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Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:32 pm
by The iBookGuy
I don't know if you guys are familiar with my youtube channel, 8-Bit Keys.

https://www.youtube.com/c/8BitKeys

But, anyway, I am going to be doing an episode where I suggest the top 10 vintage toy synths. Of course, on my channel I don't really cover anything that was considered a professional keyboard. So typically that would rule out anything with MIDI or velocity detection. So I'm looking for nominations of keyboards to feature. So far the list will definitely include these:

Casio SK-5
Yamaha PSS-460 / PSS-470

Those are the only two I know for sure will be on the list. Other candidates include:

Casio VL-1
Yamaha PSS-270
Yamaha PSS-170
Casio SK-1

So... give me more suggestions.

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:00 pm
by meatballfulton
Yamaha SHS-10 keytar
Mattel Synsonics drums

Does the Omnichord count?

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:34 pm
by Z
Casio HT-700 is one of my faves

Casio CT-6000 seems to be popular.

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:57 pm
by commodorejohn
Casio HT-6000 - it's limited in some ways, but it's kind of magic all the same.
I'd say the Yamaha PSR-48, but really that's only for the completely frakkin' epic demo tune.

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:33 am
by monolith
Yamaha VSS-30

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:41 pm
by Walter Ego
Don't forget the Stylophone.

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:57 pm
by Music Bird
Casio SA-76. It has a funky "ethnic tune".
Don't forget the Hing Hon EK-001.
Or the Casiotone 201 and it's epic multipulse square wave sounds.
Or the SA-1 and its duophonic capabilities.
Or the MT-100 and its many mods.
Or the Casio MT-40 (Sleng Teng bassline) used to create the Mario theme (I think it was used on the Mario theme).
Mego Muson, which is like a poor man's 303.
Any Casio keyboard from the early '90s because they have Super Nintendo sounds.

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:09 pm
by Kenneth
Omnichord!

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:47 pm
by desmond
Yamaha MK100
Yamaha CS-01
Casio VL-Tone
Casio SK1
Yamaha VSS30
Casio PT30
Casio MT100

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:51 am
by JeEA
Ht-700 has midi so it is not a toy in my opinion.

Casio SK-200 sampling keyboard almost as sk-1 just bigger

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:23 pm
by Rick N Boogie
Those newish Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators are pretty cool, and certainly look like toys.

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:19 pm
by Lauraelwood
Hi there,

Apologies if I am using this forum incorrectly but I am looking for some help.

I'm currently working on a new online entertainment show based in the UK that is looking to use more obscure instruments. I'm keen to get hold of a Tenori-On and an Omnichord and I was wondering if anyone knows of any companies based in the UK or Europe that might be able to sell or loan second hand ones? A big ask I know but any help would be very much appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Laura

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:08 am
by desmond
Both are available on ebay...