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Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:49 pm
by blavatsky
Looking to buy a cheap and simple module - probably would be FM or rompler in my price range. Not looking to spend over $125. I don't expect fantastic sounds or anything knobby; something I can plug in and grab a few decent background type tracks from, or something that could be relevant with some effects. Cheap but useable.
Nothing super crappy like roland MT-32, also not looking for ancient samplers.

ex: nanopiano, micropiano, yamaha TX series, old roland JV stuff, ???

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:51 pm
by rharris07
Kawai K1R perhaps?


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(I have one for sale for $100 shipped right now)

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:11 pm
by space6oy
might find an emu proteus cheap. used to have a proteus 1, thought it did have some interesting sounds...

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:37 pm
by micahjonhughes
The TX81z is a great synth that you can easily get for about half of your budget.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:52 am
by Sir Ruff
rharris07 wrote:(I have one for sale for $100 shipped right now)
and were one to look on ebay they'd find them even cheaper ;)

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:27 am
by meatballfulton
Yamaha TX81Z, TG33, TX7
Kawai K1R, K1M
Ensoniq SQ-R
Roland D-110, U-110, U-220, SC-55
Korg M3R, X5R, X5DR
E-mu racks...there's about a dozen Proteus variants differing mainly in the sample ROMs

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:33 am
by pricklyrobot
JV-1080s are getting pretty cheap. Looks like a few have gone around $130 lately. Proteus 2000 modules are good choice too. Though if you think you might want to expand later, the JV ROM's seem to be a bit more plentiful and a tad cheaper.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:45 am
by novielo
i had a m3r the piano on this thing is impressive. the effects too.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:35 am
by blavatsky
Thanks guys - the jv1080 and korg racks (05r , x5r etc) are looking pretty good . I'd probably like the emu stuff to , i miss some of the mp-7 sounds and filters.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:54 am
by nuketifromorbit
meatballfulton wrote: TG33
Can't recommend this enough. I've always owned one from the very get go in some shape or form. The pc editor is free, will run on anything, and allows you to actually edit the 2op fm engine. You basically get something akin to the yamaha pss series fm synths, but with midi, patch saving, etc.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:38 pm
by rharris07
Sir Ruff wrote:
rharris07 wrote:(I have one for sale for $100 shipped right now)
and were one to look on ebay they'd find them even cheaper ;)

huh...that's kind of an asshole move...don't you think?

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:55 pm
by jeeroj
rharris07 wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:
rharris07 wrote:(I have one for sale for $100 shipped right now)
and were one to look on ebay they'd find them even cheaper ;)

huh...that's kind of an asshole move...don't you think?

touche!

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:01 pm
by Sir Ruff
rharris07 wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:
rharris07 wrote:(I have one for sale for $100 shipped right now)
and were one to look on ebay they'd find them even cheaper ;)

huh...that's kind of an asshole move...don't you think?
not really. This isn't the classified section, and since you bothered mention a price, I thought I'd mention that they could be had for cheaper.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:04 pm
by rharris07
Sir Ruff wrote: not really. This isn't the classified section, and since you bothered mention a price, I thought I'd mention that they could be had for cheaper.

Well then perhaps you should also mention that there currently isn't one for sale on eBay, so if the OP was intending on purchasing any time soon - that they would not be able to find one cheaper right now on eBay.

Re: Recommend a cheap as dirt module /rackmount synth

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:09 am
by Ashe37
jeeroj wrote:
rharris07 wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:Rharris Said:"(I have one for sale for $100 shipped right now)"

and were one to look on ebay they'd find them even cheaper ;)

huh...that's kind of an asshole move...don't you think?

touche!

Awww man swordfight in the middle of a thread.


Anyway, yeah I've seen some of the various Proteus modules for sale in/near the OP's range, and/or the JV-1010...