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between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:12 am
by bionic muffins
korg ms-10
yamaha cs-10
roland sh-09

i am looking for a new monophonic synth that does basses and leads well, for some simple lines to help support melody in songs. we play dark pop/indie rock type stuff.

any insight is appreciated.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:29 am
by carbon111
This belongs in Buyer's Guide with all the other VS threads...

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:20 am
by Stab Frenzy
Indeed it does.

Personally I'd rather have the MS-10 cause I like the sound of it more. That won't help you decide though, because you might like one of the other ones more. You should buy the one you like the sound of the most.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:03 am
by Automatic Gainsay
While I agree with Stab (about hearing all of them), I would encourage you to try the CS-10. I've had the other two, and while I've never had a CS-10, I do have the CS-15. All of them pretty much have the bass prowess you're looking for (although the SH does have the sub osc, it's really not that helpful in good bass), but the CS-10 is going to have the ability to do sounds the others won't because of, among other things, the multimode filter. All are great synths... but the CS is going to probably be cheapest, and featuring the most functionality.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:33 am
by MrFrodo
I've never heard any of them in person (the closest equivalent being John Madeski's CS-01). My instinct tells me that I'd like the CS-10 But, don't ask me to go in to why, since I'm not entirely sure.

I wouldn't take the MS-10, personally. For a modular synth, I think I'd prefer a slightly bigger model.

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:28 am
by crystalmsc
I want the SH-9 because I always like the sound of it.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:22 am
by Analogue Crazy
Id rather have an SH-09. Iv owned one before and really love the sound of it. Its the only synth i regret selling and im buying one back in september when i have a clearout.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:07 am
by Tyler2000
MS-10

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:08 am
by 30h5
MS-10, for interfacing with other gear and I hear it has a nasty filter.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:56 am
by mirt
i have ms 10 and cs5 it is great couple, imo its like bass and guitar in rock band, two different instruments. dirty and agresive korg and sweet yamaha like devil and angel.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:09 pm
by JSRockit
In order:

MS-10
SH-09
Yamaha

Just because ...

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:41 pm
by space6oy
CS-10's nice, simple but capable. the CS's having low/band/high pass filters is awesome. plus you'd almost definitely be able to land a CS-10 for less than the other two.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:07 pm
by minime123
this is an entire subjective thing. you really should try each of them or at least hear good quality sound files of each before making a decision. they each have a different sound to them. that said, i dont recall the yamaha specs but if its got a multimode filter that often gives you a lot more options. though personally id say i prefer the rolands sound :)
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Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:46 pm
by bionic muffins
sorry for posting in the wrong place. i will learn.

also, what ive been told is that the sound i am looking for primarily is a "detuned dual oscillator sawtooth" and i also know i like sine wave type stuff...if there is one in this range that would excel at those 2 sounds.

unfortunately i dont have the ability to try any of these out before hand. i appreciate your guidance and knowledge.

Re: between these three which would you rather have and why?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:04 pm
by OriginalJambo
bionic muffins wrote:also, what ive been told is that the sound i am looking for primarily is a "detuned dual oscillator sawtooth"
None of the synths you have listed will be able to nail the detuned saw/square bass sounds you are likely referring to - you'll need two oscillators for this and the MS, CS or SH only sport one VCO each.

However if you make use of PWM you can get a similar effect, although it won't be exactly the same.