Aggressive synths?

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Aggressive synths?

Post by ryryoftokyo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:24 pm

So, it's time for me to look start looking for new boards...I'm looking for something VERY aggressive and loud. Also, having a good filter is a must. I don't care if it's V/A, analog, hybrid, etc.

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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by Alex E » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:38 pm

Hmm.

Access Virus, Korg Prophecy, and I know it has no filter but Yamaha DX7. Filter or not, it's literally the rudest instrument I've ever heard when I started digging into it.
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by aeon » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:56 pm

nice suggestions, Alex...

also consider a Studio Electronics ATC-X - they can get quite aggressive.


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Post by CfNorENa » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:59 pm

The Pro-One rips. It sizzles. It's hot, powerful, and aggressive. For poly, maybe an OB-Xa? Amongst digital offerings, you might consider something from Waldorf -- even the lowly Blofeld can destroy. You know, if that's the sort of thing you're looking for...

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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:04 pm

FR XS.

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Post by space6oy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:05 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:FR XS.
777 too, though it sounds like you're looking for a standalone keyboard.

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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by projectwoofer » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:06 pm

DSI Mopho or Tetra...
+1 on Yamaha DX7, especially mkI...
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by ryryoftokyo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:10 pm

Alex E wrote:Hmm.

Access Virus, Korg Prophecy, and I know it has no filter but Yamaha DX7. Filter or not, it's literally the rudest instrument I've ever heard when I started digging into it.
Looking at the Korg Prophecy....seems versatile, powerful, and cheap...any on board FX?
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by ryryoftokyo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:12 pm

projectwoofer wrote:DSI Mopho or Tetra...
+1 on Yamaha DX7, especially mkI...
I've been debating buying a couple mophos and having in a midi chain, have the same patches with different tunings and see what kind of power I can get...$800 (or less) gets some crazy analog power...
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by projectwoofer » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:18 pm

ryryoftokyo wrote:
projectwoofer wrote:DSI Mopho or Tetra...
+1 on Yamaha DX7, especially mkI...
I've been debating buying a couple mophos and having in a midi chain, have the same patches with different tunings and see what kind of power I can get...$800 (or less) gets some crazy analog power...

You can have have 4 mophos in the form of 1 Tetra and use it in multimode for even more power!
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by Alex E » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:32 pm

ryryoftokyo wrote:
Alex E wrote:Hmm.

Access Virus, Korg Prophecy, and I know it has no filter but Yamaha DX7. Filter or not, it's literally the rudest instrument I've ever heard when I started digging into it.
Looking at the Korg Prophecy....seems versatile, powerful, and cheap...any on board FX?
There are effects on board, but I'm not sure exactly what kinds.
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by b3groover » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:37 pm

projectwoofer wrote:
ryryoftokyo wrote:
projectwoofer wrote:DSI Mopho or Tetra...
+1 on Yamaha DX7, especially mkI...
I've been debating buying a couple mophos and having in a midi chain, have the same patches with different tunings and see what kind of power I can get...$800 (or less) gets some crazy analog power...

You can have have 4 mophos in the form of 1 Tetra and use it in multimode for even more power!
Yep!

Mopho and it's ilk can get real ugly thanks to the feedback loop and sub oscillator.

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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by wertpog » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:21 pm

I found the Waldorf Microwave XT really aggressive and filters are some of the best I've heard in the digital realm. It's the jackbooted skinhead of the synth world.
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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:21 pm

I wouldn't really describe the Mopho filter as a standout though, which is why I didn't recommend the Evolver. If you want loud and aggressive the Evolver kicks arse, although there are better filters out there IMO.

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Re: Aggressive synths?

Post by th0mas » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:23 am

waldorf blofeld. The end.

The more I post this as a suggestion the more I miss mine.

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