Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

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Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by marlon brando » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:55 am

Hi there !

My first post at this forum !
I want to buy several monophonic analog synthesizers, and i need advice for which to buy!
I already have the roland sh-101, and im hooked on this kind of sunthesizers !

Which to get next ( 2 or three more synths )

Arp axxe? roland 09?


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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by JSRockit » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:33 pm

Roland MC-202, MFB Synth II, Acidlab Bassline 2, Yamaha CS01, EDP Wasp & Gnat...
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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by monolith » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:09 pm

SH-2?
It's the like the sh-09 but with an extra oscillator which makes for detunable glory for the whole family. You should check out the Moog/Concertmate MG-1 aswell.

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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by otto » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:01 pm

There are so many you are are probably just as well off looking through the various manufacturers on VSE. I'm also a big mono fan. I take it you want small/basic monosynths from your choices. A few things to think about here - you might get bored quickly with a bunch of monosynths with the same basic features and/or sound. If I had an SH-101 an SH09 seems a bit redundant. On the other hand some of the earlier SH synths have a different character (1000, 2000, 3A, etc.) I would focus on sounds that you like and synths with different features.
Roland SH*
Yamaha CS*
Korg MS*
Moogs in general (micro, prodigy, rogue, MG-1)
these are all popular and come in different variations...

There are also some new monos that are very nice. The Dave Smith Evolver can be had cheap and is very deep with 2 analog oscilators and 2 digital oscilators, tons of modulation, some effects, patch storage, midi, etc. The moog Little Phatty is a nice alternative to say a Moog Source or Prodigy for instance and will set you back about the same price used as a Source. Also check out manufacturers such as Studio Electronics, Future Retro, MFB, etc.
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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by Reverend Sunrise » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:58 pm

Speaking of ol' Dave, definitely check out the Sequential Circuits Pro One also. Nice and compact, lightweight, good UI, and has a nasty f*&king sound, perfect for cutting leads and basslines.

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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:08 am

I second the Evolver suggestion, it's so deep and covers such a big range of stuff and the desktop is a bargain. I would (and did eventually) get the Mono Evolver Keyboard though, much easier to edit and no mucking about with midi to play it.

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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by Tyler2000 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:32 am

I fancy the Moog MG-1, personally. Very different from the sh-101, so you won't have any overlap, and in my opinion it is a very fun synth. It's really really odd and quirky. two detunable mono oscillators with sync, noise, a ring mod you mix in like another oscillator, and a fully polyphonic oscillator. AND it has the ability to retrigger the env/note constantly at the speed of the lfo. Really easy adn fun to mod, as well.
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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by Z » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:12 am

+1 for Roland SH-2.

Korg MonoPoly's 4 oscillators will blow you away, too!

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Post by crystalmsc » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:37 am

otto wrote:Dave Smith Evolver
+1 for that and the Waldorf Pulse, Bass Station.
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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by aeon » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:49 pm

+1 for SH-2/SH-09

you'll do no better for basslines for electro.


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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by Synthacon » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:05 pm

Waldorf Pulse - Very powerful, great filter, loads of MIDI options and memories.

DSI Evolver - Nice and deep, lots of modulation options, MIDI and memories. Has a great sound, Analogue AND Digital.

Roland SH09 - Simple, but has a VERY nice filter, sounds different to the SH101.

Korg Mono/Poly - 4 VCO's stacked together for some PHATTT sounds, a few nice programming options, just watch that sneaky SSM chip that is a bit of a pain to get hold of.

Moog Minimoog/Voyager - The master!! Also look for a Studio Electronics MIDIMoog/MIDImini or SE1, all very capable.

Moog Prodigy - Nice and simple, but with the Moog "sound", does Bass nice and easily.

Moog Little Phatty - MIDI, USB, Memories and that filter!!!

Korg Prophecy - Some fantastic sounds in this little thing.

I also liked using the Juno 60 for basslines and on occasion the Matrix 1000 has some nice Bass sounds in it as well. You don't have to limit yourself just to a Mono do you?
You always want just one more Synth!

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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by crystalmsc » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:40 am

Synthacon wrote:Korg Prophecy
also my fav VA for bass which is very playable and sounds great.
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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by marlon brando » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:20 pm

Synthacon :

I can not afford analog polys for the moment I think, so therefore im concentrating on monos.


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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by monolith » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:29 pm

marlon brando wrote:Synthacon :

I can not afford analog polys for the moment I think, so therefore im concentrating on monos.


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You could pick up a Juno 6/106 or even a juno-60 for around the same price or even less than some of the suggestions above. (mg-1/sh-09)
And an alpha juno 1/2 is way cheaper than alot of these synths. You should check out a jx-8p or jx-3p aswell. :thumbright:

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Re: Small monophonic analog synths for basslines and electro

Post by Synthacon » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:45 pm

The Juno 6 and Matrix 1000 are certainly in the same price range as the Mono synth's you mentioned. Just because you want monophonic lines there is no reason to limit yourself to a Mono synth when a poly can be had for the same price.
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