Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth

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Re: Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth

Post by dannyfc » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:14 pm

James Mandible wrote:
dannyfc wrote:]Still these Analog-Modeling ones still have some character of their own, and sound less clinical compared to some of the other digital ones.
Personally I've found it's the opposite as far as sounding clinical goes, my Miniak has a much colder sound than my TX81Z for example.
I've only learnt recently that the Miniak was effectively a rebranded Micron. I heard the Miniak demo'd at a synth shop and I agree with your assessment that it had a real cold, almost soft synth, sound. Yet, every audio I've heard of the Micron on YouTube seems a lot more colourful.....maybe it is mostly down to the programmer then?

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Re: Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth

Post by red-noise » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:22 am

Another vote for the SQ80.

You might also like the Kawai K4, but you'll have to roll up your sleeves because the presets are... you know.

Don't laugh, but I love the old CasioTones. Check out the 401, 403, CT6000, CT7000, and CT410v. Of these only the CT6000 is MIDI, but that's a GREAT piece of kit. The keyboard is a pleasure to play and has aftertouch. But these are more like organs than synths - they're not editable outside of some minimal tweakability on the CT410v.

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