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Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:35 pm
by Robonaut
I'm starting to get back into music production after a lengthy break, and I'm looking for a new synth.

I love the sound of analog synths (who doesn't? :D ), but I also love the sound of high pass filters with resonance (for early Goa trance madness). I'm not having much luck tracking down a relatively affordable analog synth with a resonant high pass filter. Every analog synth that I've come across which does have a resonant high pass filter seems to be on the expensive side (like the Andromeda).

So, I'm wondering if there's any candidates that I'm missing?

Oh, and I know that there are several virtual analogs in this price range with resonant high pass filters (in fact, I already own a JP-8080) but I was kind of looking for the real thing.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:52 pm
by Robonaut
Oh, and any candidates really should have MIDI, since I have the playing skills of someone who's feet have been switched with their hands.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:14 pm
by Z
Polyphonic or monophonic?

If you look real hard, you might be able to find a Jupiter 6 for under a grand. The current eBay price for JP-6 is $1200 - $1800.

I think most of the Yamaha CS line have resonant multi-mode filters. I do know that the CS-does, since I own one.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:12 pm
by cornutt
Wow, good question. Other than what's been mentioned above, I'm drawing a blank.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:40 pm
by nathanscribe
Z wrote:I think most of the Yamaha CS line have resonant multi-mode filters. I do know that the CS-does, since I own one.
Apart from the CS-01, which is stuck with a low-pass.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:15 pm
by Solderman
Sort of, because you need a kit to Midi it, but the Minikorg 700S has both highpass and lowpass resonant filters. Also sort of, because resonance isn't really tweakable unless you open the unit and adjust little trimpots. Instead, it has a switch that engages more resonance, and the trimpots control how much more. But they can be found for less than $500 USD if you look around. Personally, I like the Yamaha CS-10 idea better. A CS-15 requires two seperate CV/Gate controls.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:17 pm
by Synthaholic
Depending on what capabilities you're looking for, you could probably build a simple synthesizers.com modular system with a multimode filter for under a grand. You can always expand on it later on as funds permit.

Of course, if you need polyphony or patch storage, that would rule out a modular.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:16 pm
by pricklyrobot
Not a whole synth, but the Frostwave Resonator will give you a resonant HPF, plus a LPF too, at a reasonable price.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:17 pm
by meatballfulton
PAiA 9700S modular

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Analogue Solutions semBlance (not sure if it's still under $1000 due to the falling dollar)

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Spectral Audio Neptune II

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Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:27 pm
by aeon
pricklyrobot wrote:Not a whole synth, but the Frostwave Resonator will give you a resonant HPF, plus a LPF too, at a reasonable price.
Sadly, it is no longer in production. As is the case with all the Frostwave products.


cheers,
Ian

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:48 pm
by Robonaut
Ooooooooh, the Neptune 2 does look rather interesting, doesn't it? =P~

There doesn't seem to be that much info out on the Web about them, though.

Any thoughts on the reliability of Spectral Audio's products? There seems to be multiple comments to the effect that the build quality is a little suspect. :(

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:29 pm
by meatballfulton
Robonaut wrote:Neptune 2 does look rather interesting, doesn't seem to be that much info out on the Web about them
Spectral Audio is a tiny company with spotty US distribution over the years (much like MFB). That's why you can't find much info...at least in English.

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:26 am
by JJQ
If its a monosynth youre looking for ad Oberheim SEM and Yamaha SY-2. Or steal a Korg MS-20. You can allways control them from midi with av (Kenton) midi to Cv konverter.

If you want a polysynth, get a Yamaha CS-50. You can midifie it later if you get rich. When I got my first CS-50 I could hardly tell the white keys from the black. But it sounds so fantastic that you play it anyway. :mrgreen:

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:17 am
by Stab Frenzy
aeon wrote:
pricklyrobot wrote:Not a whole synth, but the Frostwave Resonator will give you a resonant HPF, plus a LPF too, at a reasonable price.
Sadly, it is no longer in production. As is the case with all the Frostwave products.


cheers,
Ian
We'll see about that. ;)

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:39 am
by cornutt
Stab Frenzy wrote:
aeon wrote:
Sadly, it is no longer in production. As is the case with all the Frostwave products.
We'll see about that. ;)
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