish i kept the last one.
Have had three or Fr revos as well. Still. Have one. Sometimes you get lucky and one shows up for 300 O_o cant pass up a good deal when someone will give you 500 later...

I dont really shuffle stuff around anymore. It was fun when i could though. Ive been lucky enough to try out some really cool stuff with being out too much money. I never got to try a jp8 or an elka but meh...

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by Virgule » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:38 pm

I think I bought 7x FB-01s

All these others I bought twice: K2000, SY77, SixTrak, TX7, TX81z, Proteus 2

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by adamstan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:13 am

Swayze wrote:I sold my DX7IIFD years ago and missed it so I recently snagged one with the grey matter E! mod. I liked it soo much that when I saw another one for cheap I jumped on it and now I gots a spare!

I currently have both hooked up to force me to program FM, but also to control my rack gear since these boards truly have the best action ever and are a real pleasure to play.
I have 2 DX7IIs too - I bought the second one for it's E! card. It was advertised as non-working - it just had dead battery.
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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by Swayze » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:45 am

adamstan wrote:I have 2 DX7IIs too - I bought the second one for it's E! card. It was advertised as non-working - it just had dead battery.
Score, those finds are always nice. You ever use them together? I know there's an octal mode on the E! to stack 8 voices which I'm sure can get extremely fat on it's own. It probably won't be worth the effort but I might try a little detuning and panning to get an even bigger sound out of the 2 boards at once.

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by adamstan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:02 am

No, currently I don't use the second one. It was "D" model, so I swapped E! card and original ROM between it and my "FD". I was going to sell it, but recently I catch myself on thinking "It would be nice to have two DXes side by side, so I could have two patches/performances available at once".
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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by abruzzi » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:42 pm

Speaking of multiple FM machines, I just added a second TX802. I had this idea of getting 8 of them so I'd have 128 note poly like my old TX816 that I sadly sold. But the reality is that even with two, I have 32 note poly and 16 part multitimbreal. Thats plenty. (Until I find another cheap TX802.)

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by gmeredith » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:01 am

I have 3 SM Pro V-machines. One at my studio, one at our rehearsal studio so I just take a USB stick with me of all the sounds, and one in the band's gigging rack.
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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by part12studios » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:40 pm

I own two DW-8000s. The first one i bought in 1994 has seen better days.. section of keys stopped working.. weird (but kinda cool) warbling effect now and then.. so I saw one for sale on CL around here and bought it. The unit is in way better shape.

Having two DW-8000's play side by side sounds pretty awesome.

If there was a virtual version of it like the PolySix or others I would not have done it but I'm sentimental and figured some day it's going to die.. so I bought it. However for space sake I would consider selling off one, but the one I'd want to sell probably wouldn't fetch much since it's not in top shape.. so it's more valuable as a sound module.

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Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Post by bochelli » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:37 am

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Liberation 5

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