Roland Korg

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Roland Korg

Post by basssdude34 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:40 pm

Originally i was looking at an SH-201 to compliment my portable grand piano (obviously you cant do much in the way of synths with those).....They look easy to use and ive played them a couple times and love em....but im also lookin at a microkorg to add as well and i was just wondering, are these two synths too similar? I know the SH-201 has supersaw wave form, and if im not wrong the microkorg has more effects and one or two different waveforms, but still i cant help but wonder....can someone help me out?

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Re: Roland Korg

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:11 pm

basssdude34 wrote:....can someone help me out?
Seriously, stop asking a million questions and just go play them to see which one you connect with more. Nobody can tell you which is the right synth for YOU just by discussing different waveforms on the internet.

If you can't try them out then just buy a second-hand microkorg on ebay, if you don't like it you can just sell it for what you paid for it.

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Re: Roland Korg

Post by Synthacon » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:12 am

I have to agree, just go out and buy one!!!

The internet is littered with used SH201's it seems, tells you something there.

Buying secondhand and selling it again is a great way to protect yourself from a bad purchase.

I picked up a Nord 2X with a full flightcase for less than half what they are new, when I'm done with it I will sell it and probably make a few pounds on it!!!
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Re: Roland Korg

Post by basssdude34 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:07 am

uh...ok...

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Re: Roland Korg

Post by Yoozer » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:10 am

Seconding Stab Frenzy's advice. Words and opinions on messageboards can only say so much - eventually you have to go out and bite the bullet, and do stuff with it physically.

Think of buying a MicroKorg in that way is like renting one, except without a contract.
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Re: Roland Korg

Post by shaft9000 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:36 pm

most of the synths i've bought and sold have ended up selling for MORE than i paid for them - so it's like free rental, plus being paid to take care of it.

Quit wondering and just do it, already.
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