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£1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:39 am
by Tiny
Hi so i need a little help picking a first synth i just wanted to know what you think about the options and combinations.
The stuff i want to make is ambiant and rawstyle and if i can cinematic/orchestral

.Teenage engineering OP-1 £795
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.korg electribe 2 sampler £375
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.behringer deepmind 12 £740
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.digitakt elektron £589
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.Make noise 0 coast £483
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..electribe sampler + 0 coast=£858
..elektron + 0 coast=£1,072
What do you think? Also this £1000 should be laptop money but i don't need a computer do i. as in if i spend it all i don't have a pc or a laptop i just have a nintendo switch. :lol:

Re: £1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:33 am
by Sawteeth
Cinematic and ambient for 1000? Maybe an MS-20 ( good deal street priced or the mini) and a tape delay machine?

Oh and, for like 400usd you can build a decent PC for audio and also buy a cheap audio interface.

Do whichever lets you make what you want to hear.

Re: £1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:51 am
by Ashe37
realistically, you'd need to budget more like $500+ for a decent PC, and at least a hundred more for an audio interface.

anyway, Electribe Sampler + Deem Mind 6, and add an audio interface to your pc

Re: £1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:38 pm
by clubbedtodeath
A second-hand Novation KS4/KS5/KS rack would do the business for ambient. They'll do lush pads, synth pianos, most of what you need. Three virtual oscillators per voice, so you can add some nice harmonics in a patch. Dirt cheap nowadays, and would leave you enough to get a reasonable laptop + audio interface (which you will need).

Here's someone's ambient demo using a KS4:
Watch on youtube.com


Btw. I've had a KS4 for over a decade. Not tempted to get rid of it yet. The aftertouch on it is excellent.

Cheers

Re: £1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm
by Ashe37
Or a Nova and a controller...

Re: £1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:09 pm
by annaxh
.hi
korg electribe 2 sampler £375
in my opinion
you have to chioce

Re: £1000 First Synth

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:39 pm
by madtheory
Ashe37 wrote:realistically, you'd need to budget more like $500+ for a decent PC, and at least a hundred more for an audio interface.

Agreed- much much better value, to start out with the computer. Maybe budget for cost of Ableton also...

clubbedtodeath wrote:A second-hand Novation KS4/KS5/KS rack would do the business for ambient.

Agreed, great synth for anything, I love my KSR too. Is also a fab controller for soft synths. But I dunno if they're cheap? €250-€350 on eBay lately. I bought mine used in 2010 for €200 so they're holding steady it seems. I think other people like them too!