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Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:54 pm
by penepasta
Greetings all. I've been looking for a good poly synth for a new project I'm working on. I'm looking for something capable of edgy, non-mellow, punchy sounds (Which I know isn't usually what people look for in pad/poly machines.). I usually play bass synth or bass guitar, and I'm not really knowledgeable about anything not monophonic. I'd like to stick with analog, but any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:56 am
by Rick N Boogie
First suggestion, from a fellow bassist and current synth fiend, consider Virtual Analog. Tons of awesome machines, my most recent synth is a Virus B. Capable of everything you've asked for.

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:34 am
by blackdiscoball
When I think of edgy poly synths I think of the Casio CZs. Just my $.02. Maybe also an older sampler like a mirage or a Prophet 2000?

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:02 am
by Ned Bouhalassa
What's your budget?

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:09 am
by garranimal
Also check out the synthfinder feature at the top of this page. It helps in trying to define what you're looking, and getting some quick suggestions where to start. Definitely tell us your budget, too.

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:01 am
by CfNorENa
penepasta wrote:I'm looking for something capable of edgy, non-mellow, punchy sounds
I'd look into the wild and wonderful world of Waldorf synths. Lots of models to choose from, ranging widely in price and scarcity, but all (as far as I can tell) sharing a basic sonic texture. Want edgy? Look no further...

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:38 pm
by Barely
Well that really depends on your musical style.
For anything squeaky industrial and general brains implosion, yeah, Waldorf. They can behave, as well - just so you know. :mrgreen:



Poly and Analogue AND aggressive... that is going to be hard... hmmm Ever tried a Virus ( from KB onwards - Indigo, KC, TI?)
(just a random youtube video that doesn't do the trance thing)

And of course the great Poly Evolver Keyboard, one of the best synths I have - it's half analogue, half digital -> 4 oscillators per voice, 2 of them analogue (prophet5) and 2 of them digial (prophet VS). BUT it only has 4 voice polyphony - if that's enough, then this might be your candidate. You need some experience in programming synths, though...



Hope I could confuse you a little :)
Cheers,
Barely.

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:06 am
by gd
If you post some videos that contain the type of sounds you are hoping to achieve we would be able to give you better advice.

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:27 pm
by elmosexwhistle
I always thought the Poly 61 was kinda grungy and edgy.

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:29 pm
by Barely
I guess we've scared him away ;)