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Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:04 pm
by monoman
Hey,

I'm new to the synth world and I only have a Monotron at the moment. I should be getting a new drum machine soon. I'm looking for bass synths that would be good for making minimal Acid or just flat out "ambient like" textures for background. Budget is low at the moment at about $200.

First post but I have been lurking for awhile.

Thanks.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:16 pm
by supermel74
Korg EA-1
Roland MC-09
Yamaha AN-200

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:22 pm
by TrondC
definately get the EA-1. very easy to use, more than good enough basses, two part onboard sequencer and all.

welcome on board :)

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:04 am
by ronin
you could get lucky on a roland mc-202 for that money

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:28 am
by space6oy
ronin wrote:you could get lucky on a roland mc-202 for that money
you'd have to be VERY lucky to find one for that little.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:36 am
by th0mas
save up an extra $100 and get a microkorg or micron. if you really got into the micron and learnt it's sequencing it'd almost be an all-in-one for you although the interface is a pain. The morphable virtual analog drums would work very well

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:41 am
by monoman
ronin wrote:you could get lucky on a roland mc-202 for that money
:shock: They seem to go for around $500-700 which even if I had the money I wouldn't get.

Sad to say, I almost got a TR-606 for $350 but some one got it before me. :evil:

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:49 am
by space6oy
that's a pretty average price for a 606.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:25 am
by Z
Boss DR-110 sell for around $100 and would be a good drum machine for minimal-type stuff.

Although I'm not familiar with Electribes, I see many VSE'rs recommend them. The ER-1 & EA-1 typically sell for $100 - $150 each. I see 2 people above already recommended the EA-1.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:37 am
by monoman
Would the DR-110 and EA-1 work well together?

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:39 am
by Z
The DR-110 & EA-1 would not work well together without something to trigger the DR-110's clock. I was merely suggesting the DR-110 as an inexpensive alternative to the Roland TR-606.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:50 am
by space6oy
505 & 626 are other cheap options that'd chain w/ the EA-1.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:55 am
by monoman
I'm going to get a DR-110 for the analog sounds. I know it doesn't have a sync but those sounds are what I like. What would be some good texture synths if the EA-1 wouldn't work well.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:58 am
by monoman
Also I should be a little more up front with my style of music. I am more into Avant-garde rock, and just want to use analog drums and synths as textures. Minimal acid would just be the inspiration for the sounds used.

Re: Synths for Minimal Acid.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:41 am
by th0mas
micron for power/price. It's not great for designing sounds from scratch but theres a lot of patches on board (around a thousand?) and it's cheap, and can do drums. interface is terrible but I believe there's a computer editor which would help things a lot.